Have you ever wondered how much value a particular relationship actually had for you? Well it turns out there’s an app for that as well. RealContacts lets you easily rate and evaluate the relationships you have with others, making it easy to know where they stand and if it’s worth pursuing them. This is a free app and it’s compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
As social animals we have a lot of different types of relationships with other individuals: some personal and some more formal business type relationships. The problem is with so many relationships to manage we often don’t do a very good job of it at all. Having an app that can help us manage all the relationships in our lives makes things a lot simpler. RealContacts may just be the solution to a lot of problems. It’s one of those apps that you probably never realized you had a need for until you actually used it, and after using it you’ll probably wonder how you ever lived without it.
Where this app falls a little short for me is in its functionality. There is one major flaw: you have to choose items from the apps list for the discussion topics of meetings with those you have relationships with, there’s no option to add your own custom content. There are quite a few categories provided, but as human beings we’re unpredictable by our very nature and the topics we can share with others is virtually limitless. There is an intro video that does a good job of walking you through the apps existing functions though, which is definitely useful.
How it Works
The first time you open RealContacts you’ll be given a brief introduction to what the app is all about, courtesy of a great little video. Once you’re comfortable that you’ve got the hang of things you’ll be given the option to create an account to get started or you can register later. You can still use the app if you don’t register but you won’t be able to share with other users so it’s probably a good idea to go ahead and create your account. If you choose not to register your account your profile information will be blank and the app will simply be an app for rating the value of your relationships. The real value of this app is when you begin to share information between other users you have a relationship with as this will allow you to work on the strength of those relationships.
The next step is to add contacts to your members list so that you can start evaluating the relationship you have with them. There are many topics you can choose from as the subjects of your meetings, once you choose some you’ll be able to rate them on a scale of 1 to 5. You are also able to give a name to your relationship and define it in one of three categories: Friends Club, Business Club, or Generic Club. Other options include the ability to define the type of meetings you have with an individual and the frequency of those meetings. There’s certainly a lot of information here it just suffers from a lack of customization options.
You can share evaluations with other users of the app
Great instructional video
Lack of customization tools
RealContacts is an innovative way to rate and evaluate the relationships you have with others whether they’re business or personal. There are a lot of great features in the app; the only thing it suffers from is a lack of customizations tools but it’s still worth a closer look.
Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.