Free minor update available for Xobni and Xobni Plus (1.8.3 build 8135)

Xobni 1.8 Updated

Thank you for making the latest version of Xobni and Xobni Plus a huge success.  We’ve been listening closely to your feedback via the Xobni Community on Get Satisfaction and Xobni Support. Today an update is available that fixes a handful of issues reported by our loyal and extremely helpful users.

Xobni 1.8.3 build 8135 is a minor update and is available now at http://www.xobni.com/download.

Changes between this release and the original Xobni 1.8 release:

Search Improvements

  • Accented and international characters can now be found via search  (thanks to our community for reporting this).
  • Search now correctly finds phrases with upper-case characters
  • New icon for emails in search results that were sent by you ( sent mail vs received icon)
  • Dashes in attachment names show up more reliably in search results
  • Journal entries no longer appearing as half-indexed mail items; removed completely

AutoSuggest Improvements (AutoSuggest is a Xobni Plus feature)

  • AutoSuggest has been greatly improved all around, especially with regards to filling in the proper name/email when a name is selected for some Exchange configurations
  • Deletion of Outlook’ email suggestions in AutoSuggest is now possible (just use the “delete” key after using the down arrow to select the Outlook suggestion you’d like to delete).

Contacts Improvements

  • Outlook Contacts’ names are used in the Xobni profile more reliably
  • If there are two phone numbers in Outlook Contacts, both show up in Xobni (instead of just one)

Other Improvements

  • Xobni displays better with various DPI monitor settings
  • People with IMAP-only Outlook configurations will not see “locked” messages as often when using the free version of Xobni (reported in the Xobni Community)
  • The “heavy” email indexing process is smarter about waiting until you are not using your computer to begin
  • Certain key commands for other programs now re-enabled and not blocked by Xobni
  • Improved Xobni Plus account access and activation from the Options menu
  • Assorted performance improvements and minor bug fixes

After you download, you will be prompted to close Outlook and the new Xobni version will be installed.  If you’re already using Xobni 1.8, no new mail indexing will be required.  All of your data (merges, contact information entries) will be maintained, no matter what version you are using currently.

If you have already purchased Xobni Plus, this download will simply update your software and you will not need to sign in again and no extra fee is required.

Existing users will not be automatically updated to this build, as we are working on even more fixes for an “auto-update” release in the near future.

Thanks again for your feedback and thank you for using Xobni!

5 Responses to “Free minor update available for Xobni and Xobni Plus (1.8.3 build 8135)”


  1. 1 Scott October 14, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Hate the new interface – sorry.

    It’s just a sea of gray and very difficult to differentiate the headings from the details, and one detail from another.

    Much prefer the original interface which was much easier to read.

  2. 2 Cisz October 29, 2009 at 8:46 am

    I hate the new interface too and what you did locking the PSTs on this new version is bad.. It is a good tool and I was happy using the previous version without any problem because I could find easily what I needed… now I have messages stopping me and I can’t do a search on my local PST… that’s bad!! I will uninstall this and start using google desktop..

  3. 3 Dina November 10, 2009 at 11:49 am

    I hate the new version as well. Before this i loved xobni and recommended it to everyone because it worked wonderfully and did exactly what i installed it to do – quickly and easily scan through my emails to find the message i’m looking for. Now it does nothing but hinder my progress. Outlook is slower, my most used contacts are not prepopulating in outlook unless i purchase xobni plus (which i have no interest in doing and is SO frustrating) When i try to open an email from the application it often shuts down my entire outlook. It is a shame that you had a wonderful product and have updated it to something that is useless. I am uninstalling it now. If there is another update that brings back the efficiencies of the older version i will happily re-install. For now, just cant wait to get this thing off my inbox.

  4. 4 William November 25, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    I am VERY disappointed in the new interface, why fix something that was great to begin with? Now I will uninstall it and go back to my old third party software as this is now completely useless to me (scan my archived pst’s)


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