Caret: Written & Video iPhone App Review
Caret allows you to import your contacts list, then view your friends availability, location, info and more, all in one app. You’ll first have to setup the app in a process that only takes a few minutes, with a phone call verification. Then, choose your settings, including useful privacy settings, and set your availability. You can change how available you are to friends to talk with either a swipe on the button onscreen, or a simple flip of your iOS device. Then, if your friends have Caret too, they will see whether or not you are free to take a call. In addition, you can check which friends are close or far away (great for planning hang outs and get togethers) using the location settings tool in Caret. This can be disabled if your friends would rather you not tracking them too. Finally, Caret even allows you to check out weather, time zones, and more info on your contacts in Caret, all for free. It’s a neat set of features, which basically adds more details and availability to your address book, on the iOS device of your choice (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch).
Caret looks great on the iOS, with clear, crisp graphics and a wonderful green/white background. Caret also sports an excellent layout and is very easy to figure out from the start. There is a very helpful tutorial in the beginning along with a first setup run through. You’ll need to initially set up with a phone number (call to verify required).
Caret really offers some interesting social networking features to add to your Contacts list. It’s almost like taking the ‘available’ section Gmail gchat and adding it to your contacts list. Furthermore, Caret is totally free, without any annoying In-App Purchases (IAPs) offered. Of course, for Caret to really work best for you, your friends will need to use it as well. For some, just turning off the phone is the best way to block calls during times when they would rather not be disturbed. However, for others, having a ‘available/not available’ option is the best way to go, and Caret handles it very nicely. Check out Caret from Wallrush on iTunes today!
Caret iPhone app requires iOS 4.3 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad devices. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review, as well as a video production fee.
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