Jump to content


Photo

DupeDeDupe - remove duplicate contacts

- - - - -

  • Please log in to reply
41 replies to this topic

#1
PaulOBrien

PaulOBrien

    It's My Party

  • Founder
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 36,251 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Norwich, UK
  • Devices:All the Nexus!
  • Twitter:@paulobrien
Posted Image
This is a very very very simple application for WM5+ PPC / SP (CF2.0) I rustled up in response to a need to remove duplicate contacts on a device.

It is an EXE only (copy to your device and run), which has a basic GUI which allows you to scan for duplicates, and then choose (after being told your duplicate count) whether to remove them. Contacts are compared based on 'File As', field, 'Email' field and 'Home / Work / Mobile' phone fields. If all those fields match, it's deemed a duplicate.

The application scans my ~200 contacts in under 2 seconds :D

Hope this is useful!

Enjoy, feedback welcomed! If you use the CAB, please consider donating £1 to my 'quidapps' effort to develop cheap, useful applications and tweaks - click here to donate. Donations will be used specifically to buy development tools to enable slicker and more advanced tweaks and applications in the future while retaining a £1 price point!

P

PS If you think it's worthy of me cabbing up, or extending to Calendar support etc., let me know!

[Edit: Now available by request in CAB form with AppToDate support without registration required for download: http://www.apptodate.../dupededupe.cab]

  • 0

You can follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/paulobrien / Follow MoDaCo on Twitter - http://twitter.com/modaco

Want to donate? MoDaCo is raising money for the Multiple Sclerosis society.

Posted Image


#2
REem

REem

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 37 posts

Posted Image
This is a very very very simple application for WM5+ PPC / SP (CF2.0) I rustled up in response to a need to remove duplicate contacts on a device.

It is an EXE only (copy to your device and run), which has a basic GUI which allows you to scan for duplicates, and then choose (after being told your duplicate count) whether to remove them. Contacts are compared based on 'File As', field, 'Email' field and 'Home / Work / Mobile' phone fields. If all those fields match, it's deemed a duplicate.

The application scans my ~200 contacts in under 2 seconds :D

Hope this is useful to someone!

P

PS If you think it's worthy of me cabbing up, or extending to Calendar support etc., let me know!

[attachment=24346:DupeDeDupe.zip]


A cab-file and apptodate support are cool and usefull iterations !

  • 0

#3
PaulOBrien

PaulOBrien

    It's My Party

  • Founder
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 36,251 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Norwich, UK
  • Devices:All the Nexus!
  • Twitter:@paulobrien
From GearDiary:

Rita El Khoury Says:
Is it just me or will french speaking users of this application have a nice laugh over it’s name?! Hm :D

Judie Lipsett Says:
Rita, I don’t speak French, can you share the joke? :-)

Rita El Khoury Says:
Well “dupe” in french translates into dupe or sucker in english, but is mostly used for someone who has just been fooled/screwed.
And french tend (the last time I checked) to use an “x de x” or “x de chez x” pattern to emphasize, like “idiot de chez idiot” means he’s the biggest idiot EVER.
That means that the name of the application will translate to the biggest sucker ever.
Ok it’s not funny anymore :(

Oops :(

P

  • 0

You can follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/paulobrien / Follow MoDaCo on Twitter - http://twitter.com/modaco

Want to donate? MoDaCo is raising money for the Multiple Sclerosis society.

Posted Image


#4
Confucious

Confucious

    Peanut Brain

  • MoDaCo Gold
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,635 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Surrey, England
  • Devices:iPhone 5
  • Twitter:@Confuciousmobil
Just run this and it scanned my 600+ contacts very quickly and found 3 duplicates. I deleted them but would have preferred to have them listed so I could double check them before deleting. But still a very useful app!

  • 0
He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.

#5
ghozd

ghozd

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 42 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sittard
+1
A list of duplicate contacts before deleting them would be VERY good.
It removed 3 contacts and i do not know which one.....


And extending to calendar is also a very wanted feature...

Edited by ghozd, 24 April 2008 - 01:41 PM.

  • 0

#6
PaulOBrien

PaulOBrien

    It's My Party

  • Founder
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 36,251 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Norwich, UK
  • Devices:All the Nexus!
  • Twitter:@paulobrien
Yeah, i'm definitely going to add calendar support, perhaps tasks too.

P

  • 0

You can follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/paulobrien / Follow MoDaCo on Twitter - http://twitter.com/modaco

Want to donate? MoDaCo is raising money for the Multiple Sclerosis society.

Posted Image


#7
PaulOBrien

PaulOBrien

    It's My Party

  • Founder
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 36,251 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Norwich, UK
  • Devices:All the Nexus!
  • Twitter:@paulobrien
Hello everyone who's dropping in from links on the various sites! I never thought a util I hacked up for the Mobius group would have so much interest :S

I have a new idea, I am going to make the source code available for everyone on Popfly Explorer but still continue to update it as a 'community project'.

Thoughts?

P

  • 0

You can follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/paulobrien / Follow MoDaCo on Twitter - http://twitter.com/modaco

Want to donate? MoDaCo is raising money for the Multiple Sclerosis society.

Posted Image


#8
halr9000

halr9000

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
  • Devices:Sprint PPC-6700

Hope this is useful to someone!

Very cool. What would make it more useful to me, if you have the time, is to make the fields it checks for configurable. For example a name only check or name + email would let me fix the incredibly annoying issue when you run Live Messenger and it creates dupes of all your MSN contacts.

  • 0

#9
nosferatum

nosferatum

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 1 posts
  • Devices:tmobile dash

Posted Image
This is a very very very simple application for WM5+ PPC / SP (CF2.0) I rustled up in response to a need to remove duplicate contacts on a device.

It is an EXE only (copy to your device and run), which has a basic GUI which allows you to scan for duplicates, and then choose (after being told your duplicate count) whether to remove them. Contacts are compared based on 'File As', field, 'Email' field and 'Home / Work / Mobile' phone fields. If all those fields match, it's deemed a duplicate.

The application scans my ~200 contacts in under 2 seconds :D

Hope this is useful to someone!

P

PS If you think it's worthy of me cabbing up, or extending to Calendar support etc., let me know!

[Edit: Now available by request in CAB form with AppToDate support without registration required for download: http://www.apptodate.../dupededupe.cab]




paul, i been trying to download the file but i cant find the link, i just see the link to the *.cab file, can you help??
i see that there is an attachment ([attachment=24346:DupeDeDupe.zip]) but i dont see it

Edited by nosferatum, 25 April 2008 - 01:30 PM.

  • 0

#10
PaulOBrien

PaulOBrien

    It's My Party

  • Founder
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 36,251 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Norwich, UK
  • Devices:All the Nexus!
  • Twitter:@paulobrien
The CAB file is what you need to install it...

http://www.apptodate.../dupededupe.cab

P

  • 0

You can follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/paulobrien / Follow MoDaCo on Twitter - http://twitter.com/modaco

Want to donate? MoDaCo is raising money for the Multiple Sclerosis society.

Posted Image


#11
blewer

blewer

    MoDaCo Plus Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 964 posts
  • Location:Surrey, England
  • Devices:SPV-SPVE200-SPVM600-SPVM700
Calander support would be great

  • 0
Earn money on your phone with Navizon 'CLICK BELOW'
http://my.navizon.co...de=5D565A5A575D


Posted Image

#12
bdumch

bdumch

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 1 posts
  • Devices:xv6800

Calander support would be great


Agreed! My Google/Outlook Sync nearly erased my whole calendar. When I went to resync after a one way sync from Google to Outlook, I got duplicates for ALL my dates instead. Kinda frustrated at the moment.

  • 0

#13
ZeteBoy

ZeteBoy

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 1 posts
  • Devices:HTC88, mac mini
This really worked well. I am impressed. It eliminated 2800 (!) duplicate contacts that I could not spend hours removing.

Great work!!

Colin

  • 0

#14
happymanth

happymanth

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 1 posts
Thanks for this program.It's help me for delete duplicate, I try and remove over 500 contacts in 1 min. So happy.Wish you try to develope to duplicate calendar remover.I waiting. :D

  • 0

#15
kenh

kenh

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
  • Devices:xv6900
Paul,

excuse my ignorance, but what do i do with the cab file to get dedupe loaded onto my pocket pc? I have downloaded it and extracted all to a file on the computer. I xferred all to my pocket pc and double clicked setup, but it just opened a copy of the code in an explorer window. how can i get it installed?

thanks

ken

  • 0

#16
kenh

kenh

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
  • Devices:xv6900

Paul,

excuse my ignorance, but what do i do with the cab file to get dedupe loaded onto my pocket pc? I have downloaded it and extracted all to a file on the computer. I xferred all to my pocket pc and double clicked setup, but it just opened a copy of the code in an explorer window. how can i get it installed?

thanks

ken



Paul,

figured it out...new to pocket pc's.

thx

  • 0

#17
PPCInformer

PPCInformer

    Regular

  • MoDaCo Gold
  • PipPip
  • 97 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Melbourne
  • Devices:HTC TyTN

Paul,

figured it out...new to pocket pc's.

thx


Great work thanks for sharing it with us

  • 0

#18
Confucious

Confucious

    Peanut Brain

  • MoDaCo Gold
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,635 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Surrey, England
  • Devices:iPhone 5
  • Twitter:@Confuciousmobil
He probably thought that only he, as a total newbie, would not know that you have to copy the cab to your phone and run it there and not extract it on your PC....

  • 0
He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.

#19
PaulOBrien

PaulOBrien

    It's My Party

  • Founder
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 36,251 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Norwich, UK
  • Devices:All the Nexus!
  • Twitter:@paulobrien
I'll add Calendar support this week everyone :D

P

  • 0

You can follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/paulobrien / Follow MoDaCo on Twitter - http://twitter.com/modaco

Want to donate? MoDaCo is raising money for the Multiple Sclerosis society.

Posted Image


#20
Confucious

Confucious

    Peanut Brain

  • MoDaCo Gold
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,635 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Surrey, England
  • Devices:iPhone 5
  • Twitter:@Confuciousmobil
Great :D syncing with different devices I often end up with duplicates in my calender, being able to automatically clean them will be fantastic!

  • 0
He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users