Having a picture that corresponds to everyone in your iPhone’s contact book is a cool feature, but few people take the time to actually load those pictures in. My Face, an app designed by Paragon Services, Inc., aims to make the whole process much simpler.
The upside: After you enter your info and load your own picture, your work is done. And the process doesn’t take long at all; when you open the app, go into Settings and enter your phone number, initials, country and carrier. Tap “Choose My Picture” to either take a pic of yourself or select one from your photo album, then back on the main menu, tap “Upload My Picture.” To ensure no one else uploads a photo assigned to your number, My Face will send you a text with a link you must tap to confirm. After that, your picture is up and you’re done.
Another plus: You’re in control of what picture is assigned to your contact information in other people’s phone books.
The downside: Of course, the only way the pictures will pop up in your contact book is if your contacts are also using the My Face app. But honestly, I hesitate to call that a downside; this app is free, it takes half a minute to set up, and after that your picture is automatically in your (My Face using) friends’ iPhones, and vice versa.
Something I think is important to point out is that this app is independent of social networking sites – I admit that when I saw the name, I thought it had something to do with Facebook, and I dislike apps (or anything) that make me register with my Facebook or Twitter info. My Face doesn’t do that – your phone number is all you need.
You can use the “Tell My Friends” to email a little info and link about My Face to your friends, an easy way to get them in the loop and start seeing their smiling faces on your phone when they call. Considering it’s free and simple to use, I highly recommend downloading this one!
My Face [iTunes Link] requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.