Getting your iPhone and Gmail Contacts To Get Along

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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 beApparently, 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!

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Kathy Toth
Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams - Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team

Loved the input and I have bookmarked this.  I wanted to wait for you and others to work out the kinks befor taking the Iphone plunge; I am still looking at The Storm from blackberry.

Nov 08, 2008 08:35 AM #1
Samantha Nichols
ERA Belsito and Associates - Plymouth, MA
Massachusetts Real Estate Specialist

I've had an Iphone for over a year now and I love it! My only complaint is that AT&t is not the best service in my area. At least at this point I know where the dead and drop call zones are and can warn callers in advance. The phone makes it all worth while.

Nov 08, 2008 08:46 AM #2
Brian Burke
Kenna Real Estate - Englewood, CO
Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate

Ryan - we will have to check this App out asap. Maybe we should start our own social network at the App store since it seems we hang out there  A LOT. LOL. ~Rita

Nov 08, 2008 11:59 AM #3
Pacita Dimacali
Alain Pinel - Oakland, CA
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA


Thanks for the great info and the testimonial on the iphone. I really appreciate your dropping in on my post on Why switch from a Blackberry to an iPhone? Please convince me!

Maybe you should start a group on iPhone and how to tap its tremendous potential.


Nov 17, 2008 04:01 PM #4
Ryan Hukill - Edmond
ShowMeOKC Real Estate Pros of KW Elite - Edmond, OK
Realtor, Team Lead

Kathy - let us know which phone you decide on.

Samantha - a phone like this will definitely make you put up with other shortcomings. sorry to hear you're not getting good signals in your area.

Rita - I'm with ya! How do we get that going? BTW, be sure you join the new AR group I just started for iPhone junkies.

Pacita - Thanks for the suggestion... we're rolling now!

Nov 18, 2008 01:00 PM #5
Christopher Johnston
The Johnston Team - Metairie, LA

I will have to check this out because that is the main reason I have not synced with my Gmail contacts.

Dec 12, 2008 02:35 PM #6
Brian Griffis
Realty Choice - Springfield, MO

Samantha, check out Tmobile for coverage, they don't advertise it, but they have the fewest drop calls by several rating companies, and they have roaming agreements with ATT so you can be even more flexible.  By the way, the G1 has Gmail right on the phone, so Iphone enthusiast might want to check that out as well.  Another great thing is most of the aps on the G1 are free and open source. I really like the Iphones ease of use, but overall, the G1 is a killer for business

Dec 27, 2008 01:59 AM #7
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