Chapter 6

Managing Your Contacts


check Putting all your callers, texters, and emailers on your phone

check Getting all your contacts in one location

check Keeping up to date with just a few taps

You’re probably familiar with using contact databases. Many cellphones automatically create one, or at least prompt you to create one. You also probably have a file of contacts on your work computer, made up of work email addresses and telephone numbers. And if you have a personal email account, you probably have a contact database of email accounts of friends and family members. If you’re kickin’ it old school, you might even keep a paper address book with names, addresses, and telephone numbers.

The problem with having all these contact databases is that it’s rarely ever as neat and tidy as I’ve just outlined. A friend might email you at work, so you have her in both your contact databases. Then her email address might change, and you update that information in your personal address book but not in your work one. Before long, you have duplicate and out-of-date contacts, and it’s hard to tell which is correct. How you include Facebook or LinkedIn messaging in your contact profile is unclear. ...

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