It's amazing how much time I spend going through Outlook searching for emails
- and it looks like I'm not alone.
By 2009, workers are expected to spend 41% of their time managing email.
Receiving thousands of emails each week and organizing them efficiently is a
task better suited to a machine than it is a person. With the average human
brain capable of maintaining only 150 friendships, and with enterprises expected
to spend more than $17 billion on email software in the next four years, that's
why I was pleased as could be when I came across
Xobni, a very "social" plug-in for
Outlook which helps users find email conversations, contacts and attachments in
a much more fluid, natural and efficient manner.
Installation of the plug-in was quick (although it did take a while to
index all of the email in my Outlook). Xobni's features however (powerful
email search, threaded conversations, email analytics, quick attachment
discovery and phone number extraction) made me a believer.