In today’s fast-paced world it pays to be organized and there are a lot of tools that can help us with this. Pretty much anyone with a smartphone has some kind of memo or notes tool, and apps such as Evernote are also invaluable for helping to keep our lives organized. Keeping track of our own schedules, our partner’s schedules, and our kids' schedules can be quite the juggling act so it’s nice to have excellent apps that can help us with these tasks.
We also rely on contact management tools for keeping track of everyone’s phone numbers, Facebook profiles, and email accounts: the generic contact manager that comes with our iOS devices does a pretty decent job but it could be better. Simpler Contacts Pro is a great alternative that makes keeping your contacts organized about as simple as possible. This app is available for purchase from the App Store at a cost of $2.99 and it’s compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
In general, contact management tools are pretty bare-bones. They allow you to save your contacts' basic information such as their phone number, address, and email but they don’t provide any extra tools. The developers of Simpler Contacts Pro have attempted to create an app that takes contact management to the next level, and for the most part they’ve succeeded. This app is more than just a digital reproduction of your traditional paper address book. It’s a tool that makes keeping track of, and finding, contact information about as simple as possible.
There’s not a whole lot to criticize in this app, but they do try to get you integrate it with your social media accounts right off the bat. It’s not required, but if you’re not paying close attention you’ll have given the app full access to these accounts without realizing you did it. Like anything else, it pays to read through things carefully before you say yes to anything. There’s also not much of an instruction section in this app: there is a basic walkthrough, but it doesn’t explain a lot. It could definitely be better. This app will require 19.9 MB of available space on your iOS device.
How it Works
Simpler Contacts Pro looks like your typical contact management tool, but there are a few things that set it apart. After you get past the initial walkthrough the app will ask if you want to import contacts from your existing contact app, it can also search your social media friends for contact information if you allow it. This is a seamless process that only takes a few seconds so it’s well worth the effort. Another great aspect of this app is that while it’s importing your contacts it will also ask you if you’d like to eliminate any duplication that may be present. This is a really handy little feature that can really clean up your existing contacts information. Let’s face it, most of us have entered a contact more than once having forgotten it’s already in there.
Perhaps the nicest feature of this app is the search functionality that it possesses. With other contact management apps you have to scroll through an alphabetical list to find the contact you’re looking for but not with Simpler Contacts Pro. This app has a built-in search function that allows you to quickly search by a name, and it also allows you to organize your contacts into different groups as well. Simpler Contacts Pro is probably one of the most complete contact management apps you’re likely to come across in the App Store.
Social media integration is pushed a little too hard
If you’re looking for a better solution for your contact management needs Simpler Contacts Pro may be what you’re looking for. This app has a comprehensive set of tools that makes organizing, and quickly searching your contacts a breeze. There aren’t too many apps that fall into the must-have category, but this is one of them.
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.