Price: $2.99 Rating: 9/10
Though most things are digital these days, one’s phone and address book can become quite a disorganized mess. Add some unwanted, potentially harassing, phone calls, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for frustration. Thankfully, TrueCaller by True Software Scandinavia AB provides users with an app that not only enhances your contacts list, but also blocks spam and unwanted callers, identifies unknown callers and allows you to search for any and all publicly listed numbers available in over 25 countries.
Major Features: 8/10
When you begin, you will find the main screen provides buttons to the three main functions: Update Phonebook, Search and Call Filter. (Users may also choose to connect with directory assistance if experiencing issues.) The phonebook, of course, updates your current phone data by automatically filling in any blanks in your contacts’ information, such as their address if publicly available.
Search, as previously mentioned, allows users to seek out any public number throughout over 25 countries, including the United States, France, Germany, Italy and Peru, just to name a few. With others added continuously, the 100 million total perpetually climbs, with more numbers and data added daily. Then, save these numbers directly to your phonebook, or track specific items with your search history.
But, best of all, TrueCaller offers a Call Filter, which utilizes their database of numbers previously marked as fraudulent or spam, presenting you with a blocked number notification if they attempt to call your device. Compiled by the TrueCaller team, these numbers range from the well-known fraud callers to those added by numerous users. Even better, users can block numbers of their choosing, meaning no more harassing phone calls from your crazy ex or that wrong number that still insists you are his brother.
Honestly, TrueCaller could not have fallen into my lap at a more advantageous moment, for I have been searching for a simple, effective way to block a few phone numbers myself. In fact, TrueCaller may even double as a stress reliever, for not only is the application itself exceptionally intuitive, but its protective features remove the annoyance of spam callers, as well. With such easy blocking methods, I now have peace of mind that, every time the phone rings, it’s either important, or someone I cannot wait to talk to!
For those who wish to try out the basic features, the lite version allows users to perform 10 successful searches and update 10 contacts per month. However, if you enjoy the service, simply purchase the full version for unlimited access.
True Caller [ iTunes Link ] requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.