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FeedDemon.Next or Outlook 2007?

As noted before, I recently started using Outlook 2007.  It has improved my ability to track the myriad tasks on my list.  Mainly this is due to its merging standard todo items with emails marked for follow up* in a single view.

This means I’m doing a much better job of getting back to emails than I used to.  In fact, this has caused me to re-consolidate all of my email reading into Outlok 2007 (abandoning gmail).  

Now in one place, with one view, I can see all the items on my list (of course, there are still too many, but that is another story).

There is still one thing missing, though:

FeedDemon is my RSS reader of choice.  I often flag items there to read later; however, I rarely ever go back and read those posts.

I would like to see my flagged items (email and RSS) and todos together in Outlook 2007.  How to solve this problem?

  1. FeedDemon changes (best, because then I get everything I want):
    1. FeedDemon begins supporting Outlook 2007 tasks, perhaps the way OneNote 2007 does.
    2. Alternatively, FeedDemon begins (optionally) using the Windows RSS Platform (presumably flags and “read” settings are persisted in the store, though I don’t know). 
  2. Or I change: I start using Outlook as an aggregator.  I used to do this with NewsGator in Outlook 2003.  The experience was painful (don’t know if I should blame Outlook, NewsGator, or user error here).  Maybe it is better now.

Thoughts or suggestions anyone?

* And tasks linked with OneNote and, as I understand, Project tasks.

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Post to Live Writer from FeedDemon

Nick Bradbury said he’ll support Live Writer natively in the next version.  And he did.  And this is what it looks like.  Cool.

Glenn Slaven has written a handy tool which enables posting to Windows Live Writer from FeedDemon.  Glenn, thanks for sharing this!

PS: I’m planning to add native Live Writer support to the next version of FeedDemon.

Source: Post to Live Writer from FeedDemon
Originally published on Mon, 11 Sep 2006 16:01:23 GMT by Nick Bradbury

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