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Adding / searching People (Contacts)

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by jpeelgren, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. jpeelgren

    jpeelgren New Member
    Thread Starter

    Jul 4, 2010
    Consultant - Healthcare Technology
    Los Angeles
    I am a "newbie" to the Droid world so I will apologize, in advance, if this is too basic a question. I have recently converted from a long history with Blackberry and love the speed and UI of the Droid phones. I believe I have found how to do everything that I was doing on the BB on the Droid (and much more) with one exception... I cannot seem to find an easy way to search my contacts. The adding of contacts also seems awkward and I am hoping I am missing the puzzle piece I need.

    Searching... Other than scrolling down through my contacts (not pretty as I have 2800+ contacts), it seems I can only search by portions of the first and last name fields. I am looking how to search for, say, everyone in company "ABC Company" or everyone in a particular group, say, "Restaurants".

    Adding... The only process I have found for adding a new contact is via the People app / icon. Unfortunately, it doesn't even allow searching by name. So, the process I am using is to (a) search in "People Search" to see if the contact already exists then (b) switch to the "People" application and do an add. Is there an easier way?

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  2. Blk02

    Blk02 Member

    Aug 3, 2010
    The company directory is still not working in Android 2.2 at least on my EVO 4G. But the good news is that you dont need it to work. There is a better way. I kept thinking that Google was supposed to be the king of searching, so I could not accept the fact that you cannot atleast search by company name. After doing some digging I found out a way to find contacts by company name.

    Press the "+" sign next to "Phone" on your home screen then select "Widgets" next select "Google Search" then select "People" and place the search bar on your home screen. Now you can search your contacts by name, company, number, etc. You can select the contact and see the full contact info for that individual and dial the number from there. You can also have the search pull up related email, texts, etc. when you search for the individuals name.
    The_Gnome_ likes this.

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