Jan
7

Those who follow my blog know I'm a bit of a productivity hound. Well, I want to bring you up to speed on a little secret. It's not so much a secret really but it's exciting nonetheless. The OmniGroup - a company whose software I cannot live without - is releasing their latest product, OmniFocus, in the next few hours. OmniFocus is professional grade task management software built around the popular book Getting Things Done by David Allen.

Allen's book has done wonders for me personally and professionally, and OmniFocus has complemented the book greatly. I've been using OmniFocus in pre-release form for a little over a week and I'm absolutely hooked! The features it provides are amazing and accessing those features is super simple and quick. That's what you need when you're goal is to get "stuff" out of your head and into a trusted task/project management system. But don't take my word for it. Cruise on over to the OmniFocus Web site or watch a video demo of all the things OmniFocus can do for you. If you give it a try, be sure and drop me a comment letting me know what you think. Now, get back to those tasks!

Jan
7

I'm pretty much copying the below announcement from Adobe verbatim. There's little I can do to make it better, and I want to make sure to get the word out. By the way, one of the stops for this tour is Nashville where the event will be taking place in the building I work in. If you are going to be near Nashville on January 24, I'd love to meet you at this event. You can register for the Nashville tour stop here: http://www.615flex.com/special-events/.

Flex 3 and AIR are getting close to launch and in preparation, the Adobe Platform Evangelist team is traveling to select cities to show off the great new features and some brand new demos.

Flex 3 is a feature-packed release, adding new UI components like the advanced datagrid and improved CSS capabilities; powerful tooling additions like refactoring; and extensive testing tools including memory and performance profiling, plus the addition of the automated testing framework to Flex Builder.

Adobe AIR is game-changing in so many ways, extending rich applications to the desktop, enabling access to the local file system, system tray, notifications and much more. Now you can write desktop applications using the same skills that you've been already using to create great webapps including both Flex and AJAX.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to see and hear about this highly anticipated release of Flex 3 and AIR during this special pre-release tour. Plus, in addition to giving away some one of a kind Flex/AIR branded schwag, we will also be raffling off a copy of Flex Builder 3 Professional (pending availability) and a full commercial copy of CS3 Web Premium at this event!

Check out the comprehensive listing of dates at flex.org/tour to see if the tour is coming to your city!