I typed ‘dan’ into the window at the top of the tool. XOBNI then displays, in order of most frequent use, the contacts and email addresses within in my mail that contain the characters ‘dan’. The results show Dan Grundig, my brother, at the top of the list.
Clicking on the first result displays the email address and phone number(s) for this contact, as well as email conversations that I have had with this person and attachments that we have exchanged.
In additon to being able to search for contacts among the email that you have sent and received, XOBNI also allows one to search for words contained in the subject or body of the email.
A nice added feature is that XOBNI will display the person’s face in addition to their contact information (which it pulls automatically from their Facebook or LinkedIn profile).
I’ve mentioned Google Calendar before when I talked about Google Apps, as Google Calendar is a component. However, for me and many others, Google Calendar is clearly the most important and most-used tool within Apps. Google Calendar is also included with a free GMAIL account.
Google Calendar is a web-based calendar. Within the Google Apps environment (up to 10 users for free), it enables employees to see (and edit, with the right permissions) each others’ calendar to coordinate schedules. There is support for recurring appointments, reminders, daily tasks, appointments with a definite timeframe, and much more.
The best feature of Google Calendar is that it integrates WIRELESSLY with iPhone, Android or Blackberry smartphones. Creation, editing and viewing of events is possible from your computer or your phone and it NEVER has to be connected to your computer to sync.
Go to m.google.com on your smartphone to setup integration between Google Calendar and your mobile device.