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Extend Outlook 2013's feature set with these five free apps
One of the nice things about Outlook 2013 is that it isrnextensible through the use of apps. You can install an app for Outlook 2013 byrnclicking on the Files menu and then clicking the Manage Apps button andrnfollowing the prompts. Once you install an app, it will be invokedrnautomatically when you compose or view a message — but only when appropriate.rnFor example, an app that is designed to map addresses is typically invoked onlyrnwhen you open an email that contains an address. Apps are accessible via a linkrnlocated just above the message body.
Let’s take a look at five free Outlook 2013 available fromrnthe Office Store. (Note: These apps require a connection to Exchange Server 2013.)
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One helpful thing about thisrnapp is that it allows you to restore a message’s original text if necessary. Tornput this capability to the test, I wrote a message in English, translated it tornSpanish, then to Chinese, and then to Russian. Email Translator was still ablernto recover the original English text.
Message Header Analyzer
Message Header Analyzer is a really useful app for IT pros and for anyone else whornwants to analyze a message header. It displays message header information withrnthe click of a mouse.
Conversation Filer is a free app that’s designed to help you place messagesrnin the appropriate folders. If you receive an email that’s part of arnconversation you filed in a different folder, the app will prompt you to move therncurrent message to that folder too.
It’s true that you couldrncreate an Outlook rule to perform such a task, but rules are often based on thernrecipient name and may break if you are listed as a BCC.
You can also append notes tornindividual email messages. These notes are private and are for your referencernonly. They are not sent if you forward the message to someone.