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Modern contacts customization, dialer and texting
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 28 Jul 2014, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Interesting functionality, nice interface, modern design
Contacts+ for Android aims to integrate and organize all of your contacts under one, user friendly interface. And for the most part, it does a good job of it.
Contacts+ is a modern and stylish contacts organizer and dialer. You can send text messages, make calls and organize your contacts in a variety of ways, all within this app. By far, the app's best feature is the interactive contact lists. It displays all of your contacts on a picture based grid, so you see all of your friend’s smiling faces or graphical icons assigned to each particular contact. To rearrange them, just touch and drag any icon to an alternate location onscreen, and the rest will adjust automatically to accommodate the shift. You can also view your contacts alphabetically, most frequent and via history.
Text functions worked ok for the most part, though I encountered some unacceptable lags between sending a message and it actually leaving my device. Most times, the messages just sat in the outbox, waiting for the sync to kick in and send the message. Another downside I encountered was the lack of Whatsapp integration, though I suspect this is soon to follow in a future update, given the huge popularity of that app. But it also begs the question: wouldn't Whatsapp do better to just absorb what little is unique about Contacts+? That seems to make more sense than fumbling with an additional app like this one. I also experienced some glitches when importing contacts; the app automatically scans your internal storage for backed up data, however, it does not allow you to search specific folder locations, so all of my import attempts failed because the data was never found.
Contacts+ is a decent app. It looks great but the performance was a little shaky for me. Overall, I think it has a lot going for it and will probably show its true potential in another update or two.