Google EMail Uploader

(Through LifeHacker)

Heard my complaints about migrating from GMail to Google Apps? Well, there’s still no proper solution. But if you jumped, anyway, and have all those emails in Outlook or Thunderbird – here’s something for you.

Google EMail Uploader

Does it work for you? Let me know.

Thoughts on Outlook fields

Arne Hess ponders Outlook fields

“How about you? Are your business contacts, friend and family members are carrying more then one mobile phone only and how do you add more then one mobile phone number to your Outlook? Do you also think Outlook 2007+ should better have new fields since the fields above are not representing today’s world of communication anymore?”

That’s an excellent observation – otoh, it’s hard for Microsoft to change that (at least the getting rid of dated fields part), because there’s millions of people who might be using them.

*My* biggest gripe with that is the totally useless birthday mechanism. Yes, I can store a person’s birthday, but not the birthdays of their spouses and/or kids. The only way to do that is to enter appointments manually (which loses the link to the contact) or to create separate contacts for them (bad idea).

It would also be nice to have derived contacts – i.e. when I create a contact for somebody’s significant other, the address is likely to be identical. When I change the address, I would like to only do it in the master and have it propagate to the derived contacts as well (same is true for home phone etc.).

Outlook RSS readers

I’m really a big fan of bloglines, but we do have some internal SAP blogs (thanks Jeff, and these I can’t read from outside SAP.

So, as we’re on Exchange and Outlook, this may be the place to integrate. I found this nice post with an overview of Outlook RSS readers, and settled on RSSPopper for now. Works like a charm.

What do you use – any recommendations (freeware preferred)?

Windows Freeware: DeskTask

If you have to work with Outlook as much as I do, this might be useful:

“DeskTask connects to Microsoft Outlook and displays your calendar and task items on the desktop.

* Your tasks will always be visible, saving precious time to launch or switch to Outlook.
* Just minimize every window, and see what are the items due for today or tomorrow.
* DeskTask displays the whole week so you can be prepared to organize your work.
* Besides the calendar items, the Outlook to-do list (Folder Tasks) is also displayed. If you work with Outlook, DeskTask is for you”