OneNote has long had the ability to create shared notebooks but a newly released OneNote powertoy from Microsoft developer Dave Tse allows you to export a OneNote notebook as an interactive website. Even better, the project has been deposited at CodePlex for community input and enhancement. The exported notebook is, unfortunately, best viewed only in IE7 as the .MHT "single file" HTML format is not well supported by third-party browsers. The web export can be saved on a local drive, a network share, or a SharePoint server.
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Zoho just announced a few key updates to their Notebook application. The company has been busy this last week with the release of a Zoho FaceBook application that provides access to documents created with Zoho Writer, Sheet, and Show and the release of iZoho which allows display (but not editing - at least yet) of documents in your Zoho account on the iPhone.
The mobile blogs have been buzzing all day about the latest software update fo the Nokia N800 internet tablet which was released today. Good coverage in a number of places but your first stop should be Thoughtfix's live blogging of his update experience on Tabletblog.com. I plan to update my N800 over the weekend and will add an update to this post after I've done that. It's going to be a big Nokia update weekend as a new firmware release for the N95 was also released today.
For the past few weeks, I've been traveling a great deal. Actually, I've been traveling a great deal for a long time.
The Unofficial Apple Weblog has posted 6 Things You Need to Know about iPhone SMS. Handy info to know in general but the tip that jumped out as a good workaround for getting information onto the phone instantly is that you can email a text message directly to the phone.
Like many GTD and productivity oriented folks, I've been looking at web-based solutions (TaDa List is looking most promising so far) but I've become very fond of iGTD and am not prepared to completely overhaul my entire workflow just yet. In poking around today, I found a good short-term workaround. Drag any task in iCal (which iGTD syncs beautifully with) to the calendar and make it an all day event. Sync to the iPhone and your tasks are now accessible in the iPhone Calendar. You lose the categorization iCal/iGTD makes available as the iPhone doesn't do the multiple calendar thing but its workable in a manual sort of way.
I did not see this one coming but it makes a lot of sense. Google purchased GrandCentral, a very useful online service that provides a unified "inbox" for all of your phone numbers. I first encountered GrandCentral at DEMOFall last year and have been tracking the enhancements and improvements in the service ever since.
I received an e-mail from a friend at Morfik the other day. You may remember Morfik as one of the early entrants in the RIA space who jolted a lot of people when they demonstrated a desktop version of Google's mail service a while back. They've just announced that AppsBuilder, their AJAX development framework can be used to develop and deliver web-based applications to everyone's favorite new mobile device (OK – that's a stretch – not everyone's).
I know... I know... I said I wasn't going to do this. I had all the completely valid reasons to stay of the RDF and avoid being swept up in the iPhone madness. But yesterday morning I succumbed to the iPhone's siren song and drove over to the ABQ Uptown Apple Store where iPhones were in plentiful supply. Three minutes later (yes, I timed it) I walked out with an 8GB iPhone.
My buddy Matt Miller wrote a nice post about alternatives to the iPhone on his Mobile Gadgeteer blog and as I perused (and joined in on) the comment thread, it occurred to me that a little long-view history lesson might be in order. I'm not going to weigh in on why the iPhone is better or worse than what's already available, whether it represents the next stage of mobile evolution, or whether it will make your whites whiter, your teeth brighter, and you personally irresistible to... you get the idea.
Kevin C. Tofel of jkOnTheRun just reported that on his way out of the Digital Experience show in New York City today, he saw Skype running on a Nokia N800 internet tablet. According to Kevin's report, this should be downloadable in July. I've been waiting for this since the N800 was launched at CES (actually a bit earlier to be honest as I had a brief chance to play with a late stage release candidate when I spoke at a Nokia event in Finland a month earlier). This will make what is already an incredibly useful device when I'm on the go even better.
If you (or someone you know) receives an e-mail about a zero-day exploit affecting Microsoft Outlook do not, under any circumstances, click on the links embedded in the message. It's a phishing scam folks. The Security Bulletin (MS07-0065) it points to doesn't exist. And just because it can never be said too often, I'll say it again here. Microsoft does not alert users to security issues via e-mail. Ever. That's what Windows Update is for.Details from Sophos are available here.
I know... I know... you've had it with iPhone posts on blogs everywhere. Well I have something a little different for you. I'm not going to waste your time explaining why I am or am not getting an iPhone on Friday. I'm not going to get into an exhaustive feature checklist comparison between the iPhone and some other device. Nope... not going to do it. Instead, I'm going to point you to what is quite possibly the most fun you can have at the iPhone's expense. It's clever, it's amusing, and it's free.
CodeTwo Outlook Export is a free add-in for Microsoft Outlook (98 - 2007) that provides much greater flexibility than the built-in export feature in Outlook. All folder types are supported (including Post and Journal) and the utility provides an easy interface that will be instantly familiar to anyone who's poked around in the backwaters of Outlook to customize views and forms.
Codeweavers, the company behind CrossOver, an engine that provides Mac and Linux users the ability to install and run some Windows applications without a Windows install or license have just released a 10-Step Program for Computing Nirvana. It's a very tongue-in-cheek poke at Microsoft and the dominance they enjoy over the computing world. I'm warning you up front that if you're a Microsoft zealot, you're probably going to hate this. If you're a Microsoft basher, you're probably going to get at least a few laughs out of it.