Send quick notes to your mobile from your Google toolbar

We recently released a cool new Unyverse button for the Google Toolbar, which you can download from here: http://unyverse.com/download/desktop.aspx

The basic functionality is that it groups all the bookmarks to each of the Unyverse wikis you may have subscribed to (contacts, notes, shopping lists,..) in one convenient button that you can access from any web page.

Note that to make it really useful and usable you should use automatic sign-in to your Unyverse account, so that you don’t have to type in your account details each time you click on the button. To do this, simply check the “Remember me” box on the sign-in page on the Unyverse web site. If you weren’t already signed-on, the button doesn’t show the list of bookmarks, but a link which says : “Sign In to Unyverse”. Then once you’ve signed in the links don’t appear immediately, there’s a refresh rate of about an hour. Whereas if you use automatic sign-in, the bookmarks to your apps will always appear when you click on the button.

But the really cool part – or hack you may call it 🙂 – is that you can use the Google toolbar search input box to enter notes. Just type in any text in the search box, then click on the Unyverse button, and a new note is automatically created in your Unyverse Notebooks wiki, which means it is instantly available on your mobile. You can also select text on any web page and right-click the selection to send it to Unyverse as a new note . New notes are created as unclassified.

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Unyverse for Google Android Mobile Platform

These are exciting times for mobile software companies and for all of us. I’m sure you all know that Google is entering the Mobile Os market and will provide a free open source complete operating system and application player for mass market mobile phones. Mobile phones using the Goolge Android platform should be available second half of 2008.

From a customer point of view, this is just great as it pushes new innovations at an even quicker pace in the mobile phone and mobile software market.

Although the Google announcement does not give a lot of technical details, a complete SDK will be released on Nov 12th 07 and you can be sure we will start working on it as early as next week to provide you a Unyverse client version for the Google phones.

By looking at the YouTube video found on the Open Handset Alliance website, we can figure out there will be a Virtual Machine for the Android platform. Another Open Handset Alliance partner, Esmertec, just announced they are providing a complete Java ME stack for it. It means the current Unyverse version for Java phones might even work on the Google mobile platform…. That’s cool.

Of course, I’m pretty sure we will have some work to have a better and complete integration such as Google Maps or GMail integration, but it is likely we will have a Unyverse client pretty quickly.