Google contacts alternative

Today, we present to you a comparison of two address books.

One is Google Contacts, a free online contact manager that can handle large address books with limited features.

The other is ContactBook, a web platform and mobile apps that combine powerful contact management tools with an easy-to-use interface and is available offline.

Are you looking for a better place to manage all your contacts? We are going to share a competitive comparison between ContackBook and Google Contacts. We hope it will be helpful for you to figure out the best one to manage your contacts on.

Contacts
Workspace Addressbook
Centralized Contacts across multiple accounts
Contact Sharing
Reminders
Documents and attachments
Merge contacts across multiple accounts
Contact Activities
Private Notes
Private Contact Groups
Segmentation via Tags
Add ons
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Unlimited
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Adding, Moving, & Importing Contacts

Both Google Contacts and ContactBook lets you import contacts from other devices and accounts. However, ContactBook gives super networkers an upper hand by allowing you to sync your contacts from multiple accounts.

With ContactBook's great integrations you can import your contacts from multiple accounts like Google, Outlook, and Microsoft. Not only this but you also get options of various formats that you can choose from to import your contacts to, like VCF & CSV.

While Google Contacts offers you to import contacts easily, it doesn’t offer integrations like ContactBook. 

It is more than easy and hassle-free to add contacts via ContactBook. Eliminating the work of manually adding contacts, they can be just shared and saved to your account. 

Contacts can easily be shared with people in your team or organization via ContactBook that saves your time of cross-checking, whether you have copied the right contact information or not. 

ContactBook allows you to move contacts to groups according to the bifurcation of departments in an organization. 


Adding all your contacts to one Address Book

Previously, keeping your address books up to date in multiple Google accounts was a tricky task. You’d have to export your contacts from one account and import them into the other. But there was no guarantee that this would keep those address books in sync. As soon as anything changed in either account, your copy of it would soon be out of date.

It's hard to keep track of your contacts in Google and Microsoft's Contact systems. Every time an update to contact occurs, you have to do the tedious work of exporting and importing your address book from one system to another, or finding out that your hard work updating your Contact list has been lost due to a conflicting entry.

ContactBook was built to solve one problem: syncing your contacts across multiple devices. We believe there is no reason to ever export, import, or synchronize your contacts manually again.


Merging Duplicate Contacts

Google Contacts allows you to merge duplicate listings for the same person in your Google account. The downside is that you cannot merge contact records between separate Google accounts.

Like Google Contacts, ContactBook also has a cleanup feature. What does it do? It automatically checks for duplicate entries when you add a new contact, keeping your database clean. When it identifies duplicates in existing records and suggests merging them, you can simply review them and complete the merge.

This way, you don’t have to sort through your contacts manually. ContactBook also suggests which contact records to merge.


Segmenting Contacts

When it comes to relationship management, a little personalization goes a long way. Google Contacts allows you to label your contacts and organize them into groups, but ContactBook takes segmentation one step further by syncing everything with your mobile device and adding smart tags for quick access to the details that matter.

Organize your contacts by creating shared groups of people who work with you. If a coworker adds someone new to his or her ContactBook, the new contact is instantly available to everyone else on the team. Plus, with tags, you can be super specific about what each contact means to you and how you want to find them later.

We are aware of the fact that how tedious it is to have so many departments in an organization, and again these departments have various concerned people under them. Having these departments segmented under labeled groups would ease up a lot of your energy and time in manually saving and finding contacts.

With ContactBook, you can not only just segment contacts in different groups but also share these groups of contacts, it’s called group sharing of contacts.


Contact Exports

Google Contacts is not as flexible as ContactBook when it comes to exporting contacts. ContactBook offers a quick alternative if you need to export your work contacts to any other platform.

If you use Google Contacts as your sole form of contact management, you will likely never have to export your data from the app. Google and ContactBook both allow you to select entire address books for uploading and exporting. 

There's no point in exporting your contacts from one account, cleaning them, and then exporting them again from another account. With ContactBook you can export and import all your contacts once and for all.

ContactBook was designed to help you consolidate and organize your contacts from all of your online accounts in one easy-to-use, secure place. ContactBook does this in a simple, efficient manner. ContactBook is one place to manage contacts across all of your Google, Apple, and Microsoft accounts.

ContactBook exports your data from all these services and puts it all in one place, so you can say goodbye to running around town trying to catch up with your contacts.


Backups and Data Protection

Use the backup option to save your Google contacts as a .csv file. If you use Google Contacts on an Android device, you can back up your contacts to Google Drive, where they are protected by your Google account password and two-factor verification.

Since ContactBook is a cloud-based account it ensures backup in every device it is signed in with. Therefore, every change made in contact with one device is reflected and backed up in all other devices as well. You can see a detailed activity log of what information has been updated, which records have been deleted, and which contacts have been merged.

ContactBook offers great protection for your important contacts. Having the admin panel lets you choose who you want to give access to important contacts and groups of contacts in the organization, thus ensuring complete security. 


Attach Documents, Reminders, and Notes to Contacts

For saving your documents and other relevant data you have Google Drive that lets you save data of all formats and types. But it is a different space for doing so. You can save your reminders in Google Calendar that will remind you of an event you had manually added. You can also add notes and tasks in Google Keep. While all of these activities are possible and doable for Google, there are different applications to do so and not one place. 

Whereas in ContactBook, you can attach documents, notes, reminders, and so much more to one particular contact. This ensures that the relevant information is attached to the contact information of the concerned person or client. This way you can never miss out on any important detail related to that contact.

With a Business subscription to ContactBook, you get a solid 100 GB per space to save your documents to the contact. You can add reminders for important meetings, tasks, and delegation to every contact. 

ContactBook also allows you to add public notes as well as private notes to a particular contact so that you can note the minutes of the meeting to the contact itself to remember it for the next time or for other people in your team.


Contact Activities

While Google Contact is just an address book that holds all the information of contacts that are of importance and great relevance to you, it doesn’t show the history of activities changed for your contacts.

This can be done in ContactBook. Yes, in ContactBook you can see what changes have been made to the information in Contacts and by whom. 

This way, every move or change in contact information can be tracked down. So for example, if a person from the marketing team went for a meeting with a client, he/she can update minutes of the meeting in the public notes attached to the contacts.

The other people concerned with that client then can have insights of the meeting, considering the fact that this person from the marketing department has added these notes.

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