For long iPhone users have been awaiting a powerful sync capability between their phone contacts and social media contacts. This is where the Android OS has been a step ahead until the release of iPhone 4 & 4S, where the recent facebook app allows you to sync contacts and their photos seamlessly. The desire for more than just facebook and the use on older device can leave you puzzled with a lot of solutions and apps that may offer solutions but yet not keep your contacts managed at one place. Smartr Contacts is an all in one popular social network syncing app, that can aggregate all your contacts in one place, link them and allow you to contact people directly from the app.
Smartr Contacts app starts by offering you a sign up screen where you can make a Xobni account or log in to an existing account. Xobni is an universal address book management app available for all major platforms and can help you aggregate contacts from multiple social channels. You can add your Gmail or Outlook address book by granting appropriate permissions and logging in with your credentials. This will brings all your Gmail contacts to your phone allowing you to use them with your default email client on your device too. In the next step you are asked if you want to connect your LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter profile to capture contacts from them. Logging in and allowing the app to access your social network contacts will sync them to your device instantly.
Once you have added and permitted all your contact databases, the app will soon sync all the services and next time you turn it on you will be greeted with the latest updates from social networks on the home screen and a search bar which works as a meta search engine, aggregating contacts from all your networks. The search bar allows you to search and shows how many contacts are currently available in the directory. While simply tapping on it takes you to the contacts directory listed along with with photos and full name to quickly recognize.
You can add multiple Gmail/ Google Apps accounts and add/edit other accounts from the settings menu. Here you can also push the existing contacts in directory to the cloud services which make your contacts accessible from anywhere with secure access.
Smartr Contacts does a great job in aggregating your contacts in one place to quickly access and get in touch with your friends, family and colleagues. Moreover you will be able to experience the same convenience in your Gmail account on the web version, outlook client, android phone or Blackberry if you use more than one of these devices/services. Smartr Contacts is Freely available on the app store and it wont hurt to try how simple and convenient this app could be.
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|App Name: Smartr Contacts for iPhone|
|App Category: Productivity|
|Developer: Xobni Corp. Web Site|