NEW: There is an online PdbConverter tool for converting Calendar files:


Start PdbConverter

If Java is installed on your system, you can run PdbConverter right now, with just one click:

Start PdbConverter with Java WebStart

Read here if you get a security error on WebStart startup.


  • Tool for converting PalmOS PDB files into more common file formats.
  • NEW: DateBook.mdb files are also supported now!
  • Calender can be converted to iCalendar and imported into most calendar applications.
  • Address can be converted to vCard and imported into many address books.
  • Also supports Memo, ToDo and Notepad.
  • All other PDBs can be converted into a ZIP file containing the raw record data, for further processing.
  • Optional category filter and separate export of each category.
  • Also available as Online Tool (currently Calendars only)
  • Developers can use PdbConverter to parse PDB files in their own application, just by adding a Maven dependency.
  • Completely written in Java, and runs on Linux, MacOS X and Windows. Also usable as Android library (untested).



PdbConverter is not just a converter, but offers a comfortable API for reading and converting PalmOS databases. Use it as a library in your own Java project! It's Gnu Public Licensed, and is easily added to your project using Maven.


PdbConverter is distributed under GPLv3 (Gnu Public License).

pdbconverter.png - screenshot (9.87 KB) Richard K├Ârber, 10/31/2009 05:31 PM