Plaxo

Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 34 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    27,442
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 09, 2004
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    119.09KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3
  • Platform:
    Windows

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1 stars

"1984, Matrix, Borg, now Plaxo???"

March 26, 2006  |  By precipice

 |  Version: Plaxo 2.0

Pros

I didn't like a thing, but I've read a dozen or so reviews that people say it helps them organize contact in Outlook & Outlook Express. I was impressed by the dozens of Plaxo sponsored websights that state the case of why the software isn't spyware and is very valuable. It is a little like a Jedi telling the weak minded, "You will enjoy our software". Maybe it's more like a "We will assimilate you" kind of thing.

If I have to say something positive, then it is that I didn't find anything directly related to Plaxo in my Ad-aware scan after I uninstalled it.

Cons

From the other reviews I've read you either love this software or you hate it. I haven't found anyone who was on the fence. This software installed when I installed AOL's Instant messenger (AIM) to meet with some friends for an online baseball draft. AIM was trying to take over my associations and even though I could opt out, it was not easy. Later when I wanted to check email this screen for Plaxo came on the screen to install itself. It wouldn't cancel and I couldn't close with the little "X" in the top right of the window. I tried to minimize it to look up information on this "plaxo" but it was always on top. I relented and let it install. Bad decision. It then said it was going through a 3 step process to make me part of the program, it added a toolbar in Outlook, it scanned my email addresses and it was about to send a message to everyone on my list. Here's where I drew the line. I did a Control, alt, delete and got it to stop. Unlike others I read about, I was able to uninstall it.

I honestly don't know if this is worthwhile software or not but my inclination is to think not. The combination of the two programs that begins with trying to replace your browser and other associations, attempts to install "features" without permission, attempts to (I assume) enlist everyone in your address book without your permission led me to be highly suspicious. I've had too much malware, spyware, hijackers, and viruses on my computers to trust ANYONE with all of my information AND that of my friends and colleagues. I still don't know it processed my information or not.

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5 stars

"Great tool for someone who keeps losing his/her contact info!"

August 22, 2005  |  By Fobulous

 |  Version: Plaxo 2.0

Pros

Seamless integration with Outlook 2003,great user interface,and easy-to-use making this one of the best utilities for anyone who's having headaches about keeping his/her contacts information up to date!

Cons

Not sure how this would work if one mainly uses a web mail account such as Gmail or Yahoo Mail.

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1 stars

"Something's "phishy"!"

March 30, 2005  |  By jeff1224

 |  Version: Plaxo 2.0

Pros

I do not have the product installed.

Cons

I received a Plaxo-originated automated request for an update of personal information in the name of an acquaintance. The reply was to be to apparently a Plaxo-controlled Website. I almost deleted it immediately as spam. However, I sent an e-mail to my friend explaining that I was extremely concerned about this request to send my personal data to an unknown URL. If my friend can't take the time to personally send me an e-mail directly to ask for the info, I certainly will not take the time to send that info to Plaxo.

BTW, since their product if free, how are they paying their staff? Public statements by the company owners say that they've gone thru $10 million dollars already - but I have yet to see any public statements about how they plan to get a return on that investment. If somebody out there knows, please share it with all of us.

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1 stars

"Software DOES NOT UNINSTALL"

February 16, 2005  |  By carlw6

 |  Version: Plaxo 2.0

Pros

Please refrain from promoting a software that does not uninstall

I have contacted Plaxo and asked for their help in removing the software.

They suggested Add/remove. This does not work. The program's own uninstall feature does not work either.

Cons

Please refrain from promoting a software that does not uninstall

I have contacted Plaxo and asked for their help in removing the software.

They suggested Add/remove. This does not work. The program's own uninstall feature does not work either.

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5 stars

"pretty good"

January 27, 2005

 |  Version: Plaxo 2.0

Summary

seamlessly integrates with Outlook and OE.

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5 stars

"Awesome product"

January 03, 2005

 |  Version: Plaxo 2.0

Summary

This is the best e-mail organizer and syncronizer I have ever seen, and totally non-intrusive. A must get!!!

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5 stars

"GREAT PRODUCT"

January 01, 2005

 |  Version: Plaxo 2.0

Summary

I've used plaxo for almost a year now and what ever problems I have had have been made by me. The product, the online support has been super. I have never found any spam or spyware junk as a result of using plaxo. I have over 400 contacts in my address book, but unfortunately only 10% are connected to plaxo.
I think people are uncomfortable with trying something new. If I had my way everybody be connected to plaxo so we get automatic updates. The only negative is people were having a problem getting their new information and some people who received two or three notices were turned off by that.

On the plus side, I have been able to update everybody's contacts at the office and on my wife and daughters computer from plaxo. I have had over an 85% response on updates and it is surprising how much information changes yearly. I was able to delete a number of obsolete email addresses and contacts. I had a number of contacts with only their email addresses and now they have been updated to include business addresses and phone numbers. The synchronization works great with my blackberry,to outlook, to plaxo and I am always up to date.

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5 stars

"Great product"

December 13, 2004

 |  Version: Plaxo 2.0

Summary

Be sure to carefully read and follow directions/prompts immediately after installation so you understand and correctly choose what messages Plaxo will or won't send to your contacts. It won't send anything without your permission, but it wants to send update requests to all of you contacts. It is a form of viral marketing. If you let it send requests to all your contacts it encourages each of them to join Plaxo. If you have many contacts you'll be surprised at the number that are already Plaxo members. I don't send update requests to non-Plaxo members because some people think it is spam. I do tell people about it and many choose to join.

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5 stars

"Great timesaver!"

December 02, 2004

 |  Version: Plaxo 2.0

Summary

I have been using PLAXO for more than a year and it is an incredible time saver. While there was definately a learning curve, once it is set up and doing its thing, it takes all of the effort out of address book maintenance. Be patient....its worth it!

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5 stars

"great product"

November 17, 2004

 |  Version: Plaxo 2.0

Summary

the best implementation i have seen of something like this so far. has its quirks in the sync, but nothing that cant be easily worked around.

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General
Publisher Plaxo
Publisher web site http://www.plaxo.com
Release Date July 09, 2004
Date Added July 09, 2004
Version 2.0
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory E-mail Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 119.09KB
File Name InstallStub.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 27,442
Downloads Last Week 3
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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