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Stay up-to-date on new Dex features, improvements, and bugfixes.

November 2022 (part 2): Business Card Scanning 👓

Business Card Scanning 👓

Whether from networking event or your decades-old rolodex, business cards still are common way to exchange contact information. Dex makes it seamless work with (and digitize) business cards.
  • From Dex mobile app home screen, tap the scan icon in the top right corner.
  • We'll automatically read and detect card information, and pre-fill a form you can submit and edit.
  • A picture of the business card will also be saved to the new contact -- you'll always have a record.

🐛 Fixes and Improvements

  • Added LinkedIn title changes to contact timeline.
  • Improved the speed and reliability of LinkedIn sync.
For the web and desktop applications:
  • Added scroll on long lists of related contacts/groups in the contact sidebar
  • Long notes are now displayed better
  • Fixed an issue where links links in the contact description could not be opened
  • Customizing your social networks will also show/hide different fields for the sidebar on the contacts page
  • Added alphabetical ordering for subgroups in sidebar
  • Fixed an issue during that would break LinkedIn sync for new users.
  • Fixed an issue where the contact timeline would not refresh if the user creates a new note that includes the open contact
  • Fixed a bug on CSV contacts import where it was announcing the completion of the import process before it was complete
  • Fixed a problem where the user was able to tag only 20 contacts on the note creation (using the multi-select feature)
  • Fixed a problem where the locations page were reloaded contacts incorrectly.
  • Fixed a problem on LinkedIn Sync when trying to sync LinkedIn without a logged-in account.
  • Fixed a problem where the Dex Command bar would not consistently able to set linked contacts or groups in the contact details screen
  • Fixed an issue where the calendar event popup created multiple contacts
  • Fixed a problem that prevented the update of date custom field.s
For the Dex mobile app:
  • Fixed an issue where deleting accounts would not work consistently
  • Added drag re-ordering for emails and phone numbers in contact detail screen
  • Fixed an issue where signing in with Google failed for certain users.
  • Fixed an issue where resetting user passwords failed for certain users.
  • Fixed an issue where Dex would not consistently notify users via push notifications when first LinkedIn sync finishes.

November 2022 (part 1): Upcoming Fundraising + Network Updates 🔔

Network Updates 🔔

After connecting your LinkedIn account, we'll let you know when your connections' titles change. You can view these changes on the Today page.
We've redesigned these changes to allow you to quickly see what's changed, at a glance:

Email and Phone Reordering

For contacts with multiple emails and phone numbers, you can now set priority and order. Simply drag-and-drop on the web and mobile app. The first email/phone will be used when you start an email or call from Dex.

🐛 Fixes and Improvements

  • 🖥️ Customizing your social networks will also show/hide different fields for the sidebar on the contacts page
  • 🖥️ Fixed an issue where exporting large numbers of contacts would fail.
  • 🖥️ Fixed an issue where editing views would be paywalled for basic plan users.
  • large numbers of contacts would fail.
  • 🖥️ Fixed a broken link to the import page from the settings page.
  • 🖥️ Fixed an issue where the 'Esc' key would cause unwanted behavior to the sidebar
  • broken link to the import page from the settings page.
  • 🖥️ Fixed an issue where updating titles would fail for certain contacts.
  • 🖥️ '@' mentioning contacts will now update the add note form, so you can remove contacts you want to link but not associate with a note
  • 🖥️ Fixed an issue where views would include would fail for certain contacts.
  • 📱 Fixed an issue where the 'star' icon did not work consistently.
  • 📱 Fixed an issue where reminder dates would not save consistently or be off by one day
  • 📱Fixed an issue where creating a reminder from the bottom tab bar would crash for certain devices
  • 📱Fixed an issue where images saved/imported from the mobile app would not display correctly on desktop devices
  • 🖥️ Fixed an issue where exporting large numbers of contacts would fail.
  • Fixed an issue where signing in with Google failed for certain users.
  • Fixed an issue where resetting your password failed for certain users.
  • Fixed an issue where Dex would not consistently notify users when their first LinkedIn sync finishes.

October 2022 (part 2): Map View 🌎

Today we're releasing the most commonly requested feature this year: a map of your contacts.
If you travel for work, or want to see who's in town, Dex can help. ⬇️

Map View 🌎

From the left sidebar, click 'Map' to open a map of your contacts. We'll automatically place contacts on the map based off of their set location, or address. (addresses take priority):
Moving around the map will change the list of contacts next to the map. The map view is only available on the web/desktop app, and will also populate on LinkedIn location values. A few other notes:
  • Open from a contact screen: next to a contacts' location, click 'Open in Map' to see nearby contacts.
  • Contacts by Location: this screen has been removed from the sidebar and is now accessible on the bottom right corner of the map view.
  • Map View refresh: when locations are edited from the map view, you may need to refresh the map view to see changes updated appropriately.
  • Coming soon: Geo-specific filters and a map view on mobile.
We'd love to hear from you if you have any feedback on this newly released feature.

🐛 Fixes and Improvements

  • Search Improvements: greatly improved the relevance of contact search across web and mobile.
  • Global Caching: Updated our contact layouts to cache more data on your device. Opening a contact should now feel more responsive.
  • Mobile app startup-speed: we now cache more effectively to ensure that mobile app loads re
  • Fixed an issue where images uploaded on the mobile app were not successfully synced to web/desktop applications.
  • Fixed an issue where LinkedIn sync would only partially sync a users' connections
  • Fixed an issue where the web and desktop applications could not edit certain notes created on the mobile app
  • Fixed an issue where updating frequency or other fields for over a thousand contacts would fail.
  • Fixed an issue where Ctrl+C or CMD+c would not work in certain note creation screens
  • Fixed an issue where the wrong note emoji would display in the global search screen
  • Ordering for the groups selection in the command bar is now the same as in the sidebar (ordered alphabetically)
  • Fixed an issue on the mobile app where the groups detail screen would refresh incorrectly.
  • Fixed an issue where two search bars would show up when opening a contact.
  • Fixed an issue where certain notes would not show up in the global search view.

October 2022 (part 1): Views 🔎

Dex exists to make your network more manageable. Today, we've implemented a substantial step forward in making our filters more saveable and more useful.
If you've ever wondered "Who are all the startup founders in network?" this new release is well worth your attention.

Views 🔎

From the left sidebar, a new 'Views' section will appear above groups. These views are a set of shared filters.
  • Default views: we've created views for existing users to show you what views can do -- feel free to delete or customize these!
  • Views are saved with contact filters. Contacts are refreshed each time you open a view.
  • In a view page, you can still sort and search, like you can with all your contacts on the contacts page. 💪
Hope you find this new feature useful, and do let us know about the views you end up creating!

Note Improvements 🖊️

To make the most of Dex, you'll want to take notes after meetings. We've added formatting on notes you create on the mobile app, simply tap the 'T' icon (already an option on web):
In addition, we've improved the Timeline page on the web, making it possible to:
  • Click a note to view
  • Right click a note to copy to clipboard
  • Double click to edit a note
Lastly, we've also fixed a few bugs we've found on the timeline experience (see below).

🐛 Fixes and Improvements

  • Push notifications: Fixed an issue where new users created in September would not consistently receive push notifications. This issue will be resolved after you open the mobile app.
  • Added button focus indicators, making it possible to 'tab through' a few common flows.
  • Fixed an issue where editing or deleting notes on the timeline page would not update the timeline page.
  • Fixed an issue where scrolling on the timeline page would load items in the wrong wrong dates
  • Fixed an issue where switching tabs on the timeline page would reset filters.
  • Fixed an issue where email template newlines and symbols were not appropriately handled.
  • Fixed an issue where certain files with uppercase file names could not be uploaded.
  • Fixed an issue where resizing sidebars would cause layout issues on the main search bar.
  • Fixed an issue where filtering by groups would lead to a large option list that wasn't scrollable.
  • Fixed an issue where merging certain contacts would not work if two duplicate contacts were part of the same note.

September 2022: Auto Enhance ✨🪄

Dex enhance allows you to make of the most of your network by adding relevant education and work experience. It's easier than ever to use this feature, since we now automatically enhance your contacts!
Also launching this month, more ways to customize your Dex experience!

Auto Enhance ✨🪄

When you create or update contacts with LinkedIn information, we'll automatically enhance the contact with a LinkedIn Bio, Experience, Education, location, and a profile image.
  • Note: this feature is only available for users with a Dex subscription. If you'd like to trial this feature, email [email protected]
  • We're also applying auto-enhance to existing contacts in the coming days.

Subgroup Icon

If you're a poweruser of our groups / subgroups feature, we've added an indicator to show which groups in the sidebar have subgroups:
Whether you're on a laptop or ultrawide monitor, you can now resize the Dex sidebar to your preference:

🐛 Fixes and Improvements

  • Upgrade flow: Fixed an issue where certain users were unable to upgrade their plan. 🤦
  • Timeline Page: The timeline page is now more efficiently cached and loads more quickly. This is a major fix for users with many notes/events/reminders. Fixed an issue where the new note form would not render properly.
  • Company Display: 'Company' is now added an optional display property you can toggle.
  • Added Ukrainian/Russian/special character support for our export functions.
  • Added a telegram field users can set which overrides Telegram look-up by phone number.
  • Added the option to add a note from one-or-more 'checked' contacts from the Contacts page.
  • Fixed an issue where the 'Refer to Dex' page had the wrong page title.
  • Fixed an issue where two of the same note would be created in certain cases on the web/desktop apps.
  • Fixed an issue where, on certain versions of the Android app, contact import would fail for large imports.
  • Fixed an issue where downloaded vCards did not contain phone numbers that could be parsed my Outlook.
  • Fixed an issue where updating the location of many contacts would fail for large numbers of contacts.
  • Fixed an issue where '!' shortcuts would not work properly on the quick action game
  • Addressed many minor styling and layout inconsistencies.

August 2022: Dex's new look 💅

If you've logged in on the web recently, you've noticed we've given the Dex experience a whole new look!
With this new release, we've also launched many long-awaited improvements, including for search. Check them out below. ⬇️

Dex 2.0 💅

We've revamped the web interface to improve navigation and consistency:
A few notable changes:
  • Persistent sidebar makes it clear where you are in the app, and shows you other options you can choose.
    • Sub-menus make it easier to discover functionality
  • Redesigned settings page breaks down how you can customize Dex
  • New visual language across pages provides a more consistent experience
  • Stability, robustness, and performance improvements (see below)
We'd love to hear from you if you have any feedback on this new look!

Mobile Keep-in-Touch 🤝

We've improved the mobile keep-in-touch view, so you can now view contacts by upcoming keep-in-touch in addition to by frequency:

🐛 Fixes and Improvements

  • Mobile Note Drafting: If you start a note, but forget to press 'save,' we'll automatically save so you can pick up where you left off.
  • Push Notifications for Title Changes: When new title changes are ready, we'll send a push notification for mobile app users.
  • Mobile Update Notifications: When opening an old version of the app, you'll be prompted to update.
  • Search Reliability: Fixed an issue where searching for the same name would return different results on web.
  • Search Ordering: Search functions (including for '@' tagging, are now sorted by last interaction first to show more relevant contacts).
  • Table Sort Preferences: When sorting the contact table by a specific field, these preferences will be saved.
  • Fixed an issue where, when editing birthdays on the mobile app, days of the month would be obscured on certain versions of iOS.
  • Fixed an issue where address field saving would not work consistently.
  • Fixed an issue where referral emails would not send successfully from the 'refer a friend' page.
  • Fixed an issue where the Desktop app would get stuck on the loading screen for certain users.

July 2022: Mobile Attachments 📲

Mobile Attachments 📲

If you're working on the go, you can now add images and other files from the Dex mobile app. Add one or files, and access them from the web, extension, or another mobile device:

🐛 Fixes and Improvements

  • Duplicated Title Changes: Fixed an issue where title change notifications would be created when the titles were not changed.
  • Mobile Link Handling: Fixed an issue where the billing page would not open correctly on the mobile app.
  • LinkedIn Sync: Fixed issues where new users would see delays in their first LinkedIn Sync.
  • Added for an option to filter Keep-in-touch frequency for contacts that are 'Uncategorized'
  • Fixed an issue where the contacts page table would be misaligned when showing groups.
  • Fixed an issue where the filters popover would close when changing an option value.
  • Fixed an issue where autocomplete was not working properly on a single-select custom field.
  • Fixed an issue where address autocomplete was not working for some users on the web.
  • Fixed an issue where the merge and fix modal would show the currently open contact.

June 2022: Advanced Filters🧮

Advanced Filters 🧮

You can new filter and view your contacts with more power. The default table view for contacts has been redesigned to be cleaner, more informative, and easier to use:
New combine-able filters on group, last interaction, title and more allow you to see only contacts you care about.
(and coming soon, saved filters!)

🐛 Fixes and Improvements

  • Title Changes on Mobile: Added title change notifications / feed to the mobile app.
  • Mobile Link Handling: Fixed an issue where links from email notifications would not properly link into the Dex Mobile app.
  • LinkedIn Sync: Continued to improve the speed, reliability, and regularity of our LinkedIn connection
  • Fixed an issue where birthdays would show with the wrong day-of-week in the weekly digest.
  • Fixed an issue where reminders from the wrong year would send on the wrong day-of.
  • Fixed an issue where the LinkedIn extension integration begin loading after opening a contact.
  • Fixed an issue where the LinkedIn extension integration would not add contacts for certain users.
  • Fixed an issue where certain Google Calendars would be delayed in syncing, or would sync only partially.
  • Fixed an issue where importing large number of Facebook contacts would fail.
  • Fixed an issue where Dex Premium mobile in-app purchase currencies were not correctly displayed.
If you use WhatsApp or just a few social networks, we now let choose how Dex links!
  • On the web client, click 'Customize' next to show only the social networks you care about
  • On mobile, tap the 'More' menu, 'Settings', then 'Social links'.
For contacts with a phone number, you can now link into WhatsApp and Telegram (on web and mobile). Manage your social link settings here and customize Dex to fit your own personal workflow!

Mobile Merge📲

Duplicate contacts are inevitable as you import from multiple places. If our Merge and Fix flow doesn't get it quite right automatically, it's now even easier to merge contacts within the Dex mobile app:

🐛 Fixes and Improvements

  • Referral Links: Fixed an issue where referral links would not loud the signup flow properly.
  • Gmail Sync: Fixed an issue where some users would have email stop syncing. This fix is being retroactively applied for affected users.
  • LinkedIn Sync: Fixed an issue where existing users who had connected LinkedIn accounts would not sync consistently. This issue is now fixed, and affected users who may need to reconnect their account have been notified.
  • LinkedIn Sync Login Flow: The speed and reliability of connecting a LinkedIn account is improved. You can connect a LinkedIn account from the sync page.
  • iOS Push Notifications: Fixed an issue where push notifications on iOS would not send reliably (Android users not affected). Users may need to reopen the app for this fix to take effect.
  • Fixed an issue where connecting a LinkedIn account would not work on Safari.
  • On mobile, the 'new phone contacts' section now excludes contacts synced by Dex.
  • On mobile, the mobile app now shows relevant Google Calendar events from Dex.

Mar 2022: Groups and Subgroups 🗃️

Groups and Subgroups 🗃️

Groups can help you get a better sense of who you know. New this month: you now can add subgroups and organize your network with more control. To get started, edit a group to set a 'Parent Group,' or create new subgroups directly:
For all groups, we'll continue to show contacts that belong to a specific group. Subgroups allow you to stay organized on the sidebar, and also visualize this relationship in the Network View:

🐛 Fixes and Improvements

  • Android Mobile App: Fixed an issue where the app would not open for new users.
  • Mobile Import Contacts Flow: Fixed a new issue where having contacts without a name would prevent the import contacts flow from working properly.
  • Note Autosave: Fixed an issue where unsaved notes would not be saved automatically
  • Last Interaction from Email: Fixed an issue where last interaction would not reliably updated from new emails from connected Gmail accounts. Note: this fix is not retroactive.
  • Fixed an issue where after adding a note successfully, the note form would still contain the previous note.
  • Fixed an issue where duplicate notes would be created from the timeline page on Firefox.
  • Fixed an issue where importing large numbers of contacts (10,000+) via the mobile app would cause a crash.

Feb 2022: LinkedIn App Integration

As in-person events become more common, we're launching new mobile workflows! If you use the LinkedIn app on your phone, you'll find them especially useful.

Share From LinkedIn 📱

Adding new connections on the go from the LinkedIn app? Now you can add or lookup contacts from the LinkedIn app into Dex.
On a LinkedIn profile, tap 'Share' and choose Dex. We'll show you the matching contact, or add the matching contact information:
(this works on both our iOS and Android apps!)
If you have contacts you want to find on LinkedIn, we've made it even easier. On desktop, use the LinkedIn button and the browser extension.
On mobile, our new social search feature allows you search and set a LinkedIn profile with the quickly and easily:
After linking, we'll able to add enhance the contact with a profile picture, image, title, and more ✨

Superhuman as Email Client

Use Superhuman as an email client? Update your email client in workflow settings and link emails from Dex directly to Superhuman.

Snooze All

Dealing with too many keep-in-touch contacts? Now you can 'Snooze all' your keep-in-touch reminders, from the Today page. Dex will automatically spread your reminders out over next few weeks.

🐛 Fixes and Improvements

  • LinkedIn Sync: Fixed an issue affecting some users where new LinkedIn connections would not sync properly. This fix is currently being retroactively applied.
  • Merge and Fix Speed: Merge and fix operations are now faster, especially for large operations.
  • Archive and Delete Performance: Fixed an issue where deleting or archiving contacts would fail when handling large number of contacts (2000+)
  • Free user functionality: free users are now able to sync email accounts.
  • Feed Items Export: you can now export LinkedIn title changes as a .CSV file.
  • Added a new upgrade page for more clarity on our pricing tiers.
  • Fixed an issue where the 'r' shortcut for focusing a new note modal would not work reliably.
  • Fixed an issue where contact sync would be enabled by default for new users who created an account through the web flow.
  • Fixed an issue where title changes would show for archived contacts
  • Fixed an issue where 'Merge all' would redirect to the wrong URL on completion.
  • Fixed an issue where the 'delete all contacts' function on the mobile app would fail for large number of contacts.
  • Fixed an issue where Enhance data would overwrite with a blank title.
  • Fixed an issue where contact sync created unwanted duplicates for some users.

Jan 2022 (part 2): Email Integration 📧

For our second update of the year, we're excited to share the release of our most requested feature, ever. You can now integrate with G Mail and G Suite emails:

Email Integration📧

After connecting your email (get started on the Sync & Integrations page), here's what to expect:
  • Relevant Emails: On a contact, see emails sent or received by contact. Note: the contact will need to have one or more emails for this to work.
  • Last Interaction: When opening a contact, we'll update last intearction with the date of your last email
  • Metadata only: Dex does not ask for full email permissions, just metadata (recipients and subjects)

Import from Email & Calendar

With our email integration also comes two new import functions:
  • Import from Email: See a list of contact to import, sorted by how many emails you've sent to them.
  • Import from Calendar: Find the people you've met with from your calendar, sorted by how many calendar meetings you've had with them.

🐛 Fixes and Improvements

  • Email Autocomplete: The email fields on the right panel of Dex now autocomplete with past emails.
  • Reset Last Interaction: It is not possible to skip last interaction with the CommandBar
  • Merge and Fix Data Integrity: Merge and fix now preserves special characters like + in phone numbers, and email/phone labels.
  • Fixed an issue where new users wouldn't have calendars synced (fixed retroactively for affected users)
  • Fixed an issue where the formatting tooltip for a new note would be sometimes cutoff.
  • Fixed an issue where opening a group would not change the appropriate window name
  • Fixed an issue where the 'Add Contact' popup would not start with focus
  • Fixed an issue where tagging with '@' would show the wrong search results.
  • Aligned styling in the calendar detail row on the today page to be a consistent shade of gray
Extension Fixes and Improvements
  • Fixed an issue where the Facebook import process would hang for some users.
  • Twitter Extension importing now functions for new hexagon NFT profiles.
  • Twitter Extension importing now includes location, when available.

Jan 2022 (part 1): Network View🔮

Welcome to 2022! 🎉 We're kicking the new year off with an exciting new feature, our Network View.

Network View 🔮

Understand your network better with the Dex Network View. See who knows who, and always find the right person.
  • Groups: See everyone in your groups, and and organize quickly and easily..
  • Related Contacts: Drag-and-drop contacts to link related contacts, and view the web of who knows who
Try the network view on web or desktop apps today. Let us know what you think!

🐛 Fixes and Improvements

  • Checklist: Fixed an issue where certain users were not able to complete the checklist on the keyboard shortcuts / extension step.
  • Email Templates: Mailto links for a contact now use a configurable email template (set this in Settings > Dex Workflow)
  • Notes/Events CSV Export: Notes and events export now include contact names, emails, and note/event type (including custom types)
  • Fixed an issue where contact descriptions would not render properly in global search.
  • Fixed an issue where the groups browser page included archived contacts.
  • Fixed an issue where tagging with '@' would search inconsistently with spaces.
  • Updated '#' shortcuts to archive, rather than delete, contacts.
  • Updated the labeling of the create reminder shortcut, which is shift+r.

Dec 2021: Recurring Reminders ⏰

Hope everyone is having a great holiday season 🎄. We hope you're staying safe and well.

Recurring Reminders ⏰

Need to remember a special date, anniversary, or holiday? You can now create recurring reminders in Dex.
  • 🔁 Create a reminder which repeats every week, month, quarter, or year.
  • 🔔 Receive an email and push notification on the date of each reminder.🔔
  • 🤝 Used with keep-in-touch reminders, recurring reminders can make sure you never miss an important date.
Get started by adding a reminder (Shift+R) anywhere in Dex!

🐛 Fixes and Improvements

  • Bundle Size: Improved the efficiency of fetching the Dex web app and Desktop app.
  • Search: Improved the speed and performance of various search functions across Dex
  • Fixed an issue where Merge and Fix and imports would fail with invalid contact birthdays.
  • Fixed an issue where contact selectors would sometimes remove the incorrect contact.
  • Fixed an issue where certain pages would be not responsive after new deploy until reloaded.
  • Fixed an issue where the checklist would not show as completed unless reloaded.
  • Fixed an issue where Dex extension redirects would not work correctly

Nov 2021 (part 1): LinkedIn Sync 🔄

We're excited to share the launch of one our most highly requested features this month, sync with LinkedIn!

LinkedIn Sync 🔄

Dex can now seamlessly integrate with LinkedIn. After connecting your LinkedIn account:
  • 🔨LinkedIn Connections will be added to Dex, and kept-up-to-date. We'll automatically update your contacts' title, picture, and more continually.
  • 📧 We'll send you notifications when your LinkedIn Connections' titles change. When your connections start a new job it's the prefect opportunity to reach out.
Getting started by visiting the Sync and Integrations page and checkout our <2 minute video guide here:

🐛 Fixes and Improvements

  • Merge and Fix on LinkedIn Contacts: Fixed an issue where Merge and Fix would not detect duplicates from LinkedIn
  • Merge and Fix Page: Fixed an issue where clicking an individual 'Merge' button would not reset page state
  • Suggested Groups: For new users, suggest groups to create for new users.or long timeline notes, we automatically include a 'Show more' link to expand notes.
  • LinkedIn Extension: Fixed an issue where the Dex Extension would not add into recent LinkedIn page layouts. Also added a Dex Icon to titles on LinkedIn

Nov 2021 (part 1): Attachments 📎

If you've ever wanted to add files, resumes, or images into Dex, you now can! Starting today, add attachments to your timeline notes and keep everything in one place.

Attachments📎

When adding a timeline note, click the small paperclip icon to choose one-or-more files to attach.
Note: this is a web and desktop only feature (mobile coming soon!)

🐛 Fixes and Improvements

  • Long Notes: For long timeline notes, we automatically include a 'Show more' link to expand notes.
  • Extension Duplicates: Fixed an issue where the Dex Extension, when used to add a contact, would add multiple duplicates.
  • Referral Links: Fixed an issue where certain users would not get credit for their referral link being used.
  • Mobile Add: Fixed an issue where users were not able to create a new contact.
  • Mobile Onboarding: Fixed an issue where certain Android users were not able to finish onboarding successfully.
  • Mobile Paywall: Fixed an issue where the paywall would be displayed on mobile even for users who upgraded on the website.

Oct 2021 (part 2!): Enhance ✨

If you're on Dex, get a complete picture for a contact with our new feature, enhance!
With one click, pull information from external data sources including title, picture, image, work experience, and more.

Enhance ✨

When you have a contact open, click the Enhance button (the magic wand) to get started:
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  • Enhance is primarily based on LinkedIn; we'll enhance contacts automatically when you manually add a LinkedIn link.
  • Enhance is currently only available on the web and desktop app for Premium users
  • Enhance a contact with CMD+K + 'Enhance'

🐛 Fixes and Improvements

  • Mobile Import: Fixed an issue preventing users from importing certain contacts.
  • Performance Issue: Fixed an issue where performance was degraded during a database migration.
  • Today Page: Updated the today page with new styling and more consistent action options
  • Reminder Styling: We now show the contact name for reminders with a single contact
  • CSV Import: You can now import birthday year and addresses during import from .CSV files.
  • Groups Styling: Updated styling for the groups page (with long descriptions) and the group Sidebar
  • Calendar Popup: Fixed an issue where a related note for a Calendar item would not show bulleting/formatting.
  • Contact Filters: Added new contact table filters including 'Has Facebook' and 'Has LinkedIn'

Oct 2021 (part 1!): Mobile Social Search 🔎 and Custom Event Types

Need to add Facebook, LinkedIn, or other profiles on the go? Search and add social profiles with just a tap with new mobile social search.
Also new in release, a much-requested feature for custom types on timeline notes 📝
If you've created or imported a contact from your phone, you might want to add social profiles. We've made it easier than ever to add them:
  • Open a contact
  • Tap a social media icon
  • You'll be prompted to search or paste in a link
  • Choose 'Search' and add the correct profile in just one tap ⚡

Custom Event Types 📝

You can now customize the types for your timeline notes in a contact's timeline!
  • When creating a new note, in the event type dropdown click 'Custom' to get started.
  • You can also rename/remove note types you aren't using.
  • Each event type can also can have an emoji of your choice! 🤡
  • **Note: **custom event types are currently available only on web, and will be added to our mobile app in the future

🐛 Fixes and Improvements

  • **Android Import: **Fixed an issue prevent users from importing contacts on Adnroid devices.
  • **Google Contacts Import: **Removed a filter that was preventing users from importing Google Contacts without an email on the desktop.
  • **Birthday Settings: **we've added an option to receive birthday emails for 'Important Birthdays' (contacts either starred or with a Last Interaction). Go to your settings to update this.
  • **On Dex Indicator: **When a contact is open, we'll show you if they're also on Dex using a subtle indicator.
  • **Timeline Last Interaction Updating: **fixed an issue where Last Interaction was incorrectly being updated by user-created notes and reminders

Sep 2021 (part 2!): New Facebook Import 📥

This week we're excited to share an update about our Facebook Import functionality.

Facebook Import 📥

If you didn't know already, you can Import from Facebook into Dex:
  • Import Birthdays 🎂: view upcoming birthdays and receive notifications on contacts you care about.
  • **Add Facebook Profile Images: **add profile pictures from Facebook into your Dex contacts.
  • **Birthday / Google Calendar integration: **with Contact Sync, see upcoming birthdays on Google Calendar!
Our new version of Facebook Import allows you to:
  • See the last time you imported from Facebook.
  • Automatically update existing contacts + create new contacts from Facebook friends who don't exist.
  • Seamlessly run Facebook imports multiple times, without creating duplicates.
  • Add all contacts imported from Facebook in a "Facebook Contacts" group
Give it a try on your desktop from the Dex Import page: https://getdex.com/appv3/import

Contact Page Layout Updates 🔨

We've been hard at work updating our web interface, and this week we've updated our contact page layout to be streamlined, faster, and even more responsive. Whenever you open a contact page, simply close the back button to close the contact layout and keep context of where you previously were.

🐛 Fixes and Improvements

  • **Mobile Import: **fixed an issue where some users would not be able to complete an import
  • **Birthday Year handling: **fixed an issue where a contact's age would display incorrectly when a birthday year was set.
  • **Google CSV Group Support: **CSV imports now support a Google Contact's 'Group Membership' feild
  • **Keyboard Shortcuts Popup: **fixed an issue where using the keyboard shortcuts popup would not properly register on the onboarding checklist.
  • **Extension Login: **if a user is not logged in from an extension page, they can now directly login from the extension.

Sep 2021 (part 1!): Mobile Changelog

Mobile Changelog

It's been a while since our last Mobile Changelog and we have much to share. We're getting ready to publicly release our app and are excited to share these updates
  • Extensive stability and reliability improvements.
  • Updated the bottom sidebar to be cleaner and less obtrusive
  • Added option to follow related contacts and groups link left in online tags.
  • Added ability to dismiss birthdays.

🐛 Fixes and Improvements

  • **Merge and Fix Updates: **merge and fix now has better handling for long last names and accents.
  • **Facebook Extension Import: **fixed an issue where the Dex extension integration was not working for Facebook profile pages.

Sep 2021 (part 1!): Smart Mentions ✨ + Rich Description

This week, we're making it easier than ever to add context with our new ability mention contacts and groups!

Smart Mentions ✨

When you're leaving a note, updating a description, or leaving a calendar event note, you can now use mentions.
  • Press '@' to mention another contact.
  • Press '#' to mention a group.
Also new in this release:
  • ** 🔨Create-on-mention **If a contact or group does not yet exist, we'll create them.
  • **🔗 Mention actions: **If you mention one or more contact, we'll automatically add contact relations. If you mention a group, we'll add the relevant contact to the group automatically.
Try it out today by using '@' or '#' when leaving a note / adding a contact description!

Rich Description ✨

A common request we get at Dex is 'how can I remember who introduced me?' We now support formatting, mentions, and more in the contact description fied.
For example, you can now leave an note like: "Met with **@John Smith **and @Sarah Xu and interested in **#Startups and is an #Xoogler" **and we'll automatically add related contacts and groups.

🐛 Fixes and Improvements

  • **Calendar Syncing: **fixed an issue where some calendar events would sync without attendee data (retroactively fixed)
  • **Timeline Page Edit: **fixed an issue where the 'Edit event' popover would be hidden on the timeline page
  • **Last Interaction Updating: **fixed issue where last interaction would update for the wrong contact when quickly navigating between contacts
  • **Sync Page layout: **fixed issue where the Sync page didn't include the settings sidebar
  • **Daily Agenda overflow: **fixed an issue where events on the daily agenda with long titles would overflow the modal.

Aug 2021 (part 3!): Desktop App 💻

After many requests from our users, we're excited to share our new Desktop App!

Desktop App 💻

The Dex Desktop App makes it even easier to build stronger relationships with a dedicated workflow. Download it for Mac or Windows here. Our Desktop app comes with:
  • 🔔 Toolbar Badge: see # of outstanding keep-in-touch contacts, right from your app tray.
  • 🏃 Open on Start: (optional) start Dex when you turn on your computer.

🐛 Fixes and Improvements

  • **Dashboard Indicator: **see the number of outstanding keep-in-touch contacts in the top menu bar
  • **Event Updating: **fixed issue where editing a timeline event wouldn't always load appropriate contacts
  • **Contact Table Updating: **fixed an issue where the wrong contact would open from the contact table on certain pages.
  • **Merge and Fix with phone numbers: **we now support detecting duplicates based on phone number (in addition to name and email).
  • **Contact Form adding duplicates: **fixed an issue where the 'Add Contacts' input when adding a timeline note would add duplicate contacts when creating a new contact.

Aug 2021 (part 2!): New Timeline Page

We're busy at work with a few major features here at Dex. This week, we're excited to share our new Timeline page! Check it out here.

Timeline Page 📖

Our new timeline page provides an easy way to remember where you've left off. New in this version:
  • 📅 Upcoming events: see upcoming calendar events, and quickly lookup your people beforehand.
  • 🔧 Advanced filters: filter your timeline to include/exclude reminders, timeline notes, and calendar events.
  • 🔍 Highlighted search: search your timeline for specific keywords and see matching notes.

🐛 Fixes and Improvements

  • **Timeline Form Autosave: **adds autosave to timeline events in the popup modal (already exists on contact pages / timeline page)
  • **Image upload: **fixed an issue where dragging/dropping a contact image would not always save the image correctly.
  • **Birthday year support: **adds support for an optional birthday year
  • **Related Contacts duplicates: **fixed an issue where duplicated contacts would be created from a new timeline note.
  • **Timeline input: **fixed an issue where timeline notes would not be created successfully in some cases
  • **Daily Agenda events: **fixed an issue where calendar events with many attendees would cause formatting issues
  • **Quick action: **fixed an issue where the Quick Action page would not always load properly.

Aug 2021 (part 1!): Bulk Email 📧 + Recent Contacts

This week we've been busy at work fixing bugs and improving performance. We're also excited to share two highly requested workflow improvements!

Bulk Email 📧

Need to email a whole group? After selecting multiple contacts, click our new 'Actions' button and click 'Send email.' We'll automatically highlight any contacts that are missing an email too!

Recent Contacts

After you visit a contact in Dex, we'll add them to your Recent Contacts. (you can find these in the Dex search bar). With autosaved timeline notes, it's easier than ever to pick up where you left off. 📝

🐛 Fixes and Improvements

  • **Performance improvements: **we've improved overall render time, memory footprint, and responsiveness of our webpage.
  • **Quick action game ordering: **fixed an issue where the quick action panel would take action on the wrong contact.
  • **Search bar duplicate contacts: **fixed an issue where the create functionality on the search bar would sometime create duplicate
  • **Dashboard page: **fixed an issue where the dashboard page would sometimes take action on the wrong contact.
  • **中文 tagging support: **upon request, added support for Chinese characters in tagging other contacts in timeline events.
  • **New user tour: **added a welcome tour for new users.
  • **Timeline form expansion: **allows the timeline form to expand to fit content for large notes.July 2021 (part 4!): Related Contacts 🔗 + New Contact Page
We're excited to share another highly-requested feature: related contacts! If you haven't already, check out our other releases from this busy month including Daily Agenda & Quick Action.
For people related, like coworkers, spouses, children, or business partners, you can add people as **related contacts! **See related contacts and link to them quickly on a contact page (shortcut: shift+c):

Create Google Calendar Events 📅

Quickly create a Google Calendar event from Dex! To do so, click the new 'Actions' dropdown, or hover over the contact email and click the calendar icon:
The calendar icon will include the contact name and email appropriately!

New Contact Page ✨

Our new contact page has been redesign to be cleaner, clearer, and easier to use:
  • Actions dropdown: we've consolidated common actions in a simple menu so all actions can be found in a simple dropdown.
  • Information Sidebar: The new scrollable sidebar lets you easily add data while keeping focus on the contact timeline.
  • Refreshed Timeline: The timeline has been redesigned to be more readable and functional at a glance.
Check these improvements out on your desktop by opening a contact page from Dex.

🐛 Fixes and Improvements

  • BCC/CC multiple email support: we've created an unique email to cc/bcc email, allowing users to send email from different emails. Also fixed an issue where emails were not always associated correctly with user accounts.
  • **Informational Contact Page Tooltips: **added an informational tooltips on the contact page to provide explanation on what to add in certain fields.
  • **Daily Agenda filtering: **fixed an issue where calendar items on the daily agenda were sorted incorrectly.
  • **Contact Image handling: **fixed an issue where images from LinkedIn/Facebook imports were not saving properly into Dex.
  • **Scroll position: **fixed an issue where navigating between pages would not preserve scroll position on the page.
  • **Google Contacts & Outlook importing: **fixed an issue where Google Contacts importing did not work for certain users.

July 2021 (part 3!): Daily Agenda

If you've connected your calendar, the dashboard now shows your Daily Agenda, or list of non-recurring meetings for the day. With the daily agenda, you can:
  • Quickly review who you're meeting with
  • Find people quickly in LinkedIn
  • Leave a quick note about what you've talked about
In addition, with this new change you can also leave notes related to calendar events, as well as add or tag other contacts to these notes.

July 2021 (part 2!): Quick Action and Archived Contacts

After setup, you can now quickly take action with the quick action tab:
  • Set keep-in-touch 🤝
  • Quickly update fields 🖊
  • Archive unwanted contacts 🗄️
Clean up your contacts with just a few keystrokes. With this new update, we're also releasing archived contacts, which are hidden contacts you can restore at any time. We hope you enjoy these new updates! Let us know what you think, and join our Slack group for a sneak peek before new features are released.

July 2021: Contact Sync 🔄 + Community Slack Group

Contact Sync

We're excited to share you can now sync Dex with your contacts. Dex Contact sync is one-way and allows you to use your Dex contacts in email clients, on your phone, and apps like Whatsapp that rely on your addressbook.
To get started, check out the 2-minute video below, or this guide on how to get started.

Dex Community Slack Group

We've started Slack group for our users to report issues, suggest features, and shape the future of Dex.
To join the new Dex Community Slack Group, follow this link (also in the menu of the Dex Dashboard). In the group, we're asking for feedback on our future new contact page:

🐛 Fixes and Improvements

  • Bcc handling: fixed an issue with cc/bcc email feature, where emails sent with bcc to [email protected] would not always find all recipients.
  • **Unnamed contact handling: **fixed an issue where sorting by name on the contacts page would break with unnamed contacts. By default, we also now show a contact's email if no name is present.
  • **Google Contacts import with address: **fixed an issue where Google Contacts import would fail for contacts with an address.
  • **Mobile add contacts issue: **fixed an issue where adding a new contact on the mobile app with extra details did not work.