Address Book

Address Book is a good little tool for Kindle to store and retrieve the addresses of people you interact with often.

The user interface is quite simple.  Use the Kindle’s 5-way toggle button to select the correct tab: New Contact or Favorites.  In New Contacts you can navigate to the New Contact text input box.  Fields include the standard name, address, email, phone number, etc.

Underneath the New Contacts and Favorites, you’ll also see a search box.  I like that 7 Dragons took the time to include “type here to search” because that simple phrase explains exactly what you need to do.

So, the navigation is mostly done through the 5-way toggle button and the Kindle’s keyboard.  The user interface is simple, clear, and easy to read.  I hope that there will be a Kindle 4 version out soon.

There is another comparable Kindle address book app available that is worth a try.  Contacts is a more elaborate address book, and was developed by A Gamz.  It has great reviews, but is a dollar more than Address Book.  It just depends on how much you want in an address book.

I think one of the biggest advantages to an electronic address book like Address Book is that you don’t have to worry about constantly erasing addresses for people who move all the time.  I have moved about every year the past few years, so it is nice to just reenter my address without wearing down the paper.  A couple of other perks: it gets stored on your Kindle’s account.  So even when you switch Kindle’s you’ll still have the app.  Since it is on your specific account, it has a greater layer of security.  The other is portability.  Paper address books can get clunky.

Ed Pegg

“Use is simple. All major Email services (Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail) will let you store your contact list (built from emails) in VCF or vCard format. Save that to your computer, then upload to your Kindle. Both programs give detailed instructions.”

DMR48

“This address book is VERY FLEXIBLE in adding information . Just have to play around with it a bit. You can add more than one phone number/ email address for each person. Easy to look up a persons information, by first or last name, friend , family or co-worker. Just what I was looking for. Even can add birthdays ! Great to have when you are away from your home, and you can have someones email addresses, phone numbers and addresses right at your finger tips. (A wish I have had for along time when I am away from my home or out of state)”