When it comes to organizing a large inbox, controlling the e-mail that comes in is only half the solution. You also have to manage the e-mail that goes out. Here's how to take to work out of replying to e-mail.
When you first started using your e-mail program, your inbox may have seemed like a convenient and hassle-free storage bin for all of your incoming messages. But hundreds or thousands of messages later, you’re probably finding the task of managing all of those messages rather unwieldy.
If you rely heavily on e-mail to keep track of your projects and responsibilities, then you’ll appreciate Mail’s new ability to create notes that hold important snippets of information.
Maintaining an empty (or nearly empty) inbox can make you more productive, result in fewer lost messages, and reduce stress by letting you focus on your most important e-mail. While it may take some initial effort to get there, changing the way you deal with e-mail doesn’t have to be difficult.
If you're not a .Mac member or if you want to sync in ways .Mac doesn't permit, Mark/Space's SyncTogether 1.0.2 may meet your needs.
Because of the way iPhoto stores your photos, keeping two libraries in sync takes special effort.
ChronoSync 3.3.6 is a full-featured synchronization program. It's easy enough for a novice to use immediately, but has enough geeky options to satisfy the most demanding propellerhead.
FoldersSynchronizer X 3.6's small, unassuming, single-window interface belies a full-featured and reasonably capable file synchronization utility.
Unfortunately, Word 2008 doesn’t support VBA. The good news is that, with a little tinkering, almost anything you could do with a VBA macro in previous versions of Word, you can now do with AppleScript in Word 2008.
The version of iCal included with OS X 10.5 (Leopard)—version 3—has some surprisingly powerful features for managing group schedules—whether you’re trying to organize a family or a large business.
OS X Server 10.5 includes iCal Server, a full-featured yet easy-to-configure CalDAV server. Beyond the ordinary requirements for OS X Server, though, iCal Server has some additional qualifications.
Apple’s Darwin Calendar Server (DCS) is a free, open-source CalDAV server that works with iCal. It’s not the only one, but it’s a good choice—as long as you don’t mind a bit of command-line tinkering.
So what constitutes a solid Web browser these days? All modern Mac browsers can competently display HTML pages, interactive Flash animations, and QuickTime video. But they should also be able to protect your security and privacy; facilitate your ability to fill out forms; integrate well with your operating system, applications, and various Internet services; provide extensive search capabilities; and allow oodles of customization options to let you conform them to your every whim.
We didn’t have for all of Joe Kissell’s AppleScripts for Word 2008 in the magazine. Here are three more. These scripts are all in the enclosed download file.
The just-released 3.1 update to Safari adds features that offer a glimpse into the Web of the future. And as Web designers begin to add support for these elements, Safari will become progressively more useful and functional for typical users.