You can beef up Outlook with the right programs.
You may rely on Microsoft Outlook for your email, calendar, and contacts. And Outlook certainly offers a lot of features and flexibility. But you want more. Maybe you want a better way to search for emails and other information. Perhaps you’d like an easier method for accessing and modifying key Outlook settings. Maybe you need a good tool to find lost or unreadable emails. Perhaps you want to sync your Outlook calendar with your Google calendar.
Never fear. Some top tools are here. We’re going to review:
- Email Insights, which tries to find more relevant emails based on your search parameters.
- OutlookTools, which provides a single place where you can view and change key settings and folder options in Outlook.
- Stellar PST Viewer, which can scan a corrupted PST file and help you access emails you may have thought lost.
- And Sync2, which syncs your Outlook calendar events with those in Google Calendar so you can easily view and update either calendar. I ran each of the tools in Outlook 2016 via my Office 365 subscription. But they should work as well in the past couple of versions of Outlook. Now, let’s check out these helpful tools.
With Microsoft’s Email Insights app, you can search for specific messages, sometimes more easily than you can in Outlook. (You can download the app from the Microsoft Garage; it doesn’t come preinstalled.)