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Posted by Alexander Deliyannis
Mar 5, 2012 at 09:14 PM

 

In my view it depends on what you want to do with those contacts. If you use them in one-to-one communication re specific projects, then it makes sense to keep them in context with the rest of your info. If you are more likely to send mass prospect mailings, then you need a software that can output list from queries. I know that UltraRecall can do this, but I don’t know about ConnectedText; I am still getting the hang of it.

JBfrom wrote:
>One question. I’ve been thinking about UR
>for a contact manager. Would CT do that better? I don’t see anyone using it for that, and
>UR seems like a natural choice. Then again, it might be nice to have everything,
>including contacts, integrated in the final T1. 

 


Posted by Alexander Deliyannis
Mar 5, 2012 at 09:15 PM

 

Eduardo Mauro wrote:
>#Alexander Deliyannis
>About a collaborative version: we are
>thinking about it. Perhaps using a cloud service. But we don’t have any time
>frame.

Think well; there is gold in them hills.

 


Posted by Stephen Zeoli
Mar 5, 2012 at 09:37 PM

 

I agree with Alexander that if you’re looking for a contact manager that does not need to output mailing labels or otherwise export information to a CSV file for mass communication, CT makes a great contact manager. It’s perfect for capturing notes related to people and connecting them with projects.

Steve Z.

 


Posted by JBfromBrainStormWFO
Mar 5, 2012 at 09:39 PM

 

You’re probably right. CT would be faster, and more configurable… and easier, I think anyway.

Why are there so few videos of CT? I counted two. It’s hard to know what you’re getting into.

 


Posted by Chris Murtland
Mar 5, 2012 at 09:49 PM

 

Note - you don’t even really need markup for getting your thoughts and notes into CT. You can just type paragraphs into it in the same way you’d type them into any plain text editor.

Re contact management - I actually find CT ideal for this, because you can have contact records that range (arbitrarily) from “napkin” style (just dump some text on their topic) to more structured records with “fields” (properties). I haven’t needed to export a list, but I’m pretty sure you could use the summary command to build a table of contacts (or only a specific category of contacts) and then export that table to html, open in a browser, and copy and paste to Excel, etc.

JBfrom wrote:
>The markup is still way too intensive for the earlier
>stages of fast text flow that Cyborganize demands. And the structural possibilities
>are too defined and open-ended.

 


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