Xobni

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 137 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    300,800
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 20, 2011
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    6.7MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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The free Outlook add-on Xobni beats the pants off Outlook's built-in e-mail search. While Xobni's core talent lays in rapidly finding e-mails and contacts based on any keyword search, it also excels at surfacing meetings and file attachments, hyperlinks, and even personal information extracted from social networks, like photos and phone numbers.

Visually, Xobni displays a sidebar that slides in an out from the right and over the reading pane. From there, you'll be able to search for contacts and messages, and interact with the profile, message, or files from there. When at rest, Xobni displays the profile it's collected on the contact in question--from a hyperlinked e-mail address and phone number to a Skype plug-in, Facebook picture, and LinkedIn profile, assuming the contact has enabled third-party sharing in his or her social network settings. You'll likewise be able to get at the contact's network, and past conversations from here.

Xobni also makes an appearance in the navigation ribbon of Outlook 2010, with a search bar and a shortcut key for hiding and revealing the side bar.

Activate the premium version, Xobni Plus, for $30 (and a free, 14-day trial) and you'll open the door to broader search data (appointments and tasks), more powerful search terms (phrases and Boolean), and an advanced search builder. Xobni Plus also includes full text and direct e-mail filters. Best yet, Xobni Plus adds its index of e-mail addresses to the "To" field of every message you compose, sometimes replicating, but nevertheless vastly expanding, your address book.

Unlike many other Outlook add-ons, both free and upgraded versions of Xobni add functionality without greatly dragging down Outlook's performance. The interface doesn't get in the way, and, in fact, makes communication easier. We recommend Xobni for any Outlook user.

 
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1 stars

"Negligible value, bait n switch, confusing"

April 22, 2014

 |  Version: Xobni 2.0.1

Pros

Was able to find a few things but not worth the trouble

Cons

Processor hit
May have "bunged up" my Windows Search
Kludge interface difficult to read results
Bait and switch scam

Summary

Skip it. If like me you have several email accounts and you're looking for a way to search all, this tool will do it and you'll be miserable each time you use it. I wish someone would buy them and fix the interface and license issues and release a goodproduct. That I would buy, but Xobni is not IT!

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1 stars

"Does NOT bulk export contacts ! False license add"

March 25, 2013  |  By Chrizboy

 |  Version: Xobni 2.0.1

Pros

- fast search

Cons

- heavy processor workload
- false advertising, free for ever then change
- does NOT export contacts in bulk
once you use it, you're caught !
Users requested this for years...

Beware !

Summary

Beware issues/problems before buying Xobni !

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1 stars

"With Office 10 and Office Preview NOOOOO!"

October 12, 2012  |  By rldewitte

 |  Version: Xobni 2.0.1

Pros

none as it wouldn't function in my environment

Cons

Probably my fault for thinking I could use two versions of Outlook and leave the plug-in on the older version.
Uninstalled and now neither version of Outlook works. Uninstalled Preview, now trying for fix 10.

Summary

USE CAUTION, if you aren't certain call them or just don't do it man.

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4 stars

"Excellent!!!!"

October 05, 2012  |  By avinashkunchurkar

 |  Version: Xobni 2.0.1

Pros

This Product is great and helps manage your mails and attachments so easily. Its awesome

Cons

It has a cons, but very negligible to what it can do. Very effective for mails when you recieve 100 mails per day

Summary

I one line, A life saviour why??? Because it saves a hell of my time

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1 stars

"Don't trust this software with your Contacts"

June 13, 2012  |  By d--e

 |  Version: Xobni 2.0.1

Pros

Unreliable; I installed the free version and it kept asked me to upgrade, when I didn't do it, it somehow started sending me spams and on separate emails telling me how I can avoid these spam emails by buying a full version. So I just uninstalled it. Bad Bad Bad!

Cons

Fast search.

Summary

Unreliable

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1 stars

"Xobni in the business of bait & switch"

January 06, 2012  |  By SocEntInstitute

 |  Version: Xobni 2.0.1

Pros

None that I can find after a year of usage.

Cons

I downloaded Xobni at the recommendation of a coworker last year for Outlook. It was much faster than Outlook search but I was slightly irritated that contacts I know I have in Outlook were ones I couldn't access any longer unless I upgraded to Pro. For the most part, I was able to use the search function to at least find the email and Reply to the email to get the contact I needed which added yet another step to my daily emailing functionality.

This week I was prompted to upgrade my Xobni software. Now, emails that I sent last week are no longer accessible to me unless I purchase Pro. My old tactic of search and find no longer works either.

Summary

SKIP IT, this product is a total scam.

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1 stars

"Licensing scam"

January 02, 2012  |  By zeastrolux

 |  Version: Xobni 2.0.1

Pros

Great product.

Cons

License scam.

Summary

Got a license for Xobni Plus, got discontinued. Needed to re-format computer. Couldn't get Xobni Plus to work again, neither my license worked on the Pro version. And now it's a monthly payment! I will never use this product again.

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1 stars

"Ignores Mac Users, Windows version barely passable"

December 28, 2011  |  By Small Biz CEO

 |  Version: Xobni 2.0.1

Pros

Okay but not intuitive

Cons

No Mac Support. Supporting iphone but not ipad or Mac OS is just plain silly.

Summary

If you are targeting business users you have to support Macs and PCs. Microsoft finally wised up and made a real Outlook product for Mac but Xobni is behind.

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3 stars

"Useful, but confusing"

October 02, 2011  |  By johncharb1688

 |  Version: Xobni 2.0.1

Pros

Some useful features

Cons

too many distracting features, UI is confusing.

Summary

I used it for a while, the most useful feature to me is the search. others are just simply distractions. I have switched to InboxEx, which is free and does what I want.

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1 stars

"Originally thought this product was good, big mistake!"

October 01, 2011  |  By smericle

 |  Version: Xobni 2.0.1

Pros

Would be great if the software worked some of the time.

Cons

I originally bought the "plus" account, the product worked for about a year. Now the product no longer works and they want me to upgrade monthly plan. I cant stand bait and switch scams, this company is clearly in the business of bait and switch.

Summary

Buyer beware, Xobni is a bait and switch scam.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0.1
  • Fresh clean design.
  • Spam Rescue. Identifies messages that may have been incorrectly filtered into the Junk Mail folder.
  • Xobni Gadget Store with more than 20 gadgets for you to add to Outlook including Evernote, Dropbox and WebEx.
General
Publisher Xobni
Publisher web site http://www.xobni.com
Release Date July 20, 2011
Date Added July 20, 2011
Version 2.0.1
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory E-mail Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7
Additional Requirements Microsoft Outlook 2003/2007/2010, .NET Framework 2.0
Download Information
File Size 6.7MB
File Name XobniSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 300,800
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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