Organising contacts - help please

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  1. icantremember

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    Over the years I have ended up with a right mish-mash of contact lists in my various email addresses on computors and mobile phones.:Doh:

    I am looking for a simple way to bring these all together on the pc so I can edit them before trying to sync them an all my devices and would be grateful for any solutions.

    Brian
     
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    Now that is a smart thread, well done Brian, I'll keep an eye on this one........

    I'll bet Grommet has the answer. :thumb:
     
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  3. Bryan

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    Simple, eh...?

    hmmm...

    I'd suggest trying to export the details from the various sources as .csv files
    If you get offered a choice of something called a delimiter choose a comma (make sure you choose the same delimiter across all sources if possible.)

    Then create a spreadsheet and import each new .csv file and cut/copy/paste to your hearts content saving the final file as a new csv file.

    I use google for my contact now as I use android phones etc. That way all my contacts are accessible from any PC and if I change phone for any reason, as soon as I sign into google again on a new phone my contacts are there.

    HTH:Smile:

    Bryan
     
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    ...oh, and to get the contacts off the mobile phones I'd be tempted to copy them to the sim and use a pc sim card reader to get them off the sims into the pc.


    Then switch to android phones :Wink:
     
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    or better still....an iPhone :Laughing:
     
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    Pen and paper.

    Old fashioned but effective:thumb:
     
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    word of warning my freind uses google with a blackberry

    tried the sim in an old i phone 3 wiped google contacts

    from his mac and i pad

    not seen him since he told me

    but it may have been corrected since it happened

    :thumb:
     
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    Nope no idea:Doh:

    I have a blackberry. I use the sync software built in to sync with windows contact manager. I then force thunderbird to use this instead of the built in one.

    I don't like using external sources such as google or facebook as it gives them more information than I am comfortable with them having.

    Most programs that deal with contacts have a way of dealing with windows contact manager so although it isn't brilliant it make an easy central repository.
     
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    ...................and that's the simple way! :Eeek: ....my head hurts just reading it:RollEyes:
    Thanks for all that Bryan, the phones I am working with are both Android, Samsung galaxy S and a Galaxy S3 but I'm a bit thick when it comes to this techie stuff.:Doh:
    All I really want to do is to organise my complete contact list on the pc and then transfer to the phones. I have tried Kies but seem to get a load of problems :cry: Brian
     
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