I am edging closer to switching from Mozilla Thunderbird to Outlook 2003.
The reasons are quite simple. I need e-mail, tasks, and calender all intergrated into one interface. Thunderbird with the calender add-on simple is not polished and usable enough for me at this point, despite trying every possible thing I could come up with to make it better.
Outlook 2003 does this approach better then any product out there on the market today. Plus I already have a copy, so it isn’t like I need to purchase another one. Outlook 2003’s interface is one of the best I have seen for an e-mail program in awhile (although I still prefer Thunderbird in the end).
Security wise, I install the latest security updates whenever they come out, use antivirus software, and I’m not stupid enough to open unsafe attachments.
However, despite all of this…I don’t want to give up using Thunderbird. Its a great program that has done what it does best extremely well. I just need the additional functionality that Outlook 2003 provides, which allows me to easily keep track of various things tasks, events, etc. I already lost track how many times I nearly forgot about an appointment or a bill because I didn’t have everything written down in a central place. Notes on paper would fall behind the desk or worse, get thrown away by accident or misplaced. The calender in the kitchen was a great idea, except I never think to look at it.
What is a geek supposed to do???