Ability to Hide Colder Contacts
Distant acquaintances leave a lot of "noise" in the system: you cannot easily hide your 3rd grade classmate, even if you do want to keep them tracked. Really valuable to be able to flag a contact as "do not notify" and then they don't show up in reminders, birthdays, etc. Otherwise I have to prune a lot of people from Dex!
Refresh contact information from Linkedin on demand
It would be nice to be able to contact information and just information in general for specific contacts. This would be able to search via all the connections like Linkedin, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to see if there's any updates and make the necessary additional updates. It shouldn't replace anything, but it should be additional. It doesn't have to happen in bulk, but it would be nice.
Integrate reminders into Google Calendar
Import reminders (one-time, kit, birthdays), into a Google Calendar for users.
Sync contacts that are created/updated in Dex to Google Contacts (or another contact provider) if it doesn't already exist. Keep both sources up-to-date.
Better Chrome Extension identification of existing contacts when adding / linking
I've been working on connecting all of my contacts to their LinkedIn profiles. Unfortunately, this is more painful than it needs to be. For one, there's no way to sort or filter contacts based on whether they have a LinkedIn connected - but that's a separate issue. The worse issue is when it comes to linking - the Chrome extension regularly fails to find contacts that already exist, instead creating new contacts that I then have to go back and manually merge. I would much prefer the extension to search overly wide. Example of some contacts it failed to find matches for Heidi Medema vs Heidi (Medema) McDowell - last name changed in marriage... but still had it in her LinkedIn profile name Lauren Henry vs Lauren H. - if the last name is only an initial, search should broaden to a wildcard, e.g. Lauren H.* Sam Small vs Samantha Small - first names are commonly shortened (and sometimes in silly ways like Dick -> Bob). Perhaps if there's no direct match, try searching on just the last name? Related: https://roadmap.getdex.com/feature-requests/p/merge-into-another-contact https://roadmap.getdex.com/feature-requests/p/better-duplicate-deduplicate-detection-for-merge-and-fix
Merge into another contact
Provide an option to merge into another contact when you're already on a contact.
"Introduced by" Field
There are custom fields, but I think any CRM should have a natural web between nodes. So for each contact... who introduced me to them, and when? What other intros have they made? Who in my contact list is connected to this person in LinkedIn?