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

November 2023: LinkedIn Message Sync
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With your LinkedIn account connected, see your last LinkedIn message for your contacts. See how this works in this two-minute video.โ€‹
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    Last Interaction is automatically updated with your latest LinkedIn conversation, making keep-in-touch reminders even more accurate and powerful.
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    See the last message sent in the conversation, so you can remember context on what you last talked about.
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    Open the relevant conversation with just one click, you can pick off where you left off.
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    Filter and create views with the date of your last LinkedIn message so you can make sure you're staying in touch.
LinkedIn Message sync happens on a regular basis, just like our usual LinkedIn sync for connections. To get started, connect your LinkedIn account and open a contact from your Dex Dashboard.

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Fixes and Improvements

For the web/desktop app:
  • Export of contacts via CSV file now includes tags for contacts.
  • Fixed an issue during the quick action game where interacting with the game would not consistently save progress.
  • Fixed an issue where 'Merge withโ€ฆ' from a contact would not redirect to the merged contact appropriately.
  • Fixed an issue where contacts from LinkedIn with very long titles would not sync appropriately.
  • Fixed an issue where enhance requests were taking longer than an hour to complete. (usual time < 10 minutes)
  • Other minor layout and polish fixes.

October 2023: Google Calendar Integration + CC/BCC updates

Leave a note from Google Calendar ๐Ÿ“†

If you're taking meetings through Google Calendar, you can now do more with the Dex Chrome Extension:
  • Leave a note ๐Ÿ“ : When a calendar event is open, click 'Leave a Dex note' to leave a note for the relevant attendees
  • Quick access ๐Ÿ”— : When viewing a contact open their LinkedIn profile or see Dex information without leaving the page!

CC/BCC Forwarding (with email body!) ๐Ÿ“ฆ

If you use our feature to CC/BCC email into Dex (for example, if you use Outlook), we now add the message body. See the thread of the email, right inside a contact timeline!

๐Ÿ› Fixes and Improvements

For the web/desktop app:

  • Fixed an issue where certain users had duplicate LinkedIn connections synced (this issue is now fixed for all users retrospectively)
  • Fixed an issue where not all locations were being populated in a timely fashion.
  • Fixed an issue where work history was not being populated in a timely fashion.
  • Fixed an issue where the wrong field was set as a title when manually enhancing
  • Fixed an issue where search results via global search would occasionally time out.
  • Fixed an issue where long content would cause the page to wrap in unexpected ways.

For the mobile app:

  • Fixed an issue that prevented some new users from accessing the app on Sign in with Google or Sign in with Apple
  • Fixed an issue where the company field was incorrectly mapped when imported from the mobile app.

September 2023: Outlook Extension Support ๐Ÿ“ง

If you use the web version of Outlook 365, you can now access Dex in your inbox!
  • When opening a message thread, look for the Dex or LinkedIn icons.
  • Clicking the LinkedIn icon will search LinkedIn for the sender.
  • Clicking the Dex icon will add/open the contact in the Dex sidebar.
While direct email integration with Outlook is coming, this new extension integration should make using Dex with Outlook much easier.
As before, for emails you'd like to track, you can also CC or BCC email into Dex. This works for all email providers!

Importing Tags from CSV ๐Ÿท๏ธ

Following last month's release of Tags, you can now import Tags via CSV! To do so, map the appropriate column in your CSV file to tags you'd like to add for your contact.

๐Ÿ› Fixes and Improvements

For the web/desktop app:
  • Fixed an issue where Merge and Fix on large number of contacts would fail.
  • Fixed an issue where global search would freeze for users with large numbers of contacts or groups.
  • Fixed an issue where CSV importing would fail for large numbers of rows.
  • Fixed an issue where email verification (for changing email) would fail for some users)
  • Fixed a layout issue where text in the timeline page would not display properly
  • Fixed an issue where 'Don't keep in touch' was not recognized as part of the getting started checklist.
  • Fixed an issue where archived contacts were included in the Merge and Fix process.
For the mobile app:
  • Fixed an issue where links would not deep-link into the app appropriately.
  • Fixed an issue where tapping on push notifications would not consistently open the appropriate screen.
  • Fixed an issue where birthdays would not be shown in the correct order.

August 2023: Organize with Tags ๐Ÿท๏ธ

You can now organize your contacts with another layer of organization.
Get started from the contact page by clicking the Tags section or use the 't' shortcut when viewing a contact:
Here are a few more details about how you can use tags:
  • Tag with AI: Don't want to spend time manually tagging? Use GPT and AI to tag contacts with 'AI Auto Tag':
  • Filter with Tags: Use one or more tags as a filter condition. Alongside groups and other existing filter conditions, you can create powerful flexible views.
  • View all contacts in a tag by clicking a tag.
We've built tags to be highly flexible โ€” use them to keep track of interests, custom relationship/sales status, and more!

๐Ÿ› Fixes and Improvements

General fixes and improvements:
  • Desktop App no longer overrides Ctrl+F ('search') behavior.
  • Global Notes Search now properly shows related contacts and highlights relevant matching snippets.
  • Reminders page now shows the related contact.
  • By default, contacts are now unselected after performing a bulk action.
  • Made the clickable area for adding Groups and Tags larger.
  • Fixed an issue where the contact sidebar would not scroll properly on all pages.
  • Fixed an issue where long notes would not display properly on the timeline page.
  • Fixed an issue where opening a group from the extension would not be formatted correctly.
  • Renamed the 'Add to Dex' button in the extension to 'Add Note' for clarity.
  • Fixed an issue where the global search page would incorrectly show loading state if accessed from the contact page.
  • Fixed an issue where the sidebar on the contact page would not display properly on narrow windows.
  • Fixed an issue where browser default shortcuts would be overridden with certain modals.
  • Fixed an issue where merging large number of contacts would fail.
  • Fixed an issue where archiving large number of contacts would fail.
  • Other minor polish and stability fixes.
For the mobile app:
  • Fixed an issue where reminders were not appearing upon creation.
  • Fixed an issue where the app would crash when going back from specific screens.
  • Fixed an issue where the Contact Detail screen on Android had jittery scrolling.
  • Fixed an issue with the Card Scanning feature not working consistently on iOS and Android.
  • Fixed an issue where the wrong email/phone was deleted in the Edit Contact screen.
  • Fixed an issue where groups were not being deleted upon pressing the โ€œDelete groupโ€ button.
  • Fixed an issue where the LinkedIn button in the Contact Detail screen didn't work for contacts with no LinkedIn set.
  • Fixed an issue where Map View contacts did not update when moving the map.

July 2023: Dex API โš™๏ธ

Our new API enables the integration and automation of key functions related to your data:
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Contacts: With this new feature, you can automatically fetch, create, update, and delete contacts in Dex. This means less time spent on data entry and more time for fostering relationships.
Reminders: Our new integration will automate the fetches, creation, updates, and deletion of reminders, ensuring you never miss an important task or meeting.
Notes: This new feature will automatically fetch, create, and update your notes with key activities, making it easier than ever to stay on top of your relationship context.
Right now, the API is available only as a set of endpoints, which you can find as a Postman collectionโ€‹ here. Get started by creating an API key from the settings page. Keep an eye out for future Zapier integrations, coming soon!
Check out our guide for more information: https://guide.getdex.com/dex-user-apiโ€‹

๐Ÿ› Fixes and Improvements

General fixes and improvements:
  • Fixed an issue where archiving many contacts would cause Dex to freeze.
  • Fixed an issue where our Merge and Fix operation would freeze for a large number of contacts
  • Fixed an issue where our referral program would give $15 instead of $20 of referral credit in some cases.
  • Fixed an issue where some users were able to create multiple subscriptions.

June 2023: Filter on all Companies and Education ๐Ÿ“š

Filter on all Companies and Education ๐Ÿ“š

Based on your feedback, weโ€™ve understood how being able to precisely find the right person is critical. As of today, you can filter on all companies and educations a contact has been a part of:
Here's more about these new options:
Companies (LinkedIn): Choosing a company name here will allow you to match any contacts which have that company in their current or past LinkedIn work history. For example, create a view of ex-Googlers.
Education (LinkedIn): Adding this filter allows you to look up contacts based on educational institution and create views like "Stanford Founders".
Multiple Values: Specify one or more companies or schools by separating the values with a comma.
Read more about these new filter options here: https://guide.getdex.com/features/views#filter-optionsโ€‹

๐Ÿ› Fixes and Improvements

For the web/desktop app:
  • Fixed an issue where emails forwarded into Dex would not be handled properly.
  • Fixed an issue where group and view names were cutoff.
  • Fixed an issue where deleting subgroups would delete the wrong group.
For the mobile app:
  • Fixed an issue where contacts in the Map View were not always properly formatted.
  • Fixed an issue where reminders were not properly sorted on the reminders tab.
  • Fixed an issue where notes on the contact screen did not always refresh after merging.
  • Improved the mobile merge and fix page with a new streamlined design.

May 2023: Home Screen Swipe โžก๏ธ + Affiliate Program

Home Screen Swipe โžก๏ธ

We've updated our mobile app to support swipe actions, so you can quickly dismiss a keep-in-touch reminder or birthday on the go:

Affiliate Program๐Ÿ’ฐ

Are you enjoying Dex? If you have an audience, we'd love for you to join our new affiliate program become a Dex Ambassador! Receive $25 per referred customer and learn more here: https://getdex.com/ambassador/โ€‹

๐Ÿ› Fixes and Improvements

For the web/desktop app:
  • Fixed an issue where search results for notes would not be formatted consistently.
  • Contacts in subgroups are now displayed when viewing a parent group.
  • Fixed an issue where merging many contacts (like on the merge and fix page) would fail
  • Fixed an issue where payments would not be processed until 1-7 days after payment due date.
For the mobile app:
  • Fixed an issue where users who already updated on the web were able to upgrade again.
  • Fixed an issue where birthday dates in some cases were off by a month.
  • Fixed an issue where automatic updates were not consistently applied on Android devices.
  • Fixed an issue where grouping and ordering on the keep-in-touch page was inconsistent.

April 2023: Write LinkedIn Messages with GPT ๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ

Write LinkedIn Messages with GPT ๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ

Dealing with a lot of LinkedIn messages? We are too.
The Dex browser extension now enables you to draft and reply to LinkedIn messages via GPT!
  • ๐Ÿ’ฌ Thoughtful thread-specific responses; Dex considers previous messages as context, so suggestions
  • ๐Ÿ–ฑ๏ธ Works with just one click, in your browser. Click the Dex button again for more suggestions for the best place to start.

๐Ÿ› Fixes and Improvements

For the web/desktop app:
  • Added filters based on contact creation date.
  • Modified the timeline page to show timeline notes in a more dense manner.
  • Introduced bulk notes importer via CSV file.
  • Added the option to star/unstar contacts in bulk (select multiple contacts -> 'Edit')
  • Made the assist progress bar faster.
  • Improved the emoji picker positioning of the main sidebar.
  • Updated the reminder page to read 'next 30 days' for month reminders to reflect the actual display of reminders.
  • Replaced the sending SMS with QR code for prompts to download the mobile app.
  • Improved the infinite scroll in dashboard for LinkedIn title changes.
  • Improved the facebook import experience.
  • Restored scroll position in contacts list after contacts are modified.
  • Added autocomplete for emails to the share contacts window.
  • Fixed an issue where users would export contacts with undefined group names.
  • Fixed formatting for the banner when users completed the Dex checklist page.
  • Fixed an issue where the merge with popup would show archived contacts.
  • Fixed an issue where groups could be set as a parent for itself.
  • Fixed an issue where the Dex Command Bar would not set last interaction to the correct user timezone.
For the mobile app:
  • Added a visually streamlined and improved contacts, settings, login, reminders, and timeline screens.
  • The 'New phone contacts' section will filter out existing contacts by name and phone number.
  • Fixed an issue where tapping the LinkedIn title change notification did not open Network Updates screen.
  • Fixed an issue where some users could not delete their account from the mobile app.
  • Other bugfixes and improvements.

March 2023: '@ mention' and faster AI ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿช„

'@ mention' ๐Ÿท๏ธ

Tagging contacts is now available across Dex (previously only on web). With the Dex mobile app, tap the '@' icon to search for contact when adding a note. Adding multiple contacts is now even easier:

Faster AI Conversation Starters ๐Ÿช„

Thanks for the tremendous response to our AI conversation starters released last month! We're excited to share that these conversation starters are almost 4x faster and also sound more natural. Give it a try with the 'AI Assist' button on a contact:

๐Ÿ› Fixes and Improvements

For the web/desktop app:
  • Contacts list now loads faster and is paginated, making initial page loads faster. The list layout has also been updated to handle window resizing better.
  • The sync page shows the last LinkedIn sync date.
  • Custom Fields can now be exported via CSV.
  • Gmail messages load more relibly in the contact timeline.
  • Referral program credit amount has now been increased to 20 USD.
  • Updated various components to be more dense and compact.
  • Improved load times in global search bar.
  • Fixed an issue where contacts would not export when no contacts were checked.
  • Fixed an issue where not all the reminders on the reminders page were shown.
  • Fixed an issue where certain forms would submit twice when using enter key.
  • Fixed an issue where enhancing contacts via keyboard shortcut would not work consistently.
  • Fixed an issue where archiving a contact would not remove them from the birthday section of the today page.
  • Fixed an issue where up/down keyboard shortcuts would not work properly.
  • Fixed an issue where search on the archived contacts page would not work correctly.
For the mobile app:
  • Fixed an issue where importing contacts would not work consistently with Android.
  • Launched a streamlined contact detail screen with more compact layout.
  • Streamlined the reminder creation/update flow.
  • Updated the visual styling of the home page.

February 2023 (pt. 2): Conversation starters, powered by AI ๐Ÿช„

AI Conversation Starters ๐Ÿช„

Dex is your source of truth, with key details about your last interactions, how you met your contacts and more.
Today, we're excited the share the first of our AI-powered features designed to help you make the most of our source of truth. When you're reaching out to someone, use our 'AI Assist' feature to generate relevant conversation starters:
  • ๐Ÿ“ Based on your own notes
  • ๐Ÿ’ผ Customized for a contacts' professional experience
  • ๐Ÿช„ Write about anything
On a contact page, use the Shift+A keyboard shortcut or click the 'AI Assist' button to quickly generate a few conversation starters:

๐Ÿ› Fixes and Improvements

For the web/desktop app:
  • Improved performance when loading all contacts or groups with large number of contacts.
  • Added support for M1/M2 Mac devices for the for the Dex Desktop app.
  • Fixed an issue where the search function would not work for Archived Contacts,
  • Fixed an issue where keyboard navigation (j/k) didn't work on the contacts list.
  • Fixed an issue where whatsapp and telegram links would not work on the contact table (even when a phone number was set)
  • Fixed an issue where home page shortcuts (up/down/enter) were not working correctly
For the mobile app:
  • Added new visual styling to the home page.
  • Fixed an issue where users would be asked to do quick action on contacts which already had a keep-in-touch frequency.

February 2023 (pt. 1): Share Contacts from Dex ๐Ÿ”—

Share Contacts ๐Ÿ”—

You can now share your contacts in Dex. If you've ever wanted to refer a client, or check-in about an introduction, Dex now makes the process easy.
  • Sharing a Dex also attaches .vcf file; the recipient can add the contact on Outlook or their phone.
  • The recipient doesn't need a Dex account (but if they have one, they can add to Dex easily)
To share a contact, click the share icon on a contact page:

Location Autocomplete ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ“

If you're adding a location to a contact (but don't know their exact address), we'll now suggest cities based on Google Maps data:

๐Ÿ› Fixes and Improvements

  • Fixed an issue for LinkedIn sync where connections were synced without names.
  • Fixed an issue for LinkedIn sync where syncs for users with many connections would fail.
  • Fixed an issue for one-way Google Contacts sync where syncs would be delayed for more than an hour
For the web/desktop app:
  • Recurring reminders can now be marked complete and have their own section
  • Add Calendar or Email notice now stays closed, if closed by the user
  • Miscellaneous user-interface tweaks and improvements
  • Users are now able to set a password if they originally logged in with Google or Apple
  • Fixed an issue where the search bar would show outdated results when typing
  • Fixed an issue where magic link logging-in would not work for some users
  • Fixed an issue where some users couldn't disconnect Gmail accounts
  • Fixed an issue where keyboard navigation (j/k) didn't work on the contacts list
For the mobile app:
  • Mobile address autocomplete: when adding an address, we'll also autocomplete based on Google Maps data. (soon to be added to the location field as well)
  • Added an improved 'Import phone contacts' flow that's faster and more reliable
  • Redesigned the home page to have a more balanced size and compactness (your feedback is welcome!)
  • Replaced the calendar view with a calendar popup that allows you to take a note based on a calendar event
  • Other miscellaneous bugfixes and improvements

January 2023: Mobile Map View ๐ŸŒŽ ๐Ÿ“ฒ

Mobile Map View ๐ŸŒŽ ๐Ÿ“ฒ

Last year, we've released our map view, which allows you to see who you know, and where they're located. We're excited to bring this to Dex for iOS and Android, on the go.
To access the map view, click the Map icon in the upper right hand corner of the home or contacts screen:
Like on the web, you can search for locations, and drag the map around. As you try this feature, consider:
  • Contact locations are consistent with the web/desktop app and are based on either the address or location of your contacts.
  • There's no limit of contacts shown, but for 10k+ contacts, performance may be slower than usual. If this a major limitation, request group filters on the map view.

๐Ÿ› Fixes and Improvements

For the web/desktop app:
  • Recurring reminders can now be marked as completed. Recurring reminders show in a different section in the reminders page.
  • Fixed an issue where merging contacts from LinkedIn would not always choose the most recent LinkedIn value, leading to the repeated creation of duplicated contacts.
  • Fixed an issue where sorting would be incorrect for the 'Merge with' window.
  • Aligned line-height and spacing across the application.
  • Fixed an issue where initial LinkedIn sync would take a more than an hour.
  • Fixed an issue where hovering over a search result in the global search results page would not show a hover affect.
  • Fixed a issue where certain users would get stuck during onboarding
  • Fixed an issue where certain font sizes were too small in the extension page.
  • Allow users to hide/show the email button baed off of workflow settings.
For the mobile app:
  • Added the 'Telegram' field that is now editable.
  • Fixed an issue where photos from business card scanning would not always save successfully.
  • Fixed an issue where list items would occasionally duplicate across the application.

December 2022: Geographic Filters and Views ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ”Ž

Geographic Filters and Views ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ”Ž

Following the release of our map view, and views, we're releasing filters and views based on contact location.
  • Before, you could create filters on a the 'Location' field, but this field might have different values for 'NYC' 'New York', and 'Manhattan'
  • Now, you can create a filter on a new 'Map Location' based on a geocoded values. A view for to 15 miles within 'New York City' and will catch all 'Manhattan' and 'New York' -- it will also take into consideration the values set for a contacts' address.
As with all filter conditions, you can create and views with this filter, making it possible to create robust views like 'Founders in New York City.'

๐Ÿ› Fixes and Improvements

  • Improved contact search speed and relevance across products.
  • Fixed an issue where auto-enhanced LinkedIn information would not show for some contacts. Auto-enhance latency is now improved for all contacts.
  • Added a setting for users to turn off emails and push notifications for new LinkedIn connections.
For the web/desktop app:
  • Added email, phone, and name filters.
  • Added a button users can use to email contacts on the contacts' page.
  • Links in contact descriptions are now clickable.
  • Changed the timeline to only show non-recurring calendar events with attendees.
  • Fixed an issue where 'Import from Gmail' would fail for users with large numbers of emails.
  • Fixed an issue where notes export would export without line breaks.
  • Fixed an issue where the search page would not reflect changes made to contacts.
  • Fixed an issue where date custom fields could not be edited for some contacts.
For the mobile app:
  • Fixed an issue where an option to add a telegram link was not present on the mobile details screen
  • Fixed an issue where line breaks would not render correctly for some notes.
  • Fixed an issue where addresses saved during business card scanning would not save correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where duplicates would sometimes show on the main contacts list.

November 2022 (part 2): Business Card Scanning ๐Ÿ‘“

Business Card Scanning ๐Ÿ‘“

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.
  • โ€‹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.
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๐Ÿ› 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.
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November 2022 (part 1): Upcoming Fundraising + Network Updates ๐Ÿ””

Network Updates ๐Ÿ””

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.

๐Ÿ› Fixes and Improvements

  • ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Customizing your social networks will also show/hide different fields for the sidebar on the contacts page
  • ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Fixed an issue where exporting large numbers of contacts would fail.
  • ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Fixed an issue where editing views would be paywalled for basic plan users.
  • large numbers of contacts would fail.
  • ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Fixed a broken link to the import page from the settings page.
  • ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Fixed an issue where the 'Esc' key would cause unwanted behavior to the sidebar
  • broken link to the import page from the settings page.
  • ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Fixed an issue where updating titles would fail for certain contacts.
  • ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ '@' mentioning contacts will now update the add note form, so you can remove contacts you want to link but not associate with a note
  • ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Fixed an issue where views would include would fail for certain contacts.
  • ๐Ÿ“ฑ Fixed an issue where the 'star' icon did not work consistently.
  • ๐Ÿ“ฑ Fixed an issue where reminder dates would not save consistently or be off by one day
  • ๐Ÿ“ฑFixed an issue where creating a reminder from the bottom tab bar would crash for certain devices
  • ๐Ÿ“ฑFixed an issue where images saved/imported from the mobile app would not display correctly on desktop devices
  • ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ 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 ๐ŸŒŽ

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. โฌ‡๏ธ

Map View ๐ŸŒŽ

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.

๐Ÿ› 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 ๐Ÿ”Ž

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 ๐Ÿ”Ž

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. ๐Ÿ’ช
Hope you find this new feature useful, and do let us know about the views you end up creating!

Note Improvements ๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ

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):
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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).

๐Ÿ› 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 โœจ๐Ÿช„

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!
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Auto Enhance โœจ๐Ÿช„

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:

๐Ÿ› Fixes and Improvements

  • Upgrade flow: Fixed an issue where certain users were unable to upgrade their plan. ๐Ÿคฆ
  • 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 ๐Ÿ’…

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. โฌ‡๏ธ

Dex 2.0 ๐Ÿ’…

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 ๐Ÿค

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:

๐Ÿ› 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 ๐Ÿ“ฒ

Mobile Attachments ๐Ÿ“ฒ

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:

๐Ÿ› 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 Filters๐Ÿงฎ

Advanced Filters ๐Ÿงฎ

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!)

๐Ÿ› 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 Merge๐Ÿ“ฒ

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:

๐Ÿ› 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 ๐Ÿ—ƒ๏ธ

Groups and Subgroups ๐Ÿ—ƒ๏ธ

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:

๐Ÿ› Fixes and Improvements