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VCF Export without notes field

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:19 am
by helgek
It would be nice to have a switch which allows to disable export of the notes field. This would help in scenarios where one wants to share contact data with other people. Often I have personal information in the notes fields (e.g. how I met the person, specific descriptions of the person) which I don't want to share with others.

Thanks,
Helge

Re: VCF Export without notes field

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:20 am
by devin
Hello, you can use text mode share. We will consider your suggestions, thank you.

Re: VCF Export without notes field

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:37 pm
by Grass
helgek wrote:.... which I don't want to share with others.
I am second about it, please, consider to implement it ASAP. Or maybe make Note sharing as an option, please.

Best regards.

Re: VCF Export without notes field

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:30 pm
by Grass
devin wrote:
Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:20 am
... We will consider your suggestions, thank you.
Grass wrote:
Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:37 pm
helgek wrote:.... which I don't want to share with others.
I am second about it, please, consider to implement it ASAP. Or maybe make Note sharing as an option, please.

Best regards.
Dear developers team members, how are you?

Any news about this very-very usefull feature?
I am sure a lot of DW users missing this feature.

I am holding my breath from Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:20 am.

Thanks in advance.
Best regards.

Re: VCF Export without notes field

Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 1:49 pm
by helgek
Thank you for your responses on this devin and Grass. Sorry, I didn't receive notifications about your posts, I just saw them now. As Grass also confirmed it would be really great if one could e.g. disable sharing of the vcf notes field by default when we share contacts in vcf format. To give you one additional example scenario where this plays a role:
I'm an active member in several associations. Every time a new member joins it would be very handy if I could export all or specific contacts belonging to the association to a vcf file, but without the notes field of course. Like this it would be much easier to onboard new members and give them the opportunity to easily engage.

Thanks,
Helge

Re: VCF Export without notes field

Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 2:22 pm
by Grass
2 Helge

As You can see:
Grass wrote:
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:30 pm
I am holding my breath from Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:20 am.
I don`t dare to advice You to hold your breath :D
The last response of the developers representative was at Mar 02, 2017 :cry:
I am very disapointed. :roll:

All the best.

Re: VCF Export without notes field

Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 3:08 pm
by helgek
As this software is really complex I think there are also many enhancement requests. I don't mind it taking some time. But I definetely won't dare to hold my breath that long :-D

I just did some additional testing with iPhone. Interestingly - in contrast to Google with Android - Apple by default doesn't share the notes! Apple even gives you an additional choice to select the fields of a contact you want to share. There's also a software with the name "ContactsXL", somehow following a similar approach like DW, which also offers an extend settings dialog how shared vcard information is set up.

Android once again falls short when it comes to PIM functionality (which doesn't mean at the same time that Apple is great in all regards regarding their PIM software, especially contact groups are missing).