I was reading some articles from the Windows IT Pro site, when I found one about Lookout: Free Add-On Takes the Hassle Out of Outlook Searches. Lookout is a free add-in for Outlook (which I've been using for a long time) and a powerful search engine. I prefer it over Windows Desktop Search or Google Desktop, because it's lighter and does exactly what I want.
Lookout is lightning-fast search for your e-mail, files, and desktop integrated with Microsoft Outlook. Built on top of a powerful search engine, Lookout is a personal search engine that can search all of your e-mail from directly within Outlook - in seconds...
You can use Lookout to search:
- E-mail messages
- Contacts, calendar, notes, tasks, etc.
- Data from exchange, POP, IMAP, PST files, Public Folders
- Files on your computer or other computers
Just enter your search and press enter. Results are instant. Lookout will find your search terms hiding nearly anywhere in your Outlook mailbox - subjects, bodies, phone numbers, addresses, etc.
Lookout is available for download from Lookout Software's Web site or from the Microsoft Download Center: