Apple hasn’t done much with Contacts in recent years because there’s just not much more you can do. Or, is there? Using Contacts is mostly boring, but using Kontacts on the iPhone is a little more socially liberating.
Contacts Integrated, Socially
Contacts on iPhone is OK, certainly usable, mostly spartan, but not altogether that social in the age of social networking.
On the other hand, Kontacts represents a new way to interact with contacts in Contacts that is decidedly more social.
Kontacts is integrated with Twitter and Facebook, and the interface is usable, not sterile as is Contacts.
Groups can be created by merely dragging and dropping contacts. Email or text anyone with a single finger tap.
Kontact’s built-in quick actions let you control social interaction with contacts with your finger. Touch a contact in Kontacts to initiate an action.
Segregate your work or family or friends from Contacts in Kontacts with just a tap, and drag and drop to a new group.
Why would you want to use Kontacts over Contacts?
First, Contacts isn’t going anywhere. It integrates nicely with other iOS apps on iPhone and iPad.
Second, Kontacts merely uses what’s already in Contacts but in a different, more social, and, frankly, much easier way.
The ability to send text or email an entire group is worth the price of entry all by itself. Kontacts is 99-cents.
Contact photos can be updated with photos from Facebook profiles. And you can tweet messages or post to Facebook from within Kontacts.
The app is nicely done, easier to use than Contacts, more social, and has one thing Contacts doesn’t seem to have. A few bugs. Kontacts is good, but needs to improve speed and stop the crashing.