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group your contactsDo you have a central contacts list? It’s pretty difficult to nowadays. In my case, it’s a near impossibility. I’ve simply changed services too many times, failing to copy all of my contacts over each time I move. With email alone, I’ve changed between Yahoo, Hotmail, Outlook, and Gmail over the last 5-6 years. Facebook’s probably where all of my most up-to-date contacts are, but it’s really just my friends and personal acquaintances there.

You know what we could all use? A consolidation tool. You know, something that will connect with all of my old services and pull all of my contacts into one complete list. In this article, I’m going to show you a web application that can help you do just that, because let’s face it, we’re never going to go through and do it manually.

What Is Neiio?

Neiio is a free service that lets you update, save, and export your contacts across different platforms. It allows you to import contacts from various profiles, including Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn, where you can organize them into groups. And once you got everything just the way you like it, you can export your contacts to apps like Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, or any program that supports the Microsoft Excel format.

Neiio can also convert contacts from your iPhone, Android, or Blackberry device, eliminating duplicates along the way. When contacts are imported, they are alphabetized and ready to be sorted.

The Process

To get started using Neiio, head over to the homepage and click on the ‘Need an account? Subscribe!’ link located under the Login button. Then just provide your name along with your desired username and password and you’re all set. You’ll need to confirm your email address before continuing.

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After you confirm your email address, you can begin importing your contacts from all the other services you’ve been using prior to discovering Neiio. Facebook, LinkedIn, Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, and Outlook are featured on the app. Clicking on one of them will give you the option to connect to your account and import your contact list.

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Neiio will import contacts from all of those services and then list them in alphabetical order. To create groups, click on Organize (step 2) at the top of the screen. Neiio will create smart groups based on how you currently have them grouped, like if you’ve listed people as ‘Family’ on your Facebook page.

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To export contacts, click Export and choose which service you want to export contacts to. You can then choose which information will be exported (names, numbers, emails, etc.). If you’ve imported and grouped contacts from several accounts, you can also choose which groups you want to export. Just select your desired platform or file format and export. Both the Excel and vCard format are supported.Select either a mobile platform, an email service or a file format to export the contacts to.

Conclusion

The idea behind Neiio is simple yet useful enough to be of interest to you and I. Networking is a big proponent of making professional connections and being social on the web, and it’s a good idea to be able to get to any one of your contacts’ information if you need to. What do you think of Neiio?

  1. boo
    January 18, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    does not import emails and exporting contacts is not free

    • Tina
      January 22, 2012 at 1:44 pm

      Thanks for the update!

  2. Andreas
    December 25, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    can i import facebook GROUP contacts ?

    • Tina
      December 30, 2011 at 10:00 pm

      Andreas,

      I recommend to post this as a question on MakeUseOf Answers.

  3. Martin
    October 27, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Thanks André. Seems like a nice product, but still not the 'one to rule them all' kind of thing I'm looking for. Plus to get some of the good features requires an annual payment. Thanks for your suggestion though.

    • Tina
      November 12, 2011 at 6:42 pm

      Martin,

      I think you should post your question to MakeUseOf Answers. I'm sure you will receive some good suggestions there.

  4. Martin
    October 26, 2011 at 6:19 am

    I was excited when I read the title of this post as I'm super keen to have a one-stop service for my addresses/contacts. However, I'm a bit disappointed with what I feel is a shortfall of the service, that being the idea of having to export my contacts to keep all my services updated. I'd much rather everything just automatically keep in sync. What I've been looking for is one central, awesome, free contacts/addresses service to rule them all, keeping everything in check and synd'd? I'm really hoping someone will create such a service one day.

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