Over a year ago I blogged about how to import your Google contacts into JibberJobber. My team did a good job with the Gmail import, and I’ve used it …. once.
My biggest hangup was all of the imports I got without a first or last name. It sucked to get a bunch of new contacts with no names … but those were contacts that were in my Gmail contact list.
On that old post Paul Miller suggested that you export your list to a CSV FIRST, and then import the CSV (instead of doing a straight dump from Gmail). I totally agree but didn’t know where to find that until he wrote his post. Here’s how you export your Gmail contacts:
- In Gmail, click on the Contacts link on the left side of your screen.
- On the right side you’ll see a link for EXPORT.
- On that page two of the options is to export to CSV format – I don’t care which format you use because both can be imported into JibberJobber.
OF COURSE, once you export you should delete all the junky contacts, and you should add additional fields to the CSV (like source, rank, notes, tags, etc.).
Thanks Paul, for nudging me to go find that 🙂