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The creator of Rapportive has announced a new tool for Apple Mail called LinkedIn Intro for iPhone, which is going to make LinkedIn even more valuable, and make Apple Mail seriously rock.

Rapportive is an excellent app to have installed inside your Gmail account. Rapportive excels as a source of information about the person emailing you. Sometimes with all the email coming in, it is difficult to tell if you have talked to the person emailing you before, and if the person is who they say they are. Rapportive immediately provides users with their tweets, Facebook links, and photo – all for free.

Obviously in the world of the Internet, such a valuable tool was not going to stay unsold for long, and indeed the business networking site LinkedIn finally bought them. Now, with this announcement, they may also lure people from the standard Gmail app to Apple Mail.

With LinkedIn Intro installed, you can now get the power of LinkedIn inserted into every email.


When you open the email up, you will see the person’s LinkedIn photo and last status update. But watch what happens when you tap that bar.

Immediately, you see the person’s job position, their previous positions, the link to their LinkedIn profile, the link to their Twitter page, and even better, how the two of you are connected, the people you have in common. This will help you to verify who the person is, and if they are worth replying to.

What do you think of this app? Will you be sure to keep your LinkedIn profile up-to-date now?

Source: LinkedIn Blog

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  1. Andrew
    October 25, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    I wouldn't advise this. You're routing ALL of your mail through LinkedIn, who aren't so hot on the privacy thing, and have a weak track record with security. Take a minute to read the many sites that are raising flags before you take the leap. Here's one to start with: