Cloze vs. Shared Contacts for Gmail

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cloze
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Cloze is a contact automation and meeting log tool that pulls from apps to automatically create one view of every person and company - all their contact details, their complete history - every email back and forth, phone calls, meetings, notes on Evernote, documents exchanged and interactions on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Cloze even grabs email signatures so contact data is always up-to-date.
$17
per month billed annually
Shared Contacts for Gmail
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Shared Contacts for Gmail enables Google Workspace (G-Suite) & Gmail users to create, manage, share team address books (labels) from anywhere (Gmail, Google Contacts, Mobile phones etc.). Define access permissions exactly like you would do with a Google Doc: View Only Edit Delete permission Re-share Transfer of ownership Access contacts shared from anywhere in a workspace (Gmail, Google Contacts, Calendar, Mobile phones etc.).…
$0.99
per user per month
Pricing
ClozeShared Contacts for Gmail
Editions & Modules
Pro
$17
per month billed annually
Silver
$21
per month billed annually
Gold
$29
per month billed annually
Platinum
$42
per month billed annually
Lite
$0.99
per user per month
Team
$1.79
per user per month
Business
$2.59
per user per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ClozeShared Contacts for Gmail
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$0.99 per user per month
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
ClozeShared Contacts for Gmail
Considered Both Products
Cloze
Chose Cloze
It is a CRM and an email system all in one compared to the other three, with a much higher automation level.

I chose Cloze only because of its email receipt confirmation feature, which is still the main reason why I use it today.
Shared Contacts for Gmail

No answer on this topic

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Score 8.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
ClozeShared Contacts for Gmail
Likelihood to Recommend
3.7
(4 ratings)
8.9
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ClozeShared Contacts for Gmail
Likelihood to Recommend
Cloze, Inc.
It's ok for personal use but for business use, it is begging to become a terrible system. We used it for 5 years and after that, we have decided to move to a different system, upon export of the information we started looking at and our database of contacts was so messed up with contacts merged together that don't belong together. So as our database was so corrupted we had to start over with new contact lists and rebuild everything again. I would not recommend this software unless you have your own IT department that can fix things themselves.
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Shared Contacts for Gmail
Shared Contacts for Gmail is well suited for organizations that generate and coordinate long term partnerships and that have a big remote working component as a main form or working. It is less appropriate with organizations dedicated to sales and performance based ways of working. I would recommend it for medium size organizations.
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Pros
Cloze, Inc.
  • Contact management
  • Contact enrichment
  • Email management
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Shared Contacts for Gmail
  • Helps manage contact lists and distribution lists.
  • Eliminates the need for the use of an additional platform, like a CRM, to manage contacts.
  • Makes it easier to share contacts with a targeted audience with the flexibility to be selective about who the data is being shared with.
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Cons
Cloze, Inc.
  • Not good as a comprehensive project management tool.
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Shared Contacts for Gmail
  • I have been looking for a way to share our contacts within our organization for a while now. This process really improves how we were doing it within Google Sheets.
  • My only negative is that it has taken so long for it to be functional within Google.
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Support Rating
Cloze, Inc.
The ONLY issue that I have is there is ZERO phone customer service or training. Everything is done online or via email, which sucks in my opinion, but they always do get back to you.
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Shared Contacts for Gmail
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Cloze, Inc.
They don't, they say they are a personal contact manager but I believe they are wanting large companies that have their own IT Departments as they don't really offer that good of support in my opinion and they do not have phone support. I wouldn't recommend this software to anyone for personal or business.
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Shared Contacts for Gmail
My company used Zendesk Sell for a while, but the profiles weren't as manageable and easy accessed as Shared Contacts [for Gmail.] It resulted easier to update the contact information within Shared Contacts [for Gmail] and maintain the contact flow, than updating in Zendesk, and then manually go into gmail and continue the conversation. As well we don't use Shared Contacts [for Gmail] alone. We do accompany it with an internal operations system, were we manage the clients profile, but the combination between the two is perfect.
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Return on Investment
Cloze, Inc.
  • Easy to enrich the information related to a specific contact in an automated way
  • Knowing when recipients receive and read their emails
  • Save time building the CRM
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Shared Contacts for Gmail
  • More contact with clients
  • Keeping track of contact information no matter the places
  • Clients like the familiarity that is created by the constant check on them
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ScreenShots

Shared Contacts for Gmail Screenshots

Screenshot of Easily set the access permissions while sharing your Google ContactsScreenshot of Sync your shared contacts with just a clickScreenshot of Share contacts with ease