I even drew the semi-circles on a piece of paper and could still plainly see Google.
They just don’t get on if you use Glimmerblocker.
We switched to Google apps at work, and I was looking forwards to being able to use gTasks within the whole Google Apps framework. Sadly it is not really worth the effort, repeating tasks were promised during 2011, and three months into 2012 there is no word about when they will become available.
Much of the rest of the suite is pretty usable, within an expanded intranet framework, but I’m very disappointed that the Google machine can’t produce a working task application. For the time being I’m sticking with Toodledo, though I am attempting to see if gTasks HD works out on the iPhone.
This is a little work around to bring the Toodledo interface into Google.
This is for anyone who is debating on which to use – I myself had wanted to use GTasks just so I could have tasks and events all inside my calendar screen… Once I got it through 2.0 I really hated GTasks versus Toodledo and all its features. GTasks is limited in what it will let you set online, no context, folder use is clunky at best, tags non existent so i switched back to toodledo.
Then poking around Toodledo I found that using Google Apps, they have a lab feature that let’s toodledo replace GTasks in the Google Calendar window so Toodledo will show up right in your Google Calendar window where GTasks would normally go. A perfect solution to GTasks with all the Toodledo features.
Just thought I’d add this in case someone else was experiencing the same thing…
Can find it inside Toodledo here http://www.toodledo.com/tools/index.php
“@kennethreitz: Re: Google Reader open source thingy — let’s do this: http://t.co/Nam9tNBA” Let’s face it, everyone needs a backup plan!
I’ve got several apps riding on top of Google’s Reader platform, so I really hope the coming changes enhance this rather than damage it.
I use Reeder daily on my desktop and iPhone, and it is a brilliant piece of software which I don’t want to loose. An open source version that works exactly how Reader works now would be very welcome if Google does break it.
Twitter edit 23/10/11
Just activated on my account, but I’m not sure yet. Like Wave it is not straight forwards in use, and as often happens on the net things that are ‘manufactured’ don’t always gain the popularity of more spontaneous products.
Nice article on the BBC about Buzz, but I’m going to reserve judgement until I’ve tested things out.
All a bit ironic that on the day I make a plugin work for Twitter, and I finally ‘get’ how I could use it as part of my diary/blogging habit, Google go and release a similar system.
I’ll revisit things in a few days when I’ve had chance to poke things a bit.
Hot on the heels of service outage, spam breakthrough?
I seem to be suffering from a series of outages on Blogger. Anyone else having the same?
I’m going through a period where I’m questioning my whole blogging ‘thing’, and having Blogger drop on me is not helping things.
It is not like I’ve nothing to blog about, though my ‘Linux’ phase is well and truly over now, I just want to keep an archive what I’ve done, and bring it all into a different type of ‘container’.
I guess when I get the time I’ll start to do something, so for now the blogging continues, when Blogger.com actually lets me…
Has Google had it’s biggest outage ever today, or was it just me who wanted to use a few of it’s services all at once this morning, and could not access any of them?
- Your connection.
- Their server.
- Anything in between the two…
I can confirm it is pretty good, both in the S60 Webkit browser, and in the latest Opera Mini 4.
Both have their little oddities, and I can’t confirm how well it might work on an iPhone, but either way it is much, much better than the older ‘normal’ mobile version of Reader. I spend at least 95% of my Reader usage in the N95 browser, and I do use it for around an hour a day, sometimes more, so this is a very welcome improvement to what was already a valuable service for me.
Check it out on this link.
Not Happy.. well I am now, but I’m not..
You’ll see what I mean.
Ever since Google announced Gmail was going to be available via IMAP (THE one HUGE announcement I’ve been waiting for, BIGGER than Leopard, almost..) I’ve been anxiously checking my settings tab to enable my account.
Nada, zilch. Nothing for days…
Nothing on forums. It’s all been “just wait”.
And still nothing until today. Checking for more info, again, I found this on Short Sighted Sid, and it is correct. It was possibly there all along, it’s just I can’t see it ‘cos I’m in th UK and have my account set up correctly. The instructions were to enable the account, then follow setup on the client. How annoying is that?
Now I can get set up.. but, c’mon Google, we aren’t all Americans!