Rapportive shows you everything about your contacts right inside your inbox. You can immediately see what people look like, where they’re based, and what they do. You can establish rapport by mentioning shared interests. You can grow your network by connecting on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and more. And you can record thoughts for later by leaving notes.
The aim of Rapportive is to give email users access to relevant contextual information as part of their normal email workflow. In its current form, Rapportive displays a sidebar next to an email thread in Gmail, showing information about one particular person. The information is collated from social networking sites and other sources. Rapportive chooses one sender or recipient of an email thread to show by default; if the user wishes to see information about another person, they can hover their mouse over that person’s email address.
Rapportive is built using tons of free and open-source software, and we are very grateful to the developers and maintainers of all those great tools and libraries.
Soon after Rapportive was released, users started asking us whether we could add various other pieces of information to the sidebar. In response, we introduced Raplets, which are a flexible way for any web developer to insert content into Rapportive, and to provide rich integrations with external services. A Raplet is a piece of code that runs on your server and is accessible via a URL.
Raplets let you take data you have about people, and show it in Gmail next to your email conversations. The basic API is super simple. You could be pulling information from your in-house CRM or other database in no time!
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