My small highly mobile business requires a very basic cloud based address book, preferably with as much free form as possible so that key people in different time zones / locations have 24/7 access to a common address book.
Think AZZ cardfile
in the cloud. Where is it?
All I've found are overtly complex and demanding of what goes on what line and are totally US centric. I am a great believer in KISS (Keep it Simple, Stupid) and want my keypeople to be able to operate the same way.
Salesforce is not my answer. All input gratefully appreciated.
posted by adamvasco
on Jul 29, 2013 -
I want a contact management system that will remind me to:
(1) follow up with new people I meet, and track when I do, and
(2) reach out to those people on a regular basis (and track when I do).
Please share your own app-based or text-based system for doing this! [more inside]
posted by incandescentman
on Mar 12, 2013 -
Please recommend your favorites. It needs to be able to be backed up to my computer and I want to be able to divide contact info into categories (work, school, etc...) and vary the ringtones associated with them (if it can be done by category, so all my work numbers automatically ring differently, that would be awesome). I want warnings if it is going to delete any contacts as well, as this has been a problem in the past.
posted by Deoridhe
on Feb 9, 2013 -
Where should I be managing my online contacts so that I can use them on my phone easily and how can I get there from the mess I have right now? [more inside]
posted by cmm
on Sep 25, 2012 -
In short: how do I sync all my contacts between Mac OS X Address Book, iOS, iCloud.com, and Gmail.com? Not as short: In olden days, I used the Address Book app on my Mac to store all my contacts. Everything in there would sync to MobileMe (and by extension, iPhone, iPad and me.com) and Google (for Gmail). After iCloud was released in October, turning on contact syncing between Address Book and iCloud resulted in a message that said if iCloud contact syncing is turned on Google syncing must be turned off. Googling tells me that lots of people are having this problem, but I'm not finding a solution within all the noise. What am I missing? Any settings to change? Any software? Thanks in advance.
posted by jroybal
on Jan 30, 2012 -
Much confusion trying to integrate my personal cell phone (a google voice # + gmail + google contacts + calendar all on one google account) into my work iphone (email + calendar + contacts all on one google apps account, synced using exchange) -- particularly around a question of syncing two SEPARATE sets of contacts into one iPhone address book. [more inside]
posted by Muffpub
on Jan 21, 2012 -
How to get all my contact info in 1 place? How do I grab contact info across networks like FB, LinkedIn, Twitter etc. and update & sync with Google Contacts? [more inside]
posted by manny_calavera
on Nov 21, 2011 -
What is the best replacement for the terrible Mac OS X Lion Address Book? I was fine with the previous version, but it is now completely different. [more inside]
posted by reeddavid
on Sep 7, 2011 -
How do I get a Blackberry backup file (.ipd extension) onto a new iPhone? The Blackberry itself has up and disappeared. [more inside]
posted by charmedimsure
on May 9, 2010 -
Recovering Address Book data. Apple Address Book phantom entries keep returning, even after deleting the data files and prefs lists. Where are they coming from? How can I get the original data back? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Sep 25, 2009 -
How are journalists and related professionals managing their contact lists these days? Dead tree contact books or digital wizardry, I want to know about both. [more inside]
posted by embrangled
on Apr 30, 2009 -
My main computer is a Mac (iBook) and I use the Address Book and Apple Mail. I also manage the email list for a group, and I need to be able to export the list of email addresses to either Excel (preferably) or Word. I haven't figured out how to do that. [more inside]
posted by bibbit
on Apr 13, 2009 -
How to remove the built-in auto-complete entries from AOL's email client? [more inside]
posted by gemmy
on Mar 27, 2009 -
What is the best / easiest shared cross platform shared address book solution out there? [more inside]
posted by cowmix
on Oct 10, 2008 -
Is there a way to make using my calling card with my mobile phone suck less? [more inside]
posted by Tbola
on Aug 19, 2008 -
I've set up mail2web as an Exchange server on my iPhone purely for my contacts from Apple Addressbook, but it doesn't seem to pick up the groups the contacts should be in. is this possible at all? Or am I doing something fundamentally wrong?
posted by spyke23
on Aug 6, 2008 -
Please recommend a free online address book for my slightly technophobic step-mom. I've found a bunch that might work, but not having any experience with them, I don't know which are safe and which are going to sell her info to spammers. The easier to use, the better.
posted by arcticwoman
on Mar 31, 2008 -
Creating a shared address book on an LDAP server to be accessed from Mac clients. Can I somehow get the directory to show all of the entries without having to search for one? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Jan 29, 2008 -
I'm looking for an online, free address book that my partner and I can share -- so we should both/each be able to log in to access it, rather than it being linked to just one person's email address. Bonus if it provides a good way to handle address-book entries for, say, a married couple (i.e., two people in one entry), and bonus if the user can choose/configure which fields any given entry contains. Must be usable on a Mac, preferably w/ Safari.
posted by barefoot
on Jan 23, 2008 -
Some clients of mine have a small consulting business that is rapidly expanding. What started as 1 desktop computer has turned into 4 desktops, 4 laptops (and recently 2 iPhones), and they'll soon be adding some more desktops. They're moving some of the computers out of their home office, and into a "real" office next week and I'm really trying to nail down a good setup for them. I'm looking for your advice on how you've organized a smallish network of Macs, allowing anywhere access of Files, Email, Calendar and Address Book. [more inside]
posted by jeffxl
on Jul 25, 2007 -
OhNoesFilter: Is it possible to recover the address book that was lost in an ill-fated sync attempt between my Mac and my Motorola phone? [more inside]
posted by mullacc
on Jan 1, 2006 -
OK - I just bought an iMac to replace our dying Windows machine at home. I've successfully moved over almost everything - email (thanks to emailchemy
), bookmarks, contacts, calendar items, documents. But I'm stuck on one thing - how can I reproduce the groups of contacts from our old windows outlook express address in the OS X address book? I would rather not have to recreate them one address at a time if I can avoid it. Thanks!
posted by sfz
on Oct 22, 2005 -
I am trying to find some software that exists in my mind, but I don't know if it exists in real life. I want a way to represent the people in my address book as dots on a [US] map, somewhat dynamically. OSX or web-based. Free or cheap, not subscription-based, though I would pay more for the exact right app. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn
on Jun 1, 2005 -
How do I get my old, defunct Mozilla Mail address book (as in, I don't have mozilla installed due to a drive failure, but have a backup of my files on my backup USB drive) into Thunderbird?
posted by SpecialK
on Nov 3, 2004 -
I have several hundred contacts with all sorts of information in my old OS9 outlook, which I must keep using for awhile due to our antiquated network. However, I was able to export my contacts as a "csv" file which seems to be some sort of excel spreadsheet. How do I import it into my OSX address book?
posted by luriete
on Oct 14, 2004 -
I'm looking for shared, distributed address book software for a small company that hopefully works read/write on the web. Suggestions? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by mathowie
on Feb 26, 2004 -