Dba 2 Csv / Palm2Google (formerly Dba2Csv)
Dba2Csv & Palm2Google is an application suite made of two tools dedicated to converting Palm Desktop 4 files to CSV format as well as for copying Palm Desktop 6 files to Google Calendars, respectively. It comes loaded with advanced, yet intuitive settings that should be easy to figure out by users.
Quick setup and simple GUI
The installation procedure takes minimal time and effort. As for the interface, the program is wrapped in a plain window with a neatly organized structure, where you can get started by picking Palm calendar files to include for conversion, as long as they have the DBA, DAT, BACk or MDB format.
Easily customize settings to prepare files for conversion and transfer
The app can be set to copy all Palm categories to a single Google Calendar or to create a new Google Calendar for each one. Once you specify the Gmail credentials, you can consult a list with all available calendars and select the ones you want to copy, such as public or private events, or both.
The tool automatically identifies any duplicates and lets you exclude them. It is also possible to set a date filter. What's more, the session can be saved and resumed at a later, more convenient time.
Evaluation and conclusion
We have not come across any stability issues in our tests, as Dba2Csv & Palm2Google did not freeze, crash or display error notifications. CPU and RAM consumption was minimal, so it did not hamper system performance. On the other hand, the interface needs a completely new look. We must also take into account that it has not been updated for a long time and users are likely to encounter compatibility problems with later operating systems.