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Best Way to Use Act!

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I have been using Act 9.0 to track my In-Home Computer Service activities and I use Quickbooks for billing.   I currently have the main database on my laptop at the kitchen table where I enter all my appointments, read my email and do most of my work.  I also have Act on my Billing Desktop Computer and I simply Sync it to the Laptop whenever I need to do billing to view the days appointments.  I would like to have Act with me during the Day and was thinking of setting up a Tablet PC with Act in the Truck so that every time I pull into my driveway, I can sync it up.  This way I can enter all my notes during the course of the day instead of waiting until the end of the day.  I have three Questions:  Can I even do this, sync 3 computers? Does this make sense or is there a better way to accomplish this task? And can I do this with my single user license or do I need a multi-user license of some kind?  
A little History: Last year I purchased a Treo 700W Pocket PC Phone and tried to use it, but never could get it to really work the way I wanted it to.  I used a program called Double look that would transfer my Act data to Outlook on my laptop and then the Verizon Software would sync this to my Treo and it was a mess.  I finally gave up.  Any Ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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I cancelled the Treo service 2 months ago and gave it to my son to to replace his dead Treo 650.  On the sync to multiple systems, do I need an additonal license for the Tablet?  Keeping in mind that I already have Act on my laptop and a Desktop.
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ACT! 9.0 licenses are per user name, so I don't think so.

Mind you, I haven't seen ACT! on a Tablet PC, so you'd want to test it first if you haven't already purchased the PC
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