The ContactHero Blog

Official news, tips and tricks about ContactHero.

Updates for November

Here is a quick list of some of the new features added in November which do not yet appear in the latest videos.

  • Dashboard. Now you can see and track your progress from one screen. Review your recent contacts, and upcoming calls. See graphs of what you have accomplished which you can compare to your personal goals.
  • Completed Calls List
  • Improved Calls List
  • Better printing
  • Customize your outgoing email signature on messages
  • Added Tags to Add Quick Contact
  • Send an SMS from the iPhone

Recent Updates

Contact Hero continues to improve based on your feedback. Here are some of the new things added this week which do no appear in the latest videos.

  • Added mobile phone and home phone to Add Quick Contact
  • Added complete and schedule follow up to phone calls on iPhone
  • You can now tag all contacts when you import them
  • You can specify custom field labels for fields User 1 - 4
  • Added ability to delete all contacts and start over
  • Fixes to calls calendar, notes, and CSV importer

Updated Video Tour

The ContactHero video tour of the web version has been updated. It has been expanded to 6 minutes and now includes a soundtrack. You can watch it here:
Contact Hero, Video Tour from Vidal Graupera on Vimeo.

Contact Hero on Blackberry, Video Tour

Here is a 4 and 1/2 minute video walk through of Contact Hero on Blackberry. This video goes through contact basics, the contact list, managing your list of calls to make, and creating new contacts and calls on the Blackberry.


Contact Hero on Blackberry, Video Tour from Vidal Graupera on Vimeo.

Contact Hero on iPhone, Video Tour

Here is a 2 and 1/2 minute video walk through of using Contact Hero on iPhone. This video goes through contact basics, the contact list, managing your list of calls to make, and creating new contacts and calls on the iPhone.


Contact Hero on iPhone, Video Tour from Vidal Graupera on Vimeo.

How to Import Contacts from Palm Desktop

Here is a quick video on how to import contacts from Palm Desktop for Windows into Contact Hero using vCards in 1 minute.

API Now Available

A new REST API is available for developers who wish to integrate ContactHero into their applications. Documentation is available here. The API allows you to integrate ContactHero with your existing systems, and populate business systems with contact information from ContactHero and vice versa. API access is enabled by default for all accounts.

Updated Contact Hero, Video Tour Now in HD

3 minute overview of the major features. No soundtrack. You can watch in HD by clicking on the HD which appears on the right hand side of the video once you start watching it, and then switch to full screen.


Contact Hero, Video Tour HD from Vidal Graupera on Vimeo.

Alternatively, Download QuickTime version, (3 min 13 secs, 10.2 MB, 1280x720 resolution)

New Notes in Contact Hero

Now you can add individual time-stamped notes to contacts to keep track of conversations or just about anything making Contact Hero into a more complete CRM.

How to Import Contacts from Palm Desktop or Macintosh Address Book Applications

This article discusses how to import contacts from Palm Desktop or Macintosh Address Book Applications using the new vCard importer in Contact Hero.

Palm Desktop

Open Palm Desktop and select all your contacts. Then choose "Export vCard..." from the File menu.

Macintosh Address Book App

Open the Macintosh Address Book and select all your contacts. Then choose "Export Group vCard..." by control-clicking (or right clicking) over the All group.

Importing to ContactHero

If you are just starting with Contact Hero, you should see a notice to import some contacts when you log in. If not, or if you have already created some contacts, you can access the importer at anytime from either Your Account page or the right hand side of the Contacts list. Click on Import Contacts.

Choose option #2 and select your file of vCards. Click the Import vCards button.

You will now be returned to the main contact screen with a message "vCard Import In Progress. Depending on the size of the file this may take a few minutes..."

Wait a moment, then refresh the browser window to see your contacts. We are continuing to work on making this process better, so please contact us if you have any problems or suggestions.