Microsoft can’t make Outlook better, but the Xobni plug-in can.

We have all come across this issue more than once, your looking for that email from 3 months ago in your Microsoft Outlook email program. You try to search for it using the built in Outlook search but it’s so complex that after 3 or 4 tries you give up and start looking through all your email one by one. After 5 minutes of searching you finally find it at the bottom of every email that was pulled up, frustrating.

You don’t use Windows desktop search or Google Desktop because you don’t need to index everything on your entire computer just your Outlook email program. The wasted time and effort has you ready to drop kick your computer. Who or what program are you gonna call on to help?

The Xobni plug-in for Outlook has come to the rescue, and I wanna share it with you. Xobni is FREE, yes you heard that right FREE. Xobni creates a profile for each person that emails you. The profiles contain relationship statistics, contact information, social connections, threaded conversations, and attachments all in one easy to use interface. Xobni was founded by Adam Smith and Matt Brezina in the spring of 2006 but with the recent updates has made major headlines as of late.

Bill Gates called Xobni the next generation of social networking

The Xobni download and install process was very easy. I clicked on the download link closed my Inbox, a window popped up asking if I wanted to find out more about my contact such as Skype, Linkedin, Facebook, and Hoovers info, you can enable or ignore this request. The setup process was not drawn out or confusing just a couple of quick questions to answer.

Once the program is started it has to index your emails, which means depending on how many contacts, and how much email you have can take a while to finish. While this did temporally freeze up my mailbox I just took it upon myself to go on a quick break and by the time I had returned all was working.

While this program shows great promise I can only imagine the things that I can now do with my email being much more easy to find.

Xobni System Requirements:

  • Windows XP or Vista
  • Outlook 2003 or 2007
  • Cached Exchange Mode
  • 2 GHz processor
  • 1+ GB RAM

Xobni download link

This product video is less than 5 minutes in length if your serious view this video for more information it answered a lot of questions:

When you view the Xobni Analytics it will blow your mind.

Tell me what you think about Xobni in the comments section.

TBTR

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