As I have said before, I am a big fan of ActiveWords and the impact it has on my productivity. If you haven’t tried it out yet, go download a free trial of the application and see exactly how it can help increase your daily performance.
If you read this blog, you know that we have been beta testing an agent that integrates ActiveWords with ClearContext. We are very pleased to announce that we have completed testing of the ClearContext ActiveWords Agent and released it to production. To download, go to our ActiveWords landing page:
The agent allows you to create keywords that trigger basic ClearContext functions. Triggering ‘ccwizard,’ you can create custom ActiveWords that map to your ClearContext Topic structure, allowing you to categorize and file or send messages without taking your hands off the keyboard. Honestly, I’ve been using these features for a while now and am finding that I can’t live without them.
For those interested, here’s the marketing pitch:
By using ActiveWords in conjunction with ClearContext, you spend less time managing email messages and more time focusing on email content. The ClearContext ActiveWords Agent allows you to customize ActiveWords triggers that proactively categorize and prioritize your email conversations based on your individual email usage habits. ActiveWords for automated filing instantly move an email message or message thread into the associated ClearContext Topic Folder. Combine multiple Outlook and ClearContext functions by triggering a single ActiveWord to start a new Outlook message with a category (or “topic’) and/or priority proactively assigned to it. All future email messages in that email thread will be assigned the given topic and priority. In addition, sent messages in that conversation will be saved in the appropriate ClearContext Topic Folder – storing your filed and sent messages in one place for easy retrieval. Base ClearContext functionality automatically prioritizes your email, with your most important messages appearing at the top of the inbox ready to be dealt with immediately. Pre-built ActiveWords allow you to customize the way you utilize this functionality with time-saving ActiveWords shortcuts for prioritization, categorization, and filing.
A few notes:
- To get the most out of this agent, we highly recommend you disable Microsoft Word as your message editor. For more detail, see Enabling the ClearContext Open Message Toolbar.
- For those new to either product, we have developed a demonstration script to walk you through basic ClearContext/ ActiveWords features for managing Outlook.
- Thanks to all who helped test the Beta version of this agent. We have made minor changes to the initial release, but nothing worth a re-install if you’re happy with what you’ve got.