Archive for November 12, 2011

Great Microsoft Outlook Alternative – Free E-Mail Client For Windows


So far, there has never been a good Outlook alternative for Windows. Outlook has been the ruler of Office/Email products for quite long. Though there was Mozilla Thunderbird, it had its limitations. There is hope now, with eM Client for Windows. Free for Home/Personal use, is a great email client with extensive features to handle meetings, calendar, tasks, threaded email view, facebook, skype integration, advanced contacts etc. This wil be a smooth way to handle your emails. For commercial use, one has to spend $50.


  1. Easy Outlook import – Import all your data from any MS Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Live Mail or Thunderbird.
  2. GMail integration – Synchronize all your Emails, Calendars and Contacts and even GTalk with your Gmail account or various other services like Yahoo, AOL and Hotmail.
  3. Fast search options – Find any email, contact or attachment in seconds with eM Client super fast search.
  4. Signature/Template support
  5. Email rules, folders, and other categorization support
  6. lots of such goodies – for more, please read here.

Download here.

Cacoo – Free Online Tool To Create Collaborative FlowChart, Mind Maps, Wireframes

Cacoo is free (limited) but very capable online tool that lets you create astonishing block diagrams, flow charts, mind maps, office 2010 like diagrams with lots of templates. Best of all, it is editable online by a group of people simultaneously so process of ideation, discussion, brain storming would be seamless and great with this tool…just look at the following draw area. It’s simple and great. You can print, export to PDF etc.


Features listed on their official site:

  • Elements can be dragged and dropped to easily create diagrams.
  • Elements can be linked together with connectors.
  • Connectors automatically move when elements are repositioned.
  • You can use a text box and put text anywhere you like.
  • You can upload images from your PC and include them in Diagrams.
  • You can take screenshots of your computer from within Cacoo.
  • Smart styles can easily be applied to stencils.
  • You can have multiple sheets in a diagram and use them as backgrounds or layers.
  • When you move the objects on your canvas, they will be snapped at the objects or grids nearby and align automatically.
  • Copying, pasting and other functionality of basic drawing software is also built in to Cacoo.
  • All actions are stored so there are unlimited levels of undo.
  • You can import an image from the other websites by indicating the URL.
  • The imported image can be easily trimmed only using your mouse.
  • According to your editing status, tips will be shown on the right bottom corner of the canvas.
  • Collaborative, chatting etc.


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