After hearing about the Plaxo.com service for several years; ignoring tons of update requests I keep getting from my contacts using Plaxo – finally, two weeks before I started using Plaxo. The main value I saw in the free service – was that by installing the Plaxo Toolbar in my outlook, I can sync up all my contacts, calendar, tasks and notes and access them anytime by logging into Plaxo.com using a web browser.
Most of the time I work late hours, so after a long day don’t feel like carrying my Laptop home – but in the morning when I need a contact detail to quickly send an email and I don’t always have my mobile phone synced. Plaxo’s service is perfect for that need and also it also doubles up as a good backup facility. If you have multiple machines – Plaxo can be used to sync the contact/calendar details between them as well. Apart from this, the Outlook toolbar adds some nice goodies like duplicate finder/remover, etc.
Though Plaxo is not a killer app (or) a new innovation, it is certainly worth keeping. I am curious about how effectively this feature set will be met by Windows/Office Live offerings. I will be watching the space and will update here once Windows/Office Live gets released.