Outlook Classic Version 3 is a new and improved version of Bananatag’s popular Outlook add-in for Employee Communicators who aren’t using Outlook 365.

This release improves the performance and user experience for employee communicators using Bananatag to build and send beautiful, responsive HTML emails right from Outlook.

Version 2.0 of the Bananatag Outlook add-in will remain available and continue to be supported at this time, however we recommend that all customers using Version 2.0 or earlier upgrade to Version 3 at their earliest convenience.


Improved user experience and performance

The Outlook Classic 3 add-in consolidates the Bananatag buttons from both the Outlook sidebar and ribbon into a single entry-point, located on the ribbon at the top of your Outlook window:



This new button launches a Bananatag experience that is more consistent with app.bananatag.com and will be very familiar for users of our web-based experience:


Moving to Version 3 will also offer Outlook Classic users faster access to the latest Bananatag features as well as performance and reliability improvements.  

No features or functionality will be lost for users upgrading from any previous version of our Outlook Classic add-in.


Reduced IT workload

We’ve designed Outlook Classic 3 with the complex IT requirements and approval processes of enterprise organizations in mind. The new add-in gives Bananatag’s development and support teams greater ability to update the add-in as well as troubleshoot issues without requiring a new .exe file to be installed, which will reduce future IT involvement in supporting your organizations’ Bananatag users.


How to install Outlook Classic 3

Unlike previous updates to our Outlook add-in, you do not need to uninstall your existing add-in before installing Outlook Classic 3.

  1. Simply go to the getting started page located within app.bananatag.com and click Get Add-in in the pane located on the right. The .exe file will then begin downloading.
  2. Once downloaded, double-click the .exe file and the installer will guide you through the process automatically.

Please note that depending on the level administrator access you have to your computer, you may need to contact your IT department before installing Outlook Classic 3.

If you have any questions about Outlook Classic 3, contact your account manager today.