Connect6: Hover and Discover a Broken Tool

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  • Installation and Setup7
  • Features and Support1
  • Value1
  • Ease of Use2
  • Performance1
  • 2.4

    Score

    Headquarters:

    San Francisco

    Description: 

    Discover: The fastest way to discover and connect with anyone.
    Connect6° dynamically displays rich professional and contact details about a person, including a profile picture, title, skills summary, links to social profiles and contact information.

    The Hover: Hover over the Connect6° beacon next to any unique identifier (e.g., Google search results, Twitter handles or email addresses) to activate a sidebar.

    • Thumb-Nail Bio: Get rich professional details as your browse the web.
    • Social Profile: Click on links to a person’s social networks to learn more about a person.
    • Contact Details: Secure the email address and phone number for requested contacts.
    • Find Similar People: Find similar people based on their company and job role.
    • Connection Path: See a connection path with all the people between you and the contact to enable warm introductions or back-channel references.

    Connect6° makes discovering and connecting with new people simple, efficient, and fun.

    Sizzle:

    • Cute logo?

    Drizzle:

    • It didn't work.
    • Displayed "beacon" even when it could not find information.
    • The hover and discover functionality was broken.

     

Connect6This product sucks.

Really.

Yes, I found a product that drives me crazy and wasted my time. It’s Connect6.

I get teased a lot because I always seem to like the products I review. The truth is, RecruitingTools.com usually reviews products that are recommended or from people that are very passionate about the recruiting and sourcing tools they’ve created. However, in this case, I was surprised. After being recommended by not one but two sourcing pros, I hated this.

What is Connect6?

Connect6 is another information aggregator, built to find public information about people that you want to connect with. Warm up a cold call; you know the schpeel.

How Connect6 WorksConnect6

I don’t know because well, it didn’t work. The claim is that once you download the Connect6 Chrome extension, it will set up “beacons” AKA cute little 6s all over your screen. Then you hover over each and in the sidebar, you will get a list of personal details and links to connect.

I gave it a try. I got nothing.

I restarted Chrome. Nothing.

I restarted my Mac. Nothing.

I figured that it had to be operator error. When looking for a support number or email, you guessed it – I got nothing.

Now, I am completely aggravated. I went back to LinkedIn determined to get this thing to work. I was able to get a few profiles to respond. Ironically, the information that I got was a LinkedIn profile.

How helpful. A LinkedIn profile result when I’m already on LinkedIn.

Just to make sure that I was not going crazy, I watched the video again. I did exactly what the commentator did, but it just didn’t work.

How Much Does Connect6 Cost?

Single users can use Connect6 for free. Now, I love free recruiting software, however; sometimes you get what you pay for. In this case, nothing. Connect6 also offers a business package for $59 USD per month.  Not so obvious what you get with the business edition by searching their website, though, so put your credit cards away.

Connect6The Bottom Line.

Doing my due diligence, I looked up all of the possible information I could about Connect6. It seems that while in 2014 there was hype about Connect6 becoming the next Rapportive, all of a sudden it stopped. No one has posted on their Twitter feed, updated anything in ProductHunt or updated their website since 2014. It was like a haunted house of a tech company. 

Just like their search results.



About the Author: Jackye Clayton is recognized as a people expert who puts the Human in Human Resources. An international trainer, she has travelled worldwide sharing her unique gifts in sourcing, recruiting and coaching. She offers various dynamic presentations on numerous topics related to leadership development, inclusionary culture development, team building and more. Her in-depth experience in working with top Fortune and Inc 500 clients and their employees has allowed her to create customized programs to coach, train and recruit top talent and inspire others to greatness. Follow Jackye on Twitter @JackyeClayton or connect with her on LinkedIn.

  • Neil Elenzweig

    I have a slew of these tools that seem promising, and then fall flat, or simply disappear. That being said, I deleted this a few weeks ago- worth exactly what I paid for it.


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