Onlooker for Microsoft Outlook alerts you when you send an email and monitors for keywords like "ATTACHED". It counts the number of attachments and provides warnings if any are missing. You may either proceed or stop and resolve the issue by clicking on it.
The truth is, we've all done it at some point. You promise to include important files in your email, and then you forget to attach them. Sometimes you realize your mistake moments after sending the email, but other times you only find out when someone responds, asking where the attachment is. This can be especially problematic if the email was sent to a supervisor or customer, as it creates a negative impression of the sender and their organization.
Onlooker sits in your Microsoft Outlook email client and monitors your outgoing emails. It's like having a "friend in your outbox" who makes sure you never forget to attach the files you promised. The software uses an intelligent content recognition system to determine whether or not you've attached the necessary files.
When you hit send, Onlooker analyzes your message for specific search terms like "ATTACHED" and checks the number of attachments included in the email. It comes pre-equipped with a variety of common search terms, but you can also add your own if you prefer using different phrases. If Onlooker recognizes that you've forgotten to attach files, it'll prompt you with a message reminding you to do so. You can easily dismiss the message with a single click, or you can stop and add your attachment.
Overall, Onlooker is a simple yet invaluable addition to any Microsoft Outlook user's arsenal. It saves you from potential embarrassment and helps maintain a professional image when communicating with others.
Version 1.0: Added user defined search term