Managing too many accounts can be quite taxing and it is always a good idea to consolidate them and use one personal information manager to handle or control everything. If Microsoft Outlook is your favourite managing tool, with this tiny application, TwInbox, you can actually direct your Twitter message to Microsoft Outlook and use Microsoft Outlook to update, receive, reply, search and archive your Twitter messages conveniently.

The emergence of TwInbox, a free Microsoft Outlook add-on empowers Twitter users to consolidate their Twitter messages via Microsoft Outlook.Once this application is installed, users can optionally create a new folder in their inbox to download their Twitter messages. Users need to do some simple setting, e.g. furnish Twitter user name and password to establish the connection to user’s Twitter account. After the connection is established, users can use their Microsoft Outlook to send/receive Twitter messages without the necessity to log in to Twitter.

Twitter enthusiasts can download this free Microsoft Outlook plug-in, TwInbox, via the link here. Below is a summary of TwInbox features:

  • Update user’s Twitter status directly from Outlook
  • Receive friends’ updates in Outlook
  • Archive, manage, group and search users’ tweets the same way they manage their email
  • Search, track keywords. TwInbox will automatically download ALL tweets matching the keywords users specify, even if users are not following the tweet sender. This feature is perfect for keeping up to date with the Twitter buzz on their name, brand, interests, etc
  • Group tweets by sender, topic, etc using the Search feature
  • Upload and post picture files and Outlook email attachments
  • See new tweets at a glance
  • Assign custom folder and categories to new messages
  • Use Outlook’s “Reply” and “ReplyAll” commands to send twitter direct messages and @replies
  • Automatically sort new tweets into per-sender folders
  • Shorten URLs with tinyurl
  • See graphs of users’ Twitter usage statistics
  • Tweets sent to users (@replies and direct) are marked with high importance