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Editors' Review

At the end of the day, Gwabbit's Outlook add-on application is a good idea that doesn't work as well as it should. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't try it. When in top form, Gwabbit added contacts' names, titles, phone numbers, and Web sites to the Outlook address book using information gleaned from an incoming e-mail. When it failed, Gwabbit didn't recognize anything apart from the contact's name and e-mail address, which Outlook can also do. It then prompted us to fill in the rest by scrolling through the e-mail in a separate window and highlight the signature block. Even then, the data transfer wasn't always successful.

Gwabbit's algorithm has difficulty separating the wheat from the chaff in the presence of images, security stamps of the sort that AVG Anti-Virus leaves to OK an incoming e-mail, and contact details that are scattered throughout the e-mail. It's also sensitive to the order of the information and doesn't seem to recognize individual words. As a result, a Twitter username became one colleague's official title in Outlook after using Gwabbit.

Still, those with more straightforward circumstances may yet benefit from Gwabbit's one-click address recording. It's worth a download of the trial software to see which category you fit into. For instance, if your antivirus application doesn't stamp every incoming e-mail and if you meet a sizable number of business contacts via e-mail, Gwabbit could become a favorite time-saving tool.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.2.11

Version 1.2.11:
  • Filter domains - this feature lets you filter out emails from domains you pick, selectively disabling the gwabbit alert from popping up for spam, etc.
  • Choose your save folder - now you can save contacts in any folder, not just the default
  • 64-bit support - gwabbit now supports both 32 and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Outlook
  • Improved internationalization - gwabbit now recognizes the "+" sign in phone numbers
  • Cloud-enabled - gwabbit can now automatically handshake with our upcoming "gwab-o-sphere" contact cloud. The gwab-o-sphere will be the world's first automatic contact cloud, enabling you to sync contacts with your key contact repositories, like Salesforce
  • Better contact recognition - including suffixes, like Esq, CPA, and MD
  • gwabbit contact indicator - lets you see which contacts were gwabbed by gwabbit. This is a new contact field that can be seen by selecting "All Fields" in a contact form
  • Gwabbit Alerts - this optional feature lets colleagues and friends know when you've added their contact to your address book.


Publisher gwabbit
Publisher web site
Release Date December 15, 2010
Date Added December 23, 2010
Version 1.2.11


Category Communications
Subcategory E-mail Utilities

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Additional Requirements Microsoft Outlook 2010 (32-bit and 64-bit), 2007, 2003, 2002 (Office XP), or 2000

Download Information

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Total Downloads 1,769
Downloads Last Week 0


License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial, saves 20 contacts only
Price $19.95
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