How To Open PST And OST Files Without Using Outlook 2010

PST and OST are two most important files which carries your Outlook’s mail items, contacts, events, tasks, etc. Considering the significance, it may become indispensable to access PST (Personal Storage Tables) and OST (Offline Storage Tables) files without having to install Outlook 2010 (or any other version) on your new system. Viewing PST and OST files also comes useful when Outlook is inflicted by viruses or simply doesn’t respond due to unknown reason. Kernel PST and OST viewer (two separate tools) are developed for gaining access to your PST and OST files respectively. Read More

Priority Inbox For Outlook 2010? Highlight Only Important Emails via Conditional Formatting

Gmail's Priority Inbox is getting all the rave reviews these days. Users looking for a similar feature in Outlook 2010 will be disappointed to know that it doesn't exist. However, the Conditional Formatting feature in Office 2010 suite applications lets you apply formatting over user-defined rules or pre-defined conditions. In Outlook 2010, you can use this feature to highlight most important emails. Furthermore, it allows you to define the font family, font color and other styles for emails from specific senders. The applied conditional formatting rules checks all the emails from your mail folder and highlight the important emails as per the defined rule. Today we are covering a simple way of applying conditional formatting rule on a mail folder. This feature will help you quickly highlight the most important emails and conversations from a specific mail folder. Just like Priority Inbox feature, it makes it easy for you to identify the important emails when Outlook finishes the sync process. In what follows, we will explain how you can use the conditional formatting to create a rule for highlighting the important emails. Read More

Bring Outlook 2010 Inbox, Contacts, Calendar, Notes, And Tasks On Desktop

Outlook On The Desktop is an extremely useful application which brings the most important Outlook 2010 items including Calendar, Inbox, Tasks, Notes, and Contacts, right on the desktop. Since opening Outlook 2010 application each time to view Calendar, Inbox, Contacts, etc., is nuisance-driving, this innovative application eliminates the need of navigating through Outlook to access these items and offers a simple desktop solution. Previously we have reviewed a tool called DeskTask which only brings calendar and tasks on the desktop, Outlook on The Desktop puts the whole email client on the Windows Desktop. Read More

Unblock Blocked Attachments In Outlook 2010 / 2007

Emails are prone to viruses and malwares and one can easily embed malicious code in them. Outlook provides an optimal way to prevent users and lessen the vulnerability by blocking some files’ formats which can easily get infected. This poses a question that what if you are sure of the sender and need to access blocked files. Code Two Attach Unblocker is an Outlook add-in which allows user to unblock list of file formats which are by default blocked. Read More

Export Outlook Data In CSV Format [Outlook Backup]

As far as build-in Outlook 2010 export feature is concerned, it severely lacks data migration in bulk. Considering this downside, Code Two Outlook Export is a small yet powerful add-in which lets you easily export Contact list, Email information (dispersed in columns), Calendars’ items, Notes, etc, in CSV (Comma Separated Values) format. Furthermore, it can exports all the data spread in different fields. To foster that, you can specify as many export fields as you want from pre-defined list and can create a customized field for holding required information. Read More

Lookeen: Outlook 2010 Search Plugin

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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Send Attachment To Gmail And Other Webmail From Desktop

Sending file directly to Mail recipient option is integrated in Windows Explorer context menu, which has been both lauded & criticized, mainly because it brings ease to attach files but also happens to not open default email account every time. Let me elaborate, you can always attach a file to Outlook email client but what about attaching a file directly to GMail from Windows Explorer? Affixa provides seamless way to attach files with any email, be is webmail or a desktop email client. It replaces Windows Explorer context menu Mail recipient integration, provides attachments drop box, supports drop.io for large attachments files, replace mailto links, and a lot more. Read More

Google Docs In Outlook 2010

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

Optimize Outlook Settings With Outlook Tools

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

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

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

Sync Facebook Friends Pictures with Outlook Contacts

Wouldn’t it be great if you can link Facebook friend’s DP (display picture) with Outlook Contacts? OutSync provides you just that with dead-easy interface. It is an open source tool to sync Facebook friends' display picture promptly with matched Outlook contacts. Adding more, it also allows you to filter down the contact list to be synced with Outlook Contacts. Read More

View Statistics Of Outlook Emails With Outlook StatView

If you have been wandering to get your hands on an app which provides complete emails statistics, Outlook StatView is just what you need. It is a small portable utility built specifically to give you complete statistics of mails you received in Outlook. As name implies, configured Outlook account is pre-req to extract email info from. Apart from mere a statistics viewer, it also provides you with multitude of options including, generating HTML reports, sifting down the emails through statistics categories bundled in columns, looking up for specific emails through Find feature and much more. Read More

Customize Outlook 2010 Navigation Pane

Navigation pane (present at the left side of Outlook main window) provides centralized navigation to easily access the Outlook items’ bundled in different categories such as; Mail, Calendar, Notes and Tasks. On adding multiple accounts, it becomes untidy, eventually makes navigation a bit difficult. In Outlook 2010, you can easily customize it to keep only frequently used categories. In this post we will be focusing on customizing navigation pane. Read More

Send Word 2010 Document Directly To Mail Recipient via Outlook 2010

Office 2010 apps provides smooth interoperability which allows user to work with the variety of features included in Office 2010 apps. Word 2010 includes a superb feature which lets user send email directly from it’s window without opening an Outlook mail compose window. What it does is to invoke an instance of Outlook 2010 that inserts email compose pane in Word document window to add recipient email addresses, subject and introductory note, in order to send email on the fly. Read More

Sync Google Calendar & Outlook 2010 [Quick Fix]

Google Calendar Sync is an official tool from Google for syncing Outlook with Google calendar. At the moment it is only compatible with Outlook 2003 & 2007 versions, Outlook 2010 is not yet supported but you can still use it with Outlook 2010 (Beta & RTM) by tweaking Outlook executable file. In this post we will guide you through step-by-step procedure of tweaking Outlook 2010 executable file to finally make Outlook 2010 work with Google Calendar Sync. Read More

Import Google GMail & Microsoft Hotmail Contacts In Outlook 2010

If organizing contact list in multiple accounts have baffled you  then its better to import all the contacts into Outlook 2010 as it provides an easy way to manage contact list. Through Outlook import wizard, you can instantly import GMail, Hotmail, Yahoo, AOL, etc contacts into Outlook Contact folder and organize them under one window. In this post we will show how to import GMail and Hotmail contacts list, the procedure is same for all other online email services. Read More