Smart Text in Heap CRM and Torch Project Management

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Text fields in Heap and Torch just got a bit smarter. But I thought it might be time to summarize everything you already can do with text.

First, of course Heap and Torch detects e-mail addresses, web addresses, phone numbers and have some formating. But lots of products do that, this post is about what's weird.

The data detector finds different ways to IM people. See in this image it has detected, AIM, Skype and Yahoo (and a UPS number):

But you also can use it for lists (in addition to the to-dos on messages):

It also detects US addresses (and provides a link to Google Maps):

And now it also detects European addresses:

New Address Data Detector in Heap CRM

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

Next time you have an address in an e-mail, message, comment, etc. you might notice a small globe similar to this.

Address Data Detector

This is a data detector (Heap's newest) and if you click on it, it takes you to the location on Google Maps straight away.

Address Data Detector

Text fields in Heap are extremely smart. They of course detect things like e-mails and websites, but they also detect more exotic items such as UPS numbers and chat clients.