An alternative to Outlook

Seek: Faceted Email BrowsingSeek allows for ‘faceted browsing’ of email and looks, pretty much, like the coolest thing to hit email since the @ symbol. It’s Thunderbird only, though. At this point I don’t know if it would be possible for me to abandon Outlook. The email functionality I could take or leave, but the address book and calendar are so entwined in my life there’s no way to chunk them. I need to be able to synch with my iPhone … mumble grumble … <rolls up sleeves> … must to do something …

2024-01-16: Dead links in this post have been removed and/or updated.

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  1. Make the investment in curing your Outlook addition now. Use Plaxo to sync calendars and address books across all major platforms. Plaxo can sync to the Mac OSX address book, from there sync to your iPhone via iTunes.


  2. iPhone Enterprise integration is apparently right around the corner:

    Push/Pull sync with Exchange

  3. To clarify: I *can* currently synch my iPhone with Outlook (email, calendar, contacts). I was saying that I would switch to Thunderbird if I could still synch all that stuff. But since (a) I can’t even synch my Firefox bookmarks with my iPhone and (b) Thunderbird has no integrated calendar or contacts, it is not likely that I will be able to dump Outlook any time soon.

  4. Thunderbird does have Contacts.

    For calendar, I recommend switching to Google Calendar, and synching with Plaxo to iPhone.

  5. Zimbra Zimbra Zimbra! BTW, have you heard of Zimbra?

  6. Zimbra is an enterprise solution requiring you to run their server, or I am missing something?

    Fine parent company though.


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