Meet Recontact! Plus, join me on Notes
Check out my first solo software project. And a new place to share things
I'm excited to let you know about Recontact, a project I've been working on for the past few months to help me reconnect with the people I’ve crossed paths with during my career.
Since I use Gmail and have forever, all of their info is stored in Google Contacts. As a result, I built Recontact to work with Google Contacts.
Each day (or whenever you choose) we email you a new set of contacts to rediscover and review. You can quickly add tags, notes, favorites and dates to organize, connect and search your contacts in new and more powerful ways.
Hopefully, it also prompts you to spend a few minutes supporting and renewing your connections.
If this sounds helpful to you, I'd love for you to give Recontact a try and help me spread the word. Just sign in with your Google account to get started, and please send any feedback my way. Thanks!
One other thing to share: I’ve recently started posting short observations, links and excerpts from things I’ve been reading to Substack Notes, and would love for you to join me there!
Notes is a new space on Substack for us to share links, short posts, quotes, photos, and more. I plan to use it for things that don’t fit in the newsletter, like work-in-progress, quick questions, articles I’m reading, and the random music and books from my days.
How to join
You can also share notes of your own. I hope this becomes a space where every reader of DVS News can share thoughts, ideas, and interesting quotes from the things we're reading on Substack and beyond.
Why Substack Notes
Fellow writers and readers are spending time in Notes for a variety of reasons.
Ted Gioia sees Notes as a forum for dialogue.
The idea behind Notes is simple. Millions of people now participate in Substack as writers and readers—but much of this is built on long articles and essays. We now have a forum for dialoguing and sharing shorter posts.
Chris Ryan is drawn to Substack as an alternative for legacy social media.
One of my main reasons for joining Substack was to wean myself off exploitative social media platforms. I’m hoping this is going to help move us along on that journey!
Sherman Alexie wants to create a kind and creative new space in Notes.
I’m going to focus on being positive, with my own thoughts and photos and by linking to songs, stories, poems from around the web and from other Substacks.
If you encounter any issues, you can always refer to the Notes FAQ for assistance. Looking forward to seeing you there!
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