FAQs - FewClix for Outlook

  What is FewClix for Outlook?

FewClix for Outlook is a revolutionary email productivity tool for Microsoft Outlook that completely transforms your email experience by delivering the following capabilities:

  • Powerful Search: FewClix enables you to find emails with unbelievable ease and reliability. You can find any message in your mailbox using simultaneous combinations of multiple search options, narrowing down hundreds or even thousands of search results to the one that you need, in seconds. Learn more here.
  • Prioritization: FewClix helps you cut through the clutter in your mailbox, instantly isolating those messages that require attention. Learn more here.
  • Attachment Search: The "Attachment Search" capability enables you to view and search all attachments in your mailbox like never before. Now you never again need open several emails to find the one message with the attachment that you need. Learn more here.
  Why do I need FewClix for Outlook?

The recently concluded FewClix "Email Time Suck" Survey, among 1,018 American respondents aged 18+, delivered new insights into our relationship with email and its effects on our lives.

A) We spend a lot of time with email

  • We spend 1.5 hours with email every day
  • In comparison, we spend 93 minutes eating and 41 minutes exercising
  • Two in five (40%) admit that email is the first thing they think about when they wake up in the morning
  • They've also thought about it while on vacation (35%), while using the bathroom (26%), while in the shower (18%) and even while in bed with someone (9%)!

B) For many, the pervasiveness of email is negatively impacting their lives

  • One in five (19%) Americans admit that technology is damaging their personal relationships
  • One in six (16%) feel a direct correlation between the number of emails in their inbox, their daily stress levels and their workplace productivity

FewClix for Outlook helps you save up to 30 minutes (on average) every day, by enabling you to entirely eliminate and/or speed up tasks that contribute to "email time suck." Additionally, FewClix integrates directly into Microsoft Outlook and displays results in Outlook's native view, offering you a seamless and intuitive experience.

  What can I do with FewClix for Outlook?

FewClix allows you to find, prioritize and respond to emails more efficiently. Specific capabilities include:

Search / Filter by:

  • Sender
  • Any Recipient
  • Subject
  • Message content
  • Message Size Range
  • Attachment Name*
  • Attachment Content*
  • Search All

Prioritize by:

  • Addressed "Only to Me," "To Me and Others," "Copied to Me"
  • Marked "Important"
  • Flagged for follow-up
  • Unread / Read
  • Replied To / Forwarded
  • Attachment Type
  • Received in the Last "N" Number of Days
  • Flag Status

Search Attachments by:

  • Attachment type
  • Attachment name
  • Attachment size
  • Sender name
  • Date received
  • Mail folder that it resides in
  What are the options of FewClix for Outlook?

FewClix for Outlook is available in three options:

a) FewClix for Outlook Personal Edition:

The Personal Edition is integrated inside the Microsoft Outlook inbox and provides email users with the following capability:

  • Search - Any email in the inbox can be located with ease and reliability! More on Search here.

b) FewClix for Outlook PRO:

In addition to the Search capability provided by the Personal Edition, FewClix for Outlook PRO provides the following capabilities:

  • Prioritization - Emails that need attention can be instantly isolated with just a click or two! More on Prioritization here.

b) FewClix for Outlook PRO+:

In addition to the Search, Prioritization and Personalization capabilities provided by PRO, FewClix for Outlook PRO+ provides the following capabilities:

  • Attachment Search – Rapid search through all the attachments in your mailbox. More on Attachment Search here.
  Why should I use FewClix when Outlook already has all the Search and Organization capabilities I need?

A) The ease of use delivered by FewClix for Outlook's unique and superior User Interface enables you to perform all the Search and Organization tasks available in Outlook several times faster, making you more efficient and productive

B) FewClix also has many capabilities that Outlook Search / Advanced Search does not have. These include:

Search / Filter by:

  • Attachment name
  • Attachment content
  • Year / Month / Date Range

Prioritize by:

  • Messages "Replied To" or "Forwarded"
  • Messages NOT "Replied To" or "Forwarded"
  • Messages addressed "Only To Me"

Search Attachments by:

  • Attachment type
  • Attachment size
  • Mail folder that it resides in
  How much does FewClix for Outlook cost?

FewClix for Outlook is available in three options:

  • FewClix Personal Edition (Search capability only): Free
  • FewClix PRO (Search and Prioritization): $11.95 annually
  • FewClix PRO+ (Search, Prioritization and Attachment Search): $19.95 annually
  Where can I buy / download FewClix for Outlook?

FewClix for Outlook is available for purchase / download here.

  Does FewClix for Outlook work with my operating system?

FewClix for Outlook supports the following operating systems:

  • Windows 8 x32, x64
  • Windows 7 x32, x64

Support for MAC OSX is planned for the future.

  Does FewClix for Outlook work with my version of Outlook?

FewClix for Outlook supports the following Microsoft Outlook versions:

  • Outlook 2016
  • Outlook 2013
  • Outlook 2010
  Does FewClix for Outlook modify email data in my Outlook client?

No. FewClix for Outlook is a non-intrusive program that does not modify your email data. It only performs "Read Only" operations to update the index, retrieve email data and display it in a manner that facilitates Search, Prioritize and Personalize features.

  Does FewClix for Outlook slow down or otherwise impact the performance of my Outlook client?

FewClix for Outlook does not normally impact the performance of your Outlook client. It reads email data from the Outlook PST / OST file using native Microsoft Outlook APIs. Hence, the user experience from a performance standpoint is very similar to that with the Outlook email client. To help improve performance while searching / filtering by "Email Content" and / or "Attachments", we recommend that users first filter by "Sender" or "Date".

  Does using FewClix for Outlook affect how I work within the Outlook client?

No. FewClix for Outlook is a productivity add-in for Microsoft Outlook and it does not affect your work within the Outlook client.

  How do I install FewClix for Outlook?

After downloading your subscription to FewClix for Outlook, follow this simple installation guide: https://www.fewclix.com/pdf/FewClix-for-Outlook_Installation-Guide.pdf

  How do I activate my subscription?

Click on the "Help" () icon and choose "Activate Subscription". Copy and paste the email address and Activation Key sent to you via email and click "Activate".

How do Activate FewClix for Outlook
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  How do I renew my subscription?

Click on the "Help" () icon and choose "Renew...". This will redirect you to the appropriate page on the FewClix website.

  How do I update FewClix to the most recent version?

Click on the "Help" () icon and choose "Check for Updates". If an update is available you will be prompted to upgrade.

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  How can I get started using FewClix for Outlook once I've downloaded?

The best way to experience all that FewClix for Outlook has to offer is to experiment with the tool's search, prioritization and personalization features. Additionally, this quick start guide offers details of how to use each of FewClix for Outlook's unique features: https://www.fewclix.com/pdf/FewClix-for-Outlook_Quick-Start-Guide.pdf

  I have installed FewClix for Outlook but am unable to see the plugin in my inbox

If you do not see FewClix for Outlook in your Outlook mail client, please follow the steps below to enable the FewClix add-in:

  1. Launch Microsoft Outlook
  2. Click "File" on the top menu options
  3. From the options listed on the left, select "Options"
  4. In the new window that opens, select "Add-Ins"
  5. Find and click the "Go..." button at the bottom of the screen
  6. Check the box next to 'FewClix for Outlook'
  7. Click "OK"
  8. Restart Microsoft Outlook
  How does FewClix for Outlook work?

The first time you install FewClix for Outlook, it indexes your mail file (inbox / folder). Once indexing is complete, FewClix is able to rapidly retrieve and present data based on your needs by accessing the index file.

  What is the "High Volume Mode"? When should I use it? (Available only in FewClix 2.0)

The "High Volume Mode" is designed for folders with a large volume of messages. Switching to "High Volume Mode" while Searching or Prioritizing a folder with more than 10,000 messages, significantly improves performance. This is available only in FewClix 2.0.

  How do I index a folder that is not already indexed or vice versa?

Please follow the steps below to enable / disable indexing of a folder:

  • Click on "Indexing Options" () (Step 1)
  • You can check those folders that you want to index and uncheck those that you don't want to index. (Step 2)

Step 1

FewClix for Outlook Indexing options setting
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Step 2

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  How long does the indexing process take?

The time required to complete indexing your mail file (inbox / folder) for the first time depends on the following criteria:

  • Number of email messages in your mail file (inbox / folder)
  • Number of attachments in the email messages
  • Mail Content and Attachment Content

Typically, mail files (inbox / folder) with less than 10,000 email messages will be indexed in less than 50 minutes.

  How often do I need to update my index?

The interval between updates depends on the frequency with which you receive new email messages. Users who receive a larger number of email messages more frequently need to update their FewClix index more often than users who do not. You can modify the intervals between index updates using the 'Options - General' screen in FewClix for Outlook.

  Where is the FewClix index stored?

The index is stored in your system in 'GBS' folder under 'AppData' (For example: C:\Users\****\AppData\Local\FewClix for Outlook).

  What is the size of the FewClix for Outlook index?

The FewClix index is normally about 10% of the size of your mail file (inbox / folder), but can be as large as 30%, depending on the number of attachments.

  How do I enable search for a newly configured profile?

Click on "Indexing Options" () (Step 1), check those folders that you want to index and uncheck those that you don't want to index (Step 2) and click on "Update Index" () (Step3)

Step 1

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Step 2

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Step 3

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  How do I enable / disable FewClix for Outlook in my Microsoft Outlook client?

Please follow the steps below to enable / disable FewClix for Outlook:

  • Go To File->Options->Add Ins
  • In the "Manage" drop-down menu, select "COM Add-ins" and click "Go"
  • Check or uncheck to enable / disable FewClix for Outlook and click "OK"
  Can I use FewClix for Outlook on any email store?

Yes. You can use FewClix for Outlook on any email store (.PST) that you have access to in your Outlook client.

  What is the Activity Dashboard?

The Activity Dashboard is a snapshot of your FewClix activities and the time FewClix has helped you save.

Click here to view a sample dashboard.

  How can I view my activity information?

Step 1: Agree to share your FewClix usage information (this does not include any private or confidential data).

To begin sharing your usage information click on the "Settings" () icon and check the Option "I would like to improve my search experience...".

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Step 2: View your Activity Dashboard

Click on the "Help" () icon and choose "Activity Dashboard" to view the dashboard or "Send Activity log" to update your usage information and view the dashboard.

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  Can I move an email from FewClix' search results to another folder by dragging and dropping the email?

FewClix does not support dragging and dropping of emails from search results.

  How can I index all mails in Cached Exchange Mode?

When using the Cached Exchange Mode FewClix will index only cached emails. To index all emails set "Mail to keep offline" to "All".

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