Yummy, copy & paste plus right click menus

Copy, Paste, Click
Xobni users rejoice! One of the top user-requested features has been implemented. You can now select text, copy, and paste text in the Xobni display. You can also click on links that appear in emails viewed in the Xobni sidebar.

copy new

We are approaching a point where you can do almost everything you need to do with email in the Xobni pane. Did you know you can resize the Xobni pane? Might as well slide it over to the left a bit further 😉

Jump to conversation
Thanks, Aamir, for adding this!. I didn’t even realize how much I wanted this feature until I had it working on my Xobni. Now when you find an email using Xobni search you can view the existing email or view the entire conversation. This is HUGE! You can now find a message using Xobni search and quickly view the individual email or the entire threaded conversation.



Message box
Some of you are reading this blog entry thanks to this new feature. The Xobni message box is a really easy way for us to communicate with our users within the Xobni sidebar. A small box pops up with a message like, “check out this blog post about our newest features.” We just like to be able to say hi.

Right click menus
We’ve added a lot of quick functionality in right click menus all across the Xobni UI. You’ll probably find a few that I won’t even mention here. Here are a few of my favorites:

Copy Bryan’s info
You can now quickly grab a contact’s name, phone number, and email address by clicking anywhere in the top section of the Xobni sidebar (above “people connected to bryan”).


This is super useful for introducing people or sharing your contact’s info with a trusted coworker or friend. Notice: if you have multiple email addresses for a contact Xobni shows the email addresses in the order of most used, with the most used address at the top. Try this feature next time you need to share someone’s contact info with a coworker.


Copy availability
Users like how easy we make it to share your availability. Now you can copy your availability to the clipboard and paste it into a reply message.


Copy email address/compose email
If you need to quickly get the email addresses of a bunch of people in Xobni’s list of connected people you’ll like this new right click menu. Our new right click menu allows you to copy any contact’s email address into the clipboard.


Open email containing attachment
Xobni makes it extremely easy to find old attachments. However, sometimes it is nice to be able to open the conversation that contained the attachment. Now you can easily do that with our new right click menu.


17 Responses to “Yummy, copy & paste plus right click menus”

  1. 1 Jeremy December 21, 2007 at 7:40 pm

    First, thanks for the awesome update! And Happy Holidays!

    Second, it would be great if you guys could mention the version number somewhere in these new version posts. Obviously I can try the new features to see if I have it, but sometimes things aren’t as obvious (like a performance release). Also, it would be good to know if we need to actually download the new installer or if it should update from the existing Xobni update menu. The last update had to be downloaded, and I just did the same thing for this one.

    Keep up the great work on this increasingly useful app.

    Thanks again,

  2. 2 Vincent January 7, 2008 at 9:09 am

    I’m using xobni for a few days. It’s a wonderful tool, thanks for your great job!

    It’s very helpful, I’m a heavy e-mail user and xobni definitely made outlook useable.

    I would be cool to be able to delete a mail directly from xobni window.

    Thanks a lot for all your work


  3. 3 Randhir January 8, 2008 at 3:25 am

    Great job guys – I would love to see drag and drop implemented too. Often I am looking for an email to drop into a new email I am using (for background context) and this would really help.

  4. 4 matt January 8, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Hi Randhir,

    We have implemented drag and drop on attachments. You can now drag an attachment from Xobni’s attachment listing into an email. Dragging and dropping an email into an email however is another great idea we have not implemented yet. Thanks for the feedback.


  5. 5 Jeff Bonforte January 9, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    Sweet. I know it isn’t a priority, but selfishly I would love this for Mail.app on OS X. Clearly Mail.app only sucks a tiny percent as much as Outlook, but to have Outlook suck less than Mail.app is humiliating as a Mac user. We are just used to having things better on our side of the fence.

    MS Fanboys, please commence flaming.

  6. 6 Jeff Bonforte January 9, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    I should have also metioned, props to the Xobni team. Excellent update.

  7. 7 Alberto January 11, 2008 at 3:10 am

    looks like a very good tool! Can anyone invite me to join beta?

  8. 8 Dave January 11, 2008 at 8:00 am

    This is awesome…. One thing though, I cannot copy/paste from the preview, I am on 1.2.3 build 2588. Is there a way to know what the present version is for download?

  9. 9 Mark January 16, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    This is an awesome product. All my friends love it..

    Only question I have is will it still be free once you are out of beta?

  10. 10 David P December 16, 2009 at 11:51 am

    Refinements in latest version are great (12/2009)…but I am finding it crashes Outlook 2003 far too often (Windows 7 64 bit) as I enter the initial characters of an email address…. 2 – 5 times per day…NOT good…pls fix..I am afraid it will trash my pst file and hate having to re-type emails…thanks…DEP

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