It's hard to get by these days with just one email address. If you want to sync your contacts between all your email accounts, it's actually very easy to do with a free tool called Soocial. Here's how.
We've talked about Soocial before, and we like it because it can sync your contacts between multiple services. However, it also works well if you want to sync your contacts between two Gmail addresses. Here's what you need to do:
- Sign up for a Soocial account if you don't have one already. Soocial is free for up to 250 contacts and three different sources. Above that it will run you $US4.99 a month.
- Head to the Sources tab to add a new source. Under "Add a Source", pick "Add Gmail".
- Grant Soocial access to your Gmail contacts and choose "Merge Gmail with Soocial" when prompted.
- When the wizard is complete, it will take a few minutes to sync your contacts. Head back to the Contacts page and keep an eye on it. Once it's synced all of them, you're ready to move on.
- Head back to the Sources tab and scroll down to "Add a Source". Repeat steps 2 and 3 with your second Gmail account.
When the wizard is finished, head to your second Gmail account and open up the contacts. You should find that everything has been synced beautifully, including any pictures. I had all my contacts on one account, but if you had some on each, you may have to go through and fix some duplicates before everything is in tip-top shape. From here on out, any changes you make to one address book will be synced to the other and vice versa.