November 30, 2012

WriteThat.Name – The Instantly Updated Address Book

The contact information for people in your address book is always changing. One person gets a new email address, one person changes his phone number, and another may even adopt a new Twitter handle. Rather than manually flagging all these changing and making the edits by hand, you can use WriteThat.Name to do it automatically.

WriteThat.Name immediately recognizes when people in your address book have updated their information by scanning the signatures in all your incoming emails. The web-app can also tell when you’ve forgotten to add a new contact to your address book or when certain contacts have duplicate entries. This information is then added to a central directory and used to update the address books on any email accounts you currently use. If you have multiple email addresses – like one for personal use and one for work – then you’ll find WriteThat.Name especially useful. When the web-app comes across an error or omission in one of your address books, it updates that entry across all your address books. This ensures that the address book for your personal email account has all the same entries as the address book for your work email account.

When you connect WriteThat.Name to the CRM application you currently use at the office, the web-application will push all your contacts to ensure you’re never out of touch with the people who matter most. In addition to pulling contact information from email signatures, WriteThat.Name also updates your address book with the information it automatically pulls from social networks like LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Skype.

Practical Uses:

  • Make sure the address book for your work email account is up to date
  • Spend less time syncing multiple address books
  • Find out when your colleague changes his email address
  • Pull contact information from a friend’s LinkedIn account

Insider Tips:

  • WriteThat.Name pulls information from Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and other social media sites
  • Users can choose between automatic and manual update modes
  • No humans at WriteThat.Name have access to people’s emails
  • User accounts are accessed using OpenID and OAuth

What we liked:

  • WriteThat.Name can be used to update multiple address books at once
  • The Flashback feature scans past emails and adds contacts automatically
  • Business users can connect WriteThat.Name to their CRM apps
  • People can access their address books from their mobile phones, tablets, or computers

What we didn’t like:

  • Users with free accounts can only add up to 20 new contacts per month


Company Info:

  • Launched: June 2011
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Paris, France
  • Founded by: Kwaga
  • Web site:


  • Free plan
  • Premium plan is $23/year
  • Max Power plan is $45/year


  1. I was really excited to try this until I saw the monthly cost :/

  2. Philippe Laval

    It’s not the monthly cost, it’s the annual cost.

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  4. Aha, thank you for clarifying that it’s an annual cost and not monthly… now maybe I will dig out a membership

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