October 24, 2007
Mail To Dos: Most Useful Feature of Apple's Leopard
As you know, I preordered Leopard and as the days come closer (Friday), I am more and more excited to install the new OS.
The main thing I am excited for is the new feature in Mail that lets you assign To Do's via a mail message.
Simply highlight text in an email, then click the To Do button to create a to-do from a message. Include a due date, set an alarm, or assign priorities. Every to-do includes a link to the original email or note, and to-dos automatically appear in iCal, complete with any changes you make. And since to-dos are stored with your email (when using an IMAP mail service), you can access them from Mail on any Mac.
When I switched from Entourage to Apple Mail, the major feature I missed what that calendaring via email. This is exactly what I needed to fill that void.
Of course, there are tons of other features I am looking forward, such as Time Machine. I am hoping to hook up Time Machine via the network to my office's Systemax Mini-Vault NAS 1000 Case, even though I make mirrored backups via SuperDuper on a separate hard drive a few times per week. I am just not sure if Time Machine will support the NAS, I guess I will find out soon enough.
Leopard, here we come!