Outlook Journal Tools

Last reviewed on June 3, 2012

The tools on this page enhance and extend (or replace) the Microsoft Outlook Journal.

Note that the Journal is deprecated and is being phased out of newer versions of Outlook. Beginning with Outlook 2010, the Activities feature is broken. For more information, see Outlook 2010 & Contact Activities.



VBA add-in for AutoCAD that uses Outlook's Journal folder to log the time you spend in each drawing.

Contact Communications Logging

Click on a contact and instantly see all emails sent between them and everyone in your company. A more powerful version of Outlook's Journaling feature that works with multiple users and public folders.


Make calls to Outlook contacts and record incoming calls in the Outlook Journal. Displays caller names for incoming calls. Supports English, German and Italian. Does not trigger Outlook email security update prompts. To integrate your PBX with your computers systems, check out ESTOS TapiServer.

Journal All Contacts

Turns journaling on or off for all contacts within a folder with one click. Also allows you to turn journaling on or off for individual contacts within subfolders. Enter code WD9BHK53 during checkout.

Journal Duplicates Eliminator

Clean your Outlook journal folders of duplicate items. Supports mailbox, PST, and Exchange public folders. Enter code WD9BHK53 during checkout.

Office Central

Office Central is the tool which will ensure your future! All emails and documents are journalized instantly and automatically - without any action from the user. With Office Central your company will have the advantage of a business record - something many of your competitors don't have. This allows different groups within an organization to share information in one central location.

VAKCER Project Tracker

Tracks project time and expenses by automatically watching what programs and documents you open. Available Outlook plug-in creates Journal entries from projects and interfaces with Outlook Contacts.

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Written by

Diane Poremsky
A Microsoft Outlook Most Valuable Professional (MVP) since 1999, Diane is the author of several books, including Outlook 2013 Absolute Beginners Book. She also created video training CDs and online training classes for Microsoft Outlook. You can find her helping people online in Outlook Forums as well as in the Microsoft Answers and TechNet forums.

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