iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
If you’re like most people, your iPhone’s contacts list is almost as cluttered as your email inbox. When adding contacts on the go, you think a simple first and last name will be sufficient. Yet when you get a call from a name you don’t recognize, you regret not making some kind of note to know who they are.
Concept and Functionality:
If you’re like me, you don’t talk on the phone very much. While I can’t tell you every single phone number in my contacts, I usually remember who’s who. However, I have quite a few friends who will receive a phone call and not know why that particular person is calling them or how they even got their number. That’s where Contact-Notes comes into play.
First, you need to give Contact-Notes permission to access your iPhone contacts. From there, you can individually add notes to specific contacts using the appropriate field at the bottom of the card. Once you save your changes, you can optionally view the total list of contacts with notes in a separate tab. Naturally I didn’t see how this differed from adding notes using the built-in contacts app, but that’s where Contact-Notes shines.
For example, let’s say you meet someone on a flight. You strike up a conversation and decide that he or she might be a potential business partner in the future. You swap phone numbers and add them to your contacts. A couple months go by and all of a sudden you get a random phone call and you can’t remember who it is. If you added them as a contact and created a note with Contact-Notes, you would see that note on the incoming call screen. Immediately you’d know who the caller is, completely avoiding an awkward conversation and the inevitable “Who’s this?” question.
One thing that I didn’t cover in my video review of Contact-Notes is that it seems like the app replaces your contact’s photo with your note. When you think about it, this is something that definitely makes sense. Personally I don’t attach photos to my contacts, but this could pose an issue for users who do.
Also, one feature I found to be missing was the ability to export notes created in Contact-Notes to the native iPhone contacts app. Even though this would eliminate the app aforementioned feature, you’d still be able to know who’s calling even if you’re not using Contact-Notes. Plus you’d be able to sync notes with other iDevices.
Contact-Notes can be downloaded from the App Store for free. According to the app’s iTunes page, the app is free for a limited time only. I’m not sure what the price will rise to, nor when it will do so, so I definitely recommend downloading the app ASAP.
If you’re looking for great way to remember special details about the people you meet and to have the right information at the right time, I definitely recommend giving Contact-Notes a try!
Contact-Notes is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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