Evercontact Brings Its Automated Tackle Guide Updater To The iPhone
An organization referred to as Evercontact has simply launched a brand new app that lets you routinely replace your iPhone’s tackle e-book with new contact info extracted from e-mail signature strains. The service had beforehand been obtainable for Gmail, Outlook, Chrome, plus CRM options from Salesforce, Highrise, Connectwise, Zoho and extra.
Disclosure: I’ve been a paying consumer of Evercontact for Gmail for a while. It’s a useful set-it-and-overlook-it device that lets me keep away from the effort of managing and updating my Google Contacts.
On-line, you get began with Evercontact by authenticating together with your Google account, after which the service works silently within the background, analyzing and detecting the contact info present in your incoming e mail. It makes use of this info to replace your tackle e-book entries with issues like identify modifications, new tiles, jobs, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, faxes, addresses and extra.
It’s also possible to optionally purchase a function referred to as “Flashback” that may scan your previous e-mail from 1 to five years again to replace contact info for these entries you by no means had time to cope with earlier than. (Disclosure: I purchased this too.)
Now, the identical service has come to iOS.
Right here, Evercontact’s know-how works a lot has it did earlier than, however customers have a bit extra visibility into the modifications it’s suggesting. The straightforward app will proceed to scan your incoming e mail, and allows you to approve all of the modifications earlier than saving. Whereas iOS itself gives some primary performance that allows you to faucet so as to add e-mail contacts to your tackle e-book, Evercontact is ready to parse extra info – principally, it could possibly learn something that’s contained within the e-mail signature, together with social media profiles. It could actually even mechanically internationalize telephone numbers and hyperlink with contacts on LinkedIn.
The app is just like one we got here throughout simply final week referred to as ContactSaver, which does a lot of the identical factor, and is concentrated on permitting customers to manually approve the updates. Equally, Evercontact can also be targeted on those that need extra management over when or if their handle books are up to date.
ContactSaver is presently a free service with plans to cost for CRM integrations, however Evercontact solely gives a free, 30-day trial. Afterwards, it’s $fifty nine/yr for the premium plan which incorporates limitless tackle guide updates, or $149/yr for the CRM plan which updates each your tackle guide and CRM answer. (Staff reductions can be found.) The Flashback service can also be out there.
Whereas each apps are lots alike, Evercontact’s help for Flashback makes it a extra strong choice. It additionally provides personalised alerts for brand spanking new contact info (despatched by way of e-mail or push notification), help for a number of e mail accounts, and the power to share contact info again with new contacts by sending them an “AddMe” hyperlink.
As a longtime Evercontact consumer myself, and one who’s pleased not having to consider this kind of factor, I’m not in want of the cellular app. However for many who primarily work on their iPhone or iPad, or have to see handle guide modifications prematurely, Evercontact for iOS is value testing.
Evercontact is just not essentially a “attractive” software, nevertheless it’s extremely sensible. Since its debut, the service has scanned over a billion emails and up to date over 300 million contacts for its “tens of hundreds” of (paying!) finish customers. The corporate estimates that, by doing so, it has saved customers 1 million+ hours of labor over the previous three years. Critically, thanks.