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zakzak 

Spotlight ?

[Originally posted to the salesforce/mac mailing list]

> Would a Spotlight integration actually be useful, or is it just an
> interesting hack ? What Mac tools are missing?

Not sure if I would want Spotlight to search outside of my system. If
you already sync your SF contacts and appointments, most information
is already covered by spotlight anyway.

Maybe a dashboard gadget would better: Ideally, it would show me
search results, and then let me click on one of the entries which
would launch a web page. If you make it, please make sure I can have
multiple SFSearch gadgets on my dashboard, each for different
accounts/organizations

I'd love an address book plug in that shows me the opportunities,
cases, accounts for a contact. I'd also like it work in Mail so in a
message I click the down arrow next to a From contact and see its
opportunities.

I'd love to see in mail and address book whether a contact is in SF.

Making the document library work like iDisk would be terrific (plus,
it would make the document library spotlight searchable).

A utility that converts all Solutions articles into a Mac help
document (and periodically regenerates).

A dashboard gadget that takes any SF report and shows it in table
format, refreshing it periodically (so I can always the current case
load by just clicking F12).

That's what comes to mind for now...

- Mike

zakzak
[Originally posted to the salesforce/mac mailing list]

> > Would a Spotlight integration actually be useful, or is it just an
> > interesting hack ? What Mac tools are missing?
>
> Not sure if I would want Spotlight to search outside of my system. If
> you already sync your SF contacts and appointments, most information
> is already covered by spotlight anyway.

I would love a Spotlight search. As mentioned alsewhere, many
developers would like to be able to run Spotlight searches on database
contents rather than duplicating db entries with (useless) files;
let's hope that comes with Leopard !

> Maybe a dashboard gadget would better: Ideally, it would show me
> search results, and then let me click on one of the entries which
> would launch a web page. If you make it, please make sure I can have
> multiple SFSearch gadgets on my dashboard, each for different
> accounts/organizations

I don't know anout you, but I hate the dashboard. But maybe your ideas
will make me change my mind ...

> I'd love an address book plug in that shows me the opportunities,
> cases, accounts for a contact. I'd also like it work in Mail so in a
> message I click the down arrow next to a From contact and see its
> opportunities.

I want MailDrop integration with Mail.app, such as it has been nicely
done by GpgMail.

> I'd love to see in mail and address book whether a contact is in SF.

I also want custom data fields to be replicated from SF to
AddressBook, in Contacts and Accounts; unfortunately, I read in
SuncServices release notes some time ago that custom fields were not
replicated by the sync engine (into .Mac, for example).

> Making the document library work like iDisk would be terrific (plus,
> it would make the document library spotlight searchable).
>
> A utility that converts all Solutions articles into a Mac help
> document (and periodically regenerates).
>
> A dashboard gadget that takes any SF report and shows it in table
> format, refreshing it periodically (so I can always the current case
> load by just clicking F12).
>
> That's what comes to mind for now...
>
> - Mike

Basically, my requirements for SF on the Mac is to replicate
everything locally from salesforce.com, so that I can then work on my
great platform, with powerful GUI'd Mac apps, and always be able to
work offline, except for some workflow stuff or unique ID production ...

Rup