14 thoughts on “For Xobni, Why It's A Good Time To Sell”

  1. I personally find Xobni unstable and the data is offers superfluous. If Outlook improved their search results’ relevancy, I would find no need for Xobni.

  2. The real question is how far can they go with a plugin? I agree, they need Microsoft’s distribution to companies to make sense of their business model. Unfortunately we may be loosing the product for everything not Microsoft.

  3. Xobni does nothing to manage email better. It is just a nice toy. I really doubt any company will actually pay for Xobni.

    Xobni’s best bet is for MS to give it away for free as part of Outlook.

  4. Om, would you mind elaborating on why exactly ‘e-mail remians broken’?

    I’ve found that through an intelligent application of Outlook ‘rules’ and GMail ‘filters’ my work and personal e-mails are not only organized but my inboxes are free of everything that shouldn’t be there. In fact Gmail acts as not only an e-mail service, but as a feed reader (filters+rssfwd.com) and of course an IM client (esp. now that GChat supports AIM buddies). Although I get hundreds of e-mails a day, my inbox only sees a much more manageable five to ten.

  5. I have been using Xobni religiously for months and have turned many co-workers onto the app. I’ve begun to try and sell the idea of having Xobni become a corporate supported app for my company. It is easy to implement and free (for now). Can Xobni stay free? Thats my biggest concern.

  6. i did not have a great xobni experience. outlook 2007 has enough issues on its own. xobni slowed it down even more and still has several bugs. i don’t see the long-term value here. microsoft needs more than a xobni patch.

  7. I actually like Xobni and the capabilities that it adds to my Outlook. There are a number of bugs that I talk about on my blog that keep me from using it daily but the fact remains that when I do have it installed I find myself using the search capabilities and the connections more than I thought I would. It is functionality that should be in Outlook and if Microsoft needs to buy them to get it then so be it. I would however agree that it would be a very hard sell to corporate america.

  8. Another way to increase the value of your MS Outlook is to manage other platforms like Google inside MS Outlook.

    We just launched KiGoo, a free tool that allows Google users to fully manage (create, read, update and delete) their Calendar and Contacts from MS Outlook.

    Also KiGoo manage the Free Busy information of your Gmail contacts for appointments if they shared their FB status.

    Currently we support Windows XP and office 2007.


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