Free! – Outlook Search Tool and Google Reader

Where'd that email go?

The average number of email messages received is increasing daily as it becomes the preferred method of communication. As a result, important emails and attachment files can be buried or overlooked, making it difficult to find them again.

For years, IBM’s Lotus Notes Mail has had an integrated search tool for email attachments, and now Microsoft Outlook has one too. Lookout is a free download that is quicker to access than Google Desktop or other separate search tools, or the Outlook ‘Find’ option. This personal search tool will find your keywords by searching your subject lines, body, and addresses, and can restrict searches by time frame or sender.

Feed me!

Web surfers and news junkies will enjoy Google Reader, a neat program that keeps up with your favorite websites or blogs by checking for updates.

News-feeds, or ‘subscriptions,’ are added to your profile by typing in the URL for various websites such as CNN, Wall Street Journal or ESPN. Unread entries are marked in bold, similar to unread emails in your inbox.

The interface is simple, with a built-in public page to share with your friends and family. Reader not only works with Windows but also with any mobile phone browser.

About Brent Whitfield

Brent Whitfield is CEO of DCG Technical Solutions, Inc., which provides IT Support in the Los Angeles area since 1993. DCG exists to help our clients choose, implement, and manage IT and cloud solutions that are cost effective and reliable. DCG's pro-active approach to IT is ideally suited for companies who depend on reliable IT infrastructure, but don't want to spend a lot of money to keep it that way. DCG was recognized among the Top 10 Fastest Growing MSPs in North America by MSP Mentor. Brent has been featured in Fast Company, CNBC, Network Computing, Reuters, and Yahoo Business.

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