From Nick Barron. Follow him on Twitter @nbarron; email him at nick[AT]borderstan.com.
With a major update last week DC-based Contactually is looking to be your tool of choice for managing your network while at your computer and on the go.
Contactually syncs with your email, Facebook and Twitter accounts to help you organize those with whom you communicate. You can organize your contacts into groups that Contactually calls “Buckets,” and set how often you want to be reminded to communicate with a member of each Bucket.
Each day you can get a reminder email letting you know who in your contacts you’re supposed to follow up with that day.
The update, called Contactually 2.0, pushes across five major changes:
- Email templates: You can create templates to use when emailing your contacts. The templates include fields you can add to a template that will automatically update with a contact’s information when sending an email.
- Quick introductions: Fire off email introductions to people in your network from Contactually in a small number of clicks.
- Content sharing: Quickly share links and articles you find with people in your network, and save them to your Contactually account so you can access them in the future.
- iPhone application: A new Contactually app for the iPhone is coming soon that will let you import your phone contacts, log telephone calls you’ve made, and email your contacts from within the app.
- Group messaging: You can now email more than one contact at a time with personalized messages.
“We’ll tell you not only who (you) should talk to, but we’ll help you deliver great experiences to people you care about most,” Contactually CEO and co-founder Zvi Band, said in a press release. “We do this by enabling you to follow up across any channel, including mobile, and helping you interact meaningfully with your network in a matter of seconds.”
Along with Band, Contactually’s co-founders are Tony Cappaert and Jeff Carbonella. The company, which announced a $1 million seed round in March, has been growing since first covered by Borderstan in 2012.
Now with six full-time employees in addition to its co-founders, Contactually is hiring for five additional positions. The company is located in Dupont Circle.