Thank you Esther Nyaadie for the original post that follows my review.
I just discovered Rapportive today. It works fine as an add-on to Chrome, but I had trouble with Firefox. I have not tried Safari. Evidently some contacts have privacy settings that will not allow retrieval of public profiles, and a notice to sign in to Gmail is redundantly displayed. It’s a really great tool to aid you in reverse email lookup, verifying contact info, and connecting instantly on LinkedIn.
There’s also an Email Permutator that allows you to narrow down the possibilities of a person’s email based on their name. It’s not perfect, but it’s better than scouring Google, LinkedIn, etc. You have to make a copy of the Google doc at the link before you can input a name, but it’s mostly self-explanatory from there. Copy all the names into the To: section of your email, hover over each address, and Rapportive will pull up info on any combination that is a match.
Here is a link with a detailed video: http://booleanblackbelt.com/2013/01/how-to-use-gmail-to-find-almost-anyones-email-address/
In the article above, Twitter accounts, etc. also show up in the contact info pane but I have not seen it for myself yet.
Possibly as a result of the articles and videos online being outdated; they show the Gmail compose window docked to the main window. You can use the new compose window, you just have to move it so you can see the contact info pane on the right side of Gmail.
I have heard of Boomerang and Gmail offline but haven’t had a chance to check them out yet.
Read more at Esther’s blog:
Email is alive and kicking. It remains resolute in spite of the upheavals which have taken place over the years on the internet. Email continues to be the most professional means of touching base.
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