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These services will get your address book in order

Keeping track of all your contacts is tough, so you need a way to sort them out.

Image: SyncME1/YouTube

MUCH LIKE EMAIL, we don’t really have any major alternatives to the humble contact book.

Devices have changed, new modes of communication have been created yet we still rely on the tried and trusted phone and mobile numbers to keep everything together.

You shouldn’t settle for the standard address books that come with every phone. There are better alternatives out there that will serve you well. Here are a few to choose from. 

Contacts+
For: iOS, Android
Cost: Free

Probably one of the most diverse and powerful contacts apps out there, yet manages to be easy to use.

Automatic sorting of contacts, protecting against spam calls, backup and integrating services like WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn  into your contacts, it’s a versatile service. There is also an in-browser service allowing you to look at profile pages within the app itself.

Contacts+ Source: Contacts+/App Store

Onyu
For: Windows Phone
Cost: Free

A new app that’s both bright and colourful. The main draw of Onyu is that all information saved on it is encrypted meaning even the developers can’t get access to them.

Onyu Source: Onyu/Windows Phone

Connect
For: iOS
Cost: Free

Effectively a contact manager, Connect is handy if you want a simplified, no-fuss approach to your contacts book. Easy to use, straightforward and the ability to send group messages makes it worth a look.

Connect Source: Connect/App Store

PureContact
For: Android
Cost: Free

Following in the same footsteps as Connect, PureContact aims to simplify your address book but prioritises a few different things like most recent contacts and swipe gestures. It’s light on features, but what it does is solid.

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Fullcontact
For: iOS
Cost: Free

Designed for those who are more business orientated, FullContact brings together all of your contacts, gathers all social profile info and photos about them and brings them together into the one app.

It also syncs across Gmail so you keep everything up to date.

fullcontact-561x500 Source: FullContact/App Store

Sync.ME
For: iOS, Android
Cost: Free
Sync.ME focuses mostly on calls instead of messaging, allowing you to identify unknown calls from anywhere in the world and protect you from scam calls or telemarketers.

Source: SyncME1/YouTube

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