I know, I know, I tend to get over-excited about these things. I don’t care. I’ve been following Xobni from a distance and was let into the private beta today (funnily enough, I just met their co-founder very briefly last night).
This product rules. I don’t know how or if they’ll ever make money or stand alone, but the fact that this functionality wasn’t built organically by one of the big email client vendors (cough MSFT) is a potent reminder of why startups exist. In either case, I don’t care about their monetary concerns.
Their product is the bomb – even the parlor tricks they pull (fastest response from me to someone else) are sick.