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#12983 - 11/27/10 08:06 PM Digital Rolodex
kevs Online


Registered: 12/07/09
Rolodex is no longer making the large size cards. So I'm transferring 20 years of names and numbers into Outlook Express.
I know I could use my Macbook or even an iphone or i Touch, but is there a cheap, small product that could import this info, with nice display, ie a dedicated economical Digital Rolodex? thanks.

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#12995 - 11/28/10 01:57 PM Re: Digital Rolodex [Re: kevs]
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apple's addressbook app works very well for maintaining contact information.

"importing" isn't a term we usually see referring to dead trees... are you intending on scanning the cards? Are you looking for OCR then that will import the scans into proper fields in the electronic version?

Or by "importing" do you intend to type them all in?
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#13005 - 11/28/10 05:28 PM Re: Digital Rolodex [Re: Virtual1]
kevs Online


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V,
I'm entering everything in Entourage address book, similar to outlook express.
Now what devices, economical and small for desktop are there besides smart phones/ and i pod touch?

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#13006 - 11/28/10 05:34 PM Re: Digital Rolodex [Re: kevs]
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You might want to reconsider the use of the Entourage address book as that has been dropped as a Mac product. Microsoft has gone back to Outlook as their product for today and for the future.
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#13007 - 11/28/10 05:40 PM Re: Digital Rolodex [Re: joemikeb]
kevs Online


Registered: 12/07/09
I read that Joe, for 2011 Office. I've been on Entourage for 7 years, and am 8 months into the rolodex conversion. On the P's now!
I'm sure the Entourage address book imports into most devices, iphone, ipod touch etc and could be converted to other formats. (I hope....)
any ideas on the the digital rolodex idea? ie, not an apple product.

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#13009 - 11/28/10 05:51 PM Re: Digital Rolodex [Re: kevs]
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#13010 - 11/28/10 05:54 PM Re: Digital Rolodex [Re: kevs]
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This is probably more than you are looking for and more expensive than you are wanting but Barebones Software's Yojimbo information organizer is dead easy to use, can handle most data types including PDF, can encrypt sensitive data such as passwords or entire files, and has a very fast and flexible data retrieval system. I would think a 3x5 card file as perhaps a better analogy for Yojimbo than a Rolodex, but it might be worth a look. They have a free trial download.
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#13015 - 11/28/10 06:17 PM Re: Digital Rolodex [Re: joemikeb]
kevs Online


Registered: 12/07/09
Joe, price is ok, but what's the great benefit?
I'm inputting addresses, websites, phone numbers, a few notes, what more do I need? What do you like most about it?

But what the thread is most about is the hardware.
Other than my white macbook, which is big and clumsy, what else is there to access the phone numbers?

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#13016 - 11/28/10 06:21 PM Re: Digital Rolodex [Re: kevs]
artie505 Online


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Did you not read my post, or does it not address your question?
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#13018 - 11/28/10 06:38 PM Re: Digital Rolodex [Re: artie505]
kevs Online


Registered: 12/07/09
Sorry Artie, your post seemed to have came in after I replied to Joes. Well that device display is small, not even sure it works with Mac.
But it did get the wheels spinning. Other items like that are Palm and Casio. But same questions remain for them. It seems if there is a unit that works with Mac and it good, well reviewed -- It wont be too much cheaper than an itouch. ie no $30 solution.
So I may have have to cave in and buy an itouch (that would be the ideal product no?)
I could use my white laptop next to my phone -- but it's a bit cumbersome to open and close it.

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#13020 - 11/28/10 06:52 PM Re: Digital Rolodex [Re: kevs]
artie505 Online


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> Sorry Artie, your post seemed to have came in after I replied to Joes.

I'll say "sorry," too, then, 'cause it sounds like you're responding to e-mails while I assumed you were picking up on new posts directly from the thread.

I know some/all of those devices sync with PCs, but I have no idea about Macs, nor do I know squat about an itouch. (Sounds like the title of a porn flick starring Steve.)

But, yeah... You may have to probably just ought to go for a proven Apple product.
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