• EverNote 26.04.2007 2 Comments

    EverNote 2.0 was released last week.

    Yesterday they released the EverNote Template Editor.

    •  GTD Wannabe is leading the charge. For more info see her blog or the forums  (“crane” is her UserID there.)
  • My weekly book summary from BusinessSummaries.com today included a Mind Map (in PDF Format) of Winning With People by John C. Maxwell.

    We firmly believe that this new format will help you better digest the
    main ideas of our summaries.  We hope that you are as excited as we are in
    this new offering!

    I couldn’t agree more. It is a nice overview and great to way to visualize the main points. They won’t be sending it every week, so I’ll be going to their website more often now.

    I’ve only glanced over it, but it appears to have been made with CorelDRAW v12 and in a 14″x8″ paper format. Too bad it’s not a MindManager file. Perhaps there is a way to convert it?

  • Zoho just announced Zoho NoteBook and posted a video on YouTube. According to TechCrunch it won’t be available until March.

    From what I can see, it’s awesome… Finally a real competitor to OneNote! It has many of the same core features, plus some new ones.

    The key items I want to check out first…

    • FireFox “Send To” plugin. (Official, not a user created PowerToy so hopefully more options for pages/notebooks)
    • Embedded Files. (Rajuv mentions Zoho files and audio/video. Hopefully more are supported.)
    • Drawing Tools (Looks like you can add labels, plus easy to move around.)
    • Section Sharing (Share just a box on the page)
    • Real-Time Collaboration.
    • Note shown in the video, but of extreme interest to me are… Block Formatting (Borders and/or stationary-like design elements), Save As and Publish features, Send To and Blog This features, Tags, and Search.

    Found via TechCrunch

  • Site News 23.01.2007 3 Comments

    I’ve played BlogShares on and off for a while. I even have a OneNote Notebook named “Fun” which sadly only has one item… a link to my BlogShares Portfolio. Two days ago I came up with an idea to use it as a form of marketing/research. I upgraded my account to a paid account and started adding links to the sidebar with the blogs in my portfolio, then an interesting twist occurred to make it a Hat-Trick (hockey term for 3 goals).

    1. Increase your RSS feeds and links…
      • If you leave a comment on this post with a link to your site…
        • If it’s related to the topics on our blogs (Note taking and productivity apps, OneNote PowerToys, being a Net Admin or Student) then I’ll subscribe to your RSS Feed (via NewsGator)
        • If I can buy stock in it then I’ll add a link to your site on NoteTalkers.com, otherwise I’ll add it to my Watch List.
    2. Increase my BlogShares Portfolio and find lots of interesting sites
      • Hopefully by adding your sites early I’ll get in early and make lots of B$ money.
        • I’ve added several blogs to the system and gotten in on your blog stocks for dirt cheap.
        • As posted before, I made B$ 2.5M on a hostile takeover of StudentTabletPC.com last month.
      • One of the neat features is that it shows the incoming and outgoing links from a blog, so I have used it to find more RSS feeds.
    3. Kickbacks
        • I have used my referral code in the links on this post. I have no idea what I get if you sign up, but hopefully something good.
        • Last night BlogShares announced a form of PayPerPost… By writing this post they will give me Chips. There are many uses for Chips, but I will use all mine to play the Chances game.

        So even though I had the idea and started doing the work before the kickback program, it was incentive to write a post today. I have to admit that I’m not very good at BlogShares though. I don’t know how to use the advanced features like Ideas, Corporations, Artifacts, and such. I’m not even very good at trading stocks and tend to sell them off in small amounts to let others buy them and increase the volume/price. I’m sure there is a much better strategy, but it’s just a game. I thought my B$ 87M cash was a bunch, but compared to the leaders I am in the poor house. I don’t even have enough to buy a lottery ticket.
        UPDATE: Island Dave gave me 1000 Chips!

      1. Reviews 12.01.2007 12 Comments

        I’ve written several drafts of my Yahoo IM “update” experience, but all turned into *major* rants. For a better summary see Marketing Pilgram’s post.

        So I switched to Trillian Basic 3 (free) and uninstalled Yahoo & AOL. I still have gTalk, but I’ll buy Pro soon (adds Video Chat, Jabber/gTalk, GroupWise, Rendezvous, “Identities”, and more).

        It’s been great. No annoying Ads taking up screen real estate, no annoying pop-ups at startup, and all my IM contacts in one location. I highly recommend it.


        Trillian™ is a fully featured, stand-alone, skinnable chat client that supports AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo Messenger, and IRC. It provides capabilities not possible with original network clients, while supporting standard features such as audio chat, file transfers, group chats, chat rooms, buddy icons, multiple simultaneous connections to the same network, server-side contact importing, typing notification, direct connection (AIM), proxy support, encrypted messaging (AIM/ICQ), SMS support, and privacy settings.

        Without stealing your home page and with no other included software, pop-ups, or spyware, Trillian provides unique functionality such as contact message history, a powerful skinning language, tabbed messaging, global status changes (set all networks away at once), Instant Lookup (automatic Wikipedia integration), contact alerts, an advanced automation system to trigger events based on anything happening in the client, docking, hundreds of emoticons, emotisounds, shell extensions for file transfers, and systray notifications.

      2. Reviews 30.12.2006 5 Comments

        FusionDesk was officially released yesterday (12/29/2006)…

        5 things I liked…

        • Clean interface and easy navigation. Ribbon style menu.
        • Tabbed Projects and Tree Hierarchy with sub-folders.
        • Reports that are both functional and print ready.
        • Multiple Export formats.
        • Built-in timer and ability to track/expense time.

        The one improvement I would most like to see…

        • Rich Text Editor in the Notes.
          • Currently totally plain text, so no hyperlinking, indenting, bold, etc…
          • TIP – Paste a hyperlink (from the clipboard) into the Attachment field and use the launch icon.

        The 1.0.2 release is not quite powerful enough to make it into my daily use programs yet, but I’ll keep it on my radar. When compared to some of the other Task Management Apps out there, it is off to a great start.

        Virtuozo also makes Smart ToDo (Task Mgmt), InControl (Win Startup Configs), and OverSpy (PC Surveillance).

      3. Sunday is a day of rest, but not for the StudentTabletPC blog! It is a great resource site, but the tidbits I missed yesterday have nothing to do with their content…

        This morning I discovered that I was forced to sell all my BlogShares (Fantasy Stock Market) stocks in StudentTabletPC. A hostile take over in which I made approx $2.5 MILLION! Too bad it’s fake money.

        So I headed over to their site to see what they have been up to and front page center is Tracy’s new ring. She got engaged yesterday! CONGRATULATIONS TRACY!

      4. Iambic has just updated Agendus to Version 4.2 for Outlook and Palm Desktop.

        I used to use Agendus with my Palm Zire 72 and it worked great. I preferred the desktop version because of the four panel display of todos.

        I tried the Outlook Version, but it was causing 2007 B2TR to crash when trying to enter a demo code. It prompts every time you try to create a new item and even clicking to continue the default 3 day demo caused it to crash. Version 4.2 is supposed to support 2007, but I gave up after browsing the forums and not finding any real solutions for 2007 problems.

        I have downloaded the Palm Desktop version to try later, since I’ll have to install the Palm Desktop first (free from PalmOne.com).

        There is also a 25% off sale going on. Add your email address on their special offers page to get the link.

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      5. Site News 05.11.2006 No Comments

        Just like everyone else… we need to do some plugin updates and QA testing with IE7 and FF2.

        The sites are working and rendering decently, but will have some minor bugs for the short term. No big deal, they needed to be updated/redesigned anyway!