Before upgrading to Maverick, I used to sync all my contacts via iTunes.
iTunes used to have an option to "Add contacts created outside of groups on this iPhone to: (drop-down)".
I had created a group called ' RECENTLY ADDED ', so that every time I saved a new number whilst meeting people / networking, etc, it would auto-save to that group. I would then sync via iTunes, and voila- all my new contacts would be in there.
As a marketer, I allocate my contacts into various complicated groups... so from there, I would proceed to move each contact into their relevant group, and then 'delete' from group (not delete completely). I would repeat this step until all contacts were moved out, leaving an empty 'recently added' group.
The next time i was out networking/saving new numbers, the process would repeat...
Now that I have upraded to Maverick and using iCloud syncing, I cannot find this feature.
The previous method I used worked brilliantly, and I do not always have time to add notes, etc (for a smart group) when saving new numbers.
I'm struggling to find a solution now that I'm using the iCloud syncing service...
Any suggestions to make it easy??