GTD Outlook 2010 64-bit Plugin
We recently upgraded to Outlook 2010 and to my disappointment the GTD Outlook Plugin does not work well with Outlook 2010 and does not work at all with Outlook 2010 64-bit version. I relied on this plugin as part of my GTD implementation at work and at home and not having a version that will work with Outlook 2010 64-bit version is having a huge impact on my productivity and organization. Furthermore, NetCentrics has informed me that they have no plans for a 64-bit versoin until they have enough demand for it and at this time they do not have enough demand. That is a huge disappointment as well not to mention the huge impact not having the plugin is having on my productivity. 64-bit is not new technology and all computers purchased in the past many years have been 64-bit and more importantly anyone who has purchased a new computer in the past year or so most likely has purchased it with a 64-bit operating system and are purchasing 64-bit versions of application software when avaialble.
Anyway, I encourage anyone who either requires or will require in the not-too-distant future the GTD Outlook Plugin for Outlook 2010 64-bit version to contact NetCentrics to let them know so that they realize that there is demand for a 64-bit version and will hopefully provide one in a timely manner.
This is exactly why I'm wary of Plug-Ins: Lack of support.
This is exactly my fear; getting hooked on a Plug-In and then not having support. If you are going to publish a piece of software that people are going to rely on for critical functions, you have to keep it up to date.
I am appalled that DavidCo would align themselves with a company that will not update their software to work with technology that is common place at this point. This is not minor, this is major.
I am NOT going to take the responsibility to have to bug Netcentrics to update their software. If they cannot do that themselves, then they will wither and die on the vine. I'm sorry to be so blunt, but when we extend ourselves to rely on and trust a company to do the right thing and they don't, then they do so at their own peril.
If I could control my environment that is one thing, but in a corporate setting most times you cannot.
I will check out MYN/ClearContext rather than spend any time with the Netcentrics product.
Thank you for the update.
GTD Outlook Add-in 64 bit plans
Thank you for your interest in the GTD Outlook Add-in.
There have been several questions raised on this forum about our development plans in light of Outlook 2010, especially the 64 bit edition.
Traditionally, we've created new upgrades when the demand was sufficient to justify a development, and this case is no exception. The existing version works for Outlook 2010 using 32 bit architecture, but is not functional and not recommended under a 64 bit architecture. The 64 bit architecture requires a 64 bit Add-in, which will require a redevelopment of the existing Add-in.
We carefully followed Microsoft's messages about the 64 bit solution and have watched the adoption of the 64 bit technology. We are currently in planning stages for a new version, which may include a requirement to address 64 bit architecture. That determination will be made by the end of the third quarter 2011. We'll announce our plans for 64 bit architecture at that time, as well as further development plans.
You can help us understand the size of the market for 64 bit architecture by opening a discussion thread on our forum which helps us judge the number of people moving to the 64 bit architecture and the timing of those migrations. Please also remember to connect with us on our support site with any questions or if we can be of service to you.
Thanks for your interest.
The GTD Outlook Add-in development and support team