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These days, many of us have multiple places where we store contact information. For myself, I have a list of contacts in my personal email account, my work email account, contacts within some of the social networks I belong to, and then a master list on my computer. With all of the different places where we have lists of contacts, it can get a bit confusing and hard to manage. To help manage all of your contacts online is a service called Keepm. It simplifies the process of managing your contacts and places them all in one place. Today we’ll be taking a look at some of what Keepm offers.

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Getting Started

The first thing you’ll want to do to get started is sign-up for an account. If you don’t have an account, you can’t use the service. All you’ll need is your name and a valid email address and you’ll be ready to go.

Adding/Importing Contacts

There are a couple of options for adding contacts.  The first is to simply click on the “Add New Contact” tab and manually enter a contact.  If you decide to go this route, you’ll enter in a first and last name and submit it. It’ll add that person as a contact and then you can go in and add all of the vital information like email address and website.  Below is an image of what a contact sheet looks like:

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You can also import your contacts which is one of the most import aspects of the whole service. You do this by clicking the “Import Contacts” tab and then you’ll be guided through the process. Import methods are as follows:

  • Import Address book
  • Import VCards (.vcf)
  • Import from Outlook

If you decide to import an address book, you can choose from the following services:

  • Gmail
  • Yahoo
  • Hotmail
  • AOL
  • Linked In
  • rediff.com
  • Orkut

My Experience

After I signed-up for an account, I decided that I would import my contacts from my Gmail account. All I had to do was enter in my user login and password (rest assured, that they do not store your login information). Then Keepm very quickly pulled up a list of all of the contacts I had within my Gmail account. I was able to select or deselect the contacts that I wanted to be imported. Once I chose all of the contacts I wanted, I clicked “import” and it imported all of the information I had for each contact. The process was started and finished within minutes.

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Export contacts…

Just as you can import your contacts, you can also export them as well.  You’ll just click the “Export” tab and then choose which contacts you want to export. You’ll also be able to choose your export method.  If you want it as a V-card, you can do that.  If you want it as a .CSV file, you can do that as well. Once you’ve selected your contacts and the method you want to use, you’ll be all set to export them.

Features

Keepm does have some nice features.  One of the best features is that you can add up to 3 tags for each contact. I ended up using the tags “family” and “friends” quite frequently. If I quickly wanted to view my family members, I could just search using the family tag and it would pull everybody up that I had tagged.

Additional features include:

  1. It’s free!
  2. Share your contacts with anyone via email address
  3. It’s quick – there’s nothing worse than a sluggish site but Keepm is far from sluggish
  4. It’s simple – this is a very simple contact manager and may be too simple for some of you
  5. Search for your contacts by name/company, email address, phone number, instant messenger, city, zip code, or tags

What we’d like to see…

The one thing that I noticed that was missing was additional tracking tools like being able to see birthdays or anniversaries that are coming up.   They also don’t provide any type of demo before signing up which would be nice to have as well. All in all though, if you’re looking for a simple contact management solution, Keepm is great. Any other ideas for managing your contacts?