Various Outlook Sidebar Gadgets
The gadgets are the sidebar tools that are installed upon the user system for the purpose of displaying any tools or tasks or notifications. The gadgets which are installed upon the user systems like clock, weather, etc. provide both fun and functionality to users. The Windows sidebar feature has been included in Windows Vista for the first time. The user can also setup sidebar gadgets for Microsoft Outlook application. The sidebar gadgets for Outlook application include options for displaying tasks or appointments on the Outlook application as the notifications even if the Outlook window is minimized. Thus the user can view the tasks that need to be done, various appointments fixed for the particular date, etc. Microsoft developed two sidebar gadgets for the Outlook application which includeÂ Outlook Appointments and Outlook Tasks. The gadgets can be used either independently or together depending upon the need of the user. The user can thus enable the display of information at a glance with the gadgets and can view the tasks even without launching the Outlook application window.
Discussed below are the details regarding Microsoft Outlook sidebar gadgets:
- Outlook Appointments
- Outlook Tasks
- Other Third Party Gadgets
The Outlook appointments gadgets display 3 or 5 appointments that are included in the To-do list in the Outlook application. The appointments appear in the order of their dates. The appointments are also colored on the basis of the categories. The gadget option would display time, location and title for particular appointments. The user can access the appointments on the Outlook application by clicking on a particular appointment.
The Outlook tasks gadget provide tasks that are included in the Outlook task lists. The user can scroll through various tasks displayed in the tasks gadget. The 'Customize' option for viewing the task list is also provided to users. The various tasks can be grouped according to date, category, time, etc. The addition of new tasks to the task list while Outlook is running is also possible from the gadget sidebar.
Other Third Party Gadgets
Apart from the gadgets that are provided by Microsoft, there are some third party sidebar gadgets also. The user can download and install them by verifying their compatibility with the program and the system. The various sidebar gadgets available for the Outlook application include search bar gadget, clip collector, notes, calendar, etc. Also check whether the gadgets can work with the particular Outlook software version.