Xobni, the social email plugin that makes your inbox smarter, is going to make your Outlook email more productive today with the launch of a Gadget Store with apps from collaboration and productivity services such as Dropbox, Evernote, JIRA, Klout, Salesforce, WebEx, and Yammer.
Xobni’s social email plugins essentially makes your e-mail smarter (Xobni is inbox spelled backwards). The plugin integrates LinkedIn, Twitter Yahoo Mail, Facebook, Skype, Hoovers and more into your Outlook inbox. The company, which has raised over $30 million in funding, also recently debuted a plugin for Gmail as well as iPhone and Android apps. To date, Xobni’s Mirosoft Outlook plugin has seen nearly seven million downloads.
The Gadget Store allows users to access free and paid apps for productivity apps and services from within Xobni for Outlook, enabling developers to integrate their services seamlessly into Outlook’s email workflow. Related to this, the company launched a feature last year that allowed users to integrate Gmail Gadgets within Outlook.
Gadgets are included as part of the Xobni sidebar, and users can choose from nearly 20 services and applications for web-based document sharing, lead tracking, issue reporting and monitoring, note-taking, and more. Current Xobni gadgets include Dropbox, Evernote, GoldMail, Google Translate, Atlassian JIRA, WebEx, Huddle, Microsoft SharePoint, Salesforce Chatter, Yammer, Facebook, Flickr, Hoover’s, Klout, LinkedIn, Twitter, Xing, YouTube, Yelp and Salesforce CRM.
For example, you can add the Evernote gadget to Xobni to allow users to access their notes directly from the inbox. Or you could access data from your Salesforce CRM or Chatter account within your Xobni Outlook inbox.
While the Gadget Store is exclusive to the Xobni’s Outlook version, it will eventually extend to the Gmail plugin.