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MailTags – powerful email organization plugin for Mail application

MailTags is one of the best plugin I ever used for my Mail application. I found this plugin when I had to organize my inbox with follow ups and todos. The plugin intergration with the application is very good.

Integrated Interface – Use MailTags’ convenient side panel to add tags keywords, project, priority, notes to your messages. Use contextual menus to tag several messages at the same time. All of MailTags interfaces feel built in, not added on.

IMAP Support – Save your tags to your IMAP servers so you can access them from multiple computers.

List Display – Display your tags in extra columns in the message list view. See due dates as they approach.

Works with Mail’s Smart Mailboxes – Build smart mailboxes that search your messages for keywords, projects and even due dates.

Works with Mail’s Rules – Set tags automatically as you receive Mail by using MailTags actions when creating a Mail rule. Use with Mail Act-On to create keystroke rules to tag messages.

Works with Mail’s Search – Search for your tags by using Mail’s search field, narrow the search to keywords, projects or notes.  Use simple and/or logic to find tags.

Tag Mail 3.0 Notes – Create a note for yourself with Mail 3.0 notes feature and tag it with projects, keywords, tickle dates and priorities for future reference. Find those notes in smart mailboxes.

RSS support – Tag news items for future reference. Ideal for workflow management where a RSS subscription notifies you of forum posts, support requests or tasks.

iCal Support – Create To Dos and Events in iCal directly from Mail and maintain the link between the original message and the items in iCal.

Send Tags in Messages – Not only can you tag your outgoing mail for your purpose, you can send tags with the messages to create an informal workflow with your recipients.

Incoming Reply Tagging – Automatically copy tags from earlier messages when receiving replies.  Maintain tags in a discussion even if the other correspondent doesn’t have MailTags.

Add functionality with Extras – MailTags new extensible architecture means that you will be able to add functionality to MailTags by adding an Extra.  Planned extras include components that work with Google Calendar, TaDa list and other web based task/event management system. We plan to publish an Extras SDK so others can extend MailTags.

Applescript Compatible – Construct Applescript work flows that access your MailTags data to use them in other applications.

All for just 30$. Real worth for money 🙂

Gulfnews vs EMUG users about PC and Mac

There is an interesting debate going between Gulf news technical writer Scott Schuey and users from Emirates Mac User Group (EMUG) about the article published by Scott on 7th june 2008 about Investing in a suitable computer system.

The users of EMUG started to discuss about that article “Gulf News answers the Question Should I buy an Apple Macintosh instead of a personal?

Scott gave reply with another article on 14th June 2008 as “Live with it: Mac is not the greatest“.

Here goes the reply for the article by the EMUG users “Gulf News pissed with EmiratesMac

The debate is going red hot, I am waiting for the next reply from Scott Schuey !!!

Fedora 9 Sulphur on VMware Fusion

I have been always a very big fan on Fedora Linux distribution. In recent times I have moved very much into Ubuntu. Three days back Fedora team had released the new version 9 named sulphur. I really wanted to test it how well it is working with VMware. So the hunt began.

Downloaded the i686 DVD version and started the installation. In VMware OS list there was no fedora so I had to select red hat Linux as option. The installation went very smooth and no issues or error. I felt the installater was little heavy when compared to Ubuntu installation.

Fedora booted up well and detected most of the hardware of VMware. But It was not as smooth as Ubuntu was on VMware.

I heard there is lot of improvement and enhancements. But Ubuntu is very far ahead when it comes to Desktop Linux. I prefer sticking with Ubuntu than Fedora sulphur 😀

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop Edition On VMware

Yesterday Ubuntu team released 8.04 LTS for both desktop and server. I had parallels desktop for mac in 30 days evalution. I installed the new Ubuntu in parallels. I crashed 2 times whiles installtion was happening. It was not starting properly. After 3 tries I managed to install the OS. While I am opening some application the parallels kept crashing. So I decided to ditch parallels and downloaded the latest release of VMware.

The installation of Ubuntu was sweet. It went through without any issues. I can feel that VMware was much better to parallels in terms of memory management too. When I parallels my mac becomes very slow. Now it was not case. It manages the memory really well.

In parallels my Ubuntu installation will never used to get power off properly. In VMware everything worked as it is supposed to work. I was not able to enable the desktop effects. I think I should install some drivers for Ubuntu to enable the same. I will dig into this issues and update it latter.

I am really happy and satisfied with VMware virtualization software over Parallels. If anyone is planning to buy Parallels just give it a thought and it a very bad choice and waste of money. I think I will purchase VMware after the evaluation period is over 😀

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