Contact Editor Pro

Contact Editor Pro


This is the contact editor (and only the editor) from the Android sources.
I fixed it to make it work with arbitrary contact sources (like CardDAV-Sync).
Also this version got some improvements. Write me for additional feature requests.

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

Currently, it has the following enhancements (compared to the stock contact editor of Android 2.1):

* stateful editing: return to an unsaved contact with the new launcher
* option to set default account for new contacts
* copy/move contact between accounts
* merge data from another contact
* remove a contact from a specific account
* basic group management (still needs some work)
* more predefined labels for phone numbers and emails (for custom contact sources)
* labels for websites
* support for editing "Relation" (not for Exchange)
* support for Google's custom fields (Google Contacts only)
* extra confirmation step when deleting fields (to prevent accidental deletion of fields)
* additional fields in organization: department & role
* date picker for events (can handle phones that store dates as timestamps internally)
* set contact ring tone and "send directly to voice mail"
* field for "Internet Call" (Android 2.3+ only)
* allows to set behavior when back-button is pressed
* collapse editor sections for aggregated contacts
* option to disable phone number auto-formatting
* more to come (write me)

After installing this app you won't see any launcher icon in your app list. It will be started whenever you try to edit or create a contact (and you select "Contact Editor Pro").

This app will not edit or remove contacts from read-only sources like Facebook! 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/

Please keep in mind that your sync adapter may not be able to sync all fields that Contact Editor Pro offers.
Also, this app lets you edit some fields, that many contact apps do not even show (department, role, website labels). This is not a Contact Editor Pro bug.

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, before you can edit an event's date you will have to set the device's internal date format. Open the menu and select "settings". If your device doesn't recognize one format, try another one. Write me if no format works 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:

* taken contact photos appear twice in media gallery

Recent changes:
Please send me an email if something doesn't work as expected.

--- new in 0.6.6 --

fix inserting numbers from call log

--- new in 0.6.5 --

fix a crash
fix loading of non-high-res photos

--- new in 0.6.4 --

can edit Me profile now
improved design
dark theme
fixed support for large photos
dropped support for multiple photos (doesn't work with large photos)
fixed support for adding unknown numbers
more minor improvements & fixes
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$2.95
94
4.7
User ratings
266
Installs
5,000+
Concerns
2
File size
2184 kb
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About Contact Editor Pro
This is the contact editor (and only the editor) from the Android sources.
I fixed it to make it work with arbitrary contact sources (like CardDAV-Sync).
Also this version got some improvements. Write me for additional feature requests.

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

Currently, it has the following enhancements (compared to the stock contact editor of Android 2.1):

* stateful editing: return to an unsaved contact with the new launcher
* option to set default account for new contacts
* copy/move contact between accounts
* merge data from another contact
* remove a contact from a specific account
* basic group management (still needs some work)
* more predefined labels for phone numbers and emails (for custom contact sources)
* labels for websites
* support for editing "Relation" (not for Exchange)
* support for Google's custom fields (Google Contacts only)
* extra confirmation step when deleting fields (to prevent accidental deletion of fields)
* additional fields in organization: department & role
* date picker for events (can handle phones that store dates as timestamps internally)
* set contact ring tone and "send directly to voice mail"
* field for "Internet Call" (Android 2.3+ only)
* allows to set behavior when back-button is pressed
* collapse editor sections for aggregated contacts
* option to disable phone number auto-formatting
* more to come (write me)

After installing this app you won't see any launcher icon in your app list. It will be started whenever you try to edit or create a contact (and you select "Contact Editor Pro").

This app will not edit or remove contacts from read-only sources like Facebook! 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/

Please keep in mind that your sync adapter may not be able to sync all fields that Contact Editor Pro offers.
Also, this app lets you edit some fields, that many contact apps do not even show (department, role, website labels). This is not a Contact Editor Pro bug.

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, before you can edit an event's date you will have to set the device's internal date format. Open the menu and select "settings". If your device doesn't recognize one format, try another one. Write me if no format works 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:

* taken contact photos appear twice in media gallery

Recent changes:
Please send me an email if something doesn't work as expected.

--- new in 0.6.6 --

fix inserting numbers from call log

--- new in 0.6.5 --

fix a crash
fix loading of non-high-res photos

--- new in 0.6.4 --

can edit Me profile now
improved design
dark theme
fixed support for large photos
dropped support for multiple photos (doesn't work with large photos)
fixed support for adding unknown numbers
more minor improvements & fixes

User reviews of Contact Editor Pro
Super, die einzige Software die wirklich alle Felder editieren kann und jeden Cent wert!!! Entwickler hilft prompt und Wünsche werden implementiert - SUPER !
Nov 3, 2011
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Oct 15, 2014
HTC One m8 rooted Excellent had it for a long time works excellent
A Google User
Sep 28, 2014
Contact editing done right This is a really useful piece of software if you care about your address book more than just throwing in names and numbers - it can access and edit even the fields my built-in contacts app could not. Don't let the Gingerbread styling in the screenshots fool you, the current version is actually card-based and quite modern. A dark theme has been added recently (a pet peeve of mine) so as far as I'm concerned, this is now perfect. Well worth the price.
A Google User
Sep 24, 2014
The missing "stuff" . . . If you're a power user, it's a must have app! I really needed grouping and group editing. I use grouping for call filtering with Smart Ring Pro. Lots of other good stuff in this app.
A Google User
Aug 14, 2014
Solved problem of Contacts long notes truncation!! Google's native Android Contacts app will truncate long notes! Use this to edit your contacts instead!
A Google User
Aug 7, 2014
Problem with taking photo Android 4.4.2 No photo returned when I try to take picture.