Our usual Mobile Monday blogger, Susan, is a big user of Microsoft OneNote. What she and others might not have noticed is that there is now an iPod/iPhone/iPad app for OneNote (iTunes Store link) available in the iTunes App Store. Written by Microsoft, it allows you to sync your OneNote with your Windows Live account. If you have HotMail, RocketMail, Live.com, MSN.com, or an XBox Live account, you have an account that will work with this application. In addition, all ECU student accounts can also use it immediately, because a firstname.lastname@example.org is also a Microsoft account. You can use the same SkyDrive storage for your OneNotes created on your iDevice as in the Office Web Interface or even in the OneNote application itself. So far there’s not a Word, Excel or PowerPoint equivalent, but this is certainly a promising start.
Some users like to have email signatures with images that contin hyperlinks. The desire is to link back to a departmental web page or perhaps a personal space. With Outlook this is a relatively straight forward task. For Mac Entourage users this is a bit more complex, but the functionality can exist.
In Entourage, go to Tools, Accounts… Double click on the Exchange account listed. Click on the Options tab and enter content-type in the header box and enter text\html in the value box and click OK. This enables Entourage to send HTML emails.
Open Word. Create a signature as you’d like it. Save this document as a Word template.
Now when you’d like to send an email that contains your signature, open the Word template that was created. Compose your message. When complete, click File, Send To and select Mail Recipient (as HTML). This will send the message with the intact signature into Entourage. Add the recipients to email and send it along.
It doesn’t give full signature support like Outlook, but does work around what appears to be an ommission of functionality in Entourage.
I was able to use the power of Google to find a very quick, informative tip on creating a view in Outlook that will show only the unread / unflagged messages in the current folder:
I followed the instructions, and now I can apply this view to any folder. Give it a try.
I haven’t tried this in Entourage for the Mac, but plan to do so to see if the tip translates to the Mac side of the house.