Lookeen: Outlook 2010 Search Plugin

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Users around the world clamoring about the slow Outlook search feature can try out Lookeen which is a search add-in built solely to compensate with what Office team missed out. It significantly speeds up searching regardless of what kind of search you are intending to do; emails, appointments, calendar items, notes, journals,etc. It caters all items and shows results with utter precision and lightning speed. What makes it distinctive from the rest of add-ins and search tools available out there is that it provides multitude of options to optimize and handle indexing of items and to manage previously made searches.
Editor's Note: This is a paid add-in which costs $40. You are free to use it for 14 days after which you will have to buy it.
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Google Docs In Outlook 2010

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Harmonie is a small add-in from Mainsoft which originally added Google Docs in Outlook 2007 and this collaboration brought an ease for creating & sharing documents. Recently Mainsoft released the latest version of Harmonie that now supports Outlook 2010. Considering the fact that millions of users around the world recently switched from Outlook 2007 to Outlook 2010. Hormonie-Outlook 2010 conjunction will certainly enhance in collaborating, creating, and sharing Google Docs documents, making users extremely productive. Harmonie built is based on adding Google Docs features right into Outlook 2010, so you can easily add, delete, rename, share, and attach Google Docs documents on-the-go. Read More

Insert Live Web Pages in PowerPoint Presentation Slide

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PowerPoint LiveWeb is a powerful add-in which lets user insert web applications, i.e, whole web page on the specified presentation slide. This add-in comes in handy especially when there is a need of complementing presentation content by showing complete webpage on a slide. It can be helpful in demonstrating an ongoing progress on some web application project or simply for showing the content of specific website. The best part is that it can also dynamically update the web page content in real-time Read More

Add Classic Menu In Office 2010

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Microsoft introduced a brilliant UI ribbon in Office suite applications in Office 2007 and revamped it in Office 2010. It seems great, flexible, scalable and easier-to-use but millions of users are still annoyed because of the fact that finding the right feature, tool, and options is difficult. The reason being, old menu items are dispersed in newly featured UI ribbon, also the fact that most users have gotten used to the old Classic Menu which could be found in Office 2003. UBitMenu is a small add-in which bundles almost every feature, tool, and option Office 2010 offers under single Menu tab providing all the classic menus and icons. Read More

Troubleshoot Office Add-ins With AddInSpy

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Throughout the SRLC (Software Release Life Cycle) process of MS Office, Microsoft development team & other third parties begin creating small utilities for providing extra features to complement the official product. These add-ins helps get work done in easier way along with providing either missed out or advance functionality, if you are a power user of MS Office you might have came across hundreds of add-ins for different Office applications. Despite the fact that they provide extra utility, they can also contains code-anomalies and compatibility problems, thus eventually causing app crash, halt or lagging. Read More

Optimize Outlook Settings With Outlook Tools

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Even though, there are hundreds of Outlook add-ins & tools roaming around, pledging lots of boxed up features and functionality, but none stands as productive & pervasive as OutlookTools. The main purpose behind it is to provide full-featured Outlook support along with allowing customizations over Outlook advance settings under one hood. It encapsulates a multitude of options to make the Outlook optimize instantly without indulging yourself in complex operations & tweaking with registry keys. Read More

Sync Outlook 2010 With Mobile Devices via Funambol Server

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SyncML (Synchronization Markup Language) Outlook Client is a small but extremely useful Outlook add-in which provides smooth synchronization between Outlook items; Calendar, Tasks, Notes and importantly Contacts with SyncML server, such as, Funambol. Yes! it is designed solely for the Funambol server, letting you to sync the Outlook items with it seamlessly. Read More

Advanced Outlook Security

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To decide whether to disable Outlook Security alerts or keep them turned on is rather difficult, as they consistently informs us about potential security threats and risks. But these security alerts could really get annoying at times, when it starts popping-up with unwanted and superfluous security risks & threats. To cope up with this, Advance Outlook Security may provide you a better solution to deal with the situation. It is a small but extremely powerful add-in, solely built to replace default security alerts. In layman's term, it gets rid of annoying security alerts. Read More

Clean Office 2010 With CCleaner 2.32.1165

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The latest version of CCleaner supports Office 2010 along with various enhancements and additions. Diving inside, we found that it mostly removes the .LNK files which are shortcuts. Removing them from the registry cleans the clutter but won’t make a huge impact on the system. Read More

Outlook’s PST File Format Is Finally Open To Developers

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One of the major complains from developers regarding Microsoft's popular email client, Outlook, was that the Personal Folders (.PST) file being closed. Since every data is stored inside the PST file and it could only be accessed via Outlook or Windows-focused APIs, developers who wanted to read or write data to it were facing difficulty. Read More

Create New Pages With Selected Rule Line [OneNote 2010]

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If you are using rule lines in notebook sections then you might be interested in using selected rule line in all pages of notebook. To let OneNote 2010 create rule line every time on a new page, on File menu, click Options. OneNote Options dialog will appear, from left side bar, click Display and from main window, enable Create all new pages with rule lines option. Now click OK. Read More

How to Create Sub-Page In OneNote 2010

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If you are a heavy MS OneNote user, you must be annoyed by the fact that you cannot view sub-pages of a sub-page you created in your notebook. The subpage is basically a child page of a main page, which allows you to easily take extra notes about the content written on the main page. This subpages feature has also been tweaked to enhance the overall usefulness of parent and child pages. The subpages are now indented along the right side of the bar, letting you easily differentiate subpages from parent pages. If you're using OneNote 2010, then you must have noticed that subpages tabs' colors are also modified. This change in color can help you quickly check out all the subpages of the parent pages in the list. OneNote 2010 also supports adding 3rd level subpage to your page. Its indentation is slightly greater than its parent subpage, and you can quickly identify all 3rd level subpages by colors, as it uses a lighter color gradient. Read More

Instantly Open OneNote 2010 (Shorcut key)

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If you're an avid OneNote 2010 user, then you must've noticed that it automatically starts up as soon as you log on Windows. Just like other startup programs, it lets you disable this behavior, and manually launch OneNote from Start search. If you choose to run OneNote 2010 at startup, it adds OneNote icon to system tray, letting you quickly launch OneNote from OneNote Icon Defaults menu. However, OneNote 2012 also allows you to use hotkey combination to quickly bring up its main interface and create or edit existing notes. This hotkey combination works only if you haven't disabled launching of OneNote at startup. When Windows finishes launching all startup items, just use the Windows+Shift+N hotkey combination to bring up last edited Notebook section. Read More

Remove Hidden Metadata & Elements From Word Document

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Almost every document includes information such as; Hidden text, Object info, Personal Information (identifying information: author name), and other invisible info stored as metadata. To get rid of it, Word 2010 includes a Document Inspector feature which lets user inspect for these concealed elements and to remove them at once. It primarily stands for inspecting & removing; Personnel Information, Comments, Annotations, Meta info, XML data, Hidden text, and more such informations. Read More

Access 2010: Export Database Table To Excel 2010

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Carrying out different operations in Access is not that easy, as RDBMS (Relational Database Management System) requires specific syntax & constraints to be followed. Thus, exporting an Access database table to Excel spreadsheet undoubtedly opens more options for performing different operations over data. Access 2010 lets user export database table promptly to Excel spreadsheet for analyzing database with feature & functionality that Excel contains. Read More