05-16-2008 10:29 AM
Anybody have thoughts on Contact management options?
I use Yahoo for my business and contacts but as far as I researched it dosen't sync up with BB except for Yahoo Messenger. I don't use MS outlook as I try to stay frugal in my biz.
Anybody have any freeware options or recommendations of best CM options?
The pay ones I see that sync well with BB are: ACT, Goldmine, Outlook, Mac
The free ones would be: Plaxo (which doesn't sync well with Yahoo as I see it), ?
Does anybody have a CM solution that is: freeware or cheep, web enabled, able to port easily to new devices (like my BB), can customize (like Yahoo Contacts)?
05-16-2008 12:17 PM
Based on the supported organizers Desktop Manager looks like it works with the Yahoo PIM:
05-16-2008 03:22 PM
Thank you for the replies (BTW this is a good forum IMHO). Unfortunately BB 'works' with Yahoo PIM but I have to log into Yahoo Go to get to my contacts which is only their email Addresses. Very limited. Also, this is really a Yahoo issue and they have poor documentation regarding sync up. They just say to install Yahoo GO on my BB. I did that - no contact management.
I was hoping that I could find a solution to sync my BB contact info with some PC based program. Similar to what the Palm had where I can enter and alter info on my desktop and sync up with the BB. Any ideas? (Besides MS outlook - and remember I am a single PC in my Biz). I am thinking I will have to commit to a Contact Management Software package (Outlook, Act, Goldmine, Etc).
05-17-2008 07:40 AM
If cost is a concern then surely Outlook Express will suffice for your needs, as the Syncing with the Desktop Manager licenses Intellisync for the Sync functionality, Outlook Express is supported with this.
I how I do it on my BIS device is keep a backup in Express and upload to my Personal Domain Addressbook hosted at the ISP, it works very much the same way as the Freemail services with supported export formats.
I do agree however with JeremyKitching...you will need to go the supported route when it comes to an organizer....