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    What do you use as a contact manager

    I need to better organise all my contacts.

    The first thing that came to mind was Plaxo, but wondered if maybe things have moved on since.

    Any suggestions, comments, personal experiences to share?
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    What works for me is contacts in Gmail as is synchronise with all Android devices - combine that with emClient using IMAP on your PC which also pulls in your Contacts, Calendar, Mail and tasks and add your other accounts with POP then I think this will work well.
    The free version of emClient let you use two e-mail addresses - it may be worth a trial run. It also imports your stuff from Outlook. Importing contacts from Windows Live Mail is sometimes not working.
    Outlook does not play well with Gmail.

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    Roladex which never suffers from poor reception, poor power quality or flat battery, and my outlook addressbook (not the cloud version).

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    Depending on your functionality needs, Trello is an incredibly flexible platform (I use it as a no-frills CRM system). It has the advantage of being free and cloud-based, but if you need to integrate other applications (e.g. chrismine's description of emClient) then it probably won't be a good fit.

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    Is Sugar CRM still available?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wynn View Post
    Is Sugar CRM still available?
    Yes. And we use it in my business to great effect.

    But I'm thinking more along the lines of a personal contact manager where I don't have to install software on a server etc.

    So far, the Gmail contact manager looks like a very viable solution, especially with the Android device compatibility...
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