npdContacts: iPhone App Written Review
Are you tired of having a phone with so many stinking features? Are you tired of having to change between Twitter, Facebook, and eMail all the time? Do you pine for a simpler way to be active in your mobile life without all the fuss? If so, then npdContacts by developer Pradeep Deshmukh is the app for you. It serves as your all-in-one pitstop for today’s communication needs, allowing you to tweet, text, dial, organize, and modify all of your contacts from a single source. It’s really quite an ambitions effort, and for our full thoughts on npdContacts check below the break!
Concept and Functionality
As mentioned, npdContacts has one goal and one goal only: To combine all the various functions of your iPhone into a single application, thus saving you the time and effort of having to swap between multiple titles. What all is included? you might be asking. Well, let’s start at the top: First of all, there’s a full contacts list allowing you to dial your mates directly from the app. You can also search for specific individuals and add new contacts on a whim. Additionally, there’s an email function (that keeps you entirely in-app) as well as a Tweet creator that integrates directly with Twitter—but again, keeps you in app. Had enough? No, we hadn’t either. Add to this a Facebook messenger, Face Time, visual photo search, a full calendar (complete with events) and the option to backup all your data to either iTunes or eMail, and you’ve got a seriously feature rich experience. Surprisingly, none of this feels cluttered. All of the various aspects are self-contained, and though it takes some time to get used to, there’s no reason npdContacts couldn’t be a viable replacement for any of the original functions.
Design and Layout
We’ll be honest with you: The developers have done a really cool thing tacking so many functions into one app, while still maintaining a fluidity that jives well with us. At this point, there’s not a thing we’d like to add in terms of additional features. However, we do feel the app could be even more streamlined, perhaps by creating a more inventive way to slide between the app’s areas. Essentially, we’re asking the developers to dream a bit, and see what they can’t come up with. Tabbed navigation is great, but the next thing is out there somewhere.
We’ll spin it to you this way—at the three bucks npdContacts is priced at, you’re getting one heck of a lot of functionality. Sure, you’re not getting anything you don’t already have on your iPhone, but to have it all in a single location is really quite a nice touch. If you’re looking for just such a time saver and simplifier, don’t hesitate: npdContacts is a must-have.
npdContacts requires iOS 5.0 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.
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