Hanselminutes Podcast 30 - Outlook Add-Ins and Personal Productivity Enhancers
My thirtieth Podcast is up. This episode is about 3rd party add-ins for Outlook that can be used to greatly enhance your productivity (and get your Inbox to zero messages!)
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We talk about three main Outlook-Addin in this show, Speedfilter, Taglocity, and ClearContext.
- UPDATE: ClearContext has emailed me with this great information for folks:
- "Tell your listeners to use the following coupon receive $15 off the purchase price: ZEN15. All purchases made between now and our v3 release date will receive a complimentary upgrade to 3.0 at no extra cost. This coupon is good through 11/1/2006."
- Office 2007 – our current product (v2.0.6) works well with 2007. That said, we’re currently beta testing 3.0 of the product which is intended to support 2007. We have posted some screen prints of our 2007-specific features here.
- Additional v3 Enhancements – in addition to our "Made for 2007" features we have implemented some UI enhancements that I think you will find interesting. In particular:
- We now have an Unsubscribe from Thread feature that works much like Omar's ThreadKiller
- We have implemented an advanced Topic Selector UI that makes it easier to assign Topics and file
- We also have built in a Topic Query on Send function that allows customers to assign Topics as they send messages, which in turn can be used to move sent email from the Sent Messages folder to their respective Topic folders.
More detail on the 3.0 release can be found here.
- If any of your listeners are interested in checking out the beta of 3.0, drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
- The folks at Taglocity
have offered this special 25% ($10) off coupon code for Hanselminutes listeners- "ZEN4647015965"- and it's good until the end of September.
- UPDATE: "Hi Scott - Thanks for the review of Taglocity. As the 'new kid on the block' it's good to see some healthy competition in this market. So in that spirit, we'll match any other vendors coupon offer - just use the coupon ZEN15 from today and you'll get $15 off the purchase price of $39 for Taglocity Pro! That's a big saving when compared to the 55 dollars others are costing..."
We'll post any additional coupons as they show up. Enjoy!
Links from the Show
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