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How to share contacts between Web services

Most of us use quite a few Web services, each one featuring a different contact list. This can get annoying over time as we scramble to figure out where that one crucial e-mail address or phone number is hidden. Neiio helps keep all our contacts up-to-date and organized.

Unless you just got your first Web-enabled device yesterday, the odds are good that you're signed up with multiple Web services that use contacts. Facebook, Gmail, LinkedIn are just a few, and many of us also have contacts lists bound to our desktop e-mail clients.

Many services let you import contacts from one to another, but this doesn't keep you up to date with any given service. Neiio lets you import from a wide range of services, organize, and then export back to the same services, resulting in clean, up-to-date contacts lists for all of them Here's how to use it: 

  1. Sign up for a free account with Neiio. 
  2. Once it's activated, you should see a list of networks and services to start. Click any of them to import contacts. (Note that you can import a csv file if you prefer.) 
    Step 2: Import contacts to Neiio.
    Step 2: Import contacts to Neiio.
  3. When you're happy with your imports, page back to the top and click "Organize." 
  4. You should see all of your contacts organized by name. If you want Neiio to automatically group your contacts, click "Clever Groups" near the top left. (So far, this only works for FB and Viadeo contacts). If you'd rather create your own groups (or create additional groups), just type their names into the text bar and then the "+" sign next to it. Of course, you don't have to organize your contacts if you don't want to, and you can always do it later. 
  5. When you're ready to export your new, up-to-date contact list, just click "Export" at the top right. Your options here are slightly different from your import options, and include export to all major smartphones. 
    Step 5: Export contacts.
    Step 5: Export contacts.
  6. From now on, Neiio should become part of your routine digital maintenance. If your contact list is in constant flux, you may want to revisit one a week or so, but most of us can get away with quarterly or even annual visits.

Thanks to AddictiveTips for the link.