I’ve been searching for a tool to prove that the illustrious Susan Bradley does indeed sleep. Finally I found it! I’ve been using Xobni now for about a month and I’m at the point where I can’t live without it!!! What is it I hear you ask – well – it’s a cool tool for Outlook that will index your mailbox in a totally different way. Not only will it give you lightning fast search on your inbox, but it displays conversation threads in the way that they were intended to be viewed.
It also gives you an idea of when people send you emails via a cool timeline graph. This means that if you send them an email at their peak times, they are most likely to respond quickly vs sending the email during their sleeping hours.
You can see here that Susan actually sleeps (some times between the hours of 6pm and midnight (Sydney time). You can also see that Susan ranks #4 in my email list having received over 10075 emails from her.
You can see the people connected to Susan which is handy if you recall that you had Susan introduce you to someone and you can’t quite remember their name!
Finally and the coolest bit is that it allows you to see files that you have exchanged with a person – saving you the hassle of opening up all those emails just to find a single attachment.
How can you get Xobni? At this point it’s a closed beta – you have to know someone in the beta to get in on it. When you get in on the beta, you have 5 invites you can hand out to people.
I have 5 invites to hand out to people now. Post a comment on the blog with the best reason as to why you think you need Xobni and I’ll shoot you an invite out.
I use Outlook at my new job, and would REALLY appreciate being able to use Xobni to keep track of how I know all the new people I’m meeting, related info about them, etc. If you still have any invites left, I’d love one!
Thanks either way.
Mr. Leen Kleijwegt says
As a Dutch Small Business Server specialist I am always interested in good advise of my collegues. I especially like your information where you tell us your way of working and the products you use to do a better job. Please continue that road!
Thx in advance,
Anthony Michaud says
Communications are gold in our industry – we have to do them right. Tools that accurately allow us to profile and organise our communications more effectively returns us more time and more money.
Johannes Hiller says
Working Day in and day out with Outlook always on the look out fro a more productivity I’ve tried numerous Plugins – but none sounded as promising as Xobni – So I would really like to try it.
thx in Advance from munich
Joe Moore says
Now that looks like an awesome tool. Makes it nice for anyone but extraoridinarally useful for SBSers who need to quickly respond to client needs and track their conversations. If you still have invites available, shoot one my way please.
Philip Fuesser says
If you still have an invite available, I would be interested in one. It looks like an extremely useful tool and I want to try it out! I get way too much mail and this looks way to sweet to not at least give it a chance…
Gregory Smith says
My boss says I’ll try anything Microsoft – okay, basically says I’m a MS fanboy :). I’m also an extremely heavy Outlook user. This sounds *very* interesting and I’m surprised that there’s only a handful of comments so far. Please consider my request for the beta
Steve Danforth says
I need it desperately for the Y! groups that I can’t seem to keep organized. Also, a faster Outlook search will bring new meaning to my life. Pleeeease?
M Verweg says
I was just going through my various e-mail threads with other leaders in our MN SBS UG, which reminded me of this post of your’s and that I should post a comment!
This looks like a great tool, and I’ll donate some or all of the 5 invites I’ll receive back to readers of this blog that you select.
Thanks for an informative blog!
Peter Carp says
I’ve been using/promoting Nelson Email Organiser for some years now – http://www.caelo.com – and it’s starting to look a little frayed around the edges with Outlook’s evolution. So I’d be interested in looking at Xobni as the likely successor to NEO.
Looks as though the five invitations have been claimed so if you could put me on the list for the next tranche I’d be grateful.
Philip Chen says
Then perhaps I would have found this blog earlier. Time is money and the ammount of time i waste trawling email well…
Google desktop helps but does not associate related messages, furthermore I have to open each email to verify the attached files.