Contact Management software for Business
2016. Zoho ContactManager teams up with Google Apps
Contact management service Zoho ContactManager now provides Google Apps Integration. Zoho ContactManager synchronizes with Google applications seamlessly and keeps your data up-to-date. In other words, all your existing Google data (users, contacts, and tasks) show up in Zoho ContactManager. When you add a new contact or make a change in Google Contacts, it reflects in Zoho ContactManager instantly. It also works the other way around. Just set it synced and forget it. Besides, Zoho ContactManager ensures that you stay updated all the time by re-routing your Google mails, straight to your inbox. And when coupled with Zoho ContactManager, all your contacts and tasks from Google can be shared with your organization users, as per their hierarchical roles.
2015. Google Contacts gets a new look, integrates with Google+
Google is previewing a new version of Google Contacts that aims to combinе users' Gmail and Google+ connections in one place. New Google Contacts will automatically pull in information from your contacts' Google+ profiles, such as job titles, addresses and phone numbers. It'll also add contextual information, such as any meetings you've recently had or emails you've exchanged with this person. The new Google Contacts comes with a fresh look and feel. It also comes with a redesigned tool for fixing duplicate contact information that allows suers to quickly merge multiple entries. Gmail's contacts already has a tool for doing this, but the new one promises to be much more intuitive and user friendly. Google says it will be rolling out the contacts to Gmail users "over the next few weeks." As with the Inbox app, this feature won't be immediately available to professional Google Apps users.
2015. Contact Manager app FullContact gets funding, rolls out a new app for iOS
FullContact, that offers a range of solutions for contact management for both consumers and developers alike, has raised an additional $7 million in Series B funding and launched a new universal contacts app for iOS. The new iPhone and iPad apps have been developed using the technology from Cobook, a startup FullContact acquired a year ago. Last month the company also debuted the FullContact for Gmail plugin. This browser add-on competes with LinkedIn’s Rapportive, offering a sidebar in Gmail showing a contacts’ name, information and even their social media posts. Unfortunately, that service for now fails to pull in a lot of data due to the fact that it’s limited by what it call pull in from LinkedIn thanks to LinkedIn’s API restrictions. Though Rapportive users haven’t always been happy about the changes made since the service was acquired by LinkedIn, its access to LinkedIn’s data still makes it one to beat, it seems. That may change in time, however, as FullContact improves upon its own contacts database.
2014. Contact identification app Truecaller scores $60 Million
Truecaller, a mobile phone directory and called ID app that lets people search for other mobile users by name or number, has raised $60 Million In Series C funding. Truecaller provides a very useful feature that offers a way to cross the mobile silos that have grown up around mobile services — around platforms, carriers and apps. The service has been a hit in countries that have a high number of mobile users still using phones largely for calls (or apps that use phone numbers to connect people, like WhatsApp), but little in the way of directory services to help users find each other. Truecaller’s platform aggregates existing directory services via deals with white pages companies, and platforms like Yelp to bring in businesses. It complements that with crowdsourced information from the app’s users. It also offers filters to screen spam callers and proudly tells you how many annoying calls it’s saved you from getting.