Archive for March, 2009

OutLinker Contexts

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

I thought it was done, but one last someday/maybe feature creeped into OutLinker last evening. OutLinker now has buttons to allow you to set the context for the task associated with the message quickly. Note that the contexts assigned with the buttons (or by just putting the @context in the next action) are now automatically […]


Friday, March 27th, 2009

. A picture is worth a thousand words. If you have been on the sidelines, give OutLinker a try. Make sure you grab the latest version of MindReader to take full advantage of it. A big thanks to all the victims beta testers of the new form-based version developed over the last few months.

OutLinker Lite (OutLinker for “list” people)

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

OutLinker came into being as a means for creating MindManager hyperlinks to archived Microsoft Outlook messages. It faccilitates the Getting Things Done (GTD) process of empyting your inbox and can be optionally enhanced by GyroQ and MindReader. The program was recently enhanced with the option to create Outlook tasks with message attachments and/or links. It […]

MindReader Repeat Category Keyword Updates

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

Marco is working on creating Dutch Configuration maps for MindReader and Mark Task Complete. As part of that effort the language specific code was eliminated for Mark Task Complete and moved to the configuration map. The project also triggered a review of the keywords recognized by MindReader for setting the repeat codes for Mark Task […]

20 ways to detect a bulk mail message

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

Before the days of OutLinker, I optimized my inbox by diverting “bulk mail” to a separate OutLook folder for reading “in bulk” at a later time rather than having them provide mid-day distraction or swelling an otherwise full inbox. In this case I’m referring to legitimate bulk mail from vendors I’m largely interested in hearing […]

How long is a typical email message?

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

Awhile back an OutLinker user ran into trouble transferring a large Microsoft OutLook message into MindManager via GyroQ. We determined the shear size of the transfer was the problem. We don’t know precisely how big is too big, but in order to minimize the risk of that happening, OutLinker now has an upper limit on […]

Communication Skills

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

I couldn’t resist this edit to the daily Dilbert:

OutLinker Setup Gets Easier and New Attachment Feature

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

Outlinker has evolved quite a bit as I’ve gotten more familiar with the capabilities of VBA in Microsoft OutLook and gained the advantages that the installation program provides in making forms easier to deliver. The latest release of OutLinker uses a form to set configuration options rather than the OutLook notes folder. The configuration information […]

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