Sometimes you get in touch with a tool that you just cant understand how previously you have been able to live without it, SpeedFiler is such a tool !
Last week a friend of mine (Ron Leeram) recommended that I'll check a cool outlook addin that is aimed to increases your productivity, as someone who is looking always for tools to increase his productivity and as one who is uses outlook on hourly basis I rushed to test this tool, few days after... I just dont understand how I was able to live without it.
SpeedFiler from Claritude Software is and email productivity tool, the tool takes care of filing your incoming and outgoing messages and it does it perfectly
After installing SpeedFilter you will notice a new toolbar which is added to your Outlook toolbars, this tool bar will enable you to quickly File incoming emails to the right directory.
The email filing uses a nice algorithm that suggests you where to file the incoming emails and even try to learn by looking at your taken actions, after several minutes the app learned most of my email's archive folders.
For the ones who doesn't like using toolbars SpeedFilter takes control of the Move-To-Folder shortcut and displays its ui over the standard ui, using SpeedFilter you can just start typing the name of the folder and click enter to file the email to the right folder.
If that is not enough, SpeedFiler will let you also File outgoing emails as you send them, meaning there is no more massive amount of emails laying at the "sent items" folder, from now on every outgoing email will be moved to the directory which is close to it context.
Now here is the nice part... this cool addin cost ONLY 24.95 for personal license and 39.95 for the pro license which is my favorite, so is it worth ? well YES it is worth every penny as it is one of the most incising productivity product that I came close to in the last year, I just don't understand how I could live without it.
Wana try it too ? there is a 30day trial version at Claritude site which you can install and check the tool.
For all the hebrew users, in order for this tool to work fine with hebrew past the following lines to a test file with .reg extension, run it once and reboot your system. This fix will substitute Tahoma,0 with Tahoma,177 which will fix some unicode issues.
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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
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If you are interested in knowing what PRISM (WPF Composite Client) is all about you are welcome to deck DEV432 - Hilton Knaan - Eilat - Today at 14:45 - 16:00
During the talk we will show you how you can build a simple wpf composite app using prism in which one of the modules in taking live pictures from my Canon EOS 400D.
GAT/GAX the Guidance Automation Toolkit/Extensions are hard to remove once you have them installed, following is a procedure I am using in order to migrate the GAT/GAX.
- Make a copy of C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Recipe Framework\ReceipeFramework.xml
- Edit the ReceipeFramework.xml and remove the tags inside the <GuidancePackages> key.
- Uninstall the GAT/GAX via the control panel. (prior to removing the packages the gat/gax wont let you uninstall it)
- Install the new GAT/GAX versions.
- Edit the ReceipeFramework.xml and insert back the removed files (from the copy that you've saved in step 1)
You will end up with a new GAT/GAX which has the same packages at before.
Unity, the next object builder, had been released yesterday to the wild !
During the preparation for TechEd's Prism deck I've got into core relationship with this new DI Container from Microsoft. One of the patterns which are the basis of Prism is Dependency Injection and as such Prism is designed to use a facade which will enable us to choose our own preferred DI container. Of course we need a default DI container and Unity is the one.
So hurry up and download it over here
TechEd Eilat only starting officially tomorrow but for me its already stated on Thursday when I picked up Glenn Block from the airport.
On Thursday's evening we had a great dinner and lots of geek discussions around the table, well what can you expect if you put Roy, Udi, me, Itay, Glenn and Oren on the same table.
During the talk Glenn showed his way to educate programmers to use patterns & practices products.
And since then... during the last couple of days and nights (yesterday... Friday night... we worked till 3am) we are working together in preparing our PRISM deck, so although the PRISM deck turned out to be the last TechEd's Deck (Last day, last deck) if you want to learn what PRSIM is all about... don't forget to show up.
DEV432 - Hilton - Knaan - Tuesday 8.4.2008 15:00 - 16:15