How To Add Wrike To Outlook 2016

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How to Add Wrike to Outlook 2016

Hey there! Are you a fan of using Wrike for project management but also rely heavily on Outlook for your daily email communication? Well, I’ve got good news for you – you can now integrate Wrike right into your Outlook 2016! In this article, I’ll guide you through the step-by-step process of adding Wrike to Outlook 2016, so you can seamlessly manage your tasks and projects without switching between multiple apps.

The first thing you’ll need to do is install the Wrike add-in for Outlook 2016. To do this, follow these simple steps:

  1. Open your Outlook 2016 application.
  2. Click on the “File” tab in the top left corner of the screen.
  3. Select “Options” from the drop-down menu.
  4. In the Outlook Options window, click on “Add-Ins” from the left-hand side panel.
  5. At the bottom of the window, next to “Manage”, select “COM Add-ins” from the drop-down menu and click on the “Go” button.
  6. In the COM Add-Ins window, click on the “Add” button.
  7. Navigate to the location where you have installed Wrike, and select the “Wrike.OutlookAddIn.dll” file.
  8. Click on the “OK” button to add the Wrike add-in to Outlook 2016.

Once you have successfully added the Wrike add-in, you’ll notice a new “Wrike” tab in the Outlook ribbon. This is where you can access all the Wrike features within Outlook. Let’s take a closer look at some of the key features:

1. Creating Tasks

With Wrike integrated into Outlook 2016, you can easily create tasks directly from your emails. Simply select an email, click on the “Wrike” tab in the ribbon, and click on the “Create Task” button. A new task will be created in Wrike, with the email as an attachment and all relevant details imported.

2. Assigning Tasks

Assigning tasks to your team members is a breeze with the Wrike add-in. Just select the task you want to assign, click on the “Wrike” tab, and click on the “Assign Task” button. You can choose from your Wrike contacts or enter an email address directly.

3. Syncing Deadlines

Wrike and Outlook 2016 seamlessly sync deadlines, so you don’t have to worry about missing any important due dates. When you add a deadline to a task in Wrike, it will automatically appear in your Outlook calendar as well.

4. Updating Task Status

Stay on top of your tasks by updating their status directly from Outlook. Simply select the task, click on the “Wrike” tab, and choose the appropriate status from the drop-down menu. This will instantly reflect in your Wrike workspace.

Adding Wrike to Outlook 2016 is a game-changer for anyone who relies on both these tools to stay organized and productive. With this integration, you can streamline your workflow and save valuable time by eliminating the need to switch between different applications.


By following the steps mentioned above, you can easily add Wrike to Outlook 2016 and enhance your productivity by bringing your project management tasks and email communication under one roof. The Wrike add-in for Outlook 2016 offers a seamless integration that allows you to create tasks, assign them, sync deadlines, and update task status without leaving your email client. So go ahead and give it a try – your workflow will thank you!