Contacts

  • Microsoft rolls out LinkedIn integrations in Outlook.com

    Microsoft rolls out LinkedIn integrations in Outlook.com

    Microsoft’s $26.2 billion acquisition of business networking site LinkedIn is starting to pay off – at least in terms of product integrations that make sense. The company today announced that LinkedIn integration within Outlook.com is now going live, allowing email users to view insights, profile pictures, work history and more from within their inbox. The addition of LinkedIn… Read More

  • FullContact launches a better alternative to your Mac’s built-in Contacts app

    FullContact launches a better alternative to your Mac’s built-in Contacts app

    Managing a large database of contacts can get messy, which is why a number of startups over the years have attempted to tackle this space with a wide variety of apps that attempt to streamline the process of keeping contact information up-to-date, while also offering other tools to clean up your contacts, organize them, and more. One company that has carved out a solid niche in contact… Read More

  • FullContact For Gmail Is The Latest Email Plug-In To Take On LinkedIn’s Rapportive

    FullContact For Gmail Is The Latest Email Plug-In To Take On LinkedIn’s Rapportive

    Rapportive users have not been happy about the email plug-in’s performance and changes following its acquisition by LinkedIn. Instead of rich contact info and tools for following and friending email contacts on a variety of social networks, LinkedIn removed much of the functionality that drew users to it in the first place. In the wake of these changes, a number of competitors have… Read More

  • Evercontact Brings Its Automated Address Book Updater To The iPhone

    Evercontact Brings Its Automated Address Book Updater To The iPhone

    A company called Evercontact has just launched a new app that allows you to automatically update your iPhone’s address book with new contact information extracted from email signature lines. The service had previously been available for Gmail, Outlook, Chrome, plus CRM solutions from Salesforce, Highrise, Connectwise, Zoho and more. Disclosure: I’ve been a paying user of… Read More

  • iOS App ContactSaver Turns Email Signatures Into Address Book Contacts

    iOS App ContactSaver Turns Email Signatures Into Address Book Contacts

    One of the handiest “set-it-and-forget-it” tools I have at my disposal is the automated address book updater from Evercontact (previously WriteThatName). The subscription-based service automatically scans your incoming email for signatures, then updates the contact details with that person’s name, title, address, phone, email, and more. Now a new application called… Read More

  • Brewster’s Merged Contact Book Now Works With iCloud, Google Accounts And Messaging Apps

    Brewster’s Merged Contact Book Now Works With iCloud, Google Accounts And Messaging Apps

    The average mobile-carrying consumer today has around 1,600 contacts when apps, email and a phone’s address book are added up. A startup called Brewster wants to make that list easier to use. Launched as a native app in 2012 with a mission to transform your address book by merging your phone and social networking contacts into a single app, and then letting you search them by more… Read More

  • Google Enlists Novartis To Ship Glucose-Sensing And Autofocus Smart Contact Lenses In As Little As 5 Years

    Google Enlists Novartis To Ship Glucose-Sensing And Autofocus Smart Contact Lenses In As Little As 5 Years

    Google has announced a new licensing deal with big pharmacy corporation Novartis to bring its “smart” contact lenses, with the power to help diabetics track their blood glucose level, to patients. The commercial launch of the lenses will take place through Novartis’ Alcon eyecare division and Novartis CEO Joe Jimenez told the Financial Times that a timeline for… 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

  • Zoove Debuts StarStar myInfo, A Mobile Contact Sharing Service That Doesn’t Require An App

    Zoove Debuts StarStar myInfo, A Mobile Contact Sharing Service That Doesn’t Require An App

    Zoove, a company offering a registry of unique mobile numbers for brands and consumers (StarStar Brand and StarStar Me, respectively) is now introducing its third product, a contact-sharing service called StarStar myInfo. Available to U.S. consumers on any of the four major carriers, the idea with the myInfo service is to offer users a way to both share and receive updated contact details… Read More