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Clearbit Connect for Microsoft Outlook

Know everything about the people you email

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Alex MacCaw
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@maccaw · Founder of Clearbit
It's been over a year since we released Connect for Gmail (https://www.producthunt.com/post...) We now have a version for the other 80% of the business world that uses Outlook! This version has all the same awesome features as our Gmail extension, including sidebar profile enrichment and email prospecting. Let us know if you have any questions as you check it out!
Walter Chen@smalter · founder, iDoneThis
Very cool. Reminds me of Xobni. Interesting to see how products and platforms evolve to serve old needs in new ways.
Bernard Huang@bernardjhuang · Mushi Labs
Always loved the chrome / gmail extension. I'm glad to see it translated to Outlook too now!
Thomas Schranz ⛄️@__tosh · Co-founder & CEO, Blossom
Impressive. Do you have any insights to share regarding technical and or user experience hurdles that you had to overcome to get this done?
Alex MacCaw
Maker
@maccaw · Founder of Clearbit
@__tosh Great question. There were definitely some hurdles, but the Office/Outlook developer environment has come a long way and is relatively easy to work with. @davidlumley was our lead developer on the project and can probably speak quite a bit more to that! :)
David Lumley
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@davidlumley · Software Engineer / Product Manager
Honestly one of the biggest challenges was that the Office365 teams involved are constantly trying to improve the product and integration features available! Technically, you're slightly limited by being in an iFrame but the OfficeJS API available for communicating with the Outlook environment is mostly consistent across platforms and provides a good level of abstraction. The UX side has also been fairly good — the real estate available is very similar across web, Mac OS, and Windows so you can be fairly confident your users are going to get a consistent experience. iOS is slightly different, but provides a similar experience albeit with one column in view at a time.