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…