ScheduleWorld now has AJAX offline contact editing
If you aren’t familiar with ScheduleWorld they are a web startup that I first posted about last August. ScheduleWorld allows you to easily synchronize your calendar/schedule and contacts/address book using your Internet connection. What set them apart is that you can use their service to synchronize your Google Calendar to Microsoft Outlook.
They updated their Contact Manager today with several useful features:
- Works offline — essential for anyone who organizes their contacts on a laptop while traveling.
- Extremely fast and efficient synchronization.
- Works like a desktop application but in your web browser (thanks to CSS, DHTML and AJAX).
- Google Maps integration.
- No network slowdown for most operations.
The interface is simple (a good thing). There is a toolbar on the top with the minimum necessary operations. All of the contacts are listed down the left pane and as a big information cloud in the center (not shown in a preview because I can’t be bothered to censor all those names). This is an intuitive layout that let’s you quickly browse all your contact info with minimal scrolling and clicking.
Clicking on a name shows an edit button that brings up the contact editor. I have 300 contacts in the system, and I found it very fast. It will take over as my contact editor (before I was editing in Outlook and then synching to ScheduleWorld).
Good job, Mark.
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