There are a couple kinds of storage springboard modules. One is just a standard handspring "backup" module like this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-8mb-Fla...134962?hash=item2363bc3872:g:oHEAAOSw3ydVhMTQ That just makes a single snapshot of your visor that can be restored in full at a later point (like a windows restore point). Then there is the standard "flash" modules which lets you move apps and databases to a card and lets you run those apps directly on the card. The best one, however, is the memplug which supports making multiple "snapshot" backups on a single card AND can also run apps right from the card. You can read about it here: http://www.visorcentral.com/content/Stories/98-1.htm It comes in several flavors depending on the memory card used (compact flash, sony memorystick and smartmedia memory cards). The compact flash version is the most dependable since compact flash cards are seriously durable and last for years. So I definitely recommend finding yourself a memplug compactflash - they are rare but occasionally show up on ebay from time to time (often they are bundled with visors, so if you search "handspring visor memplug" you might find some). Your plan sounds pretty good to me. There are even some apps, like documents to go 6, that can write native word files. So in theory if you could find a good document editing app you could just write directly to the memplug with your native word or text files.. which then transfered to your computer would be usable directly.