ContactsXL 3 +: iPhone Contact Manager Application

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Doesn’t seem sometimes that the iPhone address book ought to be able to do a lot more than it does? Apparently Jonathon Teboul thought so too, since his name is now on an exciting contact manager replacement in the AppStore.

ContactsXL 3 + Sync is not your average contacts manager.  And it’s not just a pretty skin for the mediocre native app.  When they say it’s full-featured, they mean it.  It’s past time for an app like this, but ContactsXL 3 + Sync makes it worth the wait.


Not only is this contact manager chock full of features, it’s surprisingly streamlined.  Searching for contacts is made infinitely simpler when you can search by using any info you know on the contact card.  Simpler yet?  Set up “smart groups.”  This sweet add-in lets you create rules for as many groups as you want—the awesome part is that the manager will auto-place contacts into groups based on these rules.  Cut down the time you spend managing your contact list and let smart groups do it. Want to find your contact without scrolling a boring list of names or messing with the virtual keyboard? Coverflow, an animated gallery of contact pics, is a unique and fast way to find who’s on your mind.

Another slick feature: Facebook integration.  Add your friends list to your contacts, and let ContactsXL 3 + Sync handle syncing their info to your device.  It’ll also let you check out their profile from a link on their contact card.  The T9 dialer surpasses the iPhone offering too.

Not only is the user-interface designed for maximum intuitive functionality, it also looks good.  Contact pics aren’t just beautifully displayed in Coverflow, they’re also right beside each contact’s name in the address book.

An app that looks good, works great, and offers a ton of features you won’t be able to live without? You’d expect it to be pricey, right? Well, ContactsXL 3 + Sync weighs in at only $0.99… What are you waiting for?

Do let us know if you use any other iPhone app as iPhone contact manager?