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Remember the Milk and GMail – Together at last!

If you’re into productivity, meaning testing tools and services that might make you a bit more organized, but in the end really just cost a lot of your time, because you can’t decide on the perfect setup, then these news are for you!

We all remember Remember the Milk, the extremely versatile, albeit sometimes too extensive todo-list tool. Apart from integration with Twitter, Google Calendar and a host of other features, they’ve now introduced a plugin for Firefox enigmatically named Remember the Milk for GMail.

The more astute among you will now have guessed what it does, but I’ll spell it out for good measure: the plugin combines the power of Remember the Milk with the, well, extreme power of GMail. Makes two extremely powerful powerplayers powering your life.

I tested it out for your convenience, and well, it’s really quite perfect. By putting the list in the right sidebar, the plugin integrates RTM so smoothly into GMail, you’d think it’s actually a part of the official package. Adding and editing of items can be done inside GMail, as well as a whole lot of other things which I won’t repeat here, because next to a heap of screenshots, the official plugin page actually lists all the features.

Enjoy.

The Offline Paradoxon

It’s usually not such a great thing when a website you use daily goes offline. Well, this time it’s perfect. Because, you see, it’s just semantics.

Google Reader, as of today, lets you browse your feeds’ last 200 items when offline. While it’s difficult nowadays to find a place that’s NOT online, sometimes you just can’t help it. Like on the tram. Or on a plane. Or in a prison cell, where, technically, you wouldn’t even be allowed to own a notebook. But for a few cartons of cigarettes, nothing’s a problem there. So I hear.

Well, the whole thing is made possibly by an extensions called Google Gears. And while it’s a fascinating thing, I have no clue what the underlying technology is. But fortunately, the good people at TechCrunch do.

Breaking News – Google steals screenshot!

So apparently the seemingly endless flow of interesting new start-ups has finally run dry. Or why else would the good people at TechCrunch get all excited over an IE7 screenshot on the Google website, apparently nicked from a similar promotional message on Yahoo’s website?

From the original post at TechCrunch:

The page layout and content for the two sites is nearly identical, although this may be a simple cut and paste from recommended Microsoft promotional information What’s more interesting is that the screen shots in both images showing IE7 are also identical. The Yahoo version clearly displays the Yahoo toolbar with a large red Y! in the left corner. The Google shot contains the same image, with the red Y! somewhat blurred out. The Google screen shot shows IE7 with the Yahoo toolbar. Screen shots and an enlargement of the Google blurred Y! are below.

Well, if that isn’t something! A nicked screenshot! Not even replaced the toolbar with their own! How dare they! Call the campus police! And yes, I could add even more short phrases with exclamation points!

Fortunately, Google never sleeps, and as Arrington now proudly proclaims, only six hours after the “story” broke, there’s a new screenshot:

Six hours later, Google has replaced the site in question with an entirely new one. This one thankfully shows the Google Toolbar prominently installed.

Oh thank you dear God, for thou hast replaced the cosmic order!

Seriously, when people start discussing stock prices and firings over a misplaced screenshot, what’s next? Board meetings because of jagged fonts? Oh wait, I could see that happening. Nevermind.




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