Apr 27 2009
Well tomorrow marks one month until the scheduled release of Microsoft’s Entourage Palm conduit. In commemoration of this I decided to feature some of my favorite Entourage add-ons.
Another great “does what it says, says what it does” freeware marvel. This is a little AppleScript drop box that takes the dropped image, and after you specify the max width or height in pixels, it attaches the image to a new message. Not rocket science, but the size-limiting feature is a good way to keep your file size down. This little app comes in two flavors, one built to work with iPhoto, and another built for Graphic Converter.
The next two items are AppleScripts to add to Entourage’s “script menu”. Drop it in the “Script Menu Items” folder in the Microsoft user data directory. After adding your scripts to the folder they show up on the menu
When executed, “SpamReporter” moves the selected “spam” message(s) to the trash, but first forwards them on to firstname.lastname@example.org, a bunch of government folks paid to eat up spam (and analyze it). If you have a free “SpamCop” spam-reporting account, you can configure the script to send it there for reporting.
Making up for an annoying missing feature in Entourage, this script completely deletes messages, bypassing the trash. No more double deleting with this convenient addition.
Next month may be find this freeware absolute. Still in beta, Queue Sync came on the scene months before the promise of a Microsoft-made conduit.
What this conduit lacks in finesse and speed (it’s slow) it makes up for in features. Destine, according to the website, to become shareware, Queue Sync syncs your Palm device’s todo’s, addresses, appointments, notes and even email. A great find for anyone with Entourage X and a Palm device, this app is completely useless to everyone else.
For those of you that don’t have Entourage and instead use Apple’s free (and not too shabby) Mail.app, here’s a freebee called “MailSwitcher“. It allows you to share your Mail app with another user without loging out.
Tune in next week for another set of freeware that exploit a little-know feature of OS X. Until then, keep it real,