7 Tech Tools to Help Manage Your Relationships

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Networking is so important in your professional life. But it can be tough to keep up with everyone you meet! That’s why we’ve collected these 6 tech tools to help manage your relationships.

1. Boomerang.

If you’re overwhelmed by all the emails you need to send, get Boomerang! This extension allows you to schedule your emails to be sent at a later time. It also tracks if your email was read, if the recipient clicked on any links you included, can re-send an email so it shows up in your inbox later, and reminds you to send a follow-up. Get the free or premium versions here.

2. CamCard.

Got a bunch of business cards you need to sort through? CamCard will scan and digitize  all that information for you. The app also lets you send electronic business cards, add notes about each contact and stores all the information in the cloud so you’re never stuck without it. Free and premium versions available on iOS and Android.

3. Weave.

It can be tough to make business contacts – but not if you have Weave, dubbed “Tinder meets LinkedIn.” Import your LinkedIn information and get access to other professionals in your area, swiping right on anyone you want to meet. You can also join different “rooms,” based on your needs and filter potential contacts based on location, position and industry. Free on iOS and Android.

4. Cloze.

Sick of figuring out whether the last time you contacted someone was by Tweeting or emailing them? Get Cloze, which pulls from your email, phone and social media accounts to gather any relevant information about a contact in one place. And with the premium version, you can also get access to cool features like determining who did what on a project or receiving reminders to refresh a relationship if you haven’t been in touch in a while. Free on iOS and Android.

5. FollowUpThen.

Woody Allen once said that 80% of life is showing up. Well, in business, following up is just as important. Stop forgetting to do so with FollowUpThen. All you have to do is email them to remind you (or others) about something at a certain time and it will! For example, you can email 3days@followupthen.com to get a reminder about your task of choice in 3 days. And with the premium version, you can get text messages too. Sign up here.

6. UpTo Calendar.

Knowing when to follow up with your contacts is useless if you don’t have a good calendar app to manage when you’re going to meet with them. Why not try UpTo? In addition to organizing your own events, this app lets you “follow,” other published calendars – from meetups to TV shows – so you can know what’s going on and attend a particular event if you feel so inclined. Use your newfound knowledge to recommend events to your contacts and impress them. Free on iOS and Android.

7. Contactually.

If you like the idea of Cloze but want something that works on the web and with teams, check out Contactually. This platform lets you sort your contacts and schedule how often you want to follow up with each one. The premium version also includes fun features like customizable email templates, introductions and lets you manage and track your teams. Basic plans start at $29/month. Get it here.

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Written by Sasha Graffagna

 

 

Networking is so important in your professional life. But it can be tough to keep up with everyone you meet! That’s why we’ve collected these 6 tech tools to help manage your relationships.

1. Boomerang.

If you’re overwhelmed by all the emails you need to send, get Boomerang! This extension allows you to schedule your emails to be sent at a later time. It also tracks if your email was read, if the recipient clicked on any links you included, can re-send an email so it shows up in your inbox later, and reminds you to send a follow-up. Get the free or premium versions here.

2. CamCard.

Got a bunch of business cards you need to sort through? CamCard will scan and digitize  all that information for you. The app also lets you send electronic business cards, add notes about each contact and stores all the information in the cloud so you’re never stuck without it. Free and premium versions available on iOS and Android.

3. Weave.

It can be tough to make business contacts – but not if you have Weave, dubbed “Tinder meets LinkedIn.” Import your LinkedIn information and get access to other professionals in your area, swiping right on anyone you want to meet. You can also join different “rooms,” based on your needs and filter potential contacts based on location, position and industry. Free on iOS and Android.

4. Cloze.

Sick of figuring out whether the last time you contacted someone was by Tweeting or emailing them? Get Cloze, which pulls from your email, phone and social media accounts to gather any relevant information about a contact in one place. And with the premium version, you can also get access to cool features like determining who did what on a project or receiving reminders to refresh a relationship if you haven’t been in touch in a while. Free on iOS and Android.

5. FollowUpThen.

Woody Allen once said that 80% of life is showing up. Well, in business, following up is just as important. Stop forgetting to do so with FollowUpThen. All you have to do is email them to remind you (or others) about something at a certain time and it will! For example, you can email 3days@followupthen.com to get a reminder about your task of choice in 3 days. And with the premium version, you can get text messages too. Sign up here.

6. UpTo Calendar.

Knowing when to follow up with your contacts is useless if you don’t have a good calendar app to manage when you’re going to meet with them. Why not try UpTo? In addition to organizing your own events, this app lets you “follow,” other published calendars – from meetups to TV shows – so you can know what’s going on and attend a particular event if you feel so inclined. Use your newfound knowledge to recommend events to your contacts and impress them. Free on iOS and Android.

7. Contactually.

If you like the idea of Cloze but want something that works on the web and with teams, check out Contactually. This platform lets you sort your contacts and schedule how often you want to follow up with each one. The premium version also includes fun features like customizable email templates, introductions and lets you manage and track your teams. Basic plans start at $29/month. Get it here.

Liked this? Check out 8 Conversation Starters Better than What Do You Do!

Written by Sasha Graffagna

 

 

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