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  1. sidhene

    sidhene New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Between syncing my Contacts (default app that comes w/ phone) with my Google, Facebook, and Twitter contacts; I now have a HUMONGOUS list on my phone. I like the synced contacts because I actually use all these sites regularly and have people on different "channels" that I need to see all in one place and communicate with from my handheld. But the giant list is really becoming a problem. Depending on what I'm doing at the time, a large percentage of the contacts on my screen are irrelevant (although they may be very relevant when I'm in a different headspace) and it's bothersome to sort through them. Also, it increases my chances of accidentally sending something embarrassing to the wrong person.

    What I need is a way to sort my contacts, hide the groups I don't use, and be able to access short, topical ("relatives" for example, "buddies" and "clients"). This function is already present as "Favorites", but I need more categories than that.

    I can't be the only person with this problem, and I imagine there's an app for it. What do people use?
     

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  2. sidhene

    sidhene New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Just to be clear, I know I can hide some Google Contacts groups under "menu > display settings". This doesn't solve my problem because I have contacts from different accounts (Twitter, Facebook, work email, etc.) that should be displayed together and display settings treats each account as a separate list
     
  3. FLORIDA_STATE_UNIVERSITY

    FLORIDA_STATE_UNIVERSITY Banned

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    you can go to your gmail account and manage contacts that way. Sort them and everything else.
     
  4. getndun

    getndun New Member

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    my gmail addresses are sorted last name, first name but on the Droid they are first name, last name- any suggestions? I have synced them and it still won't update.
     
  5. FLORIDA_STATE_UNIVERSITY

    FLORIDA_STATE_UNIVERSITY Banned

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    that has been the bain of my existence, too, I have to have them sorted by last name.

    There is a display option in your gmail account that you can sort by first name or last name.

    I still had a few that were weird, and I just go in individually and reaarange it.
     

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