Downloads KnockOut: Microsoft Outlook Companion

KnockOut buttonKnockOut is a free tool to easily monitor whether or not Outlook is running on your computer. Amongst others, the application will give balloon notifications in the Notification Area when Outlook is being started and closed.

Even though this little application has been last updated in 2002, its core function still works with the latest edition of Outlook and even with the 64-bit version.

This application has been created by none other than Jensen Harris; The man who later came up with the Ribbon and many other ground breaking new user interfaces when he worked for Microsoft.

Unfortunately, the original website is no longer available but you can still download the latest version from our own server via the link below.

Download: KnockOut: Microsoft Outlook Companion

Downloads ClickYes

Express ClickYes is a tiny program that sits in the taskbar and clicks the Yes button on behalf of you, when Outlook’s Security Guard opens prompt dialog saying that a program is trying to send an email with Outlook or access its address book.

Download: ClickYes

Downloads Foxit PDF Preview Handler

If you are using Foxit instead of Adobe Reader to open pdf-files you can use this Preview Handler to preview PDF-attachments in Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010 on Windows Vista or Windows 7. Even though it hasn’t been developed by Foxit, it does use the Foxit engine.

Download: Foxit PDF Preview Handler

When you are using Outlook 2013 on Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 or newer, Outlook has native support for previewing pdf-files. Opening pdf-files via a double click will open it in the Reader app and can even be edited in Word 2013. Installing the Foxit PDF Preview Handler has therefor become optional.

Downloads Adobe PDF Previewer and Indexer

Preview PDF-files

To preview PDF-files in Outlook you can install the latest version of Adobe Reader. This includes a preview handler that is compatible with Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013.

Download: Adobe Reader

When you are using Outlook 2013 on Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 or newer, Outlook has native support for previewing pdf-files. Opening pdf-files via a double click will open it in the Reader app and can even be edited in Word 2013. Installing Adobe Reader has therefor become optional.

Search inside PDF-files

When you are using Windows 7 or previous and want to be able to search inside PDF-attachments in Outlook and Windows, you must install an iFilter for pdf-files. When you are using a 32-bit version of Windows, this is automatically installed when you install the latest version of Adobe Reader.

For a 64-bit version of Windows you’ll need an additional installer which you can download below.

Download: Adobe PDF iFilter 11 for 64-bit platforms
Download: Adobe PDF iFilter Configuration Administrator Guide (pdf)

Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 and later provide native support for indexing pdf-files. This applies to both the 32-bit and the 64-bit editions and is done via the Reader Search Handler. Installing the Adobe PDF iFilter is therefor optional.

PDF iFilter for Exchange, SharePoint and SQL

The 64-bit PDF iFilter also enables searching inside pdf-files in server products such as Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and 2010, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and 2010, and Microsoft SQL Server.

Microsoft Exchange 2013 and SharePoint 2013 include their own PDF iFilter. If you want, you can force it to use the Adobe PDF iFilter in the following way:

Downloads Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats

Still communicating with someone who is using Office 2003 or previous? You might want to include this link when sending mails with an attachment in the new Office 2007/2010/2013 document format like docx, xlsx and pptx.

By installing the Compatibility Pack in addition to Microsoft Office 2000, Office XP, or Office 2003, you will be able open, edit, and save files using the file formats new to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007/2010/2013.

Download: Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats

Downloads Conferencing Add-in for Microsoft Office Outlook and Live Meeting 2007

With the Conferencing Add-in for Outlook, you can do the following without leaving the Microsoft Office Outlook messaging and collaboration client:

  • Schedule a Live Meeting session in the same way that you schedule and invite attendees to other meetings, and define participants as attendees or presenters.
  • Set meeting options.
  • Schedule a conference call.
  • Start sharing information using Office Communicator 2007 R2

Download: Live Meeting Conferencing Add-in for Microsoft Office Outlook

Downloads Calendar Printing Assistant for Outlook

Calendar Printing Assistant buttonThe Calendar Printing Assistant for Outlook is a program that provides an easy way to print and customize Outlook calendar information.

With this download you can:

  • Print dynamic calendar views
  • Customize and personalize your calendars
  • Adjust information to changing views

After installing it, there will be a link for it in the Start Menu and not in Outlook;
Microsoft Office-> Microsoft Office Tools-> Calendar Printing Assistant

Download: Calendar Printing Assistant for Outlook (32-bit only)

Examples for using the Calendar Printing Assistant

Below are some guides with scenarios in which the Calendar Printing Assistant is useful.

The Calendar Printing Assistant is not fully compatible with Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2016. You may need to trick the installer to get it installed.

There are also some stability issues which might crash Outlook when running the Calendar Printing Assistant.

Additionally, be aware that some dialogs may refer to Outlook 2007 even when you are using a later version of Outlook. This however is purely a cosmetic and not a functional bug.

Downloads Microsoft Outlook pst-file backup-up Add-in

The Personal Folders Backup download allows you to easily create backup copies of your .PST files at regular intervals.

Officially, this add-in only works with Outlook 2002/XP, Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007 but can be made compatible with Outlook 2010 as well by setting a specific option in the Registry.

This add-in can’t be made compatible with Outlook 2013. Instead, consider making manual backups or one of the many other (semi-) automated ways.

Download: Outlook 2007/2003/2002 Add-in: Personal Folders Backup

Downloads Outlook Hotmail Connector

Connect to your Hotmail/MSN/Live account from within Outlook with the Outlook Hotmail for increased functionality.

To find out which version you currently have installed see this Quick Tip.

Stable releases

The latest released versions of the Outlook Hotmail Connector is version: 14.0.6123.5001

Download: Outlook Hotmail Connector 32-bit
Download: Outlook Hotmail Connector 64-bit

You will only need to install the 64-bit version when you are using the 64-bit version of Outlook 2010. If you are using the 32-bit version of Outlook 2010 or a previous version of Outlook, then you’ll need the 32-bit version; even when you have installed Outlook on a 64-bit version of Windows.


Currently there are no BETA versions of the Outlook Hotmail Connector available.