Google Calendar users have the enviable option to create new events using plain English: “Lunch meeting with Joe tomorrow at Panera Bread,” for example. Freeware applet Easy2Add adds the same capability to Outlook, allowing you to create appointments just by typing a line of text.

The applet sits in your Windows System Tray. Click it (or press Ctrl-Shift-A), then type your appointment details. Outlook doesn’t even have to be running. Hit Enter and you’re done! You also have the option of opening the newly created appointment so you can double-check the info and/or tweak the details.

Easy2Add is free; it requires Outlook 2000 or later. Based on my quick tests, it’s a great little time-saver. [via Lifehacker]

Source: BNET

By Rick Broida