Here, listed in no particular order, is a list of the the ten most useful Outlook add-in as of April 2017. We tried to cover different aspects of Outlook's usage and avoid placing two applications that perform the same function. Enjoy!
- GoToMeeting: GoToMeeting has been one of the most popular online meeting programs available for quite some time, long before Google's Hangouts became a thing. It is this long-term stability and support that makes their Outlook add-in a useful addition. You can now set up meetings with your coworkers and subordinates from inside Outlook by pressing a button, a boon for busy executives looking to avoid unnecessary delegation.
- SimplyFile: As the name implies, this add-in simply files emails in their logical folders, saving those with overcrowded inboxes a ton of time in the process. It learns your preferences with continued use, essentially a filing assistant built into the Outlook interface.
- Skype Toolbar: As much a time saver as it is a resource saver, this add-in adds Skype functionality to your Outlook toolbar. It allows contact storage, phone, calls, and even contact list management; and since most Skype introductions start with emails, you no longer need to keep the application open on your desktop between use.
- CoolUtils Outlook Converter Plugin: This add-in can change stored emails to most any usable format including .docx, .txt, .pdf, .jpg, .tff, .html, and .xhtml. It finds the stored emails on your hard drive and provides a handy wizard to walk you through cosmetic changes to the output file, including how to handle attachments and multimedia where applicable.
- Mail2Cloud Fusion: On top of its ever-useful attachment tracking that does much more than tell you where they are, Fusion automatically replaces your attachments with cloud links. This is ideal for companies that require certain levels of protection and anonymity when sending sensitive documents like legal filings and medical records.
- Important Mail Alert: Not all emails are created equal. For those that require immediate attention, Mail Alert provides a better notification protocol than the one built into Outlook. It not only notifies you of emails from specific senders, but those which contain specific blocks of text (e.g. "meeting")
- Evernote: Evernote lingers as one of the most popular note-taking and content sharing applications around, and for good reason. With Evernote for Outlook, you can take snippets and save them for later, share content with friends and/or coworkers, and save entire conversations in an easy-to-read format.
- PayPal: This is just an easier way to handle billing from your Outlook interface. You can do so without having to open a web browser and login to PayPal, keeping all your invoices in one place.
- FewClix: Finally, we have an indexing and searching application that makes finding that buried email a thousand times easier. FewClix is engineered to help you find emails, attachments, meetings, and contacts with the least amount of effort possible.