Professional Contact Control with Dossier

Price: $1.99
Dossier: Written iPhone App Review

Reviewed by Philip Chan

Looking for an interesting solution for contact backup and organization on the iOS? Dossier, from developer DarkTau, is one such app, available through iTunes for $1.99. It claims to help users avoid losing important pieces of information in their growing contacts list. Is it worth trying out? Read on to find out what we at the iPhone App Review thought of this organization and productivity app!


At its core, Dossier offers two main features: total note organization plus contact integration. Have you ever wanted to attach important documents, reminders and other notes to contacts in your phone book on your iOS? Dossier is just right for that. You can easily import your contacts,organize them along with scheduling requirements, and tag them to help you easily find important items in a rush. Even better, and perhaps most impressive, is the multiple file formats that can be attached to an entry in Dossier. MS Office, iWork, PDF, and Text/RTF files may be attached through Dossier, after you import them to the app. It’s a fairly basic concept but it fulfills a much-needed role on iOS devices.
It’s worth noting that Dossier has a pretty steep iOS requirements-users must be running iOS 5.0 or later for this app to work. That pretty much cuts out many older generation devices, and it’s not entirely clear from the functions in this app why such high requirements are necessary.

Appearance and Layout:

Dossier iPhone App Review

Overall, Dossier sports a fairly straight-forward and professional layout. It’s not thing incredibly special, but it’s very functional and doesn’t cut too many corners when it comes to graphic design. Browsing is a snap, as it attaching notes and other functions. While the design elements may not be cutting edge, I was still impressed with the sharp, well-done icons (very creative) and excellent color-contrast on the display.


One complaint I’ve had with the entire iOS contact system is just how limited it is. Sure, you can add some limited notes and other information to the contacts list, but it’s rather clumsy and not always intuitive. However, Dossier really takes the organization and note aspect of the contacts to another level. Throw in some excellent file import options (see the multiple file types supported), a decent layout and an affordable price of $1.99, and you have a fairly solid productivity app. Check it out through iTunes today!

Dossier iPhone app requires iOS 5.0 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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