Welcome to all our new members this week — there sure are a lot of you! We've been working behind the scenes on a major upgrade to our search infrastructure that should unlock some powerful new queries and make Clay's search even faster — be sure to update the iOS, Mac, and Windows apps to the latest version to take advantage of these changes.
🆕 New in this release
🏷️ Search by field: You can now search specific fields in Clay, making Clay's search even more powerful. Simply type the name of a field, followed by a colon and the term you're looking for. You can view the full list of available fields here. Some ideas:
name:Brownwill find only people with the first or last name Brown, not people who went to Brown University
note:"gift ideas"will find people who you wrote gift ideas about in their notes
company:"The New Yorker"will return only people you know who work at The New Yorker
🗓️ Date-based searches: See who you met in a particular year — it's a time machine into your meeting and interactions over time.
firstMet:2015— great for seeing old relationships blossom
lastMet:2020— helpful to find people you lost touch with during Covid
lastText:<2023 lastText:>2018— people you last texted in 2019-2022
🧠 Advanced search: For searches that are very specific, you can now use advanced search operators to get hyper-granular results. They work just like Google:
- Surround a phrase with quotes to find people with that exact phrase in any field. For example,
"social media marketing"or
- Add a dash in front of phrases you want to explicitly exclude. For example,
paris -"investor"will show you people you know in Paris who are not investors.
- Use an asterisk to search for all words beginning with that term. For example,
bio*will find people who match biochem, bioinformatics, or biomedical.
And a bunch of other improvements:
- Sorting by name in search and the People tab now properly handles middle initials, so names appear in the expected order
- Changes made to a contact are now reflected in search results within 1-2 seconds
- Even complex searches now return much faster
- We've updated the Search page in our Library with all of these examples
✨ Fixes and Improvements
- 🖥️ Fixed an issue where the Review screen was loading items before a Review item dismissal request had been successfully resolved.
- 🖥️ Added max height to modals so content can scroll as needed.
- 🖥️ Fixed an issue with removing links when editing a profile.
- 🖥️ Contact info is more consistently updated and displayed throughout the app.