Sunday, January 13, 2008
Is your address book filled with names and addresses that are crossed out? Does that bother you? If so, there are address books designed to provide neater ways to make the updates.
While this sounds like a good idea, I have yet to find one that has room for all the information I might have for a person:
- Home phone, work phone, cell phone
- Office fax, home fax
- Home e-mail, work e-mail
- Home address, work address, vacation home address
- Longer address (that takes more than two or three lines)
1. FlexAddress Systems (shown above)
Addresses are written on peel-and-replace labels. The labels only have name, phone number, and address.
2. Real Simple Easy-to-Update Address Book
This one comes with adhesive labels to stick over old addresses. Unfortunately, Real Simple doesn't provide a decent interior picture.
3. Lifetime Address Book
This one also works with stickers you place over the original entry. There's only room for name, address, phone and fax.
4. Circa Address Book
This one uses individual cards that you can replace. The Circa book has more fields than most - name, address, phone, cell phone, fax, e-mail, URL - but no room for multiples (more than one e-mail address, for example) or addresses over two lines long.
5. Oxford A5 Telephone Address Book
This one also uses labels for updates. The picture isn't as detailed as I'd like, but it seems to have about the same number of fields as the Circa address book.
6. Another Lifetime Address Book
Now here's a different approach! This address book is "designed with laminated pages that allow you to wipe away outdated entries and rewrite current information with ease." It has more room for information than most - it even includes a place for the person's birthday and anniversary.
Another option: Use any address book you like, and use a pencil! Or use a Rolodex - but that's another topic for another day.