Clio's add-in for Microsoft Office allows you to save emails from Outlook 365 directly to the appropriate Matter in Clio.
Key features include:
- File individual emails and email threads from Outlook directly to a Matter in Clio
- Log billable client time from a Clio timer, directly within Outlook
- Automatically upload email attachments from Outlook to the relevant Clio Matter
- Supports both Outlook desktop 2013+ (with an Office 365 Business Premium subscription) and Outlook.com
Installing the Clio Add-in for Microsoft Outlook
Filing Emails from Outlook to Clio
Filing a Single Email or Email Thread
Filing Multiple Emails
Automatically Filing Emails in a Thread to the Appropriate Matter
Starting a Clio Timer in Outlook
Using the Clio Add-in from Office 365 or Outlook.com
Frequently Asked Questions
Video: Clio Add-in for Microsoft Office
When you enable the Clio Add-in in either Outlook 365 or Outlook desktop (with a 365 Business Premium subscription), the Add-in will automatically be added to the other as well.
Open the Outlook desktop app then click on "Store" in the Add-ins group.
In the Add-Ins window, search "Clio" then click the "Off" toggle to enable the add-in.
Once you close the Add-Ins window, a Clio group will be added to the Home ribbon.
Log in to your Office 365 account, click on the settings gear, then click "Manage add-ins."
In the Add-ins sidebar, search "Clio" then click the "Off" toggle to enable the add-in.
The first time you try to file an email, you will be prompted to select your region and authorize the connection with Clio.
Once you’ve installed the add-in, you can file emails or start a timer from the "Clio" group in Outlook’s "Home" ribbon.
Open the email then click on "File" in the Clio group.
If this is the first time that you are filing an email, you will be prompted to select your region. You will then be prompted to login to your Clio account and authorize the connection.
You can now select the appropriate Matter and filing option, and file the email.
Click on "Smart File" in the Clio group, then click "Scan & bulk file".
The "Scan & bulk file" option will find all new emails (received within the last 48 hours) in your inbox and allows you to select those messages that should be filed to a Matter in Clio.
Select the emails to file to a single Matter in the right-hand column.
Next, select the Matter and click "File"
If the email has attachments, you're able to select which attachments you want to file into Clio by selecting the check-boxes next to the name of the attachment.
Click on "Smart File" in the Clio group, then click "File known threads".
The "file known threads" option will search for responses to emails (received within the last 48 hours) that have already been filed to Clio and will automatically save those new responses to the appropriate Matters.
Select the emails to automatically file to the Matters specified in the right-hand column then click "Next".
To start a Clio timer, click on the "Timer" button in the Clio group then click the "Start" button. Once you have completed your task, you can complete the time entry just as you would in Clio.
Click "Save" to save the time entry back to Clio.
To run a timer while drafting an email, click on the "Timer" button in the "Message" ribbon.
All of these features are also available through your web browser at Outlook.com or through an Office 365 account with email.
To file an email or start a timer, look for the Clio icon in any of your email messages.
How can I access this add-in?
Is this included in my Clio subscription?
The add-in can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store at no extra charge, and is compatible with Clio Boutique and Elite subscriptions.
Do I need any additional licences to access this?
All you need is a valid Microsoft Office 365 subscription and a Clio account, on a Boutique or Elite subscription.
Is this available on all devices?
This is available on Mac, Windows, and through the web browser from any device.
Important: The Clio Add-in is only available to Outlook desktop with an Office 365 subscription.
Note: The ability to bulk file is not currently available for Mac. Mac users with access to Office 365 or Outlook.com are still able to file emails in bulk from a web browser.
Is this available for EU accounts?
What is "Smart File"?
Clio will automatically scan your inbox for new replies to emails that were already filed and automatically file all following emails to the same Matter. Clio can also scan your inbox for new emails that were not previously filed and allows you to file multiple emails at once.
How does the Add-in handle creating new contacts when receiving an email?
When filing an email to Clio, the add-in will attempt to link the email to an existing Clio contact. If there isn't a contact in Clio with the sender/recipient's email and name, the add-in will prompt you to add a new contact or select the appropriate contact.
Can I file a chain or thread of emails at once?
Yes. When saving your emails to Clio, select "File the entire thread". Clio will file all related emails automatically to Clio.
Where can I find my email attachments in Clio?
All attachments can be found in the documents section of the related Matter in a folder called "Attachments" as well as through the Communication log created in Clio when filing the email.
How do I know if I already filed an email with the Outlook Add-In?
When you attempt to file an email that has already been filed you will receive a confirmation message that "This email has been filed to.." a particular matter.
I accidentally Filed an email to the wrong Matter, how do I change it?
You can click on the "Change" button underneath the confirmation message to change . This will remove the email log from the incorrect Matter and file it in the correct Matter.