People: add multi-address-book capabilities

asked 2014-02-14 16:24:47 +0200

chemist gravatar image

updated 2015-06-15 23:13:54 +0200

I would like to maintain multiple address-books without the need of merging them into one. Syncing them with different services.

Good Deeds:

  • Work will be synced with MfE, personal with owncloud/carddav somewhere else
  • Sending contact-cards context holds move/copy to other address-book
  • People in Settings has an item where I can manage them (toggle visibility, export)
  • People has a setting to change view [All;Work;Personal;etc]
  • Ambiences control visibility and write-protection
  • Differentiate addressbooks by colour (like you would do in a calendar)
  • All view can be segregated by book or linked with no duplicates displayed.
    • Segregated view holds colours and/or text to identify which book it is from on the overview
    • Linked view holds colours and/or text to identify which book it is from on the details-view
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I like this idea. Additionally propose to have an aggregated view of address books where all contacts from all configured address books are visible.

Example: John Smith (Jolla Oy) John Smith (Google personal) Matt Dean (Google personal) Simo Aaltonen (Jolla Oy)

Of course there should be an option to see only Jolla Oy address book contacts.

It would solve the syncing and linking issue as well inside Jolla.

jliebe ( 2014-02-14 16:37:21 +0200 )edit

@jliebe 4th dot is asking for an All view and segregated view. Or are you asking for an unmerged/linked view? All is for me: if A is in Work and Personal, link both A into one contact-card for the view. You could have a segregated-All...

chemist ( 2014-02-14 16:43:41 +0200 )edit

@chemist Honestly I missed that point. Yes, I would like to have view where the contacts of different address books are not linked, but simple listed with a note that to which address book they belongs to.

jliebe ( 2014-02-14 19:00:33 +0200 )edit

@jliebe added it to the list

chemist ( 2014-02-14 22:36:46 +0200 )edit