Contacts

A new app called Garden helps you stay in touch with friends and family without Facebook

Facebook has become the de facto way people today keep up with their friends and family and, at times, their wider network of professional acquaintances and colleagues. But its inattention to user dat

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 t

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 pro

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 c

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

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 s

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.

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 p

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

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 ca

WriteThat.Name’s New Chrome Extension Updates Your Address Book Or CRM With Contact Info Found Online

After a <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/05/10/major-bummer-writethat-name-wants-you-to-pay-to-keep-it-from-spamming-your-friends/">little bit of a rough start</a>, the automatic address book

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

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.cobookapp.com/">Cobook</a>, a Mac contact management app that <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/12/06/cobook-brings-its-unified-address-book-to-iphone/">m

Brewster Rolls Out The First Major Update Of Its Smart Contacts App, Now Syncs With Your Native iPhone Contacts

Brewster, the relationship-centric contacts app for iPhone, is today releasing a <a target="_blank" href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/brewster-address-book/id440979190?mt=8">new version</a> -- its

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

Morse Launches To Automatically Add Phone Numbers To Contacts From Your Gmail Inbox

When I want to find a number to actually call someone on the phone and I know it's in an email signature somewhere, I generally search for that person's email address in Gmail and find the number that

Brewster: The Smart Contacts App That Wants To Rule Them All, Now Conquering Europe, Too

Brewster, the relationship-centric iOS address book app that went live in the U.S. in July with some <a target="_blank" href="http://www.techmeme.com/120712/p39#a120712p39">fanfare</a> (and a little <

Ringya Lets You Snap Photos Of Paper Lists & Business Cards To Create Contact Groups On iPhone

If you've ever needed a better way to manage your contact lists directly on your iPhone, a new app called <a target="_blank" href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ringya-reach-beyond-your-contacts/id52

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

<a target="_blank" href="http://sharedeets.com/">Deets</a> is a newly launched mobile app that lets you organize your contacts and keep everyone's information up-to-date automatically, but that descri

Fruux Keeps Your Calendars and Contacts In Sync Between All Of Your Devices

Keeping your calendars, contacts and tasks in sync between all of your devices is still a bit of a hassle - especially if you use different operating systems and vendors. Germany-based <a href="https:

The Privacy Problem: We Have Met The Enemy And He Is Us

This morning I was ready to bust some heads. I got a text message at about 8:39 from <a HREF="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/highlight/">Highlight</a>, the hot new social network thing that will disa
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