I would like to import my contacts from my android phone address book.

I have a VCF file with multiple contacts along with their photos.

Is there an address book that is part of or can be integrated into Geary?


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According to this newsletter post, contact sync for Geary was planned but never implemented. The original developers of Geary shut down, but the Elementary team has forked Geary and continues to develop the app.

Elementary at one point had a contact manager called Dexter, but this app was pulled until it could be revamped. The project still exists and is active in Launchpad.

Gnome Contacts would probably work well on Elementary, but it doesn't currently integrate with Geary.

Long story short: there's not currently a contact manager that integrates with Geary, but it could definitely happen in the future.

  • Thanks for the comprehensive answer. eOS looks like an excellent OS for non-technical people but the lack of a contact manager looks like a deal breaker to me. I will definitely keep an eye on this and hopefully in the near future we will see a contact manager.
    – Terry
    Jan 29, 2016 at 23:58
  • Glad it helped! I'd love to see a contact manager too. If you're interested in trying another email app, Thunderbird and Evolution both have built-in contact managers. I don't find them to be as elegant as Geary, but they'd probably be more robust. Jan 31, 2016 at 0:56

I agree this would a be a must-have feature for elementary OS, but in the meantime I use Evolution app to manage my email and it has a built-in feature to manage addresses books (due to gnome-contacts, which uses evolution-data-server). So I recommend you to use it instead of pantheon mail until elementary develops its own address book.

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