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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

OutLink to your OutLook Task List and other new options

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

Several new options have trickled into the OutLinker GUI interface as it has gotten some use. These are available in the latest Beta download from the OutLinker Installation page. If you review the screen shot above most are self explanatory, but here is some background: There are four ways you can “send” the item you […]

Outlinker GUI

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

The OutLinker script for processing your Microsoft Outlook inbox into GTD next actions and MindManager links now has the default option of using a form instead of an input box as a user interface: The installation program for the software is on the wiki. This means you can now: Interact with messages directly while program […]

OutLinker Installer Now Available

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

OutLinker now has a user-friendly installation program (outlinker.exe) similar to the one developed for MindReader. This should enable you to get rolling with the software without fiddling with macro code or references as well as to update existing installations with latest code. Visit the OutLinker for download instructions. An installation program was one of the […]

Six Components of a GTD Review

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Things have gotten a bit quiet in “gyrospace” lately. Perhaps this is because folks have given up on their new year’s resolutions or moved on to other tools. I’m hoping it is because we are all successfully focusing on Getting Things Done rather than tinkering with our systems and surfing blogs. After three years of […]

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