Xobni and Orgoo--weird names, useful applications

Xobni and Orgoo--weird names, useful applications

Summary: At TechCrunch 40 morning session two startups with weird names cracked some of the pain points with communications applications. Xobni (inbox spelled backwards) helps to make sense out of the mess of Microsoft Outlook.

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At TechCrunch 40 morning session two startups with weird names cracked some of the pain points with communications applications.

Xobni (inbox spelled backwards) helps to make sense out of the mess of Microsoft Outlook. It provides rankings, graphs and statistics about how your email contacts. For example, it can alert you to frequent email contacts who haven't contacted you recently or identify a contact's assistant or business partner, somewhat like a social network. Xobni also can thread conversations from across emails and find attachments without searching. In addition, phone numbers can be extracted from emails and brings in some data, such as pictures, from the Web.

It makes you wonder what Microsoft has been doing with billions in R&D. It's not clear how Xobni will make money--other than by charging a modest fee for the service or selling it to Microsoft. The company plans to support other popular email clients. A beta is available for download.

Xobni is funded from Khosla Ventures, First Round Capital, Atomico Investments, Baseline Ventures and angel investors.

Orgoo attacks the proliferation of email accounts, IM clients and chat applications. Some products, such as Meebo, aggregate IM accounts and provide chat capabilities, but Orgoo's "communication cockpit" aggregates an individual's email, IM, chat, video, SMS accounts in a single location in a browser or a mobile device (via a download). You can record a video and send it to any contact. Orgoo chat rooms can be embedded in Facebook, MySpace or other services. In addition, you can drag and drop IMs, chats and email into folders or subfolders. Orgoo is in private beta now and will launched before the end of the year.

I will give both a try to see if they can ease my communications pain.

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  • As long as Orgoo respects your privacy ...

    As long as Orgoo is not a mechanism to harvest data (IE: respects
    your privacy) this looks like a good idea.
    kd5auq
  • RE: Xobni and Orgoo--weird names, useful applications

    Dan,

    Good to see a lot of buzz building around the multi-billion dollar problem of email and information overload. We???ve written a blog post about Xobni, the space, and ClearContext here: http://blog.clearcontext.com/2007/09/welcoming-xobni.html

    Deva Hazarika, ClearContext
    devahaz
  • RE: Xobni and Orgoo--weird names, useful applications

    can someone send me an invite for orgoo ???@
    saurabh@raydiateindia.com
    saurabh@...
    • invite

      Would really like an orgoo invite too.
      fdefilip@gmail.com
      thx
      fdefilip
  • GetMail

    I tried GetMail downloadable from http://www.searchterrain.com . I am impressed. Qiuckly converges on the email I look for.
    Bhaskar Samuel
  • RE: Xobni and Orgoo--weird names, useful applications

    Xobni's first product, Xobni for Outlook, was launched into private beta on September 18, 2007, at the TechCrunch 40 conference. <a href="http://www.instanttaxsolutions.com/">tax attorneys</a>
    JobertDavid
  • RE: Xobni and Orgoo--weird names, useful applications

    Xobni is a wonderful app for executing ms outlook in mobile devices. But now a days in app market you can see many such apps like dejaoffice, outlookreflex which does the similar job of xobni.
    useful link :http://www.outlookreflex.com
    peterpk85