A New Outlook


What you’re looking at is a utility from Fido that syncs data from my trusty hiptop to my new PC notebook. For the first time since switching to the walled garden of the hiptop OS I now have a current and complete local copy of my address book on a computer, and it’s all thanks to Microsoft Outlook, the killer app for Windows.

In and of itself Outlook packs a powerful punch, similar to Entourage for Mac but much more secure. Instead of lumping all your critical info into a monolithic database it allows you to split it up into smaller, more manageable archives.

But here’s the knockout blow: Because Outlook is the gold standard PIM for Windows, every conceivable smart phone on the market will sync to it—BlackBerries, hiptops, Treos, this thing… With Outlook, the universe of wireless devices is your to command.

And to a mobile junkie like yours truly, that’s great news!



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2 responses to “A New Outlook”

  1. Okay, if I were to switch from my Treo to a hiptop, is the transition seamless? What are the pros and cons?

  2. Hah! I knew I’d wean you from your Treo, eventually…


    So long as you use Outlook, or can get your PIM stuff into it, Intellisync will put two grand worth of contact entries, a thousand of your most important calendar events and fiddy of your most critical to-do items on a hiptop, all for a measly $20.

    Now, when you say “pros and cons”, are you talking about Intellisync or the hiptop in general?

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