Gordon Swaby

One Less Thing to Worry About: Address Book Harmony

Far too often I hear people complain about losing their mobile phone contacts. Gone are the days of copying numbers to your sim card or re-adding them one by one when your changing phones.

Google Sync

I’ve been using Google Sync for about 2 years and it’s definitely a life saver. It’s useful, easy to setup and it’s supported on a ton of devices ( Blackberry, iPhone, Android etc). Not only is it good for backing up your contacts and keeping them in sync across devices, it’s also good for calendar synchronization. Google Sync provides over-the-air synchronization so you never have to plug anything into your computer.


I use two mobile phones; (Oh, How I hate walking around with two devices) an iPhone and a Blackberry. Both have different address books. Depending on who I’m calling I prefer to use one over the other. It’s never an issue trying to remember which one of the phones I added the person on because both my address books are in Sync. So let’s say I added John Doe to my iPhone as a contact, within minutes the the contact would automatically be pushed to my blackberry. If John told me that there’s two e’s in his last name I can easily modify from either phone and it would be pushed to the other.

Check out this video for an explanation of Google Sync:

You can find the instructions for setting up Google Sync here. Try it out. It’s one of those apps that you’ll setup and not worry about after you do. If you’re having issues setting up drop me comment and I’ll be happy to help you out.

Written by Gordon Swaby

Gordon Swaby

Founder and CEO of social learning service EduFocal.com. I’m passionate about technology, the internet and the use of technology in education. I am a recipient of Governor General’s Youth Award, the PSOJ’s 50 Under 50 Award, The commonwealth Youth Award and many others.

Lovingly made on Monday, April 25th, 2011 at 5:20 pm. Filed under Tech, Uncategorized.

  • http://www.jamaipanese.com Jamaipanese

    ooh how I love my android powered phone, syncs and backs up my calendars, contacts, settings, even apps – “awe”tamatically

    whats a blackberry? *giggle*

    • http://gordonswaby.com Gordon Swaby

      Ha, The android is an ugly beast. A beast none the less.

  • http://taylor2nd.animesynergy.com taylor2nd

    um.. remember sync been available for everybody from morning enuh@7e41f9ee9c3e8d88800789d7a5c16a5f:disqus 

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