Solved

Can we share our contacts in our version of Google Apps?

Posted on 2011-09-02
7
322 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi All,

This seems like a pretty straight forward feature, but can't seem to get it to work right.  Is it possible within Google Apps?  We have Google Apps Standard for non-profits (free version).  We utilize the e-mail and calendar a lot but not the contacts until recently.  We are looking to setup a few groups of contacts and share them to all our users.  Is this possible in GA?  We installed The contacts service in the GA dashboard but it still doesn't seem to share any contacts except the names of other users on our GA domain.  Are we missing something here or is this not possible with all versions of GA yet?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:Jsmply
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
Allen Falcon earned 500 total points
ID: 36477680
Google Apps allows sharing of contacts through the API, but Google did not build a tool for this.  You will need a third party product.

If you want to create multiple address books and share them, with the ability to control who can edit/view, with sync to mobile devices.  You want Floreysoft.

www.floreysoft.net or  http://www.cumulusglobal.com/products/floreysoft.php
0
 

Author Comment

by:Jsmply
ID: 36486510
Thanks.  Do you recommend this or using a third party service for the contacts all together?
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:Allen Falcon
ID: 36488094
The third party tools are best.  

Some are as inexpensive as $99 per year.
0
New! My Passport Wireless Pro Wi-Fi Mobile Storage

Portable wireless storage to offload, edit, and stream anywhere.

High-capacity, wireless mobile storage designed to accompany professional photographers and videographers in the field to easily offload, edit and stream captured photos and high-definition videos.

 

Author Comment

by:Jsmply
ID: 36497864
Are you saying a third party tools to be used with Google OR a third party contact system all together is best?

Thx
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:Allen Falcon
ID: 36503448
Third party tool used with Google, that access and use the Contacts APIs.

Look at Dito Directory (paid version!)

We most often provide Floreysoft Shared Groups
0
 

Author Comment

by:Jsmply
ID: 36503962
Thanks. Looking to buy floreysoft, is there a link online to buy that I'm missing?

Any idea of the cost for a Google apps domain with about 50 users?  
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Jsmply
ID: 37565051
Thanks
0

Featured Post

VMware Disaster Recovery and Data Protection

In this expert guide, you’ll learn about the components of a Modern Data Center. You will use cases for the value-added capabilities of Veeam®, including combining backup and replication for VMware disaster recovery and using replication for data center migration.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Shadow IT is coming out of the shadows as more businesses are choosing cloud-based applications. It is now a multi-cloud world for most organizations. Simultaneously, most businesses have yet to consolidate with one cloud provider or define an offic…
Cloud-based technologies and services will continue to grow in popularity in 2017 thanks to the simple, scalable and cost-effective solutions they deliver. Here are three areas where cloud adoption is poised to really take off.
Connecting to an Amazon Linux EC2 Instance from Windows Using PuTTY.
Need to grow your business through quality cloud solutions? With everything required to build a cloud platform and solution, you may feel like the distance between you and the cloud is quite long. Help is here. Spend some time learning about the Con…

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

19 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now