Xobni 1.9: Improved Outlook 2010 Beta Compatibility, A New Way to Win Xobni Plus, and More

We’re proud to announce that Xobni 1.9.0 (build 9662) is now available. This version is strongly recommended for anyone using Outlook 2010 beta (32-bit), and anyone interested in putting the latest and greatest Xobni improvements to work! Download it now, or read more about the latest changes.

(All features mentioned below are new since version 1.8.5 build 9142):

Improved Outlook 2010 Beta Compatibility

  • The Xobni sidebar displays more reliably and consistently for various view configurations of Outlook 2010 beta (32-bit). Of course, we will fully support all versions of Outlook 2010 when Microsoft releases them for sale to the public.
  • Installer screen is now more informative when installing Xobni into Outlook 2010 (screenshot)

Note: If you have a 64-bit operating system, and would like to test Outlook 2010 beta + Xobni today, simply install the popular 32-bit version of Outlook 2010 beta and then install Xobni.

Brand New “Out of Box” Experience

  • If you install Xobni for the first time, you’ll see a new video display inside the sidebar (no more video pop-up). We’re really proud of it! See it in full size here.
  • If you’d like to share fun facts with your contacts, we now open a message for you to customize instead of sending the email right away.

Improved Invitations (the Heart Button)

New Xobni Invitations

(Just click the heart button at the bottom of Xobni to see these improvements)

  • Brand-new interface for inviting contacts to join Xobni, including photos and improved suggestions (based on Xobni Rank and whether they’ve sent you mail using Outlook)
  • Users will also randomly receive the chance to win Xobni Plus when they invite others.

Twitter

Xobni Twitter Improvements

  • If signed in to the Twitter Extension, more data is shown about each Twitter name to help you choose the right one for your Xobni contacts — just hover over each name to see more information (you only need to do this once per contact).
  • Twitter feeds are checked more often (every two minutes)

Better Automatic Phone Number Extraction

  • Better recognition of phone numbers and fax numbers
  • Filtering out more conference call numbers and bridge lines
  • Productivity Enhancements

    Xobni Productivity Update

    • This may be a big time savings for many of our users: Now you can right-click on an email anywhere in Xobni to open that message in a new Outlook window (instead of clicking through to see it in detail in Xobni first).
    • Support for the “shift-delete”, “shift-insert,” and “control-insert” keyboard shortcuts for cut, paste, and copy in the Xobni search bar
    • The “Copy Email” command now copies the date of the email and everyone in the to: line.
    • Photos and job titles for your highest-ranked contacts are fetched as soon as you install Xobni (instead of waiting till you access their Xobni profiles)
    • Other minor bug fixes and performance improvements

    Whew! Please continue to let us know how we can keep improving your productivity through the Xobni Community, and thank you to everyone who participated in the topics that helped inform today’s update.


    General info: After you download, you will be prompted to close Outlook and the new Xobni version will be installed. 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. You will not need to sign in again and no extra fee is required.

    Thanks for using Xobni!

    Download the Latest Xobni Now

13 Responses to “Xobni 1.9: Improved Outlook 2010 Beta Compatibility, A New Way to Win Xobni Plus, and More”


  1. 1 John Tarbox February 9, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    I am a big time Xobni fanboy and lover. I use it on most om my computers but my box with Office 2010 is 64 bit 😦

    Any word on support for 64 bit Outlook 2010?

  2. 2 Jeff Bonforte February 9, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Yes. We will have 64-bit support prior to its public release. It presents a number of very difficult challenges that are taking a bit more time.

  3. 3 Proud Plus Person! February 10, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Great news, been holding back on the 2010 Outlook beta just for Xobni so many thanks for being on top of it.

  4. 4 David February 10, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    This is awesome, I love Xobni and use it all the time. It really saves me a lot of time!

  5. 5 Olivier Vanbiervliet February 10, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    I’m not so happy with the visual changes when installed in Outlook 2010: I don’t see the point of moving the Xobni bar to the right of the to-do bar, and why does it have to take up more space than before (when minimized)?
    Something I also miss: there’s no way to delete a message other than to open it first in a new window?

  6. 6 Mike February 12, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Hi,

    Got the latest version… Thanks…

    I don’t like that the size of the ‘shrinked’ Xobni is TWICE the size (width) that it was before. Am I experiencing a bug or is it intentional? If intentional, can you at least give users the choice of what size they want??

    Thanks again!!

    Mike

    PS running on Win 7 & Outlook 2010

  7. 7 GeeniUSs February 17, 2010 at 1:29 am

    Feature request: Sync outlook contact with facebook contact. Merge picture, birthday, email etc.

  8. 8 Steve February 17, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Is this compatible with the blackberry beta app? Or does that not matter?

  9. 9 Adrian Crowther February 24, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Hi guys, Just trying to resolve an issue I am having with build 9662, office 2010 beta and Windows 7.

    When I type a new message and xobni suggests names the window does not disappear and forces me to click one. This is getting a bit annoying. anyone else having this issue??

  10. 10 Jim Coyle March 10, 2010 at 6:48 am

    Is there any way to easily harvest a picture from facebook or linkedIn and have it become the outlook picture for a contact? This would be doubly awesome for smart phone users that get a picture when a call comes in from persons know in their outlook contact list. If you add this feature, allow picture to be automatically harvested to replace blank photos, but not overwrite existing ones without confirmation.

  11. 11 Neil McRae March 23, 2010 at 3:30 am

    outlook 2010 64bit support please!

  12. 12 guy April 14, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Hm, these are minor changes, useful but definitely only minor changes for users of xobni, I really like the video however 😉
    I’ve the impression that my search tool is not updated as regularly as xobni but that the updates change a lot and in my opinion lookeen is more advanced than xobni, I’ve tested both and this is my impression.


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