Chris threw down the gauntlet the other night by shilling for Awasu and claiming:
“The only thing I can see that NewsGator has on Awasu is the ability to see a consolidated view of all subscriptions, so I can can sort all new items by date regardless of where they came from. Otherwise, it’s fantastic.”
Well, after using NewsGator for a few weeks now, I’ve noticed three things that have become awfully handy and exist only because of the integration with Outlook:
Forwarding items. Since each item retrieved by NewsGator is a Post item in Outlook, it’s easy to just hit “Forward” and have the entire item captured in an email ready to forward to someone.
Categorizing items. You know how you drag emails around in Outlook to different folders? You can do the same thing with NewsGator. I have folders for “Reference,” “Read Later,” “Post On,” etc. When I see something I like and want to keep around, I just drag it to a folder.
AutoArchiving. Items in NewsGator are subject to Outlook’s Auto-Archive feature just like anything else, so I can archive all items after 24 hours, keeping the base news folder under control while leaving the stuff I’ve put in other folders.
There, beat that.