I can’t remember when I started using Plaxo and I don’t remember when I stopped using it. But I know somewhere between Twitter, Facebook, Google and less use of Microsoft Outlook, my use (or even needed) of Plaxo become much less.
Earlier this month Plaxo announced that it’s “back” with a new vengeance.
It’s press release reads:
To mark the return to its roots, the company is unveiling a family of address book-related services and the availability of Plaxo Personal Assistant, a completely new service that intelligently makes automatic updates to your address book so contact information is constantly relevant. Available for purchase now, Plaxo Personal Assistant is aimed at on-the-go professionals who demand an always-available, always-reliable address book, or any connected individual who has contact information spread across multiple places. Plaxo is re-dedicating efforts to helping its customers manage this critical information.
If you have multiple address books, incomplete addresses and lots of duplicated addresses you’ll want to see what Plaxo can do to make your data much more complete.
Plaxo is complementary to social networks and media companies by helping users pull in disparate sets of contacts (e.g. from Facebook, LinkedIn, Gmail, Yahoo!,Hotmail, CSV, etc.) into one common, secure online address book. Additionally, it syncs with leading mobile platforms including: Apple iOS, Google Android andRIM BlackBerry to pull in those address books. Because Plaxo offers two-way, real-time sync, updates made from one sync point are reflected in every sync point– providing a consistent, updated address book from wherever you access it.
I’m glad Plaxo is “back” and I know that those of you who have several address books will appreciate finally having them all unified and integrated.