I apologize in advance if some of my suggestions are redundant, or if there are alrewady work-arounds or ways of implementing my suggestions on an individual, custom basis at present -- I have not had time to go through all of the suggested changes & improvements here yet.
I currently use Outlook 2003 simultaneously with ACT! For Real Estate v12. I would like to eventually be able to discontinue needing to use Outlook entirely and rely completely on ACT! For Real Estate, but the full Outlook functionality is not there yet.
I would like to see the following changes / additions / improvements made within ACT! For Real Estate (and possibly, in ACT! in general, if others think they're useful).
CONTACTS panel - 'DETAIL' View (SUGGESTION #3):
By default, ACT! assumes that the user and/or all of his or her contacts are AMERICAN.
This is annoying, and also untrue.
On the CONTACTS panel, no 'country' code is provided, nor is any alternative to 'STATE' codes provided. I have numerous business-contacts in British Columbia,Canada. Also, there are numerous ACT! users in Canada and other countries who would like to feel recognized.
I would like to see the following changes / additions made:
Add a COUNTRY field;
Populate the COUNTRY field from a user-editable drop-down list of countries;
Modify the label "Zip Code" to allow for Canadian 6-digit alphanumeric postal codes, e.g. "Zip / Postal Code";
Modify the label "State" to allow for Canadian 2-letter province-codes, e.g. "State / Province".
Add values to the drop-down list of STATE-code values to include Canadian provinces and territories, e.g. "AB" for Alberta, "BC" for British Columbia, etc.