Raplets For Rapportive
More Data, Less Fuss!
Rapportive, a powerful add-on for Gmail, which integrates social contact management, now offers “raplet” extensions that do even more!
Using these new add-ons, you can now integrate a lot of professional data that might be important to your business. This is in addition to the inherent features of Rapportive to show latest tweets, FB messages etc.
If you aren’t already familiar with Rapportive, I suggest you start over at my introduction to Rapportive before diving into this post.
Most Raplets are easy to access from the menu item in your Gmail toolbar, simply click on “Add Raplets”.
That link will take you to this page:
You might notice that PeerIndex is not listed, that’s because it is a “Custom Raplet” and we’ll cover adding it in a moment.
Simply click the Raplets you wish to install and in most cases you will need to authorize the connection (with username/password) to the appropriate account.
For example, Aweber will ask you to connect Rapportive to Aweber.
Why might we do this?
Aweber for example will show us what lists that individual is on (of ours), which ones they have unsubscribed from, when they became a member, and their last message/followup received from us… all valuable information, at your fingertips!
Some websites like PeerIndex have Custom Raplets that are not listed here but that they provide you the Raplet URL for. In that case, simply click on “Custom Raplet” and paste in the address (you may need to prefix it with https://)
You can find this custom url for PeerIndex at your PeerIndex profile page, in the sidebar. For reference, it is
Once you click add, then the PeerIndex option will become available to install and you will want to install it.
That’s all you need to do! I do however suggest you refresh Gmail (or restart your browser) to let these fully integrate and then you’re rocking!
This is a great way to extend the accessibility of the data you already have in a way that makes it useful to you on the fly. I look forward to finding out what other websites I use may soon be offering Raplets!
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