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Bye bye, Plaxo!

I’ve been using Plaxo for several years now. Plaxo’s main advantage over any over solution has always been that it will automatically keep my address book up to date whenever people change their own data. We use Outlook at work, so to be able to keep my address book current was fantastic.

Today I realized that my sync from Outlook did not seem to do anything. Then I saw people tweeting that Plaxo will start charging for the Outlook sync feature. A quick look at my sync options confirmed this:

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They didn’t even offer to export your contacts. I used the trial upgrade to premium, but even that did not offer an export function.

I don’t need another silo. I’m done with Plaxo, and I cancelled my account today. Looking at Twitter, I’m not the only one…

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  1. I head up marketing at Plaxo and appreciate your feedback. One clarification: we offer export, for sure. Always have. Always will. In fact, we also have a “Portable Contacts” endpoint, which means other services can offer Plaxo address book import. We definitely do not want to build a silo!

  2. I imported my address books before creating folders. Now I can't find a way to change the folder the contacts are in. Is there a way to do it, or do I have to put all of those in manually, then delete the original contact?

  3. the singers would sing a song and then say 'bye bye'.. and then the stage would still be lighted well.. and the crowd would shout 'more. more' and then the singers would come back again..

  4. I have this doubt recently – I normally say bye-bye when people just say Bye to me – and I see a frown on some faces sometimes. And I heard from a friend that you shouldn't say good bye in normal use – it is for a long time or no return kind of bye.