Microsoft Outlook category colours

Here’s something that bugs me every time I have to use Microsoft Outlook: the Categories colour picker:

Categories colours

Seriously, who a) chose those particular colours, and b) put them in that completely random order?!

Would it be too much to ask for a more colour-spectrum order? Something like this:

Category colours in a better order

A first world problem, I know. But it really bugs my sense of aesthetic and order every time I use it. Which is often.

Xobni – it’s inbox backwards!

I came across Xobni in a review in PC Plus magazine. It’s an add-on for Microsoft Outlook that adds some pretty cool social networking tools based entirely on your email:

  • Who do you contact most often, and who contacts you?
  • When do they email you most?
  • It automatically extracts contact information
  • It tracks connections between you and others
  • Fast and clever searching

There’s a longer demo on the site which is worth checking out.

Xobni outlook add-in for your inbox