Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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It might take a little while to get set up correctly, but once organized, Kontacts is a great portal for keeping track of everything to do with one's friends.
By importing a contacts list into the app, it's possible to use Kontacts instead of the built-in Contacts app, with a selection of useful extras. At a swipe of the screen, users can add Facebook and Twitter connectivity to the person, thereby making it easy to see what the friend is up to. It's all quite quickly done and clear to see, plus it's possible to post to their wall or tweet them via the app. Other useful features come in the ability to email them or add a Facebook or Twitter profile photo to their contact details.
In each case, it's possible to set a default action for a contact such as a Tweet or Facebook message, meaning it's easy to get in touch with them through the desired method, all at the touch of the screen.
Further more, grouping is possible with contacts, proving particularly useful for those who want to divide up their friends from their work contacts or family. Although, currently, there's no way of viewing multiple groups at once, offering an all or nothing style approach.
Some issues do emerge, though. Notably, while Kontacts lists all Facebook contacts, it doesn't do the same with Twitter names, meaning users have to remember the friend's username to link them. In my case, I made a mistake with one friend and can't find any way of changing their Twitter name to the correct one. At times, the minimalist interface of Kontacts proves a disadvantage.
That aside, however, and Kontacts is a pretty useful app. In a world where so many of us use so many different social networks to keep in touch, it's handy to have everything consolidated in one place for quick browsing. Plus, it's useful to be able to get in touch through various different means quickly.