address book

  • Accounts Launches A New Address Book For iOS That Tracks Your Many Identities

    Accounts Launches A New Address Book For iOS That Tracks Your Many Identities

    An application called Accounts, live now on iOS to start, is a new attempt at developing a universal address book. While many competitors that have gone before it have focused on aggregating user accounts from the major social networks – like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, Accounts is interesting because it’s trying to catalog the long-tail of users’ social networks. On… Read More

  • Mingle Debuts A Gesture-Based Contacts App For iPhone

    Mingle Debuts A Gesture-Based Contacts App For iPhone

    If you’re still in search of a better Contacts application than the one that ships on your phone, a newly launched gesture-based app called Mingle might catch your attention. This app, built and bootstrapped by a single developer, is a cleaner and less sluggish type of contacts application, offering simple gestures that let you quickly call, text, tweet, or email your contact with a… Read More

  • FullContact Acquires Cobook To Build A Better Universal Address Book

    FullContact Acquires Cobook To Build A Better Universal Address Book

    Cobook, the scrappy startup out of Latvia which grew its universal address book application to over a million users, is being acquired by FullContact, a larger Denver-based operation also working on contact management solutions for businesses and individuals. Going forward, the entire six-person Cobook team will relocate to Denver, where Cobook CEO Kaspars Dancis will assume the role of… Read More

  • Dubb Wants To Expand Your Address Book By Connecting You With Friends Of Friends

    Dubb Wants To Expand Your Address Book By Connecting You With Friends Of Friends

    For anyone who’s had to text a friend for another friend’s phone number — so, all of us — Dubb is an app that lets users request contact information from those in their extended friend network, who can in turn choose to accept, deny, or only allow certain addresses and numbers through. Dubb will be available in beta October 1, and founder Neven Zeremski said he aims… Read More

  • Cobook 2.0 Arrives, Bringing An Auto-Updating, Universal Address Book To iPhone

    Cobook 2.0 Arrives, Bringing An Auto-Updating, Universal Address Book To iPhone

    Cobook, a Mac contact management app that made its way over to the iPhone back in December, is today launching version 2.0 of its service which introduces a new feature called “Livecards.” This feature does what everyone wants address books to do these days – automatically update their contacts with the most current information. Read More

  • Cardign Launches A New Way To Network With The iPhone Via Image Recognition

    Cardign Launches A New Way To Network With The iPhone Via Image Recognition

    Cardign (pronounced like the sweater) is a new app for iPhone launching today from a Toronto-based startup. The app has a neat little trick, since it uses facial recognition via pictures snapped with the iPhone’s camera to retrieve a user’s contact details. Cardign founder Jean-Luc David believes that it’s a far easier way for people to connect at in-person networking events… Read More

  • Cobook Brings Its Unified Address Book To iPhone

    Cobook Brings Its Unified Address Book To iPhone

    Cobook, which has long offered a contact management app alternative to Mac OS X’s default address book, is today finally available on mobile with the debut of its iOS application. Like its desktop counterpart, the new app creates a unified address book by syncing your iPhone contacts with data from social networks including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Read More

  • Cobook, A Better Address Book For Mac, Now Syncs With Google Contacts

    Cobook, A Better Address Book For Mac, Now Syncs With Google Contacts

    Cobook, a Mac contact management app which offers an improved experience over the default OS X address book (at least, that’s a popular opinion), has released an update today which introduces a notable new feature: the ability to sync with Google Contacts. That’s a great selling point for this free software application, which previously pulled in contacts from the Mac’s… Read More

  • Deets For iOS Keeps Contacts Up To Date Automatically, Lets You Share Files, Photos & More

    Deets For iOS Keeps Contacts Up To Date Automatically, Lets You Share Files, Photos & More

    Deets is a newly launched mobile app that lets you organize your contacts and keep everyone’s information up-to-date automatically, but that description alone sells it a bit short. This new iOS app is a little bit of everything – it’s a communication hub, a contact synchronization utility and even social networking service. The idea is somewhat similar to the concept of… Read More

  • Brewster’s Address Book App Briefly Exposes Ashton Kutcher’s & Others’ Private Data; Company Says It’s Fixed

    Brewster’s Address Book App Briefly Exposes Ashton Kutcher’s & Others’ Private Data; Company Says It’s Fixed

    Brewster, the hot, new personalized address book app for iPhone, launched to much fanfare this week. But it also launched with a concerning bug. Some users reported they had the ability to see the personal contact information for people they shouldn’t have had access to, including the likes of one Mr. Ashton Kutcher, for example. His wasn’t the only private contact information… Read More

  • Cobook, A Slick Address Book App That Doesn’t Upload Your Data

    Cobook, A Slick Address Book App That Doesn’t Upload Your Data

    The mundane Address Book was big news this week due to the privacy fiasco, but here’s a post about an impressive address book app with a different approach to privacy. Cobook is a Mac contact management app that’s simple, powerful and actually fun to use. The software, made by a boot-strapped startup, is now in a free beta test, with 60,000 downloads since it launched at the end… Read More

  • Mobile Address Book—Much Heat, Little Light

    Mobile Address Book—Much Heat, Little Light

    The controversy that began last week with mobile startup Path being exposed for downloading users address books from their mobile device exploded over the weekend. Nick Bilton at the New York Times opined on the matter and declared Path to have been let off way too lightly due to the Silicon Valley echo chamber and its lack of concern for privacy. Path investors, and my good friends… Read More