CodeTwo Public Folders was announced the winner in the Outlook Addon category of the MSExchange.org Readers' Choice Awards.
March 30, 2011
"MSExchange.org users are specialists in their field who encounter various solutions for Exchange Server at the workplace. Their vote serves as a solid peer-to-peer recommendation of the winning product." - Sean Buttigieg, MSExchange.org manager
CodeTwo Public Folders received 5 stars in CNET Editor's rating.
July 22, 2010
"Many users have more than one PC, and it's not uncommon to have several under your control: work, home, laptop, etc. Whether you're a busy executive or just someone who checks their e-mail on more than one machine, one of your biggest challenges is keeping everything together, up to date, and backed up. CodeTwo's Public Folders is a powerful application that's up to the task." - Download.cnet.com
Tucows & Butterscotch portals created a video review of CodeTwo Public Folders, and we bagged a top score, 5 out of 5 cows. Watch this short clip to learn more.
September 11, 2009
"If your application receives five-cow rating, congratulations! You are in the company of some of the best programmers in the world." - Tucows.com
We run a lean organisation using POP3 mail and wanted the added value benefit of being able to share Outlook Calenders and Contacts i.e. MS Exchange functionality at a fraction of the acquisition and support price!
I considered a number of applications and CodeTwo Public Folders seemed to fit our requirements. I downloaded the 30 day free trial and upgraded to a full license within a week I was so impressed. Besides achieving our objectives 100%, it was inexpensive, simple to buy and install, extremely fast and best of all requires ZERO maintenance.
It simply works and I would not hesitate to recommend it to any organisation with similar requirements!
Stewart Barker, Biotech Laboratories, South Africa
Having standard MS Outlook on two or more PCs creates huge user problems in terms of message and email address access. The solution was a third party add-on program but the multitude of third-party solutions was perplexing. When I discovered the Code Two client/server architecture the answer became obvious to me. Other vendors offer synchronization solutions which are clumsy and use old software technology. The modern Code Two client/server software architecture is inherently simple and efficient. Once installed you never have to worry as lower level routines do everything. I now have the majority of my folders as public folders so I have only ONE folder with only ONE copy. Beautiful!
David W. Caulkett, Jumpin Jupiter Inc., United States
As a director it was important to find a solution to enable me to keep complete control over my employees work. With Codetwo Public Folders I can see and keep track of all their work throughout the day at any given time.
Rami Zohar, Stackingdirect, United States
My accounting office of 5 workers needed to share Outlook schedules, but we did not have an Exchange Server. Since I perform my own network administration functions, I needed something that was easy enough for the do-it-yourself administrator but gave us the benefit of a high cost corporate network. Code Two Public Folders was the ticket. Solved all our network scheduling problems at a very affordable cost and the support has been wonderful. I would highly recommend this product.
Jeffrey Little, Jeffrey W. Little CPA, United States
We use CodeTwo Public Folders to maintain and synchronize a common outlook contacts database. It works well and synchronizes well. I would recommend that you do not overwrite the "date modified" field every time you syncrhonize the file. This erases the date that we actually make a change to the contact, a very helpful field for us. Perhaps find another field for the purposes of synchronization tracking. Thanks. Wally Lord
Wally Lord, Brite Air, United States
The smart and simple, yet amazingly brilliant tools and plug-ins available from CodeTwo take Office Outlook efficiency and collaboration to a whole 'nother level!
Joel Wetzstein, Armstrong St. Clair, United States
First of all i like to thank the CodeTwo team for making such a wonderfull software.
With the help of code two public folder now my organisation is updated with each and every event going to be held via calendar. After installing this code two software, i havent missed a single client meeting and everybody in my organisation is updated with it.
i really like this software, it reallly improves our performance of working.
We can easily transfer files between our systems, we dont need to email anything and to wait for the mail to come.
This is the best software and a must buy for all professionals.
Syed Aadil, Agarwal Jetley
Syed Aadil, Agarwal Jetley, India
We have a small law firm that needed exchange features, without the exchange price and maintenance. When we discovered CodeTwo Public Folders, honestly it seemed too good to be true. But we tried the demo and right off the bat the server installed easily and setting up the outlook add-ins was a piece of cake!
I was able to quickly share a main set, and the subsets of tasks, and calendars like we sorely needed. Because of the cases the firm deals with, keeping these items in sync with each pc is really important. Codetwo came through for us, and we have been using public folders for over 3 years now with no issues!
Mike Cleveland, Zollicker Law, United States
I am using Public Folders for one of my clients and it works seamless and without problems after updating to the latest version for Outlook 2007. If other clients need the same service I will recommed CodeTwo Public Folder to them. Nice tool!
Markwalder Beat, PC-Hilfe Murten, Switzerland
I had been searching for a simple program to sync the calendar, events, certain email folders and tasks between a couple of LAN PCs & laptops using various versions of MSOutlook and Windows, the latest being Oulook 2010 and Windows 7 without using Exchange.
I also needed something that could sync through the LAN on a standard business day, and through the internet only when I travel & choose to do so.
We don't have a separate server.
I literally spent months downloading and trying out allsorts of syncing (or supposedly syncing) - and was about to give up, when I managed to install CodeTwo successfully thanks to the very patient and highly effective help of the online guys just ready to assist at the click of a button. This was amazing!! I didn't know service like this still existed today!
Every other program either took up all my bandwidth, couldn't sync through the LAN, duplicated stuff and just caused more problems.
Linda Boshoff, Playworks Technology and Events CC, South Africa
We are medium buiesnes company thaht works in transport buiesnes , we have our sales managers and now thanks to CodeTwo Public Folder we all work like one person we are able to se all the client history all the visits by one click , and most off al for our bosses they can see in calender where are the sales managers and what are they doing they dont have to waste time speking where they have been now they all have ther client history and all that thanks to code two public folder
Best software solution for sales managers ever.
Armin Cekic, In Time, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Tracking information is easy. I can now search the entire user database from a single computer. It was nearly impossible before we started using Code Two Public Folders. I would need personal access to each and every user separately and then combine all information. Now its a breeze. With Coder Two i can research, combine all user data simultaneously. More coffee break for me!
Tali Apfelbaum, Stackingdirect, United States
In a company of 20 people, there are four consultants who work very closely with each other on projects. In the past, laboratory results have been sent to individuals who have then shared the mail. However, as the number of consultants grows, mails have been lost or forgotten. Now we have a system to sharing mails so that everyone is instantly kept up to date. In addition, we have set a company mail that is used to contact new clients and send marketing information. Responses are shared amongst the consultants. We have also set up a car booking calendar and an official calendar for keeping track of where we are at any one time.
I have tested other programs and found this the most simple and most effective to use. Well done!
Michael Hopgood, MRM Konsult AB, Sweden
Your software is incredible! I have been looking for something like this for years!
Joel S. Minik, Michelle Minik,, United States
I have used many programs over the years to try and keep one set of our construction suppliers, clients etc. throughout our office team of 12. I have spent countless hours (given up weekends) trying sync the contacts to no avail. I was even looking at going to Exchange 2010. Then just before placing the order I came across Code Two Public Folders. It was a breeze to install. To my amasement when I tested it from my computer to another, the contact was already there. So quick and efficient, I am very impressed. It doesn't use a email like the last one we used.
Lyn Chappell, Chappell Development Group, Australia
I bought Code Two Public Folders to replace another software product. I needed software to share my Outlook Calendars. I use the Calendars function for booking schools coming to my Temple as part of their studying Hinduism. I need the data on 3 work stations. After having the previous programme installed for 2 years, I realised that it was slowing tasks in MS Outlook, making tasks that took 10 seconds last for 1 or 2 minutes! I did not realise! So I trialed Code Two & it worked without the "side affects"! I was very surprised. Then it was very easy just to purchase the product and away we went! Happy teachers, happy students & happy me!
Ian Andrew, Iskcon Ltd., United States
I recently took over Ss. Peter & Paul Church parish with more staff than I have ever worked with before (never had a full-time secretary). So I was looking for a solution to share my schedule with the parish secretary without the cumbersome MS Exchange. You filled that bill beautifully and seemlessly. Your program was worth the money as I can keep my desktop, my netbook, and my secretary's computer all updated. Great job! Your program is a "must- have" as far as I am concerned.
Fr. Frank Jindra, Ss. Peter & Paul Church, United States
For the past 5 years I have sought a good solution to having appointment diaries synchronised between myself and my PA . MS Outlook is an ideal PIM but without Exchange cannot be synched with other PCs. I tried many PIMs and other sync solutions for Outlook in those years till in desperation I tried Code Two Public folders. It works flawlessly, allows reminders to be synchronised as well as appointments and is easy to set up. I wish I had discovered this product years ago!
Trevor Geddes, Geddes Productions, New Zealand
We chose Code Two Public folders because the business needed to share calendars and we did not want to run Exchange. What I liked most was that our customers were up and running within a couple of hours. Also, Public Folders worked with Outlook XP so we did not need to spend a fortune upgrading our Office suite. We only pay for those who need to share calendars, so it's really cost effective.
Paul Leigh, Paul Leigh, United States
CodeTwo's Public Folders is a life saver! I'm sure no one had any idea that your outlook can be converted into a real time exchange server with a tiny addon. This little addon make lives way more convenient for millions of outlook fans. The concept is simply marvelous behind public folders. You don't any technical information to setup and integration is quick and pretty simple to use afterwards. Thanks alot for making the addon.
Zain Syed, TipsoTricks, United States
I must say, Public Folders rules!
We collaborate calendars and tasks among the teams without spending money, time and administrative efforts to keep exchange server.
People like it's functionality because it's not intrusive, and simple!
Comparex Poland Sp. z o.o.
Zbigniew Borgosz, Comparex Poland Sp. z o.o., Poland
I found Code Two Public Folders very easy to install and to get up and running. Any questions were answered promptly by Code Two support personal. Now everyone gets to work off the same calendar from any PC! Love CodeTwo!
Ray Lesoine, Lesoine Photography, United States
LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!!
As the owners of a small business, several computers and one email address we struggled to see if emails had been replied to (reply on one computer, you could not tell sitting at another). Public Folders completely fixes this problem. All computers on the network can see the same email and replies! The sync'd calendar is also fantastic for appointments that can be seen across the network. We love Public Folders - it is the best and most used software in our office!
Meesha Watson, Jim's Fencing, Australia
With Code Two Public folders i can take my work home over the weekend and update it to the server later. No longer do i need to spend extra hours tied to my work desk.
Once installed, sit back and enjoy.
Michael Harshaw, Stackingdirect, United States
Great tool for sharing email & contacts in MS-Outlook over the network workstations, we use it for over 4 years and can't imagine work without it. We highly recommend it to everyone especially for business.
Agnieszka Koprowska, Eurotechnika, Poland
We recently opened a second salon and wanted to sync calenders between the two shops so clients, and our staff were able to make appointments on our calender from either premise instead of going to the beauty salon for beauty appontments or the nail bar for nail appointments. Our computer guys were unable to suggest anything that would satify our needs and come without teething problems when dealing with live data entry between four seperate work stations. I was pleasantly surprised when I stumbled on your program on the internet, trialed it and had it implemented and running now for over 12 months without a hiccup. I tried my hardest to make the software stumble during the trial period with little success.
Great product that makes our salon run smoothly and accurately and a pleasant surprise to my so called computer guy.
Jason Lauder, BeautiFi, Australia
I could write in Italian... but English would do too just fine :)
With code two we can finally see each/other's calendars which makes the life easier every time we need to book some meeting. We also love being able to see each/other's emails and the posisbility to have our server baking them up for us every day :)
Anonymous, Teo Cavallo Architects, Australia
We are a small lift company In Poland.
Every day we are using the Microsoft Outlook e-mail program, we have a lot emails and prepare a lot of offers for ours clients.
Because it is a few person work on the same emails then program “CodeTwo Public Folders” is really helpful.
We can now separate the massages for each person. Before we used the “Public Folders” we printed all emails and then separated then, it took a lot of time and was not as fluently as now.
CodeTwo Public Folders helped us to better organize work in our office.
Julian Rzewnicki, Atlas-Lift, Poland
Here at work we do not have a mail server, we use Microsoft Home Server to accomplish our goals. Without a mail server we were unable to use the share calendar function, this created a problem for us when scheduling students and there was no one central source to keep this info or share the information or folders. I searched the internet looking for solutions so many were to complicated, after investigating Code Two and using the trial software I was sold. Today we have every employee connected with Code Two. The ease of use and the ability to use it on our LAN/Quasi server was easily established.
Scott Roberts, Medical Simulation Training Center (MSTC), United States
CodeTwo Public Folders ist die beste Software, um Outlookordner ohne Exchange-Server im Netzwerk für Mitarbeiter verfügbar zu machen. Für jeden Ordner können die Zugriffsrechte einzeln vergeben werden. CodeTwo Public Folders läuft stabil und verlässlich auf den neuesten Windows- und Outlook-Versionen. Der Support ist exzellent. Man spart viel Zeit und Geld mit CodeTwo Public Folders.
Stefan Schmid, Fadengrad, Switzerland
This application is very easy to use for manage and synchronize all folders from the exchange server outlook accounts. I need a program that do this and Code Two is the best product I've found for this use.
Eros Cicatello, CIS di Cicatello Eros, Italy
Seit Herbst 1996 setzten wir MS Exchange 4.0 im Büro ein und betreuten unter anderem Kunden in der Beratung im Umfeld Verzeichnisdienste & Groupware im Enterprise Bereich.
Über die Jahre hatte sich auch in unserem Büro eine Public Folder Struktur mit ca. 12 GB Daten und einer beachtlichen Hierarchie entwickelt. Aufgrund unseres Tätigkeitswechsels von IT Beratung & Projektmanagment (90er) hin zu Projektmanagement, -finanzierung sowie Unternehmensfinanzierung (20 er) trat die Arbeit im Büro immer weiter in den Hintergrund, Mobilität war das Stichwort sowie die Integration weiterer Standorte zu niedrigen Kosten.
2009 Entschieden wir uns dann den Exchange Server (Small Business Server + Fileserver) in den Ruhestand zu schicken und auf die Kombination vom NAS + Replikation zu setzen. Um weiterhin die Public Folder einsetzen zu können evaluierten wir die am Markt befindlichen "OutLook Addon" Lösungen.
Arnd Dr. Heymann, Fincor GmbH, Germany
La facilité d'emploi, d'installation, et le prix de ce produit sont excellent ! Je n'hésite pas a le conseiller et l'installer chez mes clients. Il mérite à être connus. Et un vrais support, efficace, rapide, réactif, en font un must !!
Dolce Stephan, IT Vision, France
Never before have I had a program install so smoothly, work so perfectly and perform exactly as described as did CodeTwo Public Folders. After installing the program on the 5 computers and seeing how effortless it was, I got goosebumps. Some in the office claimed the goose bumps extended to my head, but no matter a bad hair day or how bad the haircut -- hey, at least I have hair and the functionality of Exchange without the frustration of managing Exchange. For as long as users whine that they have to have Outlook, I have an ace-in-the hole with CodeTwo Public Folders. Thank you so much!
Richard Geoffrion, Payvisiononline, United States
This product works really well and provides a great solution for sharing my client's calendar without Exchange.
Douglas C Ferguson, Green Hasson & Janks LLP, United States
I have been using CodeTwo Public Folders for a few years now, and had thought that moving to Google Apps (Hosted Email and Calendar) would mean that I would not need Public Folders any longer...I was wrong. If you have ever tried to keep multiple people on the same LAN syncronized with contacts with any hosted email (unless you are paying a ton for hosted Exchange), you know it is impossible. Public Folders let's me keep a central folder for contacts that shows up in Outlook for my wife and I and allows me to easily copy from that folder into Contacts that sync with Google App Sync (their version of Exchange). Without Public folders your only real options are programs like Sync2 which are not centralized and only help with 1 to 1 contact / calendar syncronizing. Thank you Public Folders, without your app I would have no way to keep things organized, very worth the money!
After testing several competior solutions and even talking to their product support, I found out about CodeTwo through a web search and - surprise - the tests revealed that CodeTwo Public Folders is by far the best solution I have come across - perfectly fitting into my WHS and Windows 7 with Office 2010 environment at home. Thanks folks!
Stefan Naegeli, Naegeli & Partner, Switzerland
This is a wonderful product (and I've tested MANY). It lets my employees share their contacts and calendar (you can share more, but that's all we chose to do). It is in REAL TIME. The installation was so easy. This product is an alternative to Exchange Hosting, which I did not want to do. I've finally found the product that I've been searching for over a year. Thank-you, CodeTwo!
Richard Guagliardo, Keller Williams Realty South Tampa, United States
I was impressed with the incredible ease of installation and setup. We love your software. I don't have to fight with my wife anymore about not sharing data.
Rich Dodson, The Stampeders, Canada
After having failed promises to deliver Terminal Services and Citrix compatibility on other Outlook folder collaboration tools, the Code Two product has provided a seamless integration and rock solid performance. The simple install process and user management is a distinct benefit.
Rob Greatrex, RGC Consulting, Australia
Drew Gold, Florida Wellness & Rehab, United States
Pasquale Sasso, Sasso, Canada
CodeTwo Public Folders is a essential Outlook add-in for all managers who seek to achieve integrated and paperless workflow in subordinate offices.
Klaudiusz Malczewski, MSC Vertriebs GmbH & Gleichmann Electronic, Germany
I have tried other MS OUTLOOK sharing software and found them to be either un-able to fulfill the compatibility issues or they were very cumbersome to install. Great product! Good work. I am saving 20-40% of my data entry time and email reviews.
Jeff Craig, TroubleCall IT Services, United States
Pros: - Ease of Use: easy configuration (incl. custom permissions for each user)
- Flexible (Share any Outlook Tasks, Calendars incl. custom forms created in Outlook)
- Real time synchronization of Outlook clients
- Expandable (add licenses as required)
Cons: - Manual is adequate, but specific tasks such as creating "custom forms" in Outlook requires specific knowledge. A video would help or a section that describes "Advanced topics" such as the one described.
Summary: Using this software in our consulting business; employees adopted new functionality quickly; cost effective yet powerful solution.
Quick and competent response of support staff to questions on configuration issues.
Michael Klausbruckner, Klausbruckner & Associates Inc., United States
Robert Hall, Vientiane College, Australia
I searched and found various options. The documentation and your site were both very clear and well-presented so I installed your product for testing. One of the most useful features for me is being able to store the data folder on a server so it’s automatically picked up with our routine backups.
Alan Hatch, Technical Director, APH Solutions Ltd., United Kingdom
I was looking for an Exchange type solution but on a smaller scale. We only have a few PC's and no actual server. I Googled on a few search terms, but the products were a bit overkill for what we needed. Your SERP search snippet did it for me. I clicked and we now have history. All info I needed was on your site to convince me to try a trial. I knew at that point if the trial worked ok, I would buy your product. It delighted me. What a fab product you have. FYI, I owned my own IT consulting company for 15 years and have 30 years experience in IT. You guys have got it right. Well done. So far not one bug....amazing indeed.
I tried many outlook share utilities - By far yours works best and most reliable with responsive technical support.
Larry DeGeorge, Security Technologies, United States
Before discovering CodeTwo, the only way to have mailbox sharing was Microsoft Exchange Server installation or Remote IMAP, both options not very easy to maintain. Small Business Server is a good product, but not dedicated to small realities. IMAP is very slow and it eats a lot of resources. Now I can have shared Contact list, shared emails, shared Task list, just easy as 1 2 3. I'm using CodeTwo, for example, for incoming emails from our customers for translation projects. Shared emails are organized in Conversation view, and I generates the task list schedule with Outlook, so my colleagues and me can keep track of deadlines, in and out emails related to a particular project, knowing what is in progress and so on. Really, thank you very much for this great tool. Now I have (almost) the same features that I had when I was using Small Business Server, but trouble-free.
Raffaella Massaroli, Robot Ale, Italy
Being a freelance programmer, I collaborate with a number of other freelancers. I always felt the need for a solution that allowed me to share with them my calendar, tasks, notes and so on. Of course, I wanted something that would let me share only some folders and keep others private. Public Folders is a dream come true, if you share the same needs. You'll be surprised by the power of this Outlook extension!
Vittorio Boso, Easy Language Programmer, Italy
I think your program is fantastic. It is easy to use and set up and makes our office much more productive. This is the best add on for Outlook in the World!
Ed Moore, Motorsport Events Ltd., United Kingdom
Thank you for providing such an excellent piece of software. I definitely plan on keeping your company within my radar.
Andrew Dickinson, Vatch Services Ltd., United Kingdom
David Costa, Elders Real Estate, Australia
Real-time synchronization and rights-management are perfect!
Alain Morgenegg, Morgenegg AG, Switzerland
The software is a great product and some things customers have to learn to deal with. Thanks for your timely reply. I highly recommend your product over the other options out there.
Jerry Toler, Computer Ave, United States
I think your software is of the best available and would never purchase anything else. After using the memory hog office calendar for 3 yrs, your software is a dream.
Elissia Jones, Playtime Doggie Daycare & Pet Salon, United States
Excellent customer service, and I haven't even bought the software yet. I have the trial version installed to confirm it's what I need, but you took care of me anyway. Doesn't get much better than this! Thank you for your support.
Norm Kelly, Consensus Tech, United States
Thanks again and congratulations for your software and customer support.
Costis Akritidis, Zoobidon Plus Communications SA, Greece
Great program! Very easy to set up.
Raymond Lesoine, Lesoine Photography, United States
Your software is great! It provided a solution to a need with 100% accuracy.
Frank Spock, Affordable Agility Inc., United States
I was impressed with the ease of installation with your CodeTwo Public Folders.
I love your program and your customer service is impeccable!
Lisa Kruesel, Davis Instrument Co. Inc., United States
Just perfect !
Simple, effective, rather cheap, reliable...
What else ?!
And NO NEED to install (and buy, and maintain...) such a b...s...t as Exchange !
Thank you for the great customer support and service.
Mike Willis, C.G. Bretting Manufacturing, United States
My clients are very happy with your product as it is very easy to use and integrates seamlessly. I will definitely be recommending your product to my other clients. Keep up the great work!
Daniel Ward, NutPowered Technologies,, United States
Excellent support as far as i can tell, many thanks.
Joao Bacelar, European University Foundation, Luxembourg
Code Two is exactly what we have been looking for, for a long time. I am surprised that I didn’t find it in my previous searches.
Sheila R. Vitale, Living Epistles Ministries, United States