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Add canned responses and snippets to Microsoft Outlook with Text Lightning

Want a quick way to add some pre-defined text to your Microsoft Outlook email messages? Text Lightning is a slick, free add-in which makes it easy to drop in custom signatures or any other boilerplate verbage you need fast access to. It's even got a product recognition feature which scans your message and then displays only snippets which it believes are relevant. Composing a reply? Text Lightning will automatically insert your preferred greeting and embed the sender's name for you.

And Text Lightning doesn't stop with mere text. It supports other file types, so you can stash commonly attached images, documents, and spreadsheets in its sidebar as well. There's also a built-in forgotten attachment detector and quick move button for zapping messages into your archive folders.

Version compatibility isn't spelled out on the Xequte website, but it worked well for me in Outlook 2003 and Martin at ghacks had success with Outlook 2010 -- so we fully expect Text Lightning also works with Outlook 2007.

Download the Text Lightning add-in for Microsoft Outlook

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