So you lost all your mobile contacts!

I wonder how many of you have lost your mobile contact list? Well I flippin’ have and that’s for sure. Ok, so I might find IT generally a bit daunting and welcome the daily range of new content, ideas and applications with a resounding sigh, but I do… wait for it… have an iPhone and I do… have an iMac!

Now no doubt one of you clever peeps out there will tell me I updated it incorrectly (see, if I was younger I might have put “updated it wrong” too) but synchronise to update my iPhone I did – easy peasey and I’ve done it before! To my horror and dismay though the system brought the old list from my iMac and over wrote all the latest stuff with the old contact detail!

I pondered, bewildered for some time, not wanting to accept what had just happened and desperately looking for a way of reversing the process, how on earth could that have happened?… but to no avail.

I have since started expanding the contact list on my phone again, frightened silly that the same thing could happen again, but last week was tipped off about a simple little app, (which I think cost .69p or £1.69 – certainly not a significant amount) called Contacts to Excel. So apparently I could download the app and automatically create a list of alllllllllllll my contacts – name, phone, mail, address and more in spreadsheet format and e-mail that list to… well to anyone I fancied.

The challenge of course dear reader is that I’m a complete clutz with this stuff, but what the heck, I earn good money! So let’s blow 69pence and see things go…

To my utter amazement, I downloaded the app (via WiFi I’ll have you know), clicked on a big button that read “Export to Excel” and guess what? It exported all my contacts to Excel and Clutz here then e-mailed the list to my hotmail account – now who’s the clever girl then?

Export to Excel – I tell you, the easiest most valuable little app I’ve ever used, just fantastic!

avatar Name: Alexandra Eager
About: Alex has worked as a Financial Controller and Finance Director for many years for a variety of companies across a range of industries but more recently she has moved away from accounting working for an internet marketing agency as Finance and Operations director, primarily overseeing the finance functions and search engine optimisation (SEO) for clients. Follow Alex on G+ and on Twitter @Alex_BusDirUK
Alex runs her own company with two fellow owners developing a suite of e-commerce web sites and promoting them directly. “I found that SEO and finance were quite compatible both needing an eye for detail, research and analysis as well keeping up with new developments and changes.”

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