Developer: Cocoamotion Inc.
Price: $1.99
Version Reviewed: 2.1

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★★½
User Interface Rating: ★★★★★
Re-use / Replay Value Rating: ★★★★★

Overall Rating: ★★★★★

Tired of faceless phone numbers calling you at random points of the day? Paranoid about the FBI actually finding out that you moved to Fiji to avoid that vandalism charge from your “experimental” years? Do you hate forgetting your parents birthday (not that you’re friends with you parents on Facebook)? I have found the app for you.

Ladies and gentleman, I introduce to you: feX for Facebook.
feX for Facebook

The Good
This review is going to be pretty short, because really all there is to say is, “Go and buy this app!” and indeed you should. feX works on the very basic principle of keeping local iPhone contacts and your plethora (or lack of) Facebook friends in perfect sync.

Launch the program, log in to Facebook, and sync. It truly is that simple. The interface is clean and easy to understand. Syncing your contacts takes seconds and once your friends are linked up with their vCard counterpart you can make sure you always have the most embarrassing, drunken photo for your friends’ awaiting call.

Birthdays
The birthdays menu makes it easy to remember any upcoming special days that you might have forgotten. Also, if you’re an iCal user it will keep your “Birthdays” calendar up-to-date.

With extra customizable option, you can adjust where you want photos to be cropped, how many birthdays you want shown, and more. If you want less data to be downloaded, there’s options for that too. Wow, these guys have thought of everything.

The Not-So-Good
The first time I started up the application it wiped all of my contacts…

Now, I’m sure plenty of you are saying, “Umm…that’s a pretty big issue…” but fear not, I screwed up my Google Sync preferences so that was all my bad. Once I reloaded my contacts again, everything was peachy keen.

So, really, I’ve had no outstanding issues. Push notification would be awesome for an app like this and possibly some more options to sync (such as phone numbers, job information, social security number…you know…the basics). One other thing that bothers me is when my image synced to the phone, I have a large picture of my crotch as my default now. Multi-touch image sizing would be nice so I could make sure my photos are focusing on the right objects…you know…like a person’s face.

My Verdict
This is one of those programs that you need in your arsenal, especially if you’re a social networking nut like the other 18-30 year olds out there. In all seriousness, this will make your job of updating pics, birthdays, and adding new contacts from Facebook so much easier. Its $2. Go get it. Now.


Pros
- Clean interface
- Simple functionality
- Cheap

Cons
- Needs more sync options
- Push notification would be nice
- Multi-touch image sizing

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