Manage BlackBerry contacts on your desktop

Josep pointed me to some free beta software in development on BlackBerry Italia dubbed simply Address Book Manager, which lets you export contacts from your BlackBerry as IPD files and edit them on your desktop. This software aims to let BlackBerry-only PIM purists handle desktop contacts without needing Outlook or other software. Regardless, Address Book Manager still lets you get your Outlook on by allowing XML address book exporting, so you can haul it into whichever app you like from there. Once you’re all done, you can import your contacts back onto your BlackBerry with the Desktop Manager. It’s still in beta, but worth taking a look at. (There’s a language pack too, for those of us who can’t read Italian.)

3 Responses to “Manage BlackBerry contacts on your desktop”

  1. 1 Lowrider

    Not the greatest, matter of fact, even with the English Laguage pak, some parts are still in Itallian. Also won’t locate .ipd files. NEED A LOT OF WORK, but it is FREE!

  2. 2 Dean

    i just use a yahoo mail account and input all my contacts on there then sync it with my blackberry using the regular old desktop manager. works like a charm and is easy.

  3. 3 tstockma

    I badly need a desktop manager for the address book & have used this Blackberry Italia one, and it’s workable.


    One crucial field for me is “categories”. Without it I can’t manage a few hundred contacts.

    This product not only doesn’t support entry or update of categories, it nukes existing categories. For me, this takes it out of the running. Too bad, I’d welcome this program if it could.

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