Monday, June 16, 2008

Xobni: Email organization, search, and navigation for your Outlook inbox

I love, love, love this program! Xobni is a free add-on to Outlook and makes finding past emails oh-so much easier than searching via Outlook directly. It sits quietly on the sidelines until I need it and springs into action with no wait time. It has already indexed my emails in the background (didn't notice any slowing during this!) and I can quickly see at a glance the conversations I've had with someone or what I sent/received on a certain date.

If you use Outlook, this is definitely worth a look!

Xobni: Email organization, search, and navigation for your Outlook inbox

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Twitter - what's that?!

I feel a bit behind the curve on this one, but I've finally joined the masses who can be seen on Twitter. It's a platform called "Micro-Blogging" and is a bit of Instant Messaging combined with a bit of Blogging.

For purely social networking motives, users post throughout the day what they're doing, what they're thinking, reply and comment on other's posts, and post pictures.

For more business-related motives, users post new products, links to useful websites, ask business related questions and respond to other's questions. Here's an article on how large companies like Dell & Zappos are using it: Brands Turn to Micro-Blogging

I admit I was a bit skeptical, but after using it for a week or so can definitely see some benefits and advantages. If you're brave enough to give it a try, look me up under copong!

Monday, June 09, 2008