CNET Editors' review
This free Outlook plug-in introduces many useful features to the e-mail client, but it lacks that essential intangible: stability. iLook Social installs as a sidebar pane and brings souped-up searching and filtering, robust Skype integration, nonfunctioning e-mail controls, e-mail content and attachment exporting, and somewhat mediocre Facebook support.
The search and Skype features are the strongest, but could be better. Boolean searches are not supported, nor are cross-folder queries, and the nature of Outlook requires you to manually create a new search results folder that iLook doesn't address. The Skype support is strong, with decent chat quality, contact list support, and other Skype features. Like any third-party Skype plug-in, though, it requires Skype to be running, and iLook wouldn't load if Skype was running before Outlook loaded. The Facebook support was far less convenient than it should have been to convince users to utilize it in iLook.
Pervading the entire iLook experience, unfortunately, is a bumpy ride. Outlook isn't known for its speed, and this plug-in definitely slows it down even more. Switching between its features often causes error messages, and it's hard to tell if or how those errors affect either iLook or Outlook. The features that iLook Social and Outlook provide are smart choices, but the end experience needs to be tightened before it can be considered for daily use.
From My World:
iLook is Outlook plug in that helps you organize your Outlook folders and connects you to your friends and information from facebook, Skype. Super fast search engine that searches for text in e-mail body, subject and inside document attachment for type pdf, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, text, html. Review a person e-mail history in one click all attachments, e-mails and acquaintances of the person how sent you the e-mail, that way you have all the history and details of your personal relationship with the e-mail sender in one click. Connect to your friends in facebook, Skype and sync your friends contacts and birthdays with your outlook at a click of a button. you can watch your friends photo albums directly from your iLook, watch slide show, add and edit photos. Easy export full e-mail folder attachments to files. Create an external archive of all your attached files. Save space on your hard disk and on your outlook storage. All you have to do is mark the folder and click export. iLook connects directly to your organization active directory, and creates an active phone book with IPPhone field extraction from the active directory you can connect to any employee via Skype .iLook get to know your co-workers. iLook connection to MS-Project server, let's you be on top of you projects at all time. you can also create and modify your project directly from you outlook. iLook connection to E.R.P connects to finance, resources and customer relations modules.
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"i Love it, made my life easier"
Version: iLook for Microsoft Outlook 3.7
controls my email mess and let's me see exctly what i want and need in one click + the facebook feature is great ,i can view my friends photo album in full screen slide show + it's faster than the browser.
it's a little slow when i open outlook, it takes a few sec' to load.