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I am looking for a gratis (at worst, sub $10) Contact Manager for Android.

It must be Google-free and must also not use me as a commodity. As such, I don’t want my contact data sitting on someone else’s servers.

  • I want to be able to take my data with me when I move to a new Android. Possibly by storing the data on the Newer extended SIM file system, or by exporting it to SD card and re-importing on the new ‘phone.
  • It would not hurt if there was a similar Windows program available, which understands the data format and can im/ex-port it.
  • Rather than copy/paste I would want the app to allow me to select a contact (or their email address/’phone number) and choose to contact them by ‘phone/WhatsApp or Email (that’s all I use; other apps might be a bonus to others)

That’s about it, really : free or cheap, private and can launch contact apps

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    For that you can use the contacts app that ships with Android. You can export all your contacts via Settings › Export within this app. Then just turn off Google Sync in Settings › Accounts and you should be fine. If you insist on a separate app, be welcome to take a look into my corresponding app list. – Izzy Jan 2 at 18:57
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If you use the default contact manager that comes on android, you can use MyPhoneExplorer app that can sync between your android phone and its desktop app and even your desktop MS Outlook. See the link for a previous detailed answer.

The default contact manager should allow you to select a contact and contact them by Phone/WhatsApp/Email.

  • But, can I keep that contact info away from Google? – Mawg Jan 2 at 15:03
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    Yes, I have been doing that for years.... But I do not set a google account on the phone. I think you can also choose what to sync with. Because I do not use a google account, I have to upgrade apps via other alternatives manually. – Z Z Jan 2 at 15:06

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