Phone Number Management Tools

Last reviewed on November 7, 2014   —  4 comments

The tools are used to update the phone number field in Microsoft Outlook Contacts folder.

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Area Code Updater

Do all of the telephone numbers for your Contacts have area codes? If these phone numbers are located in a region where a transition to 10-digit dialing has occurred or will in the near future, then properly updating these numbers is essential. This is especially true if you synchronize your contacts with a smart phone and want to ensure that you are dialing the correct number. No need to update every Contact one by one - simply run the Area Code Updater Appin and let it handle it for you!


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Menudex can initiate VOIP calls, SMS, Skype and Email. Menudex is the easiest way to connect with your Outlook Clients. Menudex is an index for Outlook contacts that is always available from the Windows notification tray. Menudex can also add "Hi " to the beginning of outgoing emails. Highly Configurable. New features added regularly.

messageconcept PeopleSync

messageconcept PeopleSync acts as a directory connector for mobile devices. The software synchronizes the company’s address lists automatically with your smartphones, tablets and applications. PeopleSync works with enterprise sources, such as Office 365, Exchange Server, SharePoint, databases and various CRM systems. On client side all LDAP and CardDAV clients are supported. Therefore the address books can be accessed and synchronized on iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and even office phones.


SKAIFO is an Outlook Add-In that integrates Skype functionality with Microsoft Outlook. It has full-fledged User Interface inside Outlook so there is no need to switch back and force between Outlook and Skype for your free calling needs.

The BIG Number

This utility automatically updates phone numbers held in Microsoft Outlook Contacts. It works with Outlook 2007 and older. The BIG Number includes a range of options to set the format of phone numbers to suit a variety of national and international conventions. It can tidy up numbers so you can choose whether all area codes should have brackets around them or add international dialing prefixes to all UK numbers. Includes a custom replacement feature, it can change the area code or number formats that Outlook doesn't interpret properly. It can remove spaces from numbers as some mobile devices can't handle them.

About Diane Poremsky

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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4 responses to “Phone Number Management Tools”

  1. Teri Gress

    I need to purchase or somehow acquire back Microsoft Outlook 2003 somehow after my licensed copy (from work when I retired) got wiped out when my hard drive died. Is there a way to purchase 2003 Outlook, it is the one I am compatible with and the one I know how to work with. Thank you for any help or advisement on this predicament.

    1. Diane Poremsky

      The only way to buy it is through sites like Ebay. While you are taking a chance that it won't be a legal copy, it's the only way to get a copy. Unless you have friends that will give you a disk they are no longer using.

  2. Dennis Trexel

    my Hotmail has been hacked!!! please help solve my problem. I thought I had closed my Hotmail account a couple of years ago, but apparently not. someone is using it. HELP!!

    1. Diane Poremsky

      I'm not, so I can't help you. Sorry. You'll need to contact support.

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