Four Reasons Why Shared Contacts with Google Sheets is Better Than Shared Contacts for Gmail
Updated: Jun 27, 2022
It’s a frustrating day when you can't find your contacts and can't remember the combination to unlock your phone. In this age, it's so easy to keep in touch with friends and family with smartphones. But what if you have someone who falls into both of those categories, or you are constantly shuffling between work phones? Introducing Shared contacts for Google Sheets! It's all the benefits of Gmail contacts, without even having to log into Gmail! Just update your contacts on Google Sheets and share them with others with one click to access the web and mobile app to find and update necessary contacts.
It's a one-time setup
The best thing about Shared Contacts for Google Sheets is that it's a one-time setup. You only need to set up your Google Sheet once, and then you can just edit the contacts list by adding/removing contacts and syncing with as many devices as needed.
You don't have to go through the process of setting up shared contacts for Gmail every time, which is a great relief if you switch between work and personal phones often. With shared contacts for Gmail, you'll have to re-share your contacts with each device every time you switch. See the demo app below. The shared app can be embedded within a website or launched as a web app. Additionally, the app can be launched as a mobile app. It's connected to Google Sheets, so you can update your contacts both in the app and on the spreadsheet.
Google Sheets is more powerful
Google Sheets is more powerful than Gmail contacts. Google Sheets let you merge and filter your contacts according to any criteria- like business or personal.
You can also see at a glance who has a birthday coming up, what their email address is, or what they do for a living. This is especially useful if you're planning an event like a party or wedding, and need to keep track of RSVPs.
Additionally, Google Sheets give you the option to share with other people in your group no matter where they are- that includes coworkers, friends, family members, or even your children's school teachers! No need to worry about trying to figure out how to share with someone new on all of your devices. You could be in France with someone from Canada and still be able to share contact information from Google Sheets. That convenience doesn't exist in Gmail contacts.
You can share contacts with other people
One of the best benefits of Shared contacts in Google Sheets is that you can share with other people. If you need to give someone access to your contacts, you don't have to worry about how they will access your contacts if they are not on Gmail. With shared contacts on Google Sheets, all you have to do is upload them and then share the link with anyone who needs it. You can even provide limited access to specific information by adding a password!
Google Sheets makes it easy to find the contact you need
In this age of digital communication, the number of contacts you have is only increasing. Whether you're uploading your work contacts or contact numbers for your friends, family, and business associates, it can be difficult to find the right contact at the right time. But with Shared contacts in Google Sheets, it's easy to find just the contact you need. With a click of a button on the sheet itself, you can find a particular person and see their information without having to navigate through any other sheets or tabs. You'll never have to worry about forgetting someone again!
Plus, if you forget your password or can't remember which phone has that number saved in it, you can simply log in and search by name or email address. There is no need to worry about where contacts on which gmail accounts are kept as all you have to do is launch the shared contacts app or find it within Google sheets.