Chapter 13

Dealing with People


check Collecting your contacts

check Managing your contacts

check Syncing your contacts with other devices

In this chapter and the next, you discover a quartet of programs that work beautifully together and make managing your contacts, email, and messages (chats) a breeze. You’re about to find out how these eponymous programs — Contacts in this chapter, and Mail and Messages in Chapter 14 — work, and how to use them individually and as a team.

tip I cover a lot of material in not a lot of space in these two chapters, so if you want to find out something about Contacts, Mail, or Messages that I don’t cover, remember the capable assistance you can find in Help ⇒ Contacts Help (or Mail Help, or Messages Help).

Collecting Your Contacts

Contacts stores and manages information about your family, friends, companies, and any other entity you want to keep in touch with. It works seamlessly with the Mail, Messages, and Maps applications, enabling you to quickly look up phone numbers or email addresses when you’re ready to communicate with someone.

In fact, Contacts ...

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