Xobni Brings Twitter to Your Outlook Inbox
- Posted: Oct 01, 2009 at 11:23AM
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Xobni, the internet startup that made its initial debut last year, adds a social layer to your Outlook inbox by integrating profile information about your email contacts into an Outlook sidebar. This includes data pulled from LinkedIn, Facebook, Hoover’s, Skype, and Yahoo! Mail. But the software doesn’t just tap into the hidden social network of your inbox, it offers a lot more too, like an advanced search feature, an attachment finder, threaded conversations, and email analytics.
Now you can add Twitter to the list of Xobni features. In the latest version of the Xobni plugin, you're able to see the most recent tweets from the person whose email you’re reading. The plugin acts as a mini Twitter client as well, allowing you to reply directly to users, tweet, retweet, follow/unfollow, and view Twitter profiles all from within the Xobni sidebar.
Although you can manually enter in the Twitter name of the email contact you’re viewing, Xobni will attempt to locate the person’s Twitter account automatically. To do so, it performs a search for possible matches based on their name and you can choose the right one from the list provided.
In order to access the update, existing Xobni users must download the latest version of the Xobni plugin.
Other improvements available in the update include numerous bug fixes, tweaks, and speed improvements. The latest version now officially supports Windows 7, too.