FastPath: iPhone App Written Review
Admit it, we all live on our iPhones. That means in any given day you may be sending out a dozen emails and texting up a storm right from your favorite iOS device. While the keyboard interface is certainly superb, wouldn’t it be nice to have a quick way to send words, phrases and information you frequently have to type out with much less effort? The FastPath iPhone app from CLEC makes that possible, with an app that goes way beyond basic quick text to let you create a customized, streamlined system of communication that’s all your own.
FastPath is a messaging monster that integrates with your iPhone’s native messenger, email and even your phone, to create a custom set of shortcuts that can cut your typing time in half. So if you find yourself sending multiple messages containing standard information throughout the day, this is the app for you. Simply use the included messages or create your own SMS and email templates. It also supports awesome custom short commands (for minutes, signatures, etc.), includes your location with the touch of a finger and lets you add time to messages with ease.
In short, this app is way beyond any quick text list your old Razr used to rock. Do you need to send location data to the office while you’re working? Done. Want to update your family on your ETA on the way to grandmother’s house for Christmas dinner? Piece of cake.
We were blown away by how efficient this app is. It even supports lists so that you can choose the right item from a list it if you ever need to fill in a blank. Want a shortcut to call your boss? Boom! It’s built right in to the same app. Talk about smart, and convenient.
This app utilizes standard iOS design for simplified navigation and optimal results. Data is broken up into three tabs: messages, fields and lists. Standard blue gray subheadings house each category, and edit buttons make it easy to add on custom fields in an instant.
FastPath isn’t the prettiest app on the market, but it might be the most efficient. A simple touch of the entry you want to use launches the associated service (phone, text or email) and you’re literally two touches away from sending a message. How’s that for fast?
Overall Value: [Rating: 4/5]
Is it cheaper to write out and send your own messages than to use FastPath? Well, to be honest, yeah. It is. But money is time, friends. And this app costs less than your daily skim latte. The bottom line is this: if you use your iPhone to send repetitive messages all day long, save yourself the trouble, and the carpal tunnel, and get FastPath. This app is super customizable and it works like a dream. Go get it. Your thumbs will thank you.
FastPath iPhone app requires iOS 4.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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