Remember last week when I talked about Swoosh Contact and wished it came with more features for that price? Turns out I should have waited a week or so. Via CrackBerry, we learn of an address book application called Xobni. It does the same thing as Swoosh Contact, ranking your contacts by your communication frequency. But it does even more — it even rebuilds your entire address book into a more complete directory.
To create this new, supercharged address book, Xobni pulls information from every crevice of your BlackBerry. This incldues your email, calendar, phone log, SMS, plus other apps like LinkedIn and Facebook. You can then access those contacts easily from the Xobni screen. Even better, you can flick the trackball (or trackpad, I suppose) upward in the compose message screen to pull up your contacts, from which you can select as an email recipient. Check out the above video for the full skinny on Xobni. If you’re still interested, you can check out the free version, which acts as an Outlook add-on. The basic BlackBerry version costs $9.99. That’s a one-time fee. If you want Xobni to pull information from your BlackBerry plus Outlook, you can check out Xobni One. The cost information is on the website.
Joe Pawlikowski is the Senior Editor at MobileMoo.com and has been covering the mobile industry full time since 2007. When he's not writing about the tech scene, he can be found discussing his personal love - baseball (and more specifically the New York Yankees) as well as writing on his personal blog.