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IMO March 13, 2008

Posted by brandon in freeware, instant messaging, productivity.
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there are a lot of players in multi-protocol instant messenging these days, but if you want something easy-to-use, no hassle, and web-based, you may want to check out IMO.

the service does not require any downloads. Other features like surf mode and video chat are unique to IMO… for now 🙂



Google Calendar now syncs with Outlook! March 7, 2008

Posted by brandon in google, outlook, productivity, sync.
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Google Calendar Sync allows you to sync events between Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlook Calendar. You’ll be able to determine the direction of information flow, as well as the sync frequency. Staying on top of your Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlook Calendar events has never been easier!

Google Calendar Sync: Getting Started

mini map sidebar February 23, 2008

Posted by brandon in firefox, google, productivity, Tips and Tricks.
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i’ve been using the sidebar more and more for all sorts of apps. 

mini map sidebar lets you drag and drop locations from a web page and have them automagically mapped.

Mini Map Sidebar :: Firefox Add-ons

digsby February 22, 2008

Posted by brandon in freeware, instant messaging, productivity, software, Windows.
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digsby logodigsby is a new multiprotocol client for im, email, and social networks. it’s amazingly customizable and will synchronize all your personalizations between computers (e.g. home, office, laptop).

it’s currently in beta (you can use the beta code AskTheAdmin) if you want to play with it.

i’ve been using it for about a week now, and I think this is a winner (i was a big fan of Pidgin up til now).

oh, and it’s really cute.


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gDocsBar February 4, 2008

Posted by brandon in firefox, google, productivity, Tips and Tricks.
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Use Google Docs and Firefox?

This sidebar extension for Firefox  let’s you drag and drop document uploads to your Google Docs account and search and filter documents from the sidebar.

Neat stuff

Google Docs Bar – Companion for Firefox

toread – an email-based bookmark service December 3, 2007

Posted by brandon in productivity, Tips and Tricks, Website.
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While I’m browsing I often email myself things to save or read more carefully later. Before, I would use the “Gmail this” bookmarklet to send things to myself, which is totally usable, but a little clunky and time consuming.

With “toread”, I just click a bookmarklet in my browser and it shoots the current page to my email. No muss, no fuss.

toread – an email-based bookmark service

Registration couldn’t be easier, just enter your email address and click “start now”.

GOOG-411 October 15, 2007

Posted by brandon in freeware, google, productivity.
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Google TalkGoogle’s new 411 service is free, fast and easy to use. Give it a try now and see how simple it is to find and connect with local businesses for free.

Dial 800 GOOG 411 (1-800-466-4411) from any phone
State the location and business type
Connect to the business for free

Watch a demonstration video at: 1-800-GOOG-411

Looking for a keyboard shorcut? October 1, 2007

Posted by brandon in linux, mac, productivity, Windows.
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KeyXL Keyboard Shortcuts Keyxl.com is the largest online database of keyboard shortcuts in the world.
Our keyboard shortcut database is searchable by software program and covers all the major operating environments including Windows, Macintosh, Linux and browser-based applications.

KeyXL Keyboard Shortcuts

Want to learn another language? September 26, 2007

Posted by brandon in freeware, productivity.
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For FREE no less? There are eleven courses available already, including Spanish, French, Italian, and German. And I need to brush up in my Mandarin…

Mango Beta Launched!

OpenOffice 2.3 available! September 18, 2007

Posted by brandon in open source, productivity, software.
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Openoffice.org LogoNeed a free MS Office replacement?


OpenOffice.org is a multiplatform and multilingual office suite and an open-source project. Compatible with all other major office suites, the product is free to download, use, and distribute.