I recently got a T-Mobile Sidekick and, for the most part, I love it. It is pretty, has a comfortable QWERTY keyboard, and works nicely as a phone. My only complaint is that the only way to sync it with my Google Calendar (or any other calendar) is to use Microsoft Outlook. I’ve used many versions of Outlook over the years and have, eventually, hated every one. So this was irksome to me.
But I wanted my calendar and address book in my phone so I took the plunge and downloaded the free trial for Outlook 2007, and then â€“ when I found I was intrigued by this version’s smooth integration of all my online calendar and to-do list services — I bought it. I’ve been using it for a few months, now, and I’m still pretty happy with it. It crashes frequently (is that just me?) but otherwise has me very organized. I have also discovered a slew of add-ins for it that have also proven very useful.
I will cover them, one at a time, here. Today, though, I’m pretty sweet on Gwabbit.
I signed up for the free 14-day trial for Gwabbit, downloaded it, laughed at the Elmer Fudd lingo, and got back to work. But now whenever I read an email, Gwabbit reads it too, looking for contact information. When it finds a person’s name, email address or other particulars, it pops up a little window asking me if I’d like to save this contact to my address book. I click “gwabbit” (or ignore) and something that has been forever on my to-do list yet never got done — organizing my emails into a database of people I can find again â€“ is done. In two weeks, I have gotten so attached to this rabbit that I want to keep it as a pet. Is $19.95 too much for a cute and helpful rabbit?