Grow your social networks and save time on networking while in your Gmail inbox by utilizing the add-on Rapportive. Rapportive is a cool tool that provides:
- Social networking
- Website links
- Recent blog posts
- and emails from others
Your contacts do not have to have a Gmail account for you to see their information.
When you open an email from someone, the social networking information appears on the side, regardless if you are connected with them or not. If you are not connected with them, you can easily connect and comment on recent status updates. Check out example 1:
It provides a quick way to see what others are saying, and makes it available for you to connect with them easily. Rapportive is FREE and can be added to Firefox, Safari, Mailplane, and Chrome here. Below is another example of an email that shows more information because we interact more often via email.
Are you using it already? What do you think? Suggestions and upgrades are always welcome.