If you use Outlook you have reason to rejoice, because there is a wide range of free add-ons that greatly enhance Outlook’s functionality and add considerably to it’s user experience.
Here comes a list of them that are free and useful. Tip my hat to FreewareGenius for making a good list of them here and here.
Note that all add-ons listed below are linked to the original posts that have more details about them.
- Subtextual: send recipient-specific information on a multi-recipient email
- HarmonyGoogle: integrate Google Documents with Outlook
- Gpg4win: set-it-and-forget-it email encryption
- Attachment Explorer: browse your email attachments explorer-style, in one place
- AutoArchive Now: on the fly email archiving via right click
- FBLook: add Facebook integration to Outlook
- InboxEx: quick Outlook task and meeting scheduling, with Google Calendar integration
- OfficeIns: quickly disable/enable Outlook and Office add-ons
- NK2Edit: edit Outlook autocomplete email lists
- PSTTools for Microsoft Outlook: dedupe Outlook emails and combine PST email archives
- Reply All with Attachments: includes attachments in â€˜reply’ and â€˜reply all’
- CodeTwo Attach Unblocker: access attachments typically blocked by Outlook
- Outlook for Gmail: import your Gmail contacts into Outlook
- Xobni: people-centric email organization and search
- Code Two Outlook Reply All Reminder: never hit â€˜reply’ when you need â€˜reply all’
- CodeTwo AutoLogon: log into Exchange mailboxes or SharePoint services automatically
- Outlook on the Desktop: embed Outlook calendar, tasks, etc. in your desktop
- Move & Delete Watchdog: prevent accidental deletion or moving of folders
- Important Mail Alert: never miss an important email – I’ve also reviewed this add-on here
- TwInbox: a full-featured Twitter client embedded within Outlook
- CodeTwo Outlook Attachment Reminder: never forget to add an email attachment
- bxAutozip: automatically compress attachments into a ZIP archive
- PST Viewer: browse PST files contents from outside Outlook
- Outlook Password Decryptor: recover your lost Outlook passwords
- (bonus) Number of Selected Items: displays the selected number of items in Outlook
Here are also 3 of my favorites that are also worth checking.
- Search Commands: a super easy way to find the commands in office 2007 & 2010
- Note&Do: puts note taker and to-do planner right in your Office
- Game Ribbon Hero 2: a fun way of learning ribbon in Office
That’s it for now. Enjoy.
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