Craig G.

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Name Craig G.
User since Feb. 3, 2019
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Rated 2 out of 5 stars

FYI, there are at least two bugs regarding contact photos, which may be nits to some. I like having photos for every contact, especially on my phone, as it allows me to see who's calling or whom I'm writing to at a glance.

1) I installed gContactSync on Thunderbird 60.6.1 (32-bit) for Windows and configured it for R/O mode.

Upon initial sync everything looked great, including all photos... Awesome! But, a few days later I noticed some contact photos were mysteriously disappearing from both my phone and Google. There seemed to be no rhyme or reason to which ones, it was occurring randomly.

To isolate the cause:
- Disabled this Add-on.
- Restored the missing photos using the Contacts app on my phone (Google Pixel 3, running the latest build of Pie).
- Verified Google Contacts was updating accordingly.

After which all has remained well, so I think it clearly points to a bug in this Add-on. Thankfully, no contact data seems to be missing (as far as I've been able to tell), just photos.

2) I installed gContactSync on Thunderbird 60.6.1 (64-bit) for Linux (Fedora) and configured it for R/O mode.

Upon initial sync, some photos appear in the TBird address book, while others are missing. This occurs immediately, and is also random.

I wouldn't be too concerned about these issues in the TBird address book, but since I have gContactSync in R/O mode it obviously shouldn't be deleting data in Google Contacts (and therefore, in my phone as well after it syncs).

This would be the perfect Add-on for me, but I can't use it until there's a fix for these problems.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1.5). 


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A must-have for those who use vCard format contact lists!
One question: How do you add a URL for synchronization? When I go into "Preferences" and select the "Sync" tab, it will not allow me to type in the "Address books discovery" field, even after I tick the "Accounts" box.

UPDATE: Thanks much Philippe, that did the trick. Thanks again for a great add-on!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (35.3).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I exported a vCard file from my Google Pixel 3 standard "Contacts" app (Android 9, Pie) and attempted to import them locally to a new address book... Absolutely nothing happens (no contacts import, no error messages). Tried switching settings from vCard 4.0 to 3.0, same thing.

The exported vCard file imports into the standard Thunderbird address book with no issues. Is this add-on compatible with the Android Pie Contacts app?

Thanks in advance for any advice. Looks like a nice add-on, if I could get my contacts imported!


UPDATE: Guess not. The problem appears to be on the Google Android end. Found the CardBook log viewer, and every contact is flagged as not being in 3.0 or 4.0 format. Opened the exported vCard file with Notepad, and the second record is: "VERSION:2.1". I can't find anything in the app settings to change the output format. Weird that it's v2.1, on the latest version of Android.


ONE MORE UPDATE: There is a free app in the Google Play Store called "ContactsManager", which exports your contacts in 3.0 format, but it does not export pictures (for one thing). A better free app is "Easy Backup - Contacts Export and Restore". While the latter still exports in 3.0 format, it does include picture data in its output vCard file.

Exporting using either of these apps, CardBook was able to import them with no issues. Lots of function within this add-on, great job!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (33.9).