Act CRM software add-ons can help extend the usefulness of Act.

Below are a number of free act add-ons and tools from Keystroke Quality Computing, the largest resellers of act software in the world. Please note, I am a Keystroke partner. Please review some of the add-ons listed below and contact me if you have any questions about how they work and how they might be used with act.  Thank you.

 
 

Act software add-ons can help extend the usefulness of Act.

Below are a number of free act add-ons and tools from Keystroke Quality Computing, the largest resellers of act software in the world. Please note, I am a Keystroke partner. Please review some of the add-ons listed below and contact me if you have any questions about how they work and how they might be used with act.  Thank you.

Keystroke’s Free Act! Plugins

Source: https://keystroke.ca/free-act-plugins

Many of the major Act! vendors provide Free Act! Plugins to help the Act! Community and provide greater exposure to their product line. Keystroke happily offers the same, and we’ve assembled a selection below for our customers to use, along with our favorite offerings from other vendors.  The following represents a short list of some of our more popular free Act plugins:

Contact GUID2Field: GUID2Field is a freebie for copying the unique ID of contact records to another contact table field. The contact GUID is not normally visible in the Act! database, but it is an essential field for exporting data from your database and then importing it again.  The Contact GUID field will ensure everything maps to the appropriate contact during import. Conventional methods of using contact names or email fields are not nearly as accurate and can cause duplicate data to be imported.  Download: http://keystroke.ca/files/g2f/Guid2Fieldv1.0.exe


Keystroke Koncatenator: As the name implies, take the values from two fields and concatenate them into a third field, with the addition of an optional separator. Great for cleaning up address fields or any types of data fields that need to be combined into one without the headache of exporting the data from Act!, then using Excel to concatenate them, only to have to import them back into Act! again.  Do it all in one step with the Keystroke Koncatenator.  Download: http://keystroke.ca/files/konc/Koncatenator_Installer.exe

Open quote monitor: Have a field on the homescreen that alerts you to whether there is an open opportunity for that contact. This is intended to help with sales teams where reps could accidently quote a customer that is already working with another rep.  Download: www.keystroke.ca/files/oqm/OpenQuoteMonitor.zip

Installation notes: The dll needs to be dropped into the “Tools” folder within your “C:Program Files (x86)ACTAct for Windows” directory  and Some free ACT addons are not visilbe in ACT!. To prevent this you must ensure that the addon file you download is not blocked before installing the product. After downloading and unzipping the addon right click on the .dll file and go to “Properties > General tab” and hit the “unblock” button. If the .dll file has not been blocked there will be no unblock button visible.


The Opplet: Fuel your pipeline quickly with the Opplet by creating new opportunities with a few mouse clicks. Perfect for people that quickly need to add placeholder opportunities and get back to work.  Download: http://keystroke.ca/files/opp/opplet.zip* The dll needs to be dropped into the “Tools” folder within your “C:Program Files (x86)ACTAct for Windows” directory
* Some free ACT addons are not visilbe in ACT!. To prevent this you must ensure that the addon file you download is not blocked before installing the product. After downloading and unzipping the addon right click on the .dll file and go to “Properties > General tab” and hit the “unblock” button. If the .dll file has not been blocked there will be no unblock button visible.

Opportunity Region: If you need to track which territory opportunities are located in, this is a handy tool. It will update opportunities on the fly as they’re created, or update them in batches based on the State/Province field.  Download: www.keystroke.ca/files/orl/OppRegionLoader_Installer.exe

Postpone Reboot: If you have to install an application like Act!, and your computer asks you to restart first, “Postpone Reboot” can help. It makes a small edit to the registry to remove that prompt and allow you to safely install your application, and then it removes the registry change with a single mouse click.  Download: ftp://ftp.keystroke.ca/Keystroke%20Utilities/Postpone_Reboot.zip

Fix for modem message when launching Act!: Many users are frustrated by the “configure modem” display window that pops up every time they launch Act!, and countless little tricks fail to cure this irritating delay.  This link below was designed to modify the registry to solve this problem. It is not an installer, but rather a registry dump that requires the user to have local admin privileges on the computer they run it on.  Download: http://keystroke.ca/files/util/ActPhoneDialogFix.zip  (Simply unzip to the desktop and run.)


Copy from Character to Memo Field: If you find that you need to convert an existing character field to a memo field to support more text, you’ll quickly discover Act! doesn’t support this. Nor does it support copying the character field data to a new memo field, which could be a problem if you’ve been entering data into the old field for a while. Copy from Character to Memo Field solves that problem, as it does precisely what it’s name suggests.  Download: www.keystroke.ca/files/c2m/Char2MemoInstaller.exe

Classic Orange Icon: If you hate the new blue Act! icon as much as we do, and would like an Act! program icon that doesn’t blend into the Word, Outlook, IE, Edge, Skype, OneDrive, and Photoshop icons, download this classic orange icon.  Simply right-click on your existing blue Act! icon, select properties, change icon, and replace it with the icon available below. Viola, now you can quickly distinguish Act! on your taskbar from all your other applications.  Download: http://keystroke.ca/images/Act!_32512.ico
 
 
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