All posts tagged: productivity

Google Calendar/Outlook 2003/ScheduleWorld

Since Google Calendar’s debut in April, the burning issue for many has always been Outlook synchronization. I keep 2 separate calendar on GCal, personal and work. And I mainly want a 1-way update, having the events in my office Outlook account appearing in the ‘work’ calendar on GCal.

Most of the early success story has been with a free software called RemoteCalendar, which is supposed to do 2-way sync. The RC never worked for me, mainly because it cannot operate behind the corporate firewall. There are now a few commercial solutions on the market, and I was tempted to spend $29 if it works well.

But today, I came across “this method”:http://engtech.wordpress.com/2006/08/11/the-holy-grail-of-synchronization-how-to-synchronize-microsoft-outlook-multiple-locations-google-calendar-gmail-ipod-and-mobile-phone-with-funambol-scheduleworld/ which use “ScheduleWorld”:http://www.scheduleworld.com as intermedium. SW sync with Outlook with a “desktop application,”:http://www.scheduleworld.com/tg/syncmlInfo.jsp and sync with GCal webservice style. The manual sync works as advertised, and in a day I should know how the scheduled sync performs.

This has another advantage over RM in that repeated events are supported.

GCal after synch

Colibri

I’ve never own a “Mac,”:http://www.apple.com/hardware/ thus never tried “quicksilver.”:http://quicksilver.blacktree.com/ I’ve heard good things about it, though. “Colibri”:http://colibri.leetspeak.org/ is supposed to serve similar needs on a windows box, and I’m lovin’ it. Keyboard rules. [via downloadsquad]

Remember The Milk

“RTM”:http://www.rememberthemilk.com was already the best online To Do list manager, and they have just made another big leap today with “3 new features:”:http://blog.rememberthemilk.com/2006/01/now-with-tagging-searching-and-smart.html * tagging (finally) and tag cloud * advance searching (I don’t really use search, but it’s handy for the odd occasions) * smart lists, which are smart filters or persistent search, depending […]