Here's how to upload a group of contacts into FreeAgent.
There are two ways to enter a new contact into FreeAgent. You can either import several contacts at once from your e-mail programme such as Outlook, Google Mail or Mac Mail, import them from Basecamp, or you can enter individual contacts manually one by one. Here's how to upload a group of contacts from your e-mail programme.
Start by clicking the Import Contacts button at the top right of the Contacts screen.
This brings up the first step of the Import process.
Click the From a File tab.
As FreeAgent explains, you'll need to first export your contacts from your e-mail programme in the correct format. Mostly this will be vCard but there are a couple of exceptions, which you can see here. If you are using Outlook then you'll need to choose the Comma Separated Values (Windows) option.
I've exported my contacts from Google Apps, using the vCard format.
So in FreeAgent, on the Import Contacts page, I'll click Browse at step 2 and pull up the file that I have just exported from Google Apps and saved.
Then I'll click Next.
FreeAgent then gives me the option to choose which contacts I want to import. I'll tick the ones I want to import and then click Import selected contacts - or, if I want to import all of them, I'll click Import all contacts.
You can then filter between contacts you've imported and those you chose not to import, or see contacts with errors.
That's saved a lot of time entering those contacts individually.
If you discover you've imported the wrong contacts, you can undo that by clicking Import Contacts and clicking the Undo button next to the file containing the contacts you want to remove.
FreeAgent won't remove contacts that you've already worked with by posting projects, invoices or estimates against them.
...and thanks for taking the time to feed back, it's appreciated.
One of our support team will get touch with you as soon as possible.
If you still need some help please contact our support team.
We crunch the numbers while you run your businessTry FreeAgent for Free