Searching in Contacts - Old Palm Treo works better!
So I get rid of my old Treo only to find out that old technology works better in some ways than the hottest Andriod SW. I must be doing something wrong and hopefully will get some help in this forum.
1. I used a program to transfer my Palm OS contact data into Outlook format (.pst). That xfer seemed to work fine.
2. Using Outlook, I exported that .pst data using CSV (windows) with Default Maps creating a .csv file.
3. On Google web site, I imported this .csv file.
4. Using the new Incredible, I Sync to the Google site.
OK, so all transfered OK. BUT, when I do a search in "People" or when wanting to phone a business partner, my only option is to search by the main contact name. I have many business contacts so with Palm, I would type in the business name (which by the way IS on the imported contact list) and it would appear. In many cases I have the Buyer's name as the main name, the company name, then in the notes section of the file is a host of other names that work at the same company. With Palm I was even able to search for those names in the notes section and it would still find the file.
Is there any way (or 3rd party app) that would allow me to do a FULL in depth search within the contact info?
Thanks for reading....Imagerep
Treo 755p > Droid Incredible
- 05-12-2010, 12:22 PM #2
- 84 Posts
as a 10yr Palm guy, there STILL things Palm did better like searching contacts. Also miss typing in an appt in my calendar and getting a quick link in options to that person's contact info. Was BB storm for 18mos and I miss swiping the keyboard down off the screen when Im done typing, and having a send button showing above the keyboard so I can send instantly. Miss press and hold for caps.
Bottom line no phone is perfect for every person.
You got that right!
If someone came out with an app that gave full search capabilities of any group of words within one's Contacts and instantly brought the data up on the screen to view, to call, etc., it would sell very well. I would be the 1st to buy it.Imagerep
Treo 755p > Droid Incredible
- 05-17-2010, 05:01 AM #4
- 05-17-2010, 07:28 PM #5
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- 05-18-2010, 12:19 AM #7
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Search on Droid update
Oops. Saw the link to the thread on the google browser so sent the previous reply. Just checked the forum links at the top of the page and see this is a Droid Incredible forum. I have the Moto Droid. Don't know why the search function or market would be different though.
- 05-25-2010, 05:15 PM #8
- 21 Posts
i am with you guys 100%. i was at work today and could not remember somebody's name for the life of me but i knew his business name. i tried for ten minutes but it will not search anything but the contact name. lets figure this out there has to be a work around.
5 year bb user so you feel my pain. other than this issue and a few others i am pretty impressed. i can't see me going back unless bb builds some new software and gets the wow factor going.
- 05-26-2010, 12:41 PM #9
- 130 Posts
I just migrated from a Palm Treo 700p. It's sad that we can't replicate 10 year old technology.
My old Palm used to be able to completely hide secured notes. I can't find a note app that does the same. Sure, you can password protect a note, but it won't hide it. Now it's pretty obvious which notes are the ones a thief should break into because they're marked as locked.
- 05-26-2010, 01:16 PM #10
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