Part of being human is to seek interaction with other humans. Usually that means as we move through life we build relationships with a growing number of people. Maybe you use Microsoft’s Outlook or Google’s Gmail to organize your contact information, and maybe you have a separate set of contacts for your professional life and personal life. What happens then if for some reason you need to call a friend from work (maybe a new job opportunity, social event, or emergency)? On the flip side what if you need access to professional contacts when you’re away from the office to move a project or idea forward?
With that sort of arrangement it’s difficult to pull information from the separated contact management systems. Meet Plaxo. They’re in the business of combining all of those contacts into one manageable interface that’s accessible anywhere.
Beyond that advantage, it acts as a social network that lets all of your contacts update their own information. That way you never lose touch with contacts — unless you choose to.
It also provides some nice features like easy searching, instant messaging, click to call, and integrated mapping.
If you’re looking for a better way to manage your contacts it’s worth checking out, and it’s free.