August 20, 2020
Autosaving notes Losing unsaved work is never a great feeling—which is why we’re introducing automatic saving to our desktop experience. We’ve got you covered: your most important thoughts are always safe and secure. (Thanks to Andrew P., John E., and many others for suggesting.)
- Improved news coverage for thousands of contacts
- Remove duplicate news articles from syndicated news sources
- Better empty states for onboarding booklet
- Tapping note notifications now correctly opens the right screen
- Request Zapier key on desktop now works
August 4, 2020
Welcome guide Next time you open Clay on iOS, you’ll see a bespoke welcome guide that walks you through a few choice features. New members will see this on first launch, but we didn’t want those who have been with us from the beginning to miss out!
Even more highlights The Explore view shows highlights across all the people you know, and now you can see that information, plus recent tweets, directly on someone’s profile. You’ll have even more ways to keep up with the rapid changes in the lives of your favorite people.
Customize your notifications Thanks to your feedback, we’re introducing finer controls around which events trigger notifications. We default to the least amount of notifications possible to respect your attention and time. But many of you have requested the ability to customize that further. You will now be able to turn on notifications for people you’ve seen recently, the people you’re closest to, and disable our quality filter. (Thanks Sid J., Jackson D., Jeff M., and others for suggesting.)
- Removed an unnecessary Google permission as an additional privacy safeguard (thanks Julia A.)
- Fix for Zapier authentication (thanks Alex M.)
- Fix for some missing calendar events (Google changed their API on us)
July 7, 2020
Clay Desktop Take notes, add people, and browse Explore from your desktop with Clay for Mac. Plus, navigate quickly via the command bar by typing
K or view all keyboard shortcuts by typing
Clay Web If you’re on Windows or want to use Clay in your browser, just visit web.clay.earth
- Fix for Okta login (thanks Vipin C.)
June 23, 2020
Reconnect When Clay finds someone you might want to chat with again, you’ll see them in the new Reconnect section at the top of the Explore view. Tap on the person to view their profile, swipe them away to dismiss, and tap and hold to set a reminder or mute the person if you don’t want to be shown their profile again. We’ll refine these recommendations over time based on this feedback.
News about your network Clay monitors thousands of online publications and curates mentions of people you know in the news. These articles now appear in your feed, alongside the person mentioned so you can effortlessly take a note or reach out.
Weekly highlight Each week, you’ll see a helpful summary of all the events you attended, people you met, and notes you wrote.
New members When someone you know joins Clay, you’ll see them in the Explore view as well.
Superhuman support You can now compose emails to people in Superhuman.
- You’ll now receive a notification in the iOS app if there is a major update available on TestFlight
- New contacts and notes are saved 2x faster
- Better delivery of push notifications - more to come here!
- Fix for login not working in certain cases
May 4, 2020
Reminders After meeting someone, you often want to remember to reach back out in the future. Now, those reminders are only a tap away. Set a time to reach out and you’ll receive a push notification reminder
Enhanced Group Meetings Clay’s Today view is an easy way to get up to speed on who you’re meeting, but large group meetings can often take up the whole screen. Now, group meetings are condensed into one line item that expands into participants (thanks Dan S., Jason B., and many others for suggesting )
Outlook and Exchange Calendars Our friends who use Outlook and Exchange can now use Clay—simply tap “Add Calendar” in Settings.
Better Date Search In addition to terms like “recent” or “a while ago”, you can now search for terms like “last week”, “last month”, and “last quarter”.
- Card animations are now 3x faster and smoother
- Improved detection of first names
- Improved delivery of notifications (thanks Sid J.)
- Improved location search
- Fix for new Google Calendars not adding correctly in-app (thanks Julian L.)
- Remove whitespace from before / after names
- Fixed an occassional crash when signing out
April 9, 2020
New tab bar We have lots of new improvements coming in the next few weeks — to set the stage for those, there’s a beautiful new tab bar that puts all the most important Clay actions within easy reach
View my profile You can now preview your own Clay profile. Simply tap “View my profile” in Settings to quickly see your own Clay profile card
Easier copying To copy text from a profile card, just press and hold on the field for a second and you’ll see a notification that your text is ready to paste
Clay user badge You’ll now see an indication that someone is a Clay member on their profile. You can also search for Clay members in your network - just type “Clay members”. (If someone isn’t a Clay user and you think they should be, let us know and we’ll get them set up!)
Advanced search You can now search using a few advanced search tricks you might be familiar with from Google: quotes around a phrase will look for that phrase specifically, and a minus sign in front of a word or phrase will exclude records containing it. For example, “non-profit boards” will search for that exact phrase in your profiles and notes, while reporters -NYT will search for reporters who don’t work at the New York Times
- You can now search using advanced search syntax: quotes around a phrase will look for that phrase specifically, and - in front of a word or phrase will exclude records containing it
- Speed, reliability, and offline support improvements for notes
- Re-adding a deleted contact re-adds their relationship history
- Authentication errors with new Twitter and calendar accounts (thanks Perry H.)
- Hiding people on the homepage didn’t remove them automatically (thanks Andrew P.)
- Tapping + on homepage on some iOS devices wouldn’t trigger new note screen (thanks Zach D. and Manan K.)
- Better detection of meetings that are calls vs. in-person
- Fixed an issue where notes wouldn’t display immediately after saving
- Fixed an issue where line breaks wouldn’t insert correctly midway through a note
March 16, 2020
- Wrong person: the information we pulled is incorrect for the contact info provided
- Duplicate person: this person should be merged with one of your other contacts
- Not a person: this contact isn’t a person — think [email protected] or a Twitter account like @NYTimes
- Needs more info: a fairly empty profile, or one missing a photo / name / etc.
- Settings screen is less sensitive to taps while scrolling
- Editing a note and then creating a new one no longer overwrites notes — thanks Andrew P.
- Long contact cards word-wrap correctly now
March 5, 2020
Search your Twitter network Relationships live in many places, including social networks like Twitter. Connect your Twitter account in the Settings screen to search your Twitter network by followers, following, and their follower counts, in addition to all the other fields in Clay like location, education history, and work history where available. Some examples:
Choose your preferred email app When emailing someone from Clay, you can now select your preferred email client — thanks Andrew P. for the suggestion!
- You’ll now only receive pre-meeting notifications when contacts have reasonably populated profiles — thanks Dan S. for the suggestion!
- Hundreds more education + work histories added
- Hundreds of duplicate contacts / emails merged
- Improved network monitoring when offline — thanks Ben D. for the suggestion!
- Smoother launch screen and card animations
- Don’t send notifications for all-day events
- When adding a contact manually, homepage now waits until contact is successfully created to show the new contact
- Hundreds of duplicate contacts / emails merged
- Fixed tapping of pills on the contact card
- Fixed bug where keyboard would disappear in notes view
- Search rows are now the same size
February 10, 2020
Full work and education history Clay used to show someone’s current job and an abbreviated view of their education, but that’s not enough when you’re searching or trying to learn about someone before a meeting. Now, most contacts who have LinkedIn profiles listed on their profile should have full work and education history as well, which you can browse or search on:
January 21, 2020
Swipe to email Whether you’re early to a meeting or want to say thank you afterwards, Clay is the fastest way to email someone and take notes. Swipe right on someone’s name to send them an email quickly, and swipe left to take a note
Search by time period You can now search using time-based phrases like “I’ve met recently” or “I haven’t seen in a while” — for example, “people in SF I haven’t seen in a while”
January 2, 2020
Take notes directly on your lock screen Tap and hold a notification during and after a meeting to take notes. Clay is the fastest way to save your thoughts and followups without distracting from your meeting
Quick notes Swipe left on someone on the homescreen to take notes
Pre-meeting briefs We’ve crafted a helpful reminder to get you up to speed for your next meeting—this includes any previous notes and links to all social profiles
- Clay’s home screen now shows even more information about your meetings, including the type of meeting, number of attendees, and whether it’s recurring
December 23, 2019
Relationship history You can now see your first, last, and upcoming meetings with everyone in Clay. More context lets you understand how you know someone — click on any title to see the full calendar event