With holiday card season around the corner (eek!), I’m already making my lists and checking them twice to make sure I have everyone’s addresses. In between the numerous places I store contact information, there are a lot of addresses that need updating. Luckily, I’ve discovered a dead simple, free online address book management site called Postable that can help me fill in those holes.
Postable helps manage contacts and consolidates everyone’s information into one place. The concept is quite similar to conXt, another contact management site I just wrote about. I really like the interface and the clean look and feel of Postable. But it is very simple. There is no option to upload contacts from Hotmail, Outlook, Gmail, and so on–just good old fashioned manual entry and/or an Excel spreadsheet.
For people’s addresses you don’t have, you can ping them on Facebook, send a text or even simpler, just email them through Postable to request they fill in a simple form that automatically updates your address book. The good thing is, unlike similar apps on Facebook, they’re not signing up or opting into anything when they do.
Trying to gather this information for your contacts and put them in one place is definitely an ongoing and time-consuming process. But it’s one of those things that’s definitely worth the investment, especially when you won’t have to be scrambling on Dec. 20th.
Organize your address book online for free at Postable.
Thanks for introducing Postable to us! I’ve taken a look at the site, and I’d say the major differences are in usability, privacy, and ease of use. conXt anchors your address book to email addresses, which enables you track who has responded to your address requests and easily follow-up with them. The ability to post a link to an address book is pretty neat and easy-to-use (and we have this in development) but the downside is you lose the ability to track requests automatically, and if you post it in public, you may find yourself obligated to send holiday cards to people you never intended! conXt’s tagging features also enable you to group your contacts into as many groups as you like, so you can use it for multiple events or purposes all while keeping a clean address book. You can also email your contacts and groups from within conXt, which we find to be much easier than creating a new listserv 🙂
Can I get this app for my iPhone