Does Xobni for Outlook support Office 2013 (Office 15), Office 365 or Windows 8?
posted this on July 18, 2012, 14:04
While we do not plan to add support for Outlook 2013, recent reports and our own testing have verified that Xobni for Outlook may work adequately with recent updates to Outlook 2013. Your mileage may vary, but make sure to get the latest Windows Update fixes from Microsoft. They seem to fix many of the issues users were having in the past with Xobni.
There are quite a few display bugs with Xobni and 2013, which include, but are not limited to:
The sidebar will often overlap into Outlook's preview pane
The sidebar may not reach all the way to the bottom of the Outlook window
The "Start over" button only displays "Start"
The Xobni menu item may be missing from the menu bar, so showing/hiding the sidebar is not available
Xobni is now a Yahoo company
Please refer to this article for more about the acquisition and what it means for Xobni's products.
The information below is deprecated:
Outlook 2013(aka Office 15, Office 365): Not supported
Sidebar display issues
The sidebar may appear as a grey rectangle with a random 8-digit number on top (even after reverting to Outlook 2010). See steps below to resolve.
Windows 8: Not officially supported, but works with Office 2010
Users have reported that Xobni works fine with Windows 8 (may need to enable .NET 3.5) and Outlook 2010 and 2007.
Outlook 2013 does not display Xobni correctly (per notes above).
What are my options?
Revert to your previous version of Outlook and run the suggested repairs below
How do I resolve a broken Xobni sidebar (showing a random 8-digit number)?
If you installed any Office 2013 component (even if not Outlook) and tried reverting to an older version of Outlook, Xobni may not display correctly (it may show an 8-digit random number). The best solution is to use System Restore to revert the system to pre-Office 2013. However, the steps below may restore basic Xobni sidebar functionality. Users who did not install Office 2013 who experience the same symptoms may also benefit.
Make sure Office 2010 is installed (it can co-exist with Office 2013 Click-To-Run)