You know what? I like both Contactually and Nimble for different reasons — because they do different things particularly well.
Contactually is light, elegant and simply handles many of the things I find tedious without my having to think about it.
I love the fact that it consolidates my contacts so I have a single, accurate record for each person. Even though I hate to be nagged, I like the gentle nudge Contactually gives me to follow-up (even if I choose to ignore it).
On the other hand, I find that Nimble gives me context for my contacts and their activities. It surfaces three top contacts every day, and asks me if they’re important to me.
Nimble that helps me figure out who’s following me, changing jobs, celebrating a birthday or has a new connection though its social signals feature. It helps me prospect via social media, because I can instantly add people I’m interested in to my contact database.
Nimble also offers calendar integration, deals and follow-up tasks, some of the stalwart functions that go along with any full-featured CRM. But it doesn’t have the built-in third-party app integrations that Contactually offers, which is a downside since I warehouse my client information in Highrise.
For me, Nimble is a richer source of social information about my sphere, but Contactually helps me stay on top of it.
In a perfect world, Contactually would add some of the social and heavy-duty CRM features of Nimble. And Nimble would make it easier to merge and maintain contacts, and surface more of them.
If what you need is to be reminded of who you need to stay in touch with, use Contactually. If you have a large social footprint and want to leverage it by using insights gained across the social graph, use Nimble. Or do as I do — use both.