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Copy2Contact for Google Apps Update

google_appsFor some time now we’ve been working behind the scenes on adding features to Copy2Contact for Google Apps. We recently sent a survey to users of the product and we got great feedback!

Thanks to your great ideas, Copy2Contact for Google Apps 2.0 is almost here!

We’ve got a beta release ready for just a few select testers (sorry, not publicly available right now), so please leave a comment here if you’d like to participate. Details on the new features are below.

Also, if you submitted comments or questions in response to our survey, we’ve addressed many of them below. Read on!

Duplicate Checking and Updating Is Here! (this feature is included in the beta)

Ever want to add contact details from someone’s signature using Copy2Contact, but already have their email address in your contacts? Copy2Contact would normally create a duplicate contact in that case, but not any more! Now you can update existing contacts with Duplicate Checking (in beta now).

Multiple Contact Groups (this feature is included in the beta)

Copy2Contact now includes the ability to add a new contact to more than one group at one time. No more going back to update contact groups after saving.

User Preferences (this feature is included in the beta)

  • Default address, email, and phone types – Now you can tell Copy2Contact to make untagged phone numbers go to “Work” instead of “Home”.
  • User interface settings – Configure how the enter key works, whether to view an event after saving, and clearing the paste box.
  • Capitalization settings – Choose how Copy2Contact capitalizes scanned data
  • Phone/email formatting – Choose how Copy2Contact formats phone numbers and email addresses

Other Requested Features: (not included in the beta release)

Auto-detection of contacts and appointments in emails – This feature is planned when Google Contextual Gadgets allow automatic scanning of the entire email body. Hopefully Google will release this feature soon!

Add a global shortcut key like the Copy2Contact desktop program – Unfortunately, due to limitations in the security model of modern web browsers, this is not possible. You’ll have to copy and paste contact info. We are considering an integration with the desktop app or even a browser extension that would add this functionality.

Grab email address from message if not in signature – The Copy2Contact desktop program does this with Outlook and it’s a great feature. We’re planning to add this to the future Google Contextual Gadget.

Lastly, please feel free to leave comments here if you think we missed something! And don’t forget to leave a comment if you’d like to be a beta tester.

Copy2Contact for Android coming soon!

AndroidIt’s hard to ignore that the Android platform is now one of the hottest mobile platforms out there!

But until recently, there’s been no copy and paste capability from within most applications, including email. Unbelievable for a modern smartphone!

Well the recent versions of the Android OS have made copy and paste more accessible, and that means we’ve started working on Copy2Contact for Android.

All the proof-of-concept work has been done and we’ll be releasing a beta version soon. We’re hoping to sign up a few beta testers who are interested in giving feedback in exchange for a first look at how it works.

Please click here to sign up if you’d like to participate, or if you wish to receive news on Copy2Contact for Android.

Copy2Contact Now Offered In Personal And PRO Editions For Outlook And Palm Users

So that we have room to grow in the future with new features, we’ve split our Copy2Contact product for Outlook and Palm Desktop users into 2 editions: Copy2Contact Personal and Copy2Contact PRO.

Existing Copy2Contact Personal customers: Everyone gets a free upgrade to Copy2Contact PRO to assure that you have the same feature set you’ve always enjoyed. Thanks for your continued support!

New customers will now have the choice of using Copy2Contact Personal, a no-frills edition that gets the job done instantly and efficiently, and Copy2Contact PRO, an enhanced edition with all customization and formatting options available.

Copy2Contact PRO has the following features not available in Copy2Contact Personal:

  • Auto-capitalization
  • Auto-formatting of phone numbers
  • Outlook folder and template selection
  • Outlook Business Contact Manager support
  • Palm category selection
  • Configurable universal hotkey
  • Share your settings

In addition, we’re planning some great new features in the future that will only be available in Copy2Contact PRO. Keep a look out!

Be sure to get full details on our Copy2Contact for Outlook product page.

Copy2Contact For Google Apps Announced

google_appsIt’s official… Copy2Contact has just been released on a provisional basis for the Google Apps Marketplaceā„¢! Copy2Contact is a completely cloud-based solution that works right inside your existing Google Appsā„¢ browser session without the need to install any software.

Here’s the news on the Official Google Enterprise Blog, or go right to the Copy2Contact marketplace listing now to add it to your Google Apps domain.

Here’s the official homepage with more details:

And the Copy2Contact for Google Apps press release.

Please note that Copy2Contact only works with Gmail and Calendar accounts that are linked to a Google Apps domain. It does not work with standard Gmail accounts.

Best of all, it’s free for a limited time (through Q4 2010). Check it out!