Currently, there’s a BlackBerry commercial running here in Canada in which a young woman declares that she gets over 1,000 emails a day. I have to admit, that the 1,000+ emails that she purportedly receives daily, led me to do a little figuring. Truth in advertising and all that.
Assuming that each email takes one minute to read, that translates into 16+ hours devoted to just reading emails. Perhaps it takes less time than that but, even cutting the read time in half would result in a full 8 hour day devoted to just reading emails.
Riding this train of thought, led me to consider just how this young woman managed (assuming that what she claims is true), to handle the time constraints imposed by this massive volume of correspondence – assuming, that at least some of these emails would require an after the fact action plan.
How would she, for example, search for and find, relevant emails, attachments, appointments, tasks, notes and contacts in a rather extensive email achieve? And, do so quickly and efficiently – no small task.
Coincidentally, at roughly the same time that I was putting myself through mental contortions in an attempt to break down the 1,000+ email claim, I was offered an opportunity to take Lookeen, an email search solution designed to integrate seamlessly into Microsoft Outlook, for a test ride.
- Massive increase of E-Mail search speed
- Finds e-Mails, attachments, appointments, tasks, notes and contacts
- Supports Exchange Server, Public Folder and external PST-archives
- Integrated Desktop Search: Search in local and Network Files
- For enterprises: Central Indexing reduces Server and Network Traffic
- Over 500.000 installations worldwide
- Installation in a few clicks
Following an easy installation, the application launches into a brief tutorial as illustrated in the following self-explanatory screen captures.
As shown in the following screen capture, you’ll note that Lookeen adds a simple, yet helpful, search box to Outlook.
Did I mention FAST?
In the following quick search, the application pulled up 697 related items in three tenths of a second.
In a more focused search, the application pulled up 79 related items in two tenths of a second.
In this brief overview, I’ve barely touched on the functionality of this super little Outlook add-on. You can also expect the following:
Lookeen will search everywhere in your Outlook data.
Have every email at your fingertips – no matter how much data you have!
The integrated real-time-indexing enables you to search your local emails (PST), Exchange Server, Public Folder, your complete desktop, and even network files, all while Lookeen is indexing your files.
Lookeen will find every mail – even in the largest of archives.
Execute parallel searches for e-mails, attachments, appointments, tasks, notes and contacts.
Integrated Desktop search enables you to search in documents and PDFs.
Install and manage Lookeen in your enterprise with group policies (Lookeen Business Edition) and use the Lookeen Shared Index feature to reduce server traffic (Lookeen Enterprise Edition).
You can download Lookeen and try it for free for 14 days.
Download at: Lookeen.
As for the young woman’s claim of 1,000 emails a day? Yeah, sure.
A big “Thank You” to regular reader Lee Garber for taking the time to point me towards this application. Thanks Lee.