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Monday 25 November 2013

Smart Merge - App Review

Now for the ACIDS test:

The welcome screen is as basic as can be, just one button, inviting you to 'Import Contacts'. You obviously need to allow the App access to your contacts in order for this to function.

Now, press 'next, and receive a reminder to backup all your contacts (fairly basic bit, oh so important). the App now does exactly that on your behalf, just in case anything should go awry. Your contacts can be saved in your Dropbox or Google Drive, as well as being send by email (make sure you send these to yourself!).

Press next again to find possible merges.

You will be presented with a list of potential duplicate contacts, phones, email addresses, and similar names.

Take each in turn and analyse that they really are duplicates then either accept the change or reject it, on a per item basis.

Once you've done that, press merge and you have just tidied up your contacts.

If you have, over time, amassed lots of contacts, think of the time you will save by spending am mere $1.

This isn't something you will use every day but, will save you much time when you need it.

The App seems to work (for contacts at least), on the name, just as one would expect. You do need to be careful with people you store separately under different addresses, otherwise the App will attempt to merge these.

The App is self-contained... just remember to email the backup to yourself!

ACIDS Test Rating:

Very useful tool.

To find out how the ACIDS Test works, click here.

You can get Smart Merge here and support for the App here.

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