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Third Party Applications to use with Entourage & Outlook

Applications listed here are used by regular Entourage users. Please evaluate them for yourself before purchasing. "Recommended by users" implies no guarantee. I am not affiliated with the products. Products are listed to help Entourage users find products to enhance Entourage.

  1. Address Book/Contacts
    1. Signature/Contact grabbers
  2. Auto-enter text and auto-correct typos applications
  3. Backup
  4. Cache Cleaners
  5. Calendar
  6. Cross Platform - Transfer mail from PC to Mac, utilities
  7. Exchange
  8. Files-share large files
  9. Keyboard Shortcuts
  10. Locations/Travel
  11. Magnification of text
  12. Mail- help manage your mail
  13. Newsletters/personal mass emails
  14. Palm Support
  15. Password Managers
  16. Phone
  17. Photos reduce size
  18. Spelling
  19. Sync/Share
  20. Spam
  21. Task Management (GTD)
  22. Text Cleanup
  23. Troubleshooting Tools

Address Book/Contacts

Sync Entourage & AB Groups (donationware) will sync categories in Entourage with groups in Address Book. Can be used to sync my "Cell Phone" category contacts with my phone using iSync. See this blog article for more info

eMail Extractor...a very powerful tool to extract email addresses from all kind of files. Retrieves all valid email addresses from any file and generates an output file with only good and well formatted emails without duplicates. $20

Entourage Contact CSV Exporter...a program to convert .rge contacts into a standard outlook .csv file. (freeware)

Signatures/contact grabbers

WhoPaste...is a "contract grabber" utility that creates contact records from text (like email signatures) or directly from spreadsheets (either rows or cell ranges).  WhoPaste is compatible with Tiger (Mac OS X 10.4.3+) and Leopard. ($10 USD)

Auto-enter text and auto-correct typos applications similar to Office's auto correct feature but works in all applications.

Typinator...Typinator is an automatic text software that boosts your productivity and eliminates errors by automating the process of inserting frequently used text and graphics and auto-correcting typing errors. From the makers of PopChar X and Keycue.

TypeIt4Me...Preferences panel that is used to insert text. Also used to trigger AppleScripts with your abbreviations instead of reaching for a menu or pressing obscure keyboard combinations.

SpellCatcherX...a spell checker plus auto completion feature finishes what you're typing for you. Useful for those that write in multiple languages.

TextExpander...SmileOnMyMac‘s auto text software. If you are familiar with Peter Maurer, the developer of Butler you‘ll want to try out TextExpander.

Backup (Articles on Backup Entourage)

SuperDuper!...backup software that allows you to revert to a previous version if update is problematic.

EagleFiler...From the author of SpamSieve. Imports your data. Stores in an open format: regular files and folders that are fully accessible to your other applications.Browse by folder or by tag, or use the live search to find the information you need (faster than Spotlight).View, edit, or create documents directly in EagleFiler’s streamlined interface, or double-click to edit using another application. $40 See article Archiving your e-mails with EagleFiler for more info.

DEVONthink...DEVONthink Pro Office imports email from major email applications as well as from many news readers (such as NetNewsWire and Endo). Search all your DEVONthink databases directly from Spotlight. DEVONthink Pro is much more than a backup application. Check out the DEVONacademy for tutorial, tips and scripts.

Softhing... Offers tools to backup Entourage and Outlook for Mac.

Cache Cleaners

FontNuke...A FREE tool for removing font cache files on Mac OS X. Removes system font caches, Adobe font caches (*.lst), and Microsoft Office font caches. If it prompts you to click the button for "Quit All Apps" just quit them manually.

Northern Softworks Cache Cleaner... CC does a lot more than just clean caches. ClamAV antivirus built in. Another product by Northern Softworks that makes using Entourage and other Mac applications easier is ClipDoubler.

See Troubleshooting Tools for more options

Calendar

MenuCalendarClock for Entourage.... Microsoft Entourage compatible menu calendar and a configurable menu clock. Get a registration (for $19.95) to access advanced features or use the basic features for free. *not compatible with Entourage 2008*, but a new version is in the works. 6/22/08

Cross Platform - Transfer mail from PC to Mac, utilities

Outlook to Entourage from "Convert My Email". Transfers your email, address book, contacts and calender to your new Mac's Entourage account. This will create an Entourage account just like your Outlook account. $15. New!

MessageSave... MessageSave makes it very easy to export your Outlook email and import it into a Mac mail client, such as Mail.app, Entourage, etc. MessageSave will work with any Outlook email account (PST or Exchange). MessageSave preserves attachments, sender email addresses, message timestamps, multiple languages. Download the trial version. MessageSave supports exporting contacts in addition to migrating messages. $34.97 USD with current discount. MBOX format is supported only when using MessageSave with Outlook 2002 or newer.

Emailchemy... reads email files from the proprietary formats of most popular email applications and converts them to standard formats that any application can use. $28

Outlook2Mac...Transfer Windows® Outlook® email, contacts, and calendar appointments from your PC to your Macintosh® computer! $10 POPULAR!!

WinShortcutter...WinShortcutter is a collection of small and usefull utilities that are primarily focused at people working in a windows dominant office environment with a weak Mac support. OS X works well on Windows networks, but it still has trouble with Windows shortcuts (the Windows version of OS X aliases). WinShortcutter fixes this problem, giving you easy access to Windows shortcuts. Freeware

Duplicate Killer Merger for Microsoft® Outlook...Remove Outlook duplicates in the Contacts, E-mails, Notes, Tasks, Calendar Folders of Microsoft Outlook. Useful for clearing up duplicates for Exchange users created from Sync Services.

ConvertMyMail...Transfer your Email, Address Book, Contacts and Calendar Items from your old Outlook account to Entourage. $19.95.

Windows Live Mail to Entourage...Transfers your email, contacts, attachments, email folder structure and email dates to Entourage. $19.95

Outlook Express to Entourage...Transfers your email, attachments, email folder structure and Windows Address Book to Entourage. Price$14.95

PST Converter Pro This tool can also convert Outlook PST files to Entourage archive, Outlook pst (including password protected ones) to standard mbox, Outlook pst to eml files while preserving UNICODE content. PST Converter pro also supports this unique feature which exports and preserves message attachments. Price $29

OLM to PST...Converts .olm file to .pst file $99 US

Stellar OLM to PST Converter...Stellar OLM to PST Converter aptly converts the email components, such as Inbox, Contacts, Calendars, Tasks, and Notes etc from the Outlook for Mac (OLM) data file to the corresponding MS Outlook Personal Storage (PST) File. $99

Move My Mail to Mac - Works with all Outlook Versions $7.99

Exchange

Entourage Exchange Accounts Optimizer...This utility automatically moves old mail from your Exchange account to a replicated structure within Entourage. You select how many days of mail to keep in Exchange and EEAO does the rest. It can handle multiple accounts and be set to run automatically. Works on both Tiger & Leopard for Entourage 2004 and 2008. $15

Files..share large files

DropBox...Store, sync, and, share files online. Available for Windows, OS X, and Linux. Join me on Dropbox and get 2GB plus 250MB of bonus space free!

Microsoft OneDrive (SkyDrive) Easily store and share photos, videos, documents, and more — anywhere, on any device, free. Plus, get 7 GB when you sign up.

Papaya...Files of any size and kind are served directly from your own Mac. No need to wait for the file to upload somewhere. Your stuff is instantly available to anyone with a regular web browser. Users can also drop files for you using their web browser.

Enmber was LittleSnapper...built in support for Flickr, image exports, FTP, SFTP and their own webservice especially for LittleSnapper users: QuickSnapper.

FileChute...makes sending large files easy. FileChute works best with a .Mac account, configuration is super easy. But since not everyone has a .Mac account, FileChute also works great with other FTP or WebDAV-accessible web server.

Interarchy... (formerly Anarchy – by the authors of Internet Config). This application is primarily a powerful FTP client application but amongst many other features, it provides you with an easy user interface to monitor about anything you can monitor regarding network traffic on your Mac. Great for troubleshooting connection problems.

Share/send large files....There are several sites that allow you to share large files. Be sure to check the size limit to see if they meet your needs. Use this Google search to get you started.

Keyboard Shortcuts

See Shortcuts

Locations/Travel

Sidekick... Sidekick is an application that automatically updates your laptop settings based on where you are.

Magnification of text

**Center for Partially Sighted** provides a lot of useful information to help you use your Mac.

Screen Loupe is a desktop utility that displays a magnified view of whatever is underneath your mouse cursor.

Macnifier shows a magnified section of your Apple Macintosh screen to help viewing up close. Freeware

Coloristic is a mouse over magnification program. $12

Mail- help manage your mail

Mail Forward for Mac OS X...Forward your AOL, Gmail, Hotmail, MSN, Netscape, Yahoo, and POP mail to any e-mail address!

Newsletters/personal mass emails:

Email Merge
http://www.sigsoftware.com/emailmerge/

Direct Mail
http://ethreesoftware.com/directmail/index.php

Emerge
http://www.galleon.com/emerge/index.html

MaxBulkMailer
http://www.maxprog.com/MaxBulk.html

Constant Contact
http://www.constantcontact.com

Swift Publisher
http://www.belightsoft.com/products/swiftpublisher/

Palm Support

UnDupe...For Palm users. Delete duplicates from the Date Book, Address Book, Memo Pad, and To Do List (or Franklin Task List if you are using Franklin-Covey software) separately.

Password Managers

1Password 4 for Mac ...Simply the best password manager for the Mac. Store all your valuable info including your Office CD Keys in 1Password. Available for iOS devices as well. Sync via Dropbox or iCloud.

WebConfidential...by Alco Blom...organize and save all your passwords, account names and user ids, software keys, serial numbers, ATM and PIN codes etc. in one convenient place. You can then protect your data with very strong cryptography.

Pastor...(freeware) Pastor is a tool to store all your passwords, website logins, serial numbers, etc. encrypted and password-protected. With built-in password generator.

PocketMac® SecureNotes...Software that acts as a safe deposit box for your Macintosh. It will safely store everything from your Driver's License # to your auto insurance policy number as well as source code snippets for you developers out there. Even entire movies you want to keep private and safe.

Phone

Sync Entourage & AB Groups (donationware) will sync categories in Entourage with groups in Address Book. Can be used to sync my "Cell Phone" category contacts with my phone using iSync. See this blog article for more info.

Photos Reduce size

How to use iPhoto to reduce

Using iPhoto ’11 with Outlook 2011

Graphic Converter...More than a photo reducer. It's like a mini Photoshop. Macworld 5 star rating $39.95

Easy Crop...Crop and scale down a photo to send in an email $11.95

Shortcuts

Keyboard Maestro...Use Keyboard Maestro to create shortcuts for Entourage Menu Items like ""Work Offline" that does not have an assigned shortcut. With Keyboard Maestro you can design a custom action sequence with your own shortcuts and use them at any time, you can navigate through running applications and open windows with Program Switcher, and you can work with an unlimited number of clipboards - all by pressing simple keystrokes. See the Tutorial "Customize Entourage with Keyboard Maestro" $36

DoubleCommand!... DoubleCommand is software for Mac OS X (a kernel extension) that lets you remap keys, in other words change the way your keyboard works. Often used to make a PC keyboard more comfortable with a Mac, swapping the Alt (Option) and Windows (Command or Apple) keys, since they are in swapped positions on Mac and PC keyboards. DoubleCommand is a quick and easy way to fix this if you use a PC keyboard with your Mac. (donationware)

KeyCue...from the makers of PopChar Pro. If you have trouble remembering the menu shortcuts or want to learn new ones. The neat thing is it lets you see your Entourage script shortcuts in addition to the ones added by the Entourage application.

xCuts.... a utility for looking up Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts. Includes a section on Windows shortcuts that lets you look up the Mac OS X equivalent. (freeware)

Spelling

Antidote RX...Antidote RX is a spell-checker for French that can be used with Entourage (and most appplications on your Mac). The app also offers pretty extensive dictionaries and thesaurus and other linguistic tools.

SpellCatcherX... Interactive spelling and typing correction in virtually all Mac OS X applications, multiple languages. Entourage spelling corrects only in Entourage. SpellCatcherX works in all applications. Customizable shorthand glossary with autocorrect, Thesaurus and Dictionary. $39.95 USD

Sync/Share

The Missing Sync (Mark/Space) ...Mac Synchronization Products.

Spanning Sync v 2.0...Synchronize Google Calendar and Apple iCal.

PocketMac for BlackBerry

PocketMac GoBetween...it's the first-ever automated iSync plug-in to allow Entourage users to sync their crucial data to iSync-supported phones and devices.

Spam

SpamSieve... Adds Bayesian spam filtering to popular e-mail clients. Mavericks compatible. Older versions avaiable. (recommended by many users on the Entourage Talk list)

Task Management (GTD)

OmniFocus...from the OmniGroup. Professional-grade personal task management

Things...from Cultured Code. Won Macworld Best of Show 2009. Simple but powerful.

Text Cleanup

TextSoap...Text filters to clean up text & email formatting. Supports Entourage and Outlook for Mac. It's a necessary tool since Auto Text Cleanup was not included in Outlook. TextSoap is one of my personal favorites tools.

Troubleshooting Tools