Cloud computing is supposed to be the in-thing for 2010. Well it has been around for a while but surely will replace conventional desktop applications in the near future. I have made the switch and have never been happier.
What is cloud computing? For me it simply means having all my files, emails, pictures and other stuff online via web based applications that make them accessible globally at any time from any PC or Laptop.
I always found it difficult to move away from the traditional office apps like Microsoft office (especially outlook) … until I got my new Dell laptop (finally after a long wait).
Goodbye Microsoft Outlook – Hello Gmail!
This was the hardest decision for me but proved to be golden. For years I have been archiving emails in Outlook which was really handy but working with gigabyte of emails/archives became a pain. Not really sure why I keep all these old messages anyhow! …. I had been using my Gmail account for a while but never made use of its POP3 account features and I was stuck on Outlook.
I gave Thunderbird a try but still dreamed about having all my emails online which would keep them safe (I hope) and does not burden my laptop resources. So finally I GMail another shot but this time I took the time to import all the emails, setup the POP accounts, created filters, label and etc …. so far it has been 3-4days and I am in love with GMail! It is so simple and very user-friendly. With GBuzz I will never look back. Goodbye Microsft Outlook.
so far it has been 3-4days and I am in love with GMail! It is so simple and very user-friendly. With GBuzz I will never look back. Goodbye Microsft Outlook.
Office2010 No More – Hello Google Docs
When I got my new laptop … I did come with Microsoft 2007 trial and got my hands on tha upcoming Office2010 trial CD but damn …. I had been using Google Docs for a while but not that extensively. By comparison, of course Office2007 has a lot more features but I never really use any of them …. I use Excel for simple tables, use Word for simple docs and yeah PowerPoint for rather simplistic slideshows. All this can be done at Google Docs with ease.
I have been fulltime on Google Docs every since. It does everything I need it to do and helps me keep my docs accessible wherever I am. I’m lovin it!