Xobni is really putting all their cards on the table with their latest announcement. They have released a new free version of their address book management software which has a few limits like 3 compose screen lookups per day and is missing some of the new features. About those new features Xobni announced a boat load of them in the latest update. Here are the highlights though my favorite is definitely Universal Search:
- Universal Search – Universal Search integration for OS 6.x devices, Xobni results will show up in your native BlackBerry search! (Pro only)
- Contact Sharing – Share full contact details, emails/phone numbers via email or SMS (OS 6.x). Xobni users will see a notification dialog in Xobni.
- Export To Adress Book – Now users can export contact details from Xobni to the native BlackBerry Address Book (Pro only).
- Search by Company/Title – Leveraging the social and Outlook contact details from Xobni, search for Company or Title (Pro only).
- Free Version! – Xobni for BlackBerry can now be downloaded for free, which will include Xobni Pro upgrades with a few feature limitations (up to 3 compose screen lookups per day).
The crazy thing is that the free version seems like a side show deal since Xobni is still offering a crazy discount on the Pro version for $1.99! Xobni also added the following improvements in this version:
- Phone number extraction updates and improvements
- Meetings will show a 2 week past/forward timeframe for meetings
- Ability to delete contacts via the hidden contacts view under options
- Pro users will see a “Xobni Pro” icon
- Activation menu item was added to activate from home screen
- Search enhancements and improvements
- Updated contact support and report feedback section
- Selecting phone call or SMS log shows a details dialog
- Email and phone icons have been updated
- Stability and performance improvements
You can pick up this new version update or the free version at bb.xobni.com