I don’t know about you, but I’m not a huge hype guy when it comes to new tools for my PC, but a friend of mine in sales at Microsoft mentioned this product (it’s free here
) as a tool that a few of the sales reps there are using to help with their contact and connection management with MS Outlook.
I’ve only been using it for a couple of days, but I’ve gotten a lot of value from it as I am able to quickly pull up email histories with clients and candidates and the fact that it tracks all documents and extracts phone numbers from the text of the email allowing you to immediately get the contacts number instead of shifting into the contacts page is very handy.
As for installation it’s easy, but I would suggest doing it over lunch as it slows down the PC a little and will limit your ability to use the rest of your software as it loads & categorizes all your email data.
Of course if you’re not an Outlook user don’t worry they are planning on expanding Xobni’s reach to various e-mail programs like Yahoo Mail, Google’s Gmail and Microsoft’s Hotmail as well as social networks like Facebook and Linkedin.
Of course if you don’t believe me you can check out other articles about the product at the NY Times
and even the YouTube video of Bill Gates
showcasing the product.