It’s a common occurrence in corporate circles that Microsoft Outlook is the email client of choice, in comparison to its web-based counterparts, and duly so.
The desktop email client is dependable and has an ever-evolving intuitive interface that is not only available offline but also provides simple integration across email, calendar and contacts. Unlike web-based clients, Outlook allows you to organise emails in multiple ways that best works for YOU! You can schedule meeting rooms, ignore conversations, share and delegate calendars, add importance to emails, share and view contact details and most importantly minimise the clutter.
Here’s a list of Outlook add-ons that are designed to help make office life a breeze.
Evernote is a cross-platform online notepad that allows you to save emails (including its attachments) or entire threads directly into a notebook of your choice. The Evernote for Outlook add-on lets you keep project notes and emails in one place, all the while making it easy to share with the rest of your team.
Total Outlook Converter Pro is an effective tool that will help you convert Outlook emails to PDF, DOC, RTF, TXT, HTML and TIFF in batch. This way files can be opened with most email programs, but also most importantly it allows files to be opened without the use an email program.
Trello is one the world’s most popular task and project management apps, that has made an Outlook add-on available to increase efficiency in the workplace. The add-on feature allows you to turn emails into actionable items in Trello so that you don’t have to sift through tons of emails and to ensure that nothing falls through the cracks. You can take emails out of your inbox and directly assign cards to incumbent members.
Text Lightning is the ideal time-saving solution that enables you to clear an overflowing inbox in no time. The tool saves previous responses for convenience, while still allowing you to edit and customise your reply.
Microsoft Office, although primarily used for business, is still susceptible to spam. MailWasher is a FREE to use effective spam filter that allows you to block spam, as well as check and manage emails before they are downloaded.