I love my Blackberry, but the one thing that pales in comparison to the others is the hard drive space. And if you network like me, your contact list is sizable and important. Try operating your Blackberry with an address book of 4000 contacts. Multiple battery pulls per day, right? And yes, I have discussed it before. It is a pet peeve of mine.
I have also discussed Dub aka DubMeNow.com. I have a love/hate relationship with them since the summer of 2009. Dub is a mobile app that sends your digital business card to anyone’s email address. An extremely useful service if you run out of traditional biz cards or you want people to have access to information that is not on your biz card (or you just wanna go green). At some point in 2010, whenever I would send my Dub card, it would not get received, it would just disappear into the ether. Customer support tried to help, but on their end everything looked normal. So I stopped using it.
In mid-January, I received an email about new features and updates. So I checked it out. Big improvement. Like Gist, Dub can take all of your email and social media contacts and spit it out as one comprehensive address book. At the site, you can print it out as a spreadsheet. On Blackberry, the app lets you access all of your contacts with extreme quickness. I have almost 7K contacts on Dub, and searching through the list takes little time. Another plus: I went to the website to see if a Dub card I sent a few days ago reached its intended audience. It hadn’t, but it saved the email address. When this was happening to me before, the email address would not save. This is a big change. And now Dub also offers the opportunity to resend the card.
Bottomline, if you want to have your entire contact list on your Blackberry, without crashing your phone, load the free app called Dub. Think about that. No more waiting to get back to your office to find a number or email address. Or no more printing out a contact list to stuff in your pocket or briefcase. Or no more battery pulling because searching for a phone number froze your Curve (especially when you’re on deadline to reach that particular person).
Serious networkers and folks with large contact lists need to load Dub.
It’s also available on iPhone/iPod (for those that like to play with toys).