Contact Editor Free

Contact Editor Free


This is the contact editor (and only the editor) from the Android 2.1 sources.
I just fixed it to make it work with arbitrary contact sources (like CardDAV-Sync) and removed the dependencies on the internal API to make it work with Android 2.2 and later.
So all credits go to Google.

This editor is a replacement/alternative for your native editor and it's invoked in the same way. It will be started whenever you try to edit or create a contact (and you select "Contact Editor Free").

If you can edit all your contacts you may not have any benefits from this app. It is useful if you use some custom Sync-Adapter that does not feature its own editor (like CardDav-Sync) and your editor can not edit those contacts.
However some people reported it is useful if your phone's manufacturer removed the ability to edit custom labels.

Also, have a look at "Contact Editor Pro" an improved version of this editor. ( https://market.android.com/details?id=org.dmfs.android.contacteditorpp )

Get support and news via Twitter https://twitter.com/dmfs_org

This app can not edit or remove contacts from read-only sources like Facebook or Cloudtact! This is due to the definition of read-only!
Also, if you see a blank screen when editing contacts that are aggregated with a Facebook contact, try to remove and recreate your Facebook account. Facebook limits access from other apps which breaks the contacts API in a way. For further information see http://techcrunch.com/2011/02/22/google-android-facebook-contacts/

Note regarding Events:
There is a big problem with events in this editor (better: with Android). The Android SDK documentation states about the database column for the date: 'The event start date as the user entered it.' Unfortunately does every manufacturer have it's own opinion about the format. Some are happy with 'yyyy-mm-dd', my phone uses unix timestamps.
So if your phone doesn't accept the 'yyyy-mm-dd' format try entering a unix-timestamp ;-). Seriously, I think about removing this feature until I've found a proper solution. You can help by sending me mails with your phone model, os version and which formats work or don't work for you.

Btw: just writing a comment like "Doesn't work on..." won't help neither you nor me to get it running on your device. Please contact me if you have problems.

Please report bugs by sending me a mail stating what happened and what you did before it happened. Often the Market bug reports are not very helpful without additional informations.

known issues:

* on some devices this app hangs when it is opened. If this happens to you, please send me an email!
* crashes in some very rare cases. I've no further information about those cases and I'm not able to reproduce them. Please send me an email with your phone model, your OS version and what kind of sync-adapters you have installed. Thanks!

Recent changes:
--- new in 0.6.3.1 --

fix launcher label (was "edit contact" but should be "create contact")

--- new in 0.6.3 --

Add launcher icon that always starts with a new contact. This is meant as a workaround for HTC One users. HTC Sense doesn't invoke 3rd party editors when creating new contacts.
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About Contact Editor Free
This is the contact editor (and only the editor) from the Android 2.1 sources.
I just fixed it to make it work with arbitrary contact sources (like CardDAV-Sync) and removed the dependencies on the internal API to make it work with Android 2.2 and later.
So all credits go to Google.

This editor is a replacement/alternative for your native editor and it's invoked in the same way. It will be started whenever you try to edit or create a contact (and you select "Contact Editor Free").

If you can edit all your contacts you may not have any benefits from this app. It is useful if you use some custom Sync-Adapter that does not feature its own editor (like CardDav-Sync) and your editor can not edit those contacts.
However some people reported it is useful if your phone's manufacturer removed the ability to edit custom labels.

Also, have a look at "Contact Editor Pro" an improved version of this editor. ( https://market.android.com/details?id=org.dmfs.android.contacteditorpp )

Get support and news via Twitter https://twitter.com/dmfs_org

This app can not edit or remove contacts from read-only sources like Facebook or Cloudtact! This is due to the definition of read-only!
Also, if you see a blank screen when editing contacts that are aggregated with a Facebook contact, try to remove and recreate your Facebook account. Facebook limits access from other apps which breaks the contacts API in a way. For further information see http://techcrunch.com/2011/02/22/google-android-facebook-contacts/

Note regarding Events:
There is a big problem with events in this editor (better: with Android). The Android SDK documentation states about the database column for the date: 'The event start date as the user entered it.' Unfortunately does every manufacturer have it's own opinion about the format. Some are happy with 'yyyy-mm-dd', my phone uses unix timestamps.
So if your phone doesn't accept the 'yyyy-mm-dd' format try entering a unix-timestamp ;-). Seriously, I think about removing this feature until I've found a proper solution. You can help by sending me mails with your phone model, os version and which formats work or don't work for you.

Btw: just writing a comment like "Doesn't work on..." won't help neither you nor me to get it running on your device. Please contact me if you have problems.

Please report bugs by sending me a mail stating what happened and what you did before it happened. Often the Market bug reports are not very helpful without additional informations.

known issues:

* on some devices this app hangs when it is opened. If this happens to you, please send me an email!
* crashes in some very rare cases. I've no further information about those cases and I'm not able to reproduce them. Please send me an email with your phone model, your OS version and what kind of sync-adapters you have installed. Thanks!

Recent changes:
--- new in 0.6.3.1 --

fix launcher label (was "edit contact" but should be "create contact")

--- new in 0.6.3 --

Add launcher icon that always starts with a new contact. This is meant as a workaround for HTC One users. HTC Sense doesn't invoke 3rd party editors when creating new contacts.

User reviews of Contact Editor Free
Fantastic app!! For some reason, the built-in editor stopped working; the first time this happened I had to re-flash the entire phone. This time, I simply installed this gem of an app--and problem solved! I have no idea what caused the 2.3 contacts app to stop editing--but now I really don't care!
Sep 19, 2011
This is a great app and just where I'am looking for, give 5 stars when you add fields birthday and anniversary.
Feb 22, 2011
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Apr 14, 2015
Thanks New Samsung update wouldn't let me add emojis to my contacts anymore. This lets me.
A Google User
Apr 13, 2015
Can you say a word or two about our information security? First, I want to say this is a great app that fixes a Google Android "size of the Notes field" problem that has existed for 5 years. Second... please consider addressing user's concerns over your app having access to our contacts. I know, how else are you going to do the job... but maybe there is something you can say to reassure users that there is no way for you to communicate the information back to your server or something you may code in the future to minimize the potential misuse of your application to gain access to contacts.
A Google User
Apr 11, 2015
Useless You get one page of legalese with no apparent way to actually open the program and use it. gave up trying.
A Google User
Mar 4, 2015
I don't have edit application for my mobile phone for 6 months. Thanks, my problem solved.
A Google User
Feb 14, 2015
Good
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