April 19, 2021

β˜„οΈ Blazing fast, sync to Sheets, new UI - oh my!

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We recently shipped some changes to significantly speed up action run times and think you'll be happy with the noticeable improvements in actions' performances, notably:

  • No longer re-rendering the UI after each event, speeding up UI performance in big tables.
  • Bulk processing the Clay read and write actions, allowing you to link your tables together much faster.

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πŸ€– Tables that fill themselves

Not sure where to begin in the world of Clay? Check out our new templates page, designed to give you a leg up at building your ideal table that populates itself. Now, any time you want to create a new base or table, simply start by selecting a live data source to populate your table vertically or build out actions and columns to build out your table horizontally 🀯

πŸ–‡οΈ Spread the sheet love (it's the Brooklyn way)

We have an exciting new integration that we believe deserves it own section in this month's change log. Meet our newest Write to Google Sheets action. We know how much you all love spreadsheets, so we thought it would only be fit to have our spreadsheets talk to your spreadsheets.

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🎬 Lights, camera, action

  • Outreach. Have a contact that you wish to add to an existing Outreach sequence? Now you can kick off the email flow directly from your Clay table.
  • Salesforce. With our new actions, you can now lookup, create, and update any record in Salesforce or stream records into a Clay table every day using our new Salesforce source.
  • General API Call. Have an API you'd like to integrate with that we don't currently have an action for? Take our General API Call action for a spin and make a request to any endpoint you have access to.

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πŸ¦‹ New UI on the way

We're working towards having Clay feeling so fresh and so clean, and appreciate the feedback you've shared β€” it is invaluable ✨ While we inch closer to opening up access to Clay 2.0 to early users, we wanted to give you a sneak peek of what you can expect:

  • Smooth moves. Turn on enrichment properties and move columns all within one place.
  • Goodbye bases. Reorder your tables in your sidebar or add them to folders for a new way of organizing your workspace.
  • No more pages. We heard you loud and clear, farewell pagination and hello infinite scroll.
  • A smoother import flow. A new progress bar, looser file restrictions, better error messages, an indicators of import status, and maintained ordering of rows β€” all to make import more delightful!

πŸ“’ Β We are looking for users interested in testing our revamped UI! If you're a spreadsheet connoisseur, shoot us an email at friends@clay.run for early access πŸ§ͺ✨

πŸ› Bug fixes

We're continuing to clean up little bugs here and there that make all the difference, most notably:

Here's a list of things we fixed:

  • Fixed a bug that was causing OAuth tokens for certain actions to expire.
  • Fixed a bug that misaligned column and headers in large tables.
  • Fixed a bug when looking up across tables that returned false when matches were found.

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Stay tuned for more exciting changes from the Clay team coming soon 🌞  and, as always, for any suggestions, comments or questions find us at friends@clay.run!

March 15, 2021

πŸ‘‹ Say hello to our new Chrome Extension.

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Many of you are familiar with the Clay Chrome Extension β€” perfect for turning pages of unstructured data into structured lists. Last month, we invited our community to test out the beta, bringing Clay even closer to the browser by allowing you to map entire webpages yourself. Your feedback was formative, and we are giddy to share that the new extension is now live and available for download in the Google Chrome store.

Some new enhancements include:

  • Map your own lists. If a list isn't detected or you want to pull in a few more attributes, you can now map your own lists and export them to Clay.
  • ‍Map page recipes. Instead of manually copy-pasting the same data from similarly structured pages into your table, pull important attributes from any website into Clay using just a URL.
  • More precise list auto-detection. See a list you like on a website? Pop open the extension to check if it's been auto-detected, now with cleaner, better results.
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πŸ’‘ Learn more and get started with the V2.0 of the Clay Chrome Extension here.

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⚽️ Golazo, aka Score.

Seeing our users set up powerful outbound and inbound workflows, we've learned first hand that backlogs of leads are a headache and a half to prioritize. If you're sitting on a backlog of people, emails or companies, Clay's powerful Formula column can now automate away the endless hours spent weeding out the unfit.

Codify any conditions to automatically identify and take action on high quality leads, whether updating a lifecycle stage, adding to an email sequence, or pushing to a qualified leads table. Here is a little glimpse of what you can do:

πŸ₯… Interested in using a checkbox to identify qualified leads based on certain properties? Check out our Formula Cheat Sheet to get started.

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πŸ““ More inspirations for your automations

We're continuing to build out our library of Sources (streaming live data in to your table), based on your requests and some of our communities best workflows, including most recently:

  • Linkedin People Search. Populate your table by querying for relevant people on Linkedin, searching for the presence of specific data in their profiles e.g. skills, experience keywords.
  • Google Search. Start your table by streaming in top search results for any Google search query, e.g. specific SEO terms.
  • Owler Competitor. Populate your table with a list of up to 50 competitors for a given company domain.

And for those who like to zoom straight through to contacts, we recently released the long awaited...

  • Zoom info β€” Find and enrich contact details with ZoomInfo (requires your own API key).

πŸ’Œ Have a use case for a template you'd like to see that we don't currently support? Request it here!

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🐞 Bug improvements

  • Boolean action inputs. Fixed a bug that reverted back a boolean switch in an action's settings
  • Twitter action. Fixed a bug that was returning No Account Found for exact Twitter profiles
  • Performance. Spruced up our internal tooling to further improve performance and keep Clay snappy

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πŸ”₯ Up next... Clay 2.0.

We've been working hard behind the scenes to deliver on a smoother end to end flow for you. Whether our sleek new UI, improved workspace search, single record view, or up-and-coming Organization Table, we have a number of changes up our sleeve that will spark joy and drastically cut down the setup time to start automating.Stay tuned and and send us an πŸ‘πŸ‘ emoji if you want a pre-beta sneak peek.
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πŸŒ€ Join a team expanding creativity

We're hiring! There's a whole lot that goes into building the first spreadsheet that fills itself, and into abstracting away layers of complexity so anyone can build their own automations and creations. We are incredibly excited to be hiring for the Clay team.

If you have any recommendations please do let us know!

You'll find all open roles here in our Notion.

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Stay tuned for more exciting changes from the Clay team coming soon and, as always, for any suggestions, comments or questions find us at friends@clay.run!

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The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

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A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

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