Google Contacts gets Keyboard Shortcut Upgrade

Google [GOOG] has made changes to the Contacts tool found in Gmail today. The new Contacts section of Gmail has been made easier to use and integrates more easily with Gmail.

New features added include a bunch of keyboard shortcuts as well as the ability to sort contacts by name and label every field on a contact.

With the number of Android users growing rapidly, the need to have a decent online Contacts manager is becoming more essential. The changes that Google has implemented today aims to give the user more control of Contacts.

New features include…

* Keyboard shortcuts (go to Contacts and hit “?” for the full list) Ed note: Here’s the Google help page
* Sort by last name (look under “More actions”)
* Custom labels for phone numbers and other fields
* The ability to undo changes you’ve just made
* Automatic saving
* Structured name fields, so you can adjust titles, suffixes, and other name components
* A bigger, more prominent notes field

The new Contacts is a good improvement and well worth checking out if you are a regular Gmail user and even more so if you sync up an Android smartphone or other smartphone with email and contacts.

Via: LifeHacker

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