Posted by Carter Dotson on January 18th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Contacts Duster is an app that, as the name implies, seeks to clean up those pesky contacts lists. Thanks to various contact synchronization services and user error, sometimes contact lists just aren't as clean as they need to be. I think I'm in my contacts list three times. Contacts Duster can easily find those disparate contacts profiles, and merge them together with one tap. As well, it can eliminate so-called zombie contacts, which the app classifies as emails not attached to any actual contacts. Contacts can be shared as VCF files and deleted in batches, although to share/delete more than 10 at a time, Auto Dust needs to be purchased in the app for $1.99, which also removes the ads from the app. Contacts Duster uses iCloud to save the purchase of Auto Dust across devices. This all syncs up with the built-in iOS Contacts list, which will sync to any services of the user's choice. Considering how convoluted contacts lists can get, this universal app provides a useful service for those looking to clean up their contacts list, and is free to try out.