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An app to edit Jolla contacts on a PC. [not relevant]

asked 2014-09-27 22:22:28 +0200

BonoNL gravatar image

updated 2014-09-27 22:26:57 +0200

After importing all of my contacts(500+) to my Jolla phone from several accounts(Hotmail, Gmail, FB, Twitter, Sim, Exchange) my address book is a bit of a mess. So I want to link and edit all of my contacts to clean up a bit. I can do it all from my Jolla by linking and editing all the contacts, but it is not so nice working from a phone. Working from a PC would be preferred.

So the question is if there is a app which can import all of the contacts from a Jolla and which makes it easy to edit, link or delete contacts and save it back to the Jolla? It would be a lot easier then editing on a Jolla and a lot faster.

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answered 2014-09-30 00:19:31 +0200

piloti gravatar image

@Bono.... I'll ignore the 'I-Phone stupid' comment and move directly to something constructive. The files I access using Ubuntu are vcf files. So, p'raps , even using a Windows or Apple computer , some software that reads\ understands vcfs would be great editor. Me is thinking, oh, Thunderbird, MS Outlook. Even Apple probably has /something/ that reads the humble vcf...... Thoughts?

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There is something strange in that vcf file. Neither kcontacts nor thunderbird opened the file properly. They found names but only some of the numbers.

Bysmyyr ( 2014-12-13 14:28:52 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-09-28 10:45:59 +0200

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Ok, I suppose it depends what you mean by easy. I do all my editing in ubuntu: Jolla, usb cable, directly copy from A, edit, copy back.

piloti ( 2014-09-29 23:05:25 +0200 )edit

Let's assume not everybody uses Ubuntu and the mass uses Windows and is non technical. It must be easy and "Iphone" simple.

@lupastro I will take some time to look into your answer.

BonoNL ( 2014-09-29 23:09:13 +0200 )edit

A solution would be needed. Not everyone of us is going through their 300+ contacts once a week to update or clean them, but there are some usecases out there: https://together.jolla.com/question/55547/leaving-the-ship-what-about-registered-devices/#55679 And editing large sets of contacts on device is tedious.

There was once a good application for OSX where you could do this over bluetooth, called BluePhoneElite, which is no longer maintained. It could also start and answer calls from the Mac and read and write SMS. It featured a small bluetooth daemon which lived on the phone (Symbian) and which was used to communicate with the desktop application.

How could this be implemented again? You would need a baground-service programm on the Jolla to listen for incoming bluetooth or network connections. Then this daemon would need to know how to read and write to contacts.db or how to communcate with /usr/bin/contactsd ?

darvari ( 2014-09-30 11:36:38 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-09-30 00:50:52 +0200

Matthias gravatar image

I'm doing it with RoundCube Webmailer Addressbook. Import & Export from/to VCF.

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Roundcube looks ok and is also available for my Synology but for end users it's still to many steps.

For example, my girlfriend has no technical experience and has no feeling with computers an so on. So for her, it needs to be simple and very very logical.

Apple understands that need and therefore everybody can work with an Iphone or Ipad. With good old Nokia's we could use PC-suite or Ovi-Suite for editing contacts. I haven't found the perfect solution for Jolla yet.

BonoNL ( 2015-05-05 21:42:26 +0200 )edit

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