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Support address book groups in webapp

There is also no place to look at the contacts who are in one particular group.

It would be very helpful to me, even necessary, to be able to go to fruux.com and select only one group at a time.

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Heather Denkmire shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
planned  ·  Adminfruux (CEO / Founder, fruux) responded  · 

We’re planning to support this as soon as possible. The problem is that there’s no real standard for groups yet (e.g. Apple uses a special non standard vCard for groups, Mozilla Thunderbird uses a different special vCard – none of those are standardized).

All of that will luckily change with the vCard 4.0 standard, which we plan to support as early as possible. So once CardDAV clients support the new vCard 4.0 standard, we’ll also definitely support that, which will result in cross-platform support for groups.


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  • Günter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    How about using 'categories' with the contacts and Filter for it. That way those 'filter' contacts (speak group of contacts) can be used for further actions, eg. Mailto etc

  • Frankie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Now and again I am dropping in to see, if this feature has been implemented. I really am up for a paid account, but without groups or tags I cannot sort contacts by e.g. projects which is an essentail feature for me. As there seems to be no progress, I will now stop looking here an search for another possibility (or stay with Google).

  • Fritz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I played around with your service, but without tags/groups and fully supported custom fields I will never seriously use your service.

  • Kurt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The announcement above is now more than 18 months old and still no vCard 4.0 standard on the horizon as far as I can see. Are there any second thoughts on this feature? I am asking because if one tries to share address books with various people in a team, subdividing the address books into separate address books for each share doesn't seem to be very practical to me. Or is there a feature in fruux that I am missing that allows me to have the same contact live in two address books? At least in the web interface I don't see such option.

  • Ian commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If there is no real standard, then it is an opportunity to implement a premium (paid) feature to handle the different proprietary standards. Why wait?

    It would be a good way for Fruux to differentiate itself. When they all implement an open standard, then your competitors will probably offer this and then it will be difficult to charge money for it. I just signed up for a pro account and expected a little more progress on the implementation of these kinds of features, but I'm willing to stay a while and see how you get on.

    Other potential "premium" features could include things like what the "Humin" app tries to do: help with convenient searches by location (where did I meet this person) or by date (when).

  • WS commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Because groups are not supported, I continue to use Google Contacts. Please also consider the Android Contact program when displaying groups.

  • OJ commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    My preferred channel to check the features and the imported data is the webapp. It would also be my preferred way to correct/complete the imported data.

    Looking at the webapp yesterday, it seemed that fruux doesn't support contact groups; at least not in the webapp.

  • WS commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Show groups in Android / Thunderbird would also be very helpful.

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