Google Gets IMAP, Cliff Discovers Synergy, PandoraPosted: October 24, 2007
Whew! A busy two weeks, to be sure. First: the “old news”. I recently discovered the excellent open source app Synergy. Synergy
“…lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems, each with its own display, without special hardware. It’s intended for users with multiple computers on their desk since each system uses its own monitor(s).”
Wow. This is about the best thing since sliced bread for anyone with multiple machines (possibly running multiple OSes, no less). …and I have…well…a few machines.
Next up: Pandora, an online music service. “What’s so great about that?” you ask? Well, Pandora allows you to search for a song or artist, then creates a “station” for you that plays other songs/artists that are similar. This is beyond fantastic, and (apparently) has been around for quite a while now without my managing to catch wind of it. Kudos, Pandora!
Finally, in a fitting follow-up to my last post, Google has found a way to burrow even deeper into my daily routine. To be more specific, GMail now supports IMAP. I’ve been waiting for this for a long time, folks, (as have a lot of other nerds who actually know what IMAP is) and it’s finally arrived.