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BetterCut / AnyCut and Phone Contacts


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  1. brykins

    brykins Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Not sure if this is a Desire problem, an HTC Sense problem or a Better/AnyCut problem but has anyone been able to make a direct icon to call or text a phone contact with either App?

    I don't sync contacts or calendar to Google but use HTC Sync to sync with my desktop Outlook. It all works well, but of course it means I have no Google contacts on my handset, only phone contacts. Seems that Better/AnyCut can't see these.

    I have emailed the dev but not got a very helpful response, so wonder if I am alone with the issue.
     

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  2. CodeMonkey

    CodeMonkey Well-Known Member

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    I have Direct Dial and Direct Message shortcuts available on my Nexus One when I long press on the desktop and select 'Shortcut'. I presume that these are native functions (although I do have Bettercut installed).

    I can also create them with Bettercut, using long press - Shortcuts - Better Cut..
     
  3. brykins

    brykins Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Sorry - didn't make myself clear. Desire can also do the shortcut - it's a standard Android thing I think - but that just gives an icon and the person's name underneath. Better/AnyCut allows you to rename the icon so it can say "Call Bob", "Text Bob", "Bob Work", etc, instead of just "Bob Jones".

    Any/BetterCut both work on the Desire as well, just ONLY for contacts saved as Google contacts and not phone contacts.
     
  4. CodeMonkey

    CodeMonkey Well-Known Member

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    Ahhhh!

    Okay - I've got nothing to offer then, sorry :( Only got Google contacts as I pipe everything through Google to my Mac (and back)...

    Oh..

    You might be able to do something with a free app called Pager - you can setup direct texts with it. I use it to send a text to my girlfriend when I leave work..
     
  5. ppbb

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    trying to make shortcuts to call wife, call mom and when i go to select a contact it just pulls up my bosses phone #/contact?

    i cannot select anyone from my phone book, just this one contact.
     

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