A colleague showed me how Goggles captures info from a business card. Is there any way I can fill contact info the same way from an email signature?


Sounds like you're looking for WriteThat.name:


It's a service that scans your incoming emails and adds their signature info to your Google Contacts address book automatically. (& supposedly also updates them over time). I haven't tried it, but have recently heard at least 5 people give it good reviews.

It's Google-centric, but since you're talking about Goggles, I assume that might be of interest to you.


Using only a PC, there is a Firefox extension called CleverContacts that claims to be able to parse any section of relevant text and convert it into a Gmail contact.

I haven't tried it, but it sounds like you should be able to just highlight the signature then click the clever contact button and it'll attempt to read the relevant info and after giving you a preview, put it into a Google Contacts

  • It looks good, but as a comment points out the privacy policy is not too... private: "We log and store usage data to help improve our product, including action performed, selected text, datetime and email." – HenryHey Oct 1 '10 at 7:58

Haven't tried it as I'm in the middle of a 3-week Android drought, but you should be able to point Goggles at the signature on your PC screen and it should treat it exactly the same as a business card.

Or did you mean a totally integrated (on the phone, or in GMail) solution?

  • I wanted to do it using only a PC – HenryHey Aug 12 '10 at 7:59

I'm just started trying Copy2Contact ... need to cut&paste the signature block into a second textbox (setup as a gadget in gmail).

Seems to work ok but still early days using it (by me)...

Options available for other systems (outlook, salesforce... etc)

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.