Thursday, March 13, 2008

Lookout - MS Outlook Search Plug-in

For a long time, I was looking out for a simple search option for MS Outlook 2003. I could not convince myself to use some desktop search tool. I felt that most of the desktop search tools are CPU hungry and could slowdown your system at critical junctures. Finally had time and energy to find the search plug-in.

Lookout
“Lookout is a lightning-fast search for your email, files, and desktop works with Microsoft Outlook. Built on top of a powerful search engine, Lookout is the only personal search engine that can search all of your email from directly within Outlook - in seconds. You can use Lookout to search your: Email messages; Contacts, calendar, notes, tasks, etc.; Data from exchange, POP, IMAP, PST files, Public Folders; Files on your computer or other computers.”

History
Microsoft bought this company way back in 2004 and started un-supporting it. So today to get this plug-in you have rely on third-party web-archives.

Disclaimer
There is no support for this plug-in. So use your own discretion.

Download URL
http://web.archive.org/web/20060831223528/http://www.lookoutsoft.com/Lookout/download.html

References
http://www.lockergnome.com/windows/2004/07/26/microsoft-lookout-for-outlook/
http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2007/04/19.html

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lookout was cool! Successor is LOOKEEN! http://www.lookeen.com!


rgds

Alex said...

I works with MS Outlook files very often and consequently sometimes have got some problems.Previous week my mail was corrupted and I didn't know what to do.But a friend advised-pst viewer or pst-viewer.And tool fix it.I noticed that tool has got next resource for restore your data from files with *.pst and *.ost extension.