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The Gist of the Idea #crm #mail

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Playing with today, although it can always be difficult to adapt to a new interface the advantage that Gist has is that it uses keyboard shortcuts which are intuitive over multiple platforms. And naturally that it can show CRM statistics over the interaction between my, my company and my contacts and extracts the data from multiple platforms, including Mail, and .

It’s also possible to grade people by importance and get a level of data from them which I need to get. Gist also has the option to “auto-magically” select the most important content, reducing the amount of information which is presented to me. Although Gist believes that removing all Tweets and FB posts will create a more manageable list of people and companies, rather than changing the level of importance to display.

A future feature I would like to see it the ability to translate or remove contant in languages I don’t understand or location based information.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

September 24, 2010 at 7:21 pm

Merging Duplicate Contacts #mail #dedup #addressbook

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I’ve been struggling with removing/merging duplicate entries from my address book with a commercially available tool for some time. I could just write one, and I still might. Until then I’ll list the ones I’ve tried and

Plaxo doesn’t de-dup for free, and they have difficulty with an address book which has more than 10000 entries, even though a good part of them are duplicates. An ad

also doesn’t do it very well, I can download my address book and upload it again and have it add most of the enrties for a second time.

is much worse as a storage place, as it ignores all the users who I am not connected to on LinkedIn. And I have too many connections who have populated important fields, such as Name or Title with SEO data or mail addresses.

There are a number of simple commercial script which should do what I need, but I expect that it’s little better than the scripts I’ve written to do a contact merge.

Finally advised me to have a look at Apple‘s MobileMe, although yesterday I was getting the following message:

mobileme

So I guess I’ll have a look at it tomorrow.

Any other suggestions?

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 25, 2009 at 7:33 pm

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