Plaxo 3: in sync and OpenID enabled!

As I've lamented here before, I have had a hard time finding a successful, efficient way to keep all of my personal data (largely calendar and contact data) in sync across my systems and devices. Well, I had registered for a service known as Plaxo a while back to check it out. I can't exactly remember why it didn't stick at the time, but when I first saw Scoble talking about a "Big 3.0 release", I thought I'd give it another shot. Here's the good news...

Plaxo is currently successfully keeping my Mac OS X address book (for subsequent syncing to my phone), iCal, Thunderbird and Google Calendar in sync! I have to say, the Thunderbird support is pretty huge... Thunderbird LDAP support has never been what I would like, so this is a great intermediary.

However, the news that pushed me to blog about my Plaxo usage is this: (as of it looks like yesterday) Plaxo is OpenID enabled!! Awesome! Nice addition to Basecamp and Blinksale in services that I actually use heavily that are OpenID enabled.

Thumbs up for Plaxo. Now... if I could just figure out how to get it to sync my address book pictures...

James Walker

James Walker (a.k.a. walkah) is an independent developer and hacker. He is a long time Drupal developer, but these days spends more time in Python, Ruby and Javascript.

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