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jefboyardee

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Optimus S, Google Contacts. Let?s say I have Brenda Silver with Amalgamated Thingamajigs as a contact. I don?t know Brenda at all, just got her name as someone that works there. So when I want to call the company, I want to find the word Amalgamated in my Contacts.

But Google Contacts doesn?t offer the option of sorting by company name. As a result, I?ve swapped around over half my company and person names swapped so the company shows up in front. This is a sloppy workaround that shouldn?t be necessary... but is it?
 

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I don't know about "Google Contacts". Do you mean the stock Contacts App in Android? If so, when I do a search using the company name, it finds the contacts in that company. In your example, if I typed amalg, it would find Brenda Silver and any others who are associated with the company.

Does this help?
 

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Try Contact Group Manager. It allows you to group by organization. The pay version is a bit pricy (9.99). If you don't mind the ads, the free version works great.
 

jefboyardee

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Thanks, but I don’t think I should need an extra app just to get my contacts sorted like my hundred year-old Palm phone could. Google, Android, whoever should offer this option right up front. But if they never do, I guess I’ll have to try your app. For the time being I’ll just use this silly workaround and shake my head all day long.
 

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Jeff, I agree with you that some of the built-in Android apps are pretty week. But they are what they are. I still get crabby about copy/paste ...

As I indicated in my prior post, the Android native contacts app does let you search by the company name easily. It's not as good as an option to sort by company, I agree, but it can isolate all contacts in a company.

Beyond that, you may want to check out a free app called Deja Office in the marketplace. The Contacts module does give you the option to sort by company name and if you are using the native Contacts app, it will sync with it automatically so importing the contacts in is not an issue.

I hope this helps. Let me know what you think.

Rob
 

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I was annoyed at the lack of sorting ability, lack of groups, etc. at first, but honestly searching is so much faster than scrolling through almost 1000 contacts. If I can remember even one item about someone, I can usually get to that person super-quick.
 

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searching is so much faster

You might have a point I was overlooking. I only have a few hundred contacts and am accustomed to finding them where I put them, from my Palm days. But the Android search capabilities are worth looking at more closely. Maybe I?m the problem here...
 

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