MailTags 1.0 – Power user plugin for Apple Mail

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Tagging is getting bigger and bigger…

From the author’s mouth:

MailTags 1.0 – Meta Data Plugin for Apple Mail.App:

Email is perhaps the most voluminous source of the information we need to process and organize each day. But it is strangely odd that most email clients are poor organizational tools.

Email programs, such as 2.0, are starting to get “smart” with Smart Mailboxes. Even so, smart Mailboxes are limited because they involve searching for information that already exists in e-mail messages, such as the sender, the subject, the content, and received date. You can’t search for messages based on what was in your mind when you first read the message or your own reflections on how to respond to the message.

In fact, we mentally organize mail in terms of next steps, projects, and due dates, but most email clients do not provide any way to do this: to record notes, write comments and attribute messages in the way you need. This is frustrating considering that it is your e-mail, isn’t it?

Looks like a nice addition to Spotlight and rules in Mail to sort out all those many e-mails…

via MacDevCenter

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Water Talkies

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Water Talkies – Engadget –

Look, it’s freaking summer, ok? We have no idea what you’re doing inside reading this stuff (or what we’re doing inside writing it), but what you need to be doing is chilling with your friends, preferrably poolside. And while you’re at it, give your kids some Water Talkies, because kids really love barking swear words at each other underwater where parents can’t hear. You totally know you used to do it

Not bad. Now we just need a bit of summer Wink Luxembourg has not seen much of it so far this year!

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iKeyInfinity Inc.

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I just posted about the Optimus keyboard. Here is another Russian company iKeyInfinity Inc. with a similar product, that might be closer to a release:

From their web site:

All Personal Computers in the world require a keyboard or similar input device in order to enter information into the computer or to control it.

A typical computer keyboard has a set of keys. Each key has a static character printed or etched onto its surface, according to a specific alphabetic language or functional layout.

A wide variety of languages and the constrained square of the single keys are factors which CAUSE manufacturers to produce keyboards with specific characters printed on the key caps.

These specialized keyboards create difficulties for many users who uses several different languages (at least 2) or who use specialty applications for home, graphic, entertainment and others.

The multi-lingual keyboard is a totally new product in the HID (Human Interface Device) and as a result, is a highly versatile device for data-entry.

Interesting development in the keyboard market… Smile

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