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Xobni – Trick or Treat?

Each week, we have weekly “Digital Relations” meetings where we focus on social media and other digital ways to connect with everyone.

This week, Jeff from our ><((“> team shared a new tool with us – xobni ( He said that it would (1) consolidate a lot of our social networking tools into Outlook, (2) organize a contact’s info, email stats, recent emails exchanges and files all in one place, (3) make scheduling appointments easier and (4) some other cool stuff that I didn’t absorb because I was focusing on all of the above.
And, as I was listening to this … I thought (as a skeptical gen x would) … this is a TRICK!
But, I followed along and downloaded xobni and have been using it and loving it. I like all of the integration of different programs, but what I like most so far is the Outlook scheduling feature. Once you download xobni, a new column will appear in Outlook. You can click on an email in your inbox, look to the xobni column, click on “xobni actions” and then click on “schedule time with (name)” and a new email pops up ready to go with a draft email that has pulled your available time for the next several days from your Outlook calendar. All you have to do is edit based on your preferences and push send.
So, I’ve been using xobni and have decided there’s no trick to it, in fact it’s quite a sweet TREAT! Thanks, Jeff for encouraging us to download this.
To get a quick overview of Xobni (which is inbox spelled backwards), check out:

><(("> Melissa Laughon

Melissa is a ><(("> Team Member at Catch Your Limit, a management consulting firm with offices in Tallahassee, Florida and Richmond, Virginia. To learn more, visit

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