- the “embedded one”, which is default for Google personal, is the most powerful and is the one I recommend.
Address is: https://mail.google.com/mail/#contacts
- the “dedicated one”, which is default for Google Apps and has less features (no exporting of individual address). Until recently (12th of April 2011?), it was the only one available for Google Apps (one reason why I wrote that Google Apps standard may be less interesting than Google Apps personal). Fortunately, you can now switch to the one above, the “embedded one” (you can access the dedicated interface with Gmail regular too, but why bother?).
Address is: https://www.google.com/contacts/?tab=mC
Be sure to use the first one. It is more powerful and is keyboard shortcut-compatible (provided you activated the shortcut in settings, you can compose a new mail by hitting c with the embedded interface, something you cannot do with the dedicated interface. Plus, it is simpler for Gmail user, because this is what they know the best. Really, there is only two good thing to consider:
- Its three-panel layout
- Newly-created contacts default to the selected group. In Gmail regular, newly created contact default to My Contacts, which make it hard to properly organize contacts.
Again: don’t use the dedicated interface.
I asked for a merge at Google Help forum, where Google employees wander and sometimes honour requests.