Plaxo 2.2.4.1 for Windows

by Plaxo, Inc.

Avg. Rating 3.5 (20 votes)

File Details

File Size 1.8 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 2000/Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 2,100
Publisher Plaxo, Inc.
Homepage Plaxo

Publisher's Description

Plaxo is a tool that enables you to automatically update your address book in Outlook and Outlook Express. Immediately after you download Plaxo, you will be prompted to choose which people from your address book you want to get updated contact information from -- you can choose as many or few people as you like. It sends a simple email message to each of these people, showing the contact information you currently have in your address book on them and requesting them to correct the out-of-date information. The replies to these emails are processed by Plaxo and automatically inserted into your address book. You will receive notifications as the update replies come in.

As your friends and contacts join, you will be automatically kept up-to-date -- no emails necessary. Once it is installed on your computer, you will notice the "Plaxo" menu item in the Outlook top menu bar. The Plaxo Today panel gives you access to a variety of features from within Outlook. You will be able to send more update requests, edit your cards, send your own information updates, whenever you wish.

Plaxo supports Outlook 2000, 2002/XP, and Outlook Express 5, 5.5, and 6.

Latest Reviews

Drich

Drich reviewed v2.2.4.1 on Jan 15, 2006

Excellent program. To have all my contact information stored safely online and to have it constantly synched together with my outlook contacts and calendar system is fantastic. They have one of the best privacy policies I have seen.

kmleow

kmleow reviewed v2.2.4.1 on May 31, 2005

This is actually a very good software, helps you to synchronize your local address book on Plaxo's server.

Unfortunately they do not support Mozilla Thunderbird yet. Sad...

fairbanks

fairbanks reviewed v1.2 on May 28, 2003

I have used Plaxo for a bit and it seems ok. However, I did come across another company www.icnlink.com that has the same functionality. I am also told that icnlink has a patent on the technology to update information using the internet. icnlink has software for PDAs as well as email clients.

roban

roban reviewed v1.2 on May 28, 2003

I would be wary of "free" programs that dial home.

alcvanamelsvoort

alcvanamelsvoort reviewed v1.2 on May 28, 2003

I have Plaxo installed since the Outlook Express fix. However this morning I ran a full test on PC Pitstop and I received the following spy/adware warning: Full Path C:\WINDOWS\PLAXO\120~1.19\INSTAL~1.EXE Our running programs database has the following information about the most likely source and function of this program. Description:
Xupiter. Recommendation: DISABLE AND REMOVE. This software is known to cause system instability and/or compromise your privacy. I hope that Plaxo will reply to this!

Smrtazz77

Smrtazz77 reviewed v1.1 on Apr 26, 2003

Until they actually come out with a permanent version so that it can fix the bugs in outlook express I am giving them a 1. Even though this is a beta version for outlook express they claim or have you beleive that it is supposed support Outlook Express version 5, 5.5,& 6 and all OS platforms. I have Microsoft XP PRO with Outlook Express 6 and the program installed without a hitch but once installed and attempted to open msin.exe the outlook express program it either failed to open or crashed my outlook. So much for their support for outlook express.

TheLoneIguana

TheLoneIguana reviewed v1.1 on Apr 15, 2003

I just got an email from them asking me to update my email. I've never downloaded or used the program (or even been to their website).
The address on the email was not even mine.
Either they are harvesting emails, or their system can't figure out one email address from another.
Either way...

hwlaz

hwlaz reviewed v1.0.26 on Feb 7, 2003

I've been using Plaxo since I last posted. Ended up upgrading to Outlook XP. Plaxo is working wonders for my contact list. 2-3 friends have joined and most others have updated my database. Support has been very responsive to my questions. Plaxo automatically pulls contact information from your contact list, sent emails, and such, so you may find that it's pulling up seriously outdated addresses from places you would never have thought. I've been told by the people at Plaxo to expect a feature for users to specify where addresses are pulled from in future builds, as this might be problematic if you save OLD emails (or OLD sent messages).

Change

Change reviewed v0.8.0.9 Beta on Jan 15, 2003

I have emailed Plaxo about the "why is it free?" question and got the following reply:
"We plan to keep the current (personal use) version of Plaxo free forever. We plan to release a new premium version of Plaxo that includes extra features for a company (e.g. search) to businesses that will include a license fee. We have not decided how much the business license will be since its so far away -- however, we expect this to be low." - So for now I will give them the benefit of the doubt and test the program continously.

hwlaz

hwlaz reviewed v0.8.0.9 Beta on Jan 11, 2003

StewartGilray - it says that now. You posted 2 days after I was here and the text appears to have been corrected. I went to the website and saw that it did not (yet) support Outlook Express and am anxiously awaiting the support. I just like the integrated newsgroup viewer and don't use the features outside of Express to switch over to Office 2000/XP...yet.

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Drich

Drich reviewed v2.2.4.1 on Jan 15, 2006

Excellent program. To have all my contact information stored safely online and to have it constantly synched together with my outlook contacts and calendar system is fantastic. They have one of the best privacy policies I have seen.

kmleow

kmleow reviewed v2.2.4.1 on May 31, 2005

This is actually a very good software, helps you to synchronize your local address book on Plaxo's server.

Unfortunately they do not support Mozilla Thunderbird yet. Sad...

fairbanks

fairbanks reviewed v1.2 on May 28, 2003

I have used Plaxo for a bit and it seems ok. However, I did come across another company www.icnlink.com that has the same functionality. I am also told that icnlink has a patent on the technology to update information using the internet. icnlink has software for PDAs as well as email clients.

roban

roban reviewed v1.2 on May 28, 2003

I would be wary of "free" programs that dial home.

alcvanamelsvoort

alcvanamelsvoort reviewed v1.2 on May 28, 2003

I have Plaxo installed since the Outlook Express fix. However this morning I ran a full test on PC Pitstop and I received the following spy/adware warning: Full Path C:\WINDOWS\PLAXO\120~1.19\INSTAL~1.EXE Our running programs database has the following information about the most likely source and function of this program. Description:
Xupiter. Recommendation: DISABLE AND REMOVE. This software is known to cause system instability and/or compromise your privacy. I hope that Plaxo will reply to this!

Smrtazz77

Smrtazz77 reviewed v1.1 on Apr 26, 2003

Until they actually come out with a permanent version so that it can fix the bugs in outlook express I am giving them a 1. Even though this is a beta version for outlook express they claim or have you beleive that it is supposed support Outlook Express version 5, 5.5,& 6 and all OS platforms. I have Microsoft XP PRO with Outlook Express 6 and the program installed without a hitch but once installed and attempted to open msin.exe the outlook express program it either failed to open or crashed my outlook. So much for their support for outlook express.

TheLoneIguana

TheLoneIguana reviewed v1.1 on Apr 15, 2003

I just got an email from them asking me to update my email. I've never downloaded or used the program (or even been to their website).
The address on the email was not even mine.
Either they are harvesting emails, or their system can't figure out one email address from another.
Either way...

hwlaz

hwlaz reviewed v1.0.26 on Feb 7, 2003

I've been using Plaxo since I last posted. Ended up upgrading to Outlook XP. Plaxo is working wonders for my contact list. 2-3 friends have joined and most others have updated my database. Support has been very responsive to my questions. Plaxo automatically pulls contact information from your contact list, sent emails, and such, so you may find that it's pulling up seriously outdated addresses from places you would never have thought. I've been told by the people at Plaxo to expect a feature for users to specify where addresses are pulled from in future builds, as this might be problematic if you save OLD emails (or OLD sent messages).

Change

Change reviewed v0.8.0.9 Beta on Jan 15, 2003

I have emailed Plaxo about the "why is it free?" question and got the following reply:
"We plan to keep the current (personal use) version of Plaxo free forever. We plan to release a new premium version of Plaxo that includes extra features for a company (e.g. search) to businesses that will include a license fee. We have not decided how much the business license will be since its so far away -- however, we expect this to be low." - So for now I will give them the benefit of the doubt and test the program continously.

hwlaz

hwlaz reviewed v0.8.0.9 Beta on Jan 11, 2003

StewartGilray - it says that now. You posted 2 days after I was here and the text appears to have been corrected. I went to the website and saw that it did not (yet) support Outlook Express and am anxiously awaiting the support. I just like the integrated newsgroup viewer and don't use the features outside of Express to switch over to Office 2000/XP...yet.

tvaccari

tvaccari reviewed v0.8.0.9 Beta on Jan 9, 2003

This program simply rocks! I would recommened it to anyone. The programmers have done an outstanding job.

StewartGilray

StewartGilray reviewed v0.8.0.9 Beta on Jan 8, 2003

Actually dude, it says "Support for Outlook Express will be added soon."

Only Outlook is currently supported.

Nice tool, am a little suspect though as to it's legitamicy...

a) It's free
b) Contact lists are held on THEIR servers.

What's in it for them I ask? Is this a new way to harvest address for spam? apart from that worry, I think this is a great tool, that is VERY well presented.

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