How to take full advantage of AnyDesk Address Book

by Maria Alonso

Our Address book allows you to always have all the computers that you want to remotely control together in one convenient place. With the new and innovative tagging system, you can set up groups, and directly access the computer that you want to control remotely with just one click. Add some computers to you favorites, and they will always show up at the start of the list. And all address books are synchronized between your Professional license's AnyDesk installations.

Getting started!

You can add any device that runs AnyDesk to your Address book by entering its AnyDesk ID. Once the device is in your list, double-clicking on it will automatically start a remote support session with the device.

 

Adding and editing tags

In order to use the filter feature of the address book, you will need to organize your contacts according to tags that you can freely choose.

1. Click on the small arrow on a contact's preview image to open the context menu.

2. Select the option "Manage Tags"

3. All currently available tags are shown in the lower section entitled "Available Tags". From there, tags can be dragged and dropped into the field above entitled "Tags for" to assign them to the current contact.

Initially, the tag list will be empty. New tags will first need to be added. Enter the newly added tags you wish to assign to the contact into the upper input field "Tags for" and press the enter key. You may use all characters except the forward slash (/), which is used to define a sub-group. This also adds the tags to the filter area of the address book.

 

Creating groups and sub-groups

Would you like to manage your contacts in a simple and quick way? Rather than having only separate contacts you can also create groups with any number of sub-groups. First, enter the general term into the upper input field of the dialog "Edit tags", then a forward slash (/), and then the sub-group. Submit your input by pressing the enter key. Example: The entry "Test Computers/Tester1" creates a general term "Test Computers" with the sub-group "Tester1". In the category "Tags" of the address book, a corresponding tree structure will appear.

 

View the Online Status of your contacts

With AnyDesk 3.0, the online status display within our contact list was introduced. All tiles in the address book and the speed dial now show the online status of the corresponding computer in the top left corner. So you can see at a glance, which computers you can connect to. Green means online, red means offline, and grey means unknown.

 

Address book to go!

You can “take your list with you”. It doesn’t matter if you’re logging in a different desktop, as long as it is linked to your Professional license, you’ll have access to your list, with all the same settings and organization that you have already set up.

 

Want to try it?

The functionalities of this feature are limited to Professional and Enterprise licenses and currently only available on Windows. For a free trial, please contact sales@anydesk.com

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