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Outlook Add-ins (other possible and frequently used names: Microsoft Outlook add-ons, Microsoft Outlook plug-ins, Microsoft Outlook extensions, etc) - small helping programs for the well-known Microsoft Outlook application. The main purpose of the add-ins is to add new functional capabilities into Microsoft Outlook and automate some routine operations. Also refers to programs where the main function is to work on Outlook files such as synchronisation or backup utilities.

Various categories of add in exist

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Accessibility

  • Email Announcer: For visually impaired or as an alternate channel / push notification method. Speaks, using a text to speech engine such as AT&T Natural Voices, through text to speech for title / subject of new Email and notification / reminders from Calendar and Tasks.

Email

  • Clear Context Automates processing of emails. Creates tasks linked to emails and shows related emails.
  • Oracle Beehive Extensions for Outlook (OBEO) - Allows people to use Outlook to access email, calendar and team workspaces using the Oracle Beehive collaboration platform instead of the Microsoft Exchange Server.
  • Sendlater: Set a schedule and recurrence for automatic e-mail messaging with Microsoft Outlook
  • Send2: Send bulk e-mail to recipients from selected folders, e-mails, contacts, meetings, or tasks in one click.
  • Attachments2Zip: Automatically zip and encrypt (protect) sensitive e-mail attachments when sending Outlook messages.
  • Email Responder: Autoresponse to incoming e-mails, based on your Free/Busy (Out of Office) Status integrated with Microsoft Outlook
  • Reply With Templates: Tools for Microsoft Outlook simplifies the process of replying repetitive email messages using predefined email templates.
  • Voice2Mail: Record, store and send audio e-mail and voice messages via Microsoft Outlook. Record Skype and MSN conversations. It is quick, easy and more personal than text messages.
  • Xobni Uses relationship analysis to report email patterns and groups related emails
  • YouSendIt Outlook Plugin handles attachments in YouSendIt's servers.

Personal Productivity

  • Duplicate Email Remover finds and cleans duplicate email messages in Outlook folders.[1]
  • Planplus for Outlook Personal development and scheduling based upon Stephen Coveys 7 habits programme.
  • Taskline is an Automatic Task Scheduler that schedules appointments from tasks based on total work time, due dates and other data.
  • Notes2: Create and stick notes to Outlook e-mails, tasks, contacts, and appointments.
  • Signature2Contacts: Capture name and address into Microsoft® Outlook® address book automatically
  • Workgroup Calendar: Merge and synchronize Calendar folders within your Microsoft Outlook. View and manage all of your appointments and events in one calendar.
  • Duplicate Killer Merger: Remove Outlook duplicates in the Contacts, E-mails, Notes, Tasks, Calendar Folders of Microsoft Outlook
  • Acrobat PDF Maker is and Acrobat Professional add-on that enables saving items as PDF files

Search

Search Add-ins allow quick or customised searching of Email, Contact, Tasks, Calendar and other folders. Each Add-in has various advantages and disadvantages, including for example, different search techniques and presentation of results.

Security

  • Advanced Security for Outlook allows you to determine the violator and specify the permanent action for this program: allow access, block access or run the default Outlook handler. Freeware. [2]
  • CA Anti-Spam: email filter

Synchronisation

  • Activesync: Synchronises outlook data with windows-based mobile devices.
  • Nokia PC suite: Synchronises outlook data with Nokia's Symbian-based mobile devices.
  • ShareO: Sharing Outlook calendar, contacts, journal, mail, tasks and notes folders with other Outlook users without a server. Share documents and files. Scheduling. Sharing Free/Busy information.
  • Sync2: Synchronize Microsoft Outlook folders data between multiple PCs using external USB device, shared network folder or FTP. Share and Sync Outlook Calendar and Contacts folders with Google Calendar™ service.
  • Sync2PST: Synchronize Microsoft Outlook PST files. Sync Outlook folders between multiple PCs without a server using an external USB device or shared network folder (LAN) via shared PST file.
  • Easy 2 Sync for Outlook: Synchronises outlook data (Task, Calendar, Contacts, E-mail) with .pst files locally or across a network.
  • Outlook Connector: synchronises emails between your Windows ID account to outlook, this also comes with subscription options to synchronise the calendar.
  • BlackBerry Desktop Manager: Synchronises outlook data with BlackBerry-based mobile devices.

Telephony

  • Estos Procall: Computer Telephony Integration (Calling Line Identification) Pop-ups notification from Contacts for incoming calls via Caller ID.
  • Skype Email Toolbar

Other

  • Live Search Maps Adds maps, locations, travel time, route and directions to Appointments.
  • 4Team Corporation Solution provider for Microsoft Outlook
  • Mapilab Vendor of numerous Microsoft Outlook Add-ins

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