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At the flick of a finger from team 37signals, the switch went live on Highrise yesterday afternoon. We dropped the news back in February that 37signals, the founders of the popular Basecamp project manager, were getting ready to launch a new online contact manager. Unfortunately we […]

highrise contact managerAt the flick of a finger from team 37signals, the switch went live on Highrise yesterday afternoon. We dropped the news back in February that 37signals, the founders of the popular Basecamp project manager, were getting ready to launch a new online contact manager. Unfortunately we didn’t get to try it out back then, but have been playing with this online contact management tool as soon as we discovered the launch yesterday. We think it’s going to make a lot of people happy, especially those who are satisfied with 37signals’ other web applications.

Through Highrise, users can track all communication that occurs between business leads, employees, clients, and vendors, keeping tabs on who was spoken to and what was said. With the ability to have multiple users on a Highrise account, all information is securely stored and easily accessible by anyone that is plugged in. There are many benefits to using Highrise, of course the major one being sharing contact information company wide. Highrise also incorporates time-saving features like forwarding contact emails into contact accounts and receiving task reminders via email or as mobile alerts. If you are worried about communicating between other contact manager applications like Outlook, Highrise offers the ability to upload and download vCards.

We like the ease of use and simple interface design that 37signals employs in their products, and this approach is evident in Highrise. No need to read a manual, or struggle at figuring things out, everything this tool does is fairly simple to understand. Highrise also works nicely with other 37signals tools like Basecamp and Backpack, making it a well rounded suite of business tools.

Prices for Highrise accounts range from a free 2 user account with 25 contacts, to a $149/month unlimited user, 20GB of storage, and 50,000 contact accounts.

  1. I would love to use it as my personal contact/network manager, but there’s no way I’m going to pay $12/month (their cheapest paid plan) to track a measly 250 contacts. I would expect somewhere more around the neighborhood of 1,000. More to the point: I’m not really the networking type and I currently have more than 250 people that I want to track. The internet takes personal networking to a new level, and Highrise disappoints in terms of pricing.

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  2. [...] WebWorkerDaily: 37Signals’s latest app, HighRise [...]

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  3. [...] heard about this through the webworkerdaily which has a pretty good write up about it. Love to hear peoples thoughts, I have yet to check it out. Filed under: Business [...]

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  4. [...] Web worker daily – 37signals Launches Highrise Contact Collaboration Manager (anglais) [...]

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  5. Highrise looks to be a interesting product. But $144/year to have more than 25 contacts seems extreme.

    A true contact manager it is not. Highrise is more of a ‘People Wiki’. They are missing way to many features to make it useful for a sales team or small business.

    If I may add a shameless plug, Big Contacts http://www.bigcontacts.com is in an open beta right now, and launching on April 1st. Up to 500 contacts and 3 users for Free. And a complete contact manager functionality. Might be worth looking at.

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  6. according to my experience web content manager of officeClip is best it have Security Levels – Fine-tune who can access what information at organization, role and user level.Tracks Contacts, Accounts, Opportunities for your organization Tracks Appointments, Tasks, Notes, Issues, Documents etc. Provides ability to create and track campaigns and many other feature ,

    David Brown

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