Can You Show Events from Multiple Oulook Calendars in the To-Do Bar?

Steven sent the following question:

This is a problem that apparently no one has been able to come up with a solution for. I have 8 different calendars in outlook that sync with my iPhone and Google calendars. I’d like to start using outlook and see my calendar in the “To-Do” Bar, however, there doesn’t appear to be a way to show multiple calendars in this. Can you figure out a solution to this?

Sorry Steven, in Outlook 2007 only the main calendar is supported and it can’t be changed in the current version.

The only work around that comes to mind is to use categories and custom views instead, but with 8 calendars that might not be feasible either.

Anyone believe otherwise or have a solution? Let me know in the comments!

Free, Must Have Iphone Application – Concert Vault

Wolfgang’s Vault is the home for the past, present and future of live music. It is the exclusive destination for The Bill Graham Archives, the King Biscuit Flower Hour and the Record Plant along with a dozen other archives that live here, and are relived here. Within the Concert Vault are thousands of carefully restored and archived concert recordings to stream for free, hundreds of which are available for download.

Concert Vault for the iPhone gives you free access to the world’s largest collection of live concert recordings right in your pocket. Brought to you by Wolfgang’s Vault, Concert Vault for the iPhone and iPod Touch lets you listen to the Vault’s latest additions, most popular concerts, and any of their radio stations playing hundreds of songs from thousands of concerts spanning the 1960s through today.

New to Concert Vault? No problem — register for free right on your iPhone or iPod Touch. Already a Concert Vault user? Even better — all your playlists and favorite concerts from our website play right on your iPhone so you can enjoy them anywhere.

The application offers full support over WiFi, 3G and EDGE connections on the iPhone, and WiFi on the iPod Touch, with advanced automatic bandwidth detection and stream adjustment.

How To Use Spell Check in an Excel Spreadsheet or Workbook

This came up in a conversation with my boss . .  How do you spell check Excel?

There are two ways, you can check a single spreadsheet or an entire workbook.

To check a single sheet

  1. Click where where you want to start the spell check.
    • If you click in the first cell (a1) it will check the entire sheet.
    • If you click in cell zz99 it will start spell checking from there.
    • If you select a range of cells only those cells will be checked.
  2. Go to the Ribbon.
  3. Select the Review tab.
  4. Select Spelling.

To spell check all of the sheets in a workbook:

  1. Right-click on a sheet tab at the bottom of your Excel spreadsheet.
  2. Click Select All Sheets.
  3. Go to the Ribbon.
  4. Select the Review tab.
  5. Select Spelling.

For a shorcut to any of these procedures you can simply make your selection and then press F7 on your keyboard.

If you are not an F7 remembering type of person try this:

  1. Go to the Review tab
  2. Right click on Spelling
  3. Select “Add to Quick Access Toolbar
  4. Right click in the ribbon and make sure you select “Show Quick Access Toolbar

I like my quick access tool bar at the top of Excel as well, like this:

So no more mispllled werds in Excell!

Adding IntenseDebate to WordPress For Better Comments

IntenseDebate is commenting on steroids! I upgraded the site today to take advantage of this outstanding WordPress plugin. Features include:

*      Comment Threading
*      Reply-By-Email
*      Importing/Exporting
*      Commenter Profiles
*      Reputation Points & Comment Voting
*      Moderation/Blacklisting
*      Widgets
*      RSS Readers & Tracking
*      Twitter
*      FriendFeed
*      OpenID
*      Gravatar
*      HTML Formatting

Details on the features are located here. Feel free to leave a comment to this posting in order to try it out!

Sync Tasks: ToodleDo Free Link vs. the ToDo $10 iPhone Application

Part 4 of the 4 part series!

  1. How To Sync Outlook Tasks With Your iPhone, For Free
  2. How To Sync Outlook Tasks Between Two or More Computers
  3. How To Get Alerts for Tasks on your iPhone
  4. Sync Tasks: ToodleDo Free Link vs. the ToDo $10 iPhone Application.

Way back in part one I ended up the article with:

There is also a third party iPhone / iPod touch application that will synchronize with Toodledo and allow you to work offline. This application is called Todo and is available from Appigo on the iTunes App Store for about $10 but to be honest I don’t see the advantage of paying for it.

After that, Lonnie77 Wrote:

I’ve been using Appigo Todo for a few weeks now and won’t go without it. The huge advantage it has is that I have my tasks everywhere, even in the mountains where I don’t even get cell coverage. Totally worth the $10 to me just for that alone! Another plus is that it’s a lot more zippy, especially compared to the slow edge network in my area.

I love it when readers leave comments like that!

So I bought the $10 Todo and ran it side-by-side with ToodleDo’s iPhone optimized task list. I found that I did indeed like the ability to quickly check my tasks without having to go online. I found myself leaning more and more towards ToDo when another reader emailed me to let me know that ToodleDo had a new horse in the race . . .

ToodleDo is now available as a native application on your iPhone. You can use it as a standalone application, or you can have it seamlessly synchronized with, so you will always have access to your important tasks, even when you don’t have an internet connection.

It is available from the iTunes Store for only $3.99!

I have now uninstalled the $10 ToDo application, deleted the link to the ToodleDo web application and absolutely love the $4 native ToodleDo application.

Toodledo on the iPhone has most of the same functionality that you get from using the website, and I am amazed by the amount of stuff you can do to your task list from their website. Check it out here.

But here is the kicker! I was the first person to document How To Get Alerts for Tasks on your iPhone and it has been a very popular article. But get this! It is even easier with the ToodleDo software.

  • After you start the program, go to SETTINGS.
  • Select SYNCHRONIZATION and set it to AUTO SYNC
  • Then go to FIELDS USED and turn on DUE TIME

Now, the chain of events set up in How To Get Alerts for Tasks on your iPhone are even easier!

I will go back to the How To Get Alerts for Tasks on your iPhone post and make a reference to this posting because hands-down, this is the best way to go!

Conclusion? ToodleDo, for $3.99 from the iTunes Store – Go for it!