Xobni Launches Public Beta

Today is an exciting day for everyone at Xobni. After seven months of invite-only beta, and over two years of product development, we’re proud to announce that Xobni is now publicly available for anyone to download. Xobni can be downloaded for free here.

The official press release for our launch can be found here.

Today’s New York Times is covering our successful beta program and the public launch of Xobni here.

It has taken a lot of hard work to get to this point. Our team has grown from two guys in an apartment in Cambridge, Massachusetts to a group of 14 dedicated team members in San Francisco that call Xobni home.

While the Xobni team has been working hard to make Xobni a success, our users also deserve a lot of credit. Your feedback has been essential in helping us to improve the performance and features of Xobni over the past seven months. We have responded to thousands of support and feedback emails from the over 50,000 individuals that have downloaded Xobni during our seven month closed beta period. We have had several dozen beta users visit us at the Xobni headquarters for user studies and another several dozen users have done remote performance and configuration tests with our engineers.

We will continue to work hard to improve the Xobni experience. Xobni has done a lot to improve our users’ email lives, but email and personal information still have a long way to go. Xobni and its users still have a long way to go, and we wouldn’t want it any other way.

For Current Xobni Beta Users

If you are currently running Xobni it will automatically update to the latest version. If you need to re-download Xobni, you can download it instantly here.

Please let your friends and colleagues know that a better Outlook email experience awaits them at Xobni.com.


43 Responses to “Xobni Launches Public Beta”

  1. 1 Alex Kaminski May 5, 2008 at 12:36 am

    The link to re-download xobni goes to the nytimes article instead of a download link.

  2. 2 Matt May 5, 2008 at 12:54 am

    thanks alex. Fixing that now

  3. 3 Jeannette May 5, 2008 at 1:41 am

    Hi, I’m using the Xobni. It’s very cooooooooooooool. I love it!
    But from my perspective, there is one thing need improvement. I can reply, forward the emails in Xobni panel, but I cannot delete the emails or conversations. So I have to go back to the outlook window to find the mails, which create double work. I believe it will be great if users can delete emails/conversations in Xobni panel.

  4. 4 Jeannette May 5, 2008 at 1:47 am

    Hi I found there is another problem. I’m not sure whether it happens to other users. When I delete a mail from outlook, even delete it from the “Deleted Items”, it won’t reflet in Xobni. I can still find the deleted mails in Xobni panel. Can this be fixed some day?

  5. 5 chriSchaeffer May 5, 2008 at 7:56 am

    Congrats guys! Great work! I know all of you are very excited.

    Now can I keep preaching about the awesomeness of Xobni without using up my invites! 🙂

  6. 6 Aaron May 5, 2008 at 10:57 am

    Congrats Xobni! I’ve been using the program for about 2 weeks now and think it’s pretty awesome. Of course there are always features that can be added to make the program more useful, but it’s a great start! Great idea.

  7. 7 Interested User May 5, 2008 at 11:37 am

    Congrats, was eagerly awating this, but while installing some issue with service. Please help.

  8. 8 David Trilling May 5, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Love your product!

    Like how you have “Turing’d”* (as Kevin Kelley puts it ) a number of email tasks like requesting phone numbers and letting people know how much they talk with others and measuring a number of other elements. Hope people who might compete with me for success in the workplace don’t discover it too soon :).

    Particularly in the wake of Lookout’s discontinuation by Microsoft, I’m happy to have Xobni as a worthy replacement.

    My only criticism — your tool is just too much fun to use — the colors appearing for each separate search, the pleasure of getting search results and how they are laid out, and so on. Can you make your program just a little less fun to use so I can spend less time using it :).

    * http://www.kk.org/thetechnium/archives/2008/03/turingd.php

  9. 9 Kandarp Desai May 5, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    Hi guys,

    I have been using xobni since Feb’08. It’s really great helpful product.
    Congratulations to Xobni team for Public Beta Release.

  10. 10 Rosanna Y. delaCruz @BzzAgent May 5, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    What about us Mac users?????? You left us in the dust! My Web Services Manager just ran over here to tell my about you guys and…I can’t use!

  11. 11 Pankaj May 5, 2008 at 2:34 pm


    Congrats! Wicked cool. I’ve been looking for a replacement for X1 for a while. Is there a forum where you are looking at user suggestions for features?

  12. 12 Chris Upchurch May 5, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    After reading the Press Release this morning on google I ran over to see what all the fuss was about. As the IT Director here at our network. After only playing with it for roughly 20-30 minutes I sent out a blast to all local and wide area clients that XOBNI is a required install for Windows users. It will save our employees a large amount of time while using Outlook. Great job!

    I am looking forward to a MAC release someday I hope.

  13. 13 Michael May 6, 2008 at 9:45 am

    Great! You’ve created something I never knew I was missing. Now that my work email is better where is the version that works for Gmail?

  14. 14 Mary Nielsen May 6, 2008 at 9:48 am

    Hey Matt, it’s Mary (from MD). Congrats on the launch:) My friend Matt, who works at TriCerat in Columbia is using Xobni today. I was just talking with him and he told me about the launch. I told him that my friend started that company… way to go Matt:)

    Best Wishes for a successful launch!

    Mary, and Kiya too:)

  15. 15 Gil May 6, 2008 at 11:55 am

    Hi, first time user of xobni here and already so excited about the product that i instantly installed it to all my co-workers here in the office. Will be interesting how the whole thing will develop.


  16. 16 Tom Humbarger May 6, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    I saw the article in the NY Times and just downloaded Xobni. I also tweeted about it on Twitter – which would be a great way to get the word out about your product.

    This is already some noise on Twitter – check out this link from Tweetscan: http://www.tweetscan.com/index.php?s=xobni&u=&d=


  17. 18 Serg Podtynnyi May 8, 2008 at 5:18 am

    Awesome! Now, waiting for Gmail.

  18. 19 Mike Ledlow May 8, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    I’ve been using Xobni for about two weeks. It’s AWESOME! As a project manager working on an account for one of America’s top ten banks, I have to wade through countless emails and contacts on a daily basis. Xobni has saved me an incredible amount of time bringing all the information I need quickly and easily. Great product! I will be using this a long time to come.

  19. 20 David May 9, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    The first time I downloaded Xobni, my computer froze. I then uninstalled it.

    After the second time, I was prompted to download .netframe. It didn’t work. My computer just hung up. Too many resources were activated.

    The third time, my computer was rendered in a zombie-like state. I uninstalled it the program.

    I now have to reinstall Windows to get my computer running as it did -preXobni.

    If I every try it again, it wil be well after the actual release.

    A terrible experience.


  20. 21 Jon May 11, 2008 at 12:46 am

    I really want to use Xobni!

    just not enough to switch to a Microsoft email product.

    Thunderbird, Go!

  21. 22 Michael Deutch May 12, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    Thanks for making my email make sense!!!

  22. 23 s_o_m May 12, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    Thanks for an awesome improvement on MS Outlook. I saw the mention on LifeHack (I think), instantly installed it at work, and am digging it. Very effective.

  23. 24 Bob Sampson May 14, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    The download pages “click here” link goes to the homepage and not to a download. Is a public beta over or something? Wondering if it’s still available.

  24. 25 Diam0nd May 17, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    “If you are currently running Xobni it will automatically update to the latest version. If you need to re-download Xobni, you can download it instantly here.”

    This doesn’t really work well, does it? I mean, I go to the download page once, it gives me a link to 3644. I follow the same link a minute after, it gives me 3771. HOWEVER, at the same time, the latest version advertised on the forum is 3669. I mean WHY don’t you simply give out the latest version if there is already one. Why all the confusion???

  25. 26 Alessandro Del Prete May 21, 2008 at 9:59 am

    Great tool…;)


    1. Auto-update doesn’t work.
    2. If you want to upgrade manually, you download the setup but once launched, it tells you that an uninstall of the old version is required first.

    Too time-consuming to keep up with the latest version…and since the product is in beta, this shoul definitely be addressed quickly…

    Thanks for your work…:)

  26. 27 othonna May 26, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    I was at a microsoft outlook training today. the trainer was telling the class how powerful microsoft desktop search is and how much it adds to outlook email search. By the end of the class I convinced at least 6 (out of 10 i think) to remove window search 3.0 and install xobni then and there. Impressed by Xobni’s performance, they ditched desktop search and installed Xobni!

    This software is awesome!

  27. 28 Paul June 3, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    I’m with Alessandro, the update doesn’t seem to work, and re-installing removes all the pictures I’ve (painstakingly 😉 added to contacts!

    Any update on the update issue? 😉

    Thanks in advance.

  28. 29 Matt June 4, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    Paul, It sounds like you might be behind a proxy server. That currently prevents us from shipping updates. This issue is discussed in the Xobni community forum: http://community.xobni.com/showthread.php?t=761



  29. 30 Лена Агаркова August 2, 2008 at 11:17 am

    Да уж… Жизнь – как вождение велосипеда. Чтобы не упасть, ты должен двигаться.

  30. 31 Тула November 4, 2008 at 11:41 am

    А где Вы эту информацию нашли? Подскажите, плизззз! Спасете жизнь блоггеру!!!!!

  31. 32 Максим November 15, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Данный пост на самом деле помог мне принять очень нужное для себя решение. За что автору отдельное спасибо! Жду от Вас новых постов!

  32. 33 Julie February 25, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    I really want to use Xobni! However we have Lotus Notes at work…I’m begging! Please make it compatible with Lotus Notes. 🙂

  33. 35 daniel April 15, 2009 at 1:10 am

    Is there an option for Lotus Notes, or something similar, it would be a great idea to adapt it to the v8 platform, since it is very much collaboration oriented, and for sure I would use it :).

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