Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Xobni Insight for Outlook Beta

Xobni is a new email overlay/addon which is currently in Beta and is initially targeting Outlook 2003/2007 but is suppose to later work with other email interfaces (Xobni please make Gmail your next target, read my previous post My Gmail IMAP experience for my reasons why Outlook to Gmail via IMAP is not the answer and also since my Outlook usage is continuing to fade). So anyway I just received my invite for Xobni today and proceeded to load it up and let it loose on Outlook. My initial reaction is I like what Xobni is doing to improve email and so far no major problems. I really like the speed of the search capabilities although I wish I could get Google results vs. Yahoo. One area that still needs improved speed is when reading through email sequentially Xobni takes at least 10 secs. sometimes considerably longer to pull up information on the next person when I move from one email to the next. Not sure why the Xobni search box is so fast but moving from one email to the next is not.

In the meantime I will do additional testing of Xobni for Outlook but I'm really hoping for a Gmail version sooner rather than later. If you need an invite to Xobni I currently have 4 available so let me know by adding a comment with your email address.

9 comments:

Edward said...

Sounds like an awesome app!
I'd love an invite pretty please...
edward@photosofyourlife.com.

You rock!

Edward said...

Ooops. Didn't mean to leave the trailing dot on my addy...

edward@photosofyourlife.com

Is more like it!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to try it out. I'd appreciate an invite as well.

gab17 [at] yahoo.com

srikrishnak said...

Sounds quite interesting and being a person spending half of my life with outlook would like to have it.
Could you please send the invitation to me sriksc@yahoo.com.sg
thx

Fellow Lifehacker said...

If you have any left I'd be indebted to you!

Thanks!

dlfdps at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

i'd like an invite too, samurai [at] choomba.org

roman said...

if you have one left: kinsnet@yahoo.com

thanks!

Pooja said...

If you have any left, I'd love an invite. poooja[at]gmail[dot]com

Brewer said...

If anyone has an invite available I'd like to check it out brewer.joe[at]gmail.com