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Xobni Makes Outlook Rock

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If you’re like me, you often find yourself stuck using tools dictated by corporate policy and tradition. One of my pet peeves in this area is Microsoft Exchange and the enforced use of Microsoft Outlook that Exchange brings with it. Yeah sure, nowadays you can actually use the free Evolution client, but sometimes that is just not an option. So what do you do when you’re stuck with Outlook and Exchange and data hidden in the murky depths that .pst files are? You get yourself a Xobni install. (Yes, duh, that’s Inbox, spelt backwards).

I’ve been using and testing Xobni for about a year now and I will never go back to using plain old vanilla Outlook. Xobni’s mail search feature is the shit, and the attachment handling is a godsend. Xobni takes Outlook and turns it into a useful, responsive and helpful application. It improves your access to the data in your mailbox, rather than hindering that access, which is what Outlook is traditionally so good at.

The latest release alongside LinkedIn also boasts Facebook and Skype integration, turning Xobni into even more of a social tool, and making email that much more useful. And as a cherry on top there’s the analytics features which should prove useful in making your email time a bit more GTD friendly.

If you’re using Outlook, you’d better go download Xobni now.

Xobni Demo Video

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Psyched for Google Calendar Sync [Organized Everywhere]

My life just got simpler today. My work life also grew closer to my personal life, but there’s fortunately a benefit there – when the work schedule is easier to access and maintain it makes my personal life easier to manage too. No more missed meetings. No more missed rugby matches!! No more missed public holidays.

Google Calendar and Outlook Synced

In just a few minutes, Google Calendar Sync has changed my life. My Microsoft Outlook is synchronized with Google Calendar.

All is well with the world.

[Update: This SO rocks! Using Lightning Calendar extension for Mozilla Thunderbird and the Provider for Google Calendar Add On, I now have THREE WAY SYNC between Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar and Mozilla Thunderbird/Lightning Calendar. Woohoo!]

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