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Part I: This Is Your PalmPilot Speaking > The Four Primary Programs

Chapter 4. The Four Primary Programs

Without a doubt, much of the fun of PalmPiloting is using the kinds of add-on programs included with this book. But for thousands of Palm owners, the four primary built-in programs are enough.

During the machine's development, Palm Computing programmers became obsessed over tap counts . They'd sit around and tally the number of stylus taps—on buttons and other controls—that were necessary to accomplish frequently used tasks, such as recording an appointment.

That attention to detail and streamlining paid off. Palm's Big Four—the programs launched by the four rounded hardware buttons at the bottom of the device—are surprisingly complete, elegant, and efficient.

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