I recently took the leap from my Windows Mobile 6 smartphone to the iPhone, and I have to say, I haven't been this excited about and impressed by a phone in a LONG time. I should've done this a long time ago, but nonetheless, I'm on the iPhone bandwagon now & I don't plan on getting off of it anytime soon.
One of the things I love most is the app store. Being able to find various apps to do the various things that I NEED my phone to do, is a huge benefit. It's like building your own phone, the way you want it, not the way someone else decides it should be. Apparently, Brian & Rita Burke are App-Addicts also!
Anyway, database management is a huge challenge for most of us, so I was really excited to find a great little app called SyncInABlink yesterday.
Over the years, I've made a lot of changes in the types of phones I've used, the types of database software I've used, etc, and the result has been duplicate and incomplete contacts in my database. I now use Gmail and it's contact system to keep up with my peeps, and this nifty little app falwlessly synced my google contacts with my iPhone.
That's a great deal in itself, but on top of all of that, it has a great feature that compares all my contact entries and matches up the ones that might need to be merged. I don't know if you have this problem, but I might've had a contact entry with an email address, and a separate entry with a mobile phone number, and another entry with a home phone number or mailing address. With a VERY SIMPLE interface, SyncInABlink let's you merge as many entries as you need to into one single contact entry. I've reduced my contacts from over 1500 down to just under 1200 by simply merging these contacts and eliminating the duplicates. Talk about making my life easier!
So, if you use Gmail and an iPhone, you'll want to go check out this app... TOTALLY WORTH THE $5 I spent!