Chapter 4. Migrating Contacts to Google Apps

I’m a big fan of most things Google—otherwise I wouldn’t be writing this book—but I’m also honest. And here’s my honest opinion: Google Contacts stinks. It has too many limitations (which you’ll be reading about shortly), it’s under-featured, the user interface is awkward and badly needs a redesign, and the new version that appeared in the past year actually manages to be a step backward in several key ways!

Nonetheless, you have to use Google Contacts if you plan to use Gmail or many other Google services. And if you’re like most people, you’ve accumulated over the years quite a collection of people, phone numbers, email addresses, and other data in an address book stored on your computer. ...

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