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A business card scanner
A high‐capacity, removable disk drive
Nelson E‐mail Organizer
Outlook can do plenty for you without any outside help, but a few well‐considered accessories can make your life even easier. Some of my favorite accessories make up for capabilities that Outlook ought to have (in my humble opinion) but doesn't. Some of my other favorite accessories help me use my Outlook data anywhere, anytime.
A Treo smartphone is far and away my favorite “accessory” for Outlook. If you haven't shopped for a new cell phone lately,
smartphones are cell phones with built‐in personal organizing software. Although I can enter and manage data in a snap with Outlook, I can carry my most important Outlook info in my pocket on my Treo. I can even read my e‐mail on the subway using the Treo (something I wouldn't try with a laptop).
Several types of smartphones and handheld computers are on the market today. I generally find it easier to utilize those that use the Palm operating system, although lately I've switched to a Treo that uses Windows Mobile, and I'm pretty happy with it. Other products worth considering include the Palm‐brand devices, Hewlett‐Packard handheld computers, and certain phones by Kyocera and Samsung. Some new handheld computers use the Pocket PC system that Microsoft makes.
Smartphones and handheld computers are only two ...