Getting real and make friends, not contacts

When it comes to storing every little social detail about a contact (in a database, CRM or even a spreadsheet) the 37 Signals Getting Real Book always pops into my mind. In the chapter “Forget Feature Requests“, it discusses (preaches) how feature requests from customers, should be forgotten: “So what do you do with all […]

ZillaSync: Get your contacts on the move with CardDAV

Until now, ContactZilla has been available on all your desktop devices.  We’ve been working on some nifty development allowing ContactZilla to be synced via cardDAV with your mobile devices. Now you can get all your ContactZilla contacts on the move – anytime, anywhere. Your contacts, anywhere ZillaSync, the name we’ve fondly given the feature, is […]

Social contact management: connecting the real and the social

How many social media profiles do you have?  One, two, three, four or five?  More?  What’s your social contact management toolbox looking like? We’ve all got at least two or three plus all your usual ways of contact such as phone, email and home or work address. So that’s at least five or six different […]

How a digital agency manages client contacts with their team

Simpleweb is a real time digital agency in Bristol that builds innovative technical solutions for startups and the enterprise.  The Simpleweb team is 12 strong and the original creators of ContactZilla.  Their ethos is based on the foundation of good teamwork and strong collaboration.  One of the ways they ensure they work together efficiently is […]

Simple changes, big difference: de-duping contacts

At ContactZilla, our premise is all about making contacts accessible for you and your business.  To make your life even easier, we’re constantly thinking of new ways to make ContactZilla an easy to use, indispensible tool, but most importantly simple.  For us, the best things are simple. We’ve got big plans and a busy development […]

That old chestnut: “what’s Mr Smith’s email address again?”

How many times a day do you get asked by one of your colleagues ‘have you got John’s phone number?’. Often? Thought so. Typically, one member of the team doesn’t have full contact details for that hot new prospect, the contacts spreadsheet isn’t quite up-to-date or they’re out on the run and don’t have his […]

A veritable wonderland of improvements

CZ v2.0 has only been out 3 weeks and already we’ve got a veritable wonderland of improvements. We’ve renamed “Spaces” to “Address Books” – ok, ok, we know. We should’ve done this to start with. We’ve really sped up the scrolling in the contact list. A lot. The contact list has two views. Compact and […]

ContactZilla V2, Spaces and no CRM

We’ve finally released V2 of ContactZilla. Yes! We’re super happy. It’s been a long and sometimes difficult road getting to this point. Tom and I run a small (and growing) online software development company and fitting a huge update like this into a very tight schedule is not always easy. In fact we’ve learnt a […]