Have you ever heard of a Zimlet?
A Zimlet is a magical piece of code within Zimbra that makes both the Zimbra Web Client and the Zimbra Desktop easier to use. A Zimlet can also be used to integrate Zimbra with other third-party information systems used by your organization, such as WebEx and SalesForce.
This week, we will take a look at some Zimlets that are embedded into your user experience. Here are some great examples.
If an email contains a date, a day, or a time, it will be displayed in blue text, as shown below.
You can mouse over these blue bits to see your appointments for that date.
And you can right-click these blue bits of text as a short cut to open an Appointment tab that will already have this date selected.
Other examples include (but are not limited to):
- Phone numbers: If shown in blue, you can right-click a phone number and dial the number from Skype or from a VoIP phone (if your organization supports this option).
- Address: If shown in blue, you can right-click to open the address in Google maps.
- Purchase Order Numbers, etc: If your organization has integrated with SalesForce or any number of other third-party information systems, important numbers such as purchase order numbers will be shown in blue. You can right-click such numbers to open the supporting system and view related information.
- Flight numbers: You can right-click a flight number to see the status of the flight arrival time.
Next week, we will take a look at Zimlets that integrate third-party information systems with Zimbra to improve your user exerperince.
For more information about Zimlets, visit zimbra.org. Here you will find a list of all Zimlets available along with a description of the Zimlet.