Add-ins and Connectors in Outlook for Mac: Do More with Your Outlook Email Client Than Ever Before.
Outlook for Mac add-ins and connectors
Even the hardcore users of Outlook for Mac might sometimes miss the add-ins and connectors that can extend the capabilities far beyond what might one expect. So let’s take a moment and learn about these Outlook for Mac add-ins and connectors.
Outlook for Mac Add-ins
Add-ins are extra features that can help you do things not possible with in-built features. Microsoft is often on the look-out for new partner integrations that can make Outlook more than what it is. It also avoids users switching back and forth between different services. The add-ins help integrate the features of many services under similar roof.
NOTE: – Some of the latest add-ins are available only for users who have signed up for “Office Insider Fast”, a program that lets the subscribers an early access of new features and updates.
To get add-ins, click on ‘Store’ (inside ‘Insert’ tab) and download/buy the ones you see fit for your work.
Outlook for Mac Connectors
Connectors are similar to add-ins and act as a subset of a particular type of add-ins. Outlook for Mac Connectors help you bring content, news, updates, etc. from other popular programs and services right inside your Outlook interface.
It’s an amazing experience that can be only understood by using it directly.
However, the only disappointing factor is that the connectors are supported only for Office 365 groups shared inbox, requiring Work or Schoold account. It also works with Outlook 2016 as a sole app and even Outlook web-based email client. However, it doesn’t support POP or IMAP accounts (Gmail, Outlook.com, etc.).
To add a connector, go to one of your groups, click on ‘Connectors,’ browse the list of connectors, and click on ‘Add’ for the one you want. Next, the connector you choose starts its own customize integration process. Follow the instructions carefully. No two connectors are integrated in exactly the same way. For example, if you add an RSS feed, you don’t need to login, but for other services or connectors, you might need to log in.
Every time a connector delivers a news, message, or an update, everyone in the group can see it and comment.
Add-ins and Connectors in Outlook for Mac
It’s a great way to improve productivity while working as a team. No need to send a link of something you want your team to read via emails. Every topic of interest you and your team follow, every blog you frequently visit, and even Twitter accounts you follow can now being integrated with Outlook.
Try Outlook for Mac add-ins and connectors. They sure will improve your experience of Outlook as an email client and an information manager.