Windows Live Mail & Live Toolbar
I had written about 6 months back about the revamped Hotmail to Windows Live Mail. Though it was better than the aged Hotmail interface, it still lacked fit-and-finish elegance.
Today I was happy to see a new version(M8) of the UI when I logged in to my Hotmail ID – Microsoft certainly have improved the experience and it feels more responsive and stable than the previous version. Check it out.
A few weeks back I installed the free Windows Live Toolbar – normally I am sceptical on installing any IE Toolbars (Browser Add-Ons) as they tend to destabilize your Windows Explorer and IE. But WLT so far seems to be stable and causing no performance issues. Two things that you can get only if you have the WLT are Live Favourites (that allow synching your Browser Favourites online and access it from any computer) and PC Health (Free OneCare Virus Scan and PC Optimization tools like Registry Clean). Check it out.