About ContactsTap

ContactsTap_iTunes_iconContactsTap is a superb contacts management application which successfully replaces the native iPhone contacts app. ContactsTap looks the same as the native iPhone app, but it offers many more features and improves the existing ones.

ContactsTap is fast and intuitive and allows you to easily organise your contacts.
ContactsTap uses contacts from your iPhone address book so there is no need for any extra importation or synchronisation.
ContactsTap uses the original device setting for sorting and displaying contacts either by First or Last Name. Changing this in the device setting will affect the ContactsTap application as well.
ContactsTap stores all information in the native storage space, therefore anything the user may add through ContactsTap application can be synced with iTunes and vice versa.

All updates are free of charge.

Please read Important Notes.

 

ContactsTap – features:

 

CONTACTS

• Fast initial contacts load (one of the fastest in AppStore)
• Add new contacts with one tap
• A single tap on a contact enables you to make a call, send a text message, send an e-mail, see and edit the contact’s details, see groups assigned to the contact, share/send the contact using the vCard standard or delete the contact
• Specify for yourself (in Settings) whether tapping on a contact activates the Action Menu (see below) or Contact Details
• Choosing Contact Details will display a familiar window (same as the native iPhone contacts app), where you can add/modify the contact’s info
• Sort contacts into groups directly from the main contacts list
• Delete multiple contacts in one go
• Copy/move/remove multiple contacts to/from groups
• Swipe with your finger horizontally across a contact to delete it
• Change the sort order of your contacts (sort them by first/last name, or company name). Sorting by Company name will put Company Name in first row with bigger font and first and last name in second row with smaller font
• Visually differentiate if your contact is a company or a person
• Add pictures of your contacts to the contacts list (optional)
• Automatically assign name No Name to a contact if it does not have a name, phone, email or company name
• Show contact address in the Maps screen with a pin on the address without closing the ContactsTap application.
• Add related names to current contacts and define new custom labels for them
• Change the sort order and grouping of your contacts easily
• Show the contact’s address on Google Maps by tapping on the Address. This feature will not close the application

NEWEST FEATURES:
• Support for Favourites contacts (fast way to call, mail, sms most used contacts)
• Create Private groups (you can add Exchange contacts to them as well)
• Support for iCloud contacts
• DialPad added so you can dial a number directly from ContactsTap

ACTION MENU

• Specify for yourself (in Settings) whether tapping on a contact activates the Action Menu or Contact Details
• Choosing Call option from the Action Menu will initiate a call. If the selected contact has more than one number, a new window with its phone numbers will pop up where you can choose which number you want to dial.
• Choosing Send Text option from the Action Menu will show message screen where you can type text and send it to selected contact’s number. If the selected contact has more than one number, a new window will pop up where you can choose which number you want to use.
• Choosing Send E-mail option from the Action Menu will show e-mail screen where you can type text and send it to selected contact’s email address. If selected contact has more than one e-mail address, a new window will pop up where you can choose which email you want to use. This feature will not close the application.

SEARCH

• Fast and powerful search engine; search directly from the main contact list
• Four different kind of search scopes which you can change while you are searching
• Instantly create a group from search results
• Specify the scope of your search criteria by selecting the fields you want to include in the search. Available fields: First and Last name, Company name, Department, Job title, Nick name, Note, Email address and Phone number

E-MAIL

• Send e-mail to all members of a selected group using your preferred type of email (home, work, …)
• Send e-mail to multiple contacts (distribution list) of your choice using your preferred type of email
• Sending e-mails from the application will not close ContactsTap
• Send a VCard to someone (share contacts’ data using latest VCard standard 3.0) as an e-mail attachment
• Specify which fields to use when sending an email (To, Cc, Bcc)
• Send an e-mail to all members of the selected group using your preferred type of email
• Send an e-mail to multiple contacts of your choice using your preferred type of email

GROUPS

• Add new group in selected contacts account (Exchange, MobileMe, etc.)
• Edit a group with one tap; add, delete or change its name
• Add/remove one or multiple contacts from/to a group
• Add contacts to a selected group directly from the Uncategorised contacts list
• Full support for Exchange contacts
• Add, delete or change group name.
• Add/remove one or multiple contacts from/to a group in one go.
• Add contacts to a selected group directly from the Uncategorized contacts list
• Fast groups manipulation directly from the main contact list
• Virtual groups automatically filter and group your contacts by Companies, With Photo, No Phone, No Email, No URL, With Birthday, No Address and lot more
• Check upcoming birthdays with Birthday virtual group
• Reorder the virtual groups in the list according to your needs

CALENDAR and EVENTS

• Add/modify calendar events with alarms.
• Full support for Calendar control and managing events and birthdays.

GENERAL

• Set-up the application directly from its main screen
• Choose between two skins/colour schemes (Cool Black and Default Blue)
• Specify the data to be shown in the main contact list
• Specify if you want to use phonetic names (important for users from non-Latin areas if you want to sort contacts using phonetic names)
• Specify additional categories that the application displays for each contact. Available categories: group names, company name, job title, department, nickname, Home / Work / Mobile / Main / Other phone number, Home / Work Fax, Pager Number, Home / Work / Other Email address, Phonetic name and Birthday.
• Sync your device even if the ContactsTap is working and it will automatically reload all new data in real time
• Report the problem or suggestion directly from the application
• Write a review directly from the application
• Application supports Traditional Chinese

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User Manual


Contacts

Add New Contact

To add a new contact, tap the + button in the top right corner to access the New Contact menu. You can add: First and Last Name, Photo, Company, Mobile phone, Email, Website, Address and Custom Fields (Prefix, Phonetic First and Last Name, Middle Name, Suffix, Nickname, Job Title, Department, Instant Message, Birthday, Date/Anniversary, Related People and Notes).

You can add multiple addresses, emails, websites, etc.

When you have finished entering all data, tap “Done” in the top right corner to save the new contact.
Do not tap “Done” before you have finished entering all data, because it will save the contact and return you to the contacts list.

To cancel adding the new contact, tap “Cancel” in the top left corner, and it will return you to the contacts list without saving the new contact.

Edit Contact Information

If you tapped “Done” before entering all data, or if you want to add/delete/change information for any saved contact, go to the contacts list and tap the contact that you wish to edit. A new window will open – the so-called Action Menu. Tap on “Show Contact Details” to view saved information.
Tap “Edit” button in the top right corner, and change the information.
Tap “Done” button in the top right corner to save the newly added information.
Tap “Cancel” button in the top left corner to return to the contact details without saving the changes.

Search Contacts

In the main contacts lists, the Search box occupies the top part of the screen.
To begin Search, tap on the empty box. A new menu bar and a keyboard will pop up. In the menu bar below the Search box, you can specify the scope of your search, i.e. whether you want ContactsTap to search “Names”, “Companies”, “Custom” or “All” parameters.
As for “Custom” option, you can specify the fields to be included in the Custom search in Settings (see explanation in Settings below).

Delete Contact

There are several ways to delete a contact.
In the contacts list, swipe across the contact that you wish to delete. A new red button “Delete” will appear. Tap on that button to delete the contact.
If you change your mind, just tap anywhere on the contacts list, and the “Delete” button will disappear.
You can also delete a contact from the Action Menu or Show Contact Details window (these are explained below).

NOTE: Once deleted, the contact cannot be restored, and needs to be re-added as a new contact.


Groups

Automatic Sorting of Contacts into Groups

If you have created a new contact within a certain group, it will automatically be added to the group within which it was created.
Any contacts that have not been created within a particular group will automatically be added to the “Uncategorized” group. Later, you can reassign any contact from the “Uncategorized” group to any other chosen group(s).
A contact can be assigned to as many groups as you like.

Create New Group

In the main contacts list, tap on the Groups button in the top left corner to open a new Groups window. It will list all existing groups, both synced and newly-created (if you have any).
At the bottom of the list, there is a menu bar with two buttons, “Native Groups” and “Virtual Groups”. By default, the app displays the “Native Group” option.
Tap on the “Add New Group” (written in red font). A new window will open where you can enter the name of the new group. Tap “Done” in the bottom right corner when you have finished. If you don’t want to create a new group, tap on “Cancel” in the top left corner to return to “Native Groups”.

To return from Groups to Contacts view, tap “All Contacts”.

NOTE: All contacts are automatically assigned to the “All Contacts” group.

Organize Contacts Into Groups

To add members to a group, go to the Groups window and tap the round button attached to the chosen group. A new menu will open: choose “Add New Members”. This will open a list of all contacts within the selected account (e.g. MobileMe, Exhchange, etc.). Tap on the contacts that you wish to add to the group: a tick will appear next to their names. When you have finished, press “Done” to save members and return to the Groups window.
The menu that you have opened also features the following options: “Group Email” (sends e-mail message to all members of the chosen group), “Remove Some Members” and “Add From Uncategorized.”
To remove members from a group, tap “Remove Some Members”. A list will open: tap to select the contacts that you wish to delete, then tap “Done”. If you change your mind, tap “Cancel” to return to the Groups window.
The option “Add From Uncategorized” opens the Uncategorized virtual group. Tap on any contact(s) that you want to add to the selected group, then tap “Done” in the top left corner. Alternatively, tap “Cancel” in the top right corner to return to the Groups window without adding these contacts from the Uncategorized group.

Virtual Groups

These are predefined categories that can be accessed via the button at the bottom right corner in the Groups list. They automatically filter contacts into categories, depending on what sort of information you have entered for your contacts.
These categories are: Companies, With Birthday, With Photo, With Related Names, With Nickname, No Photo, No Phone, No Emails, etc. For example, all contacts that you have entered birthday for will be added automatically to the “With Birthday” virtual group. The remaining contacts will be added to the “No Birthday” virtual group.
We call them Virtual Groups because they cannot be created, deleted or edited. They are just there to help you navigate through your contacts by filtering them into categories according to shared common features.
Furthermore, Virtual Groups do not affect your Native Groups settings, and they do not have impact on the syncing process.


Action Menu

When you tap on any contact from the list, a new window – the so-called Action Menu – will pop up. It contains the following features:

“Call” – Tap to make a call to a selected contact. (This option is not available on iPod/iPad.) If a contact has several phone numbers saved, a new menu will pop up asking you which number you want to dial.
If you have enabled Skype calls in Settings, ContactsTap will ask you whether you want to make a regular phone call or a Skype call.

“Send Text Message” – Tap to send a text message to the contact.
If a contact has several phone numbers saved, a new menu will pop up asking you which number you want to send the message to.
If you have no phone numbers saved for this contact, then this option will not be available until you add a phone number.

“Send E-Mail” – Tap to send an e-mail to the contact. This feature is enabled if you have entered and saved the e-mail address for the selected contact.
In order to enable this feature, you will have to set-up your e-mail address that you want to send the messages from. You can do this in Settings (the procedure is explained below).

“Show Contact Details” – Displays all saved information for the selected contact. This is where you can add, change or delete saved information for this contact (e.g. phone numbers, e-mail addresses, websites, birthday, etc.)

“Contact Groups” – Displays all Groups that the selected contact has been added to. Use the buttons at the bottom of the page to add this contact to more groups, or to remove it from selected groups.
Tap “Add to Groups” – a new window will appear with the list of all available groups. Tap on the group that you wish to add the contact to, then tap “Done”. If you wish to deselect a selected group, just tap on it again.
Tap “Remove from Groups” – a new window will appear with a list of all groups that the contact currently belongs to. Tap on a group that you wish to remove the contact from, then tap “Done”. If you wish to deselect the selected group, just tap on it again.
Tap “Done” again to return to the list of contacts.

“Share Contact” – Use this option to share the chosen contact with someone; it will be sent as a vCard 3.0 attachment. Tap “Share Contact” and a new menu will appear, asking you to chose the person that you want to share the contact with. You can either select the recipient from the contacts list, or type their e-mail addresses manually.
If the recipient that you have selected from the list does not have an e-mail address saved, the app will return you to the contact list.
vCard 3.0 can only be sent to one contact at a time.

“Delete Contact” – Tap to delete the selected contact. A new menu will pop up, asking you to either confirm your request to delete the contact, or to cancel it.

“Close” – This option closes the Action Menu without making any changes, and brings you back to the contacts list.


Bottom Menu Bar (in the Contacts list)

The bottom menu bar in the Contacts list contains the following icons: Trash, Bookmark Mode, Calendar/Events, Organise Mode, Facebook, Dialpad and Settings.

Trash

This button enables you to quickly delete multiple unwanted contacts.
Tap on the Trash icon. In the list of contacts, a round button will appear on every icon/image next to the contact. Tap on the contacts that you wish to delete: a red tick will appear inside the button. Then, tap “Delete” button in the top left corner.
To deselect a contact, just tap the icon again and the red tick will disappear.
If you want to delete all of your contacts, tap “Select All” button in the top right corner. Then, tap “Delete” to delete them all. If you decide not to delete selected contacts, tap “Cancel” in the top right corner, to return to the contacts list.

NOTE: Once deleted, the contact cannot be restored, and needs to be re-added as a new contact.

Bookmark Mode

This mode can be accessed if you are searching contacts within a certain source (for example MobileMe, Exchange, etc.) It cannot be accessed if you are searching for something within the All Contacts from All Sources mode.
The Bookmark Mode enables you to quickly create a new groups consisting of all contacts that share a common parameter. For example, if you were searching for contacts with the surname “Smith” within your MobileMe contacts, the app will display them all. Tap the Bookmark icon, and a new dialog will pop up where you can enter “Smith” and save all contacts with this surname, should you wish to do so.
This feature is especially useful if, for example, you want to instantly make a group of all people who work for the same company, etc.

Calendar/Events

Here you can create events, with or without alerts/reminders.

To create a new event, tap the + button in the top right corner. A new window will appear, where you can enter the following information: Title and Location of the event, Starts/Ends, Repeat, Invitees, Alert, Calendar, Availability and Notes.
When you have entered all information, tap “Done” in the top right corner to save information and return to the Calendar view.

The calendar (Monthly view) will display a dot ( . ) below every date for which you have created an event.
To check the upcoming events, tap on the date with the dot ( . ) below it, and ContactsTap will display a list of all events planned for that day.
Tap on the event to view its details.
To delete an event, swipe across the event and a new red button “Delete” will appear. Tap on that button to delete the event.
You can also tap on “Today” button in the top right corner to quickly access all events scheduled for today.

Tap “Done” in the top left corner to return to the contacts list.

Organize Mode

This mode can be accessed if you are searching contacts within a certain source (for example MobileMe, Exchange, etc.) It cannot be accessed if you are searching for something within the All Contacts from All Sources mode.
This feature enables you to quickly Move/Remove/Copy multiple contacts from/to a chosen group.
Tap on the group: a list will appear, with an empty button on every icon attached to every contact.
Tap on that button to select the contact: a red ‘tick’ will appear. Then choose the action: “Move”, “Remove” or “Copy”. These actions can be accessed via the bottom menu bar.
To deselect, tap again on the same contact. The red tick will disappear.
To select all contacts, tap “Select All” in the top left corner. After you have done it, the app will give you the option to “Deselect All”.
Tao “Cancel” to leave the Organize Mode without making any changes.

Facebook Log-in

Tap the “Facebook” icon ( f ) to quickly log into your Facebook account.
This option does not terminate ContactsTap.

To exit this window, press the Action button on your iPhone. Then tap the ContactsTap icon, and you will return to the exact place where you have been before tapping ( f ).

Dial-pad

Tap to quickly access the dial-pad and dial any number. You will have to enter the number manually.
To close Dial-pad, just tap the “Close” icon in the bottom menu bar.


Settings

ContactsTap is packed with features that can be customized to suit your needs.
Tap “Settings” icon in the bottom menu bar to access all options.
A new window will appear with the following features:

Main Contact List

The list contains the following options: Show Contact Image, Display Additional Contact Info, Sort Contacts By, Search criteria for “Custom” option, Contact Selection, Show events badge notification, Disable Exchange Groups Support, Enable Skype Calls

Send E-mail

To All, Cc All, Bcc All

General

Application Skin, Important Notes & Known Limitations, Application Release Notes, Report a problem or suggestion, Write a Review

All default settings are indicated with a ‘tick’ ( ). To change a setting, simply tap on the option: when you turn it on, the tick will appear; when you switch it off, the tick will disappear.

To exit Settings, tap “Done” in the top left corner.

Show Contact Image

– Choose whether you want to display images/icons next to your contacts.

Display Additional Contact Info

– Specify which information to display in the second row, below the name of any contact from your contact list. You can choose ONE of the following options: Group names (default), Company name, Department, Job title, Nickname, Home phone number, Work phone number, Other phone number, Mobile phone number, Main phone number, Home fax number, Work fax number, Pager number, Home e-mail address, Work e-mail address, Other e-mail address, Phonetic name and Birthday.
To return to the main Settings window, tap “Back” in the top left corner.

Sort Contacts By

– Define how to sort contacts in the main contacts list. Choose ONE of the following options: Full name (default), Company name, Job title, Department, Nickname, Birthday.

This is where you can also choose whether to use Phonetic Names. This feature is useful for sorting names with non-Latin alphabet. However, if you do not need Phonetic Names, you should keep it switched off because it will speed up the initial contacts load.

To return to the main Settings window, tap “Back” in the top left corner.

Search criteria for “Custom” option

– By default, ContactsTap searches your contacts by the following parameters: Name and Company. If you want to add further search parameters, choose as many as you like from the following: Department, Job title, Nickname, Note, E-mail address and Phone numbers.
Tap on any option to switch it on/off.

To return to the main Settings window, tap “Back” in the top left corner.

NOTE: Turning on ALL parameters (in particular E-mail address and Phone number) can affect the initial ContactsTap load, because the app needs to index all fields by all parameters. Do not turn on these fields unless you really need them and unless you don’t mind the slightly slower initial app load time.

Contact Selection

– This option enables you to choose the window that pops up when you tap on a contact in the contacts list. You can choose between the Action Menu, described above (default setting) or the Show Contact Details window.

To return to the main Settings window, tap “Back” in the top left corner.

Show events badge notification icon

– This option lets you choose whether you want ContactsTap to display the little red badge with notification on the forthcoming events in the next seven days. Tap to turn on; tap again to switch off.

Disable Exchange Groups Support

– Tap to enable or disable Exchange groups support.

Enable Skype Calls

– Tap to enable/disable Skype calls.

Send E-Mail

– When sending group e-mails, or e-mails to multiple selected users, choose whether you want to send the e-mail “To” all users, or to carbon-copy them “Cc”, or to blind-copy them “Bcc”.

Application Skin

– Choose between two colour schemes – Default Blue and Cool Black.

To return to the main Settings window, tap “Back” in the top left corner.

Important Notes & Known Limitations

– Read important information on various issues (No support for custom ringtones, Notes on syncing with Outlook, etc.)

To return to the main Settings window, tap “Back” in the top left corner.

Application Release Notes

– What’s new in the current release

Report a problem

– Tap to e-mail our Customer Support. We aim to respond as quickly as possible, usually within a few hours.
When reporting a problem, please include as many details as possible, because that will help us understand and resolve the issue.

To send the email, tap “Send” in the top right corner.
If you choose to “Cancel” sending (top left corner), a new menu will pop up asking you whether you want to save the draft or not. If you choose to Delete the draft, you will be brought back to the main Settings window.

Write a Review

– This feature enables you to directly access App Store to write and publish your review of ContactsTap.


Accounts

Every section in the Groups represents an account that you have created. This is regulated in the main Settings of your iPhone, where you can predefine the accounts that you want to use – for example: MobileMe, My Device, Hotmail, Google, etc. All changes that you make in the main iPhone Settings (e.g. create a new account, delete an account, etc.) will affect ContactsTap as well.
ContactsTap treats each account as a separate entity, and the main Groups window clearly displays this.
In ContactsTap, you can create as many groups as you like within each account. However, these groups will be independent from the groups created within a different account.


Syncing

NOTE: In order to sync contacts from your desktop/laptop computer (either Mac or PC) with iPhone/iPod/iPad, you need to have iTunes installed on your computer.

ContactsTap can display results of the syncing process with accounts such as MobileMe, Google, Exchange etc. However, neither ContactsTap nor any other third party application can control the syncing process, because it is based on a direct communication between the mobile device on the one hand and the service (Exchange, Google, iTunes on desktop/laptop computer, etc.) on the other.

As explained above, ContactsTap treats all your accounts as separate entities. Therefore, if you are syncing your mobile device with your external MobileMe, for example, it will only sync contacts and groups sorted under the MobileMe account on your device.

Syncing with MobileMe or My Device (Mac or PC with iTunes)

If you have organized your contacts into groups with your MobileMe account, or your desktop/laptop computer (Mac, PC) ContactsTap will import all groups and contacts exactly as you sorted them.
The process works in reverse too, so all groups created on your mobile device will be exported onto your MobileMe or desktop/laptop computer exactly as you sorted them on your iPhone/iPod/iPad.

Syncing with Outlook

If you are using a Windows PC with Outlook (or any other contacts management app that is supported by iTunes), it is recommended that you do not sort your Outlook contacts as categories (because iTunes cannot sync them), but as FOLDERS. These folders will then be synced as Groups on your iPhone. And vice versa, your Groups from iPhone will be synced as Outlook folders on your PC.
Furthermore, even if your contact belongs to several groups on the iPhone, Outlook can only assign it to a single group (i.e. folder).
These are all Outlook issues and ContactsTap (or any other iPhone app) have no control over this.

Microsoft has also published some tips on the syncing process – please read Synchronize Outlook and Apple iPhone or iPod touch contacts.

Syncing with Exchange

If you have one or more Exchange accounts (Hotmail, Google, etc.) set on your device for syncing contacts, you should know that Exchange by default does not support groups.
As requested by our users, we have added to ContactsTap the option to support groups for Exchange contacts. When you navigate to the groups screen you will be able to create groups for Exchange contacts and organize them in groups in the same way as for contacts on other accounts. However, this process does not work in the opposite direction, as those groups from your iPhone will not be synced back onto Exchange.

NOTE: ContactsTap enables the groups support for Exchange contacts by default. You can disable this feature by going to Settings and using the option “Disable Exchange Groups Support.”

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Reviews

Here’s what the users had to say about ContactsTap application:

 

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A long time user 

by twinkles - Version 5.99 – Sep 28, 2012

hi. I’ve been using this app for a very long time. 2 years at least. I love it. I find its more intuitive than the Contacts App that comes with the iPhone. Also customer support is quick and informative. I never had to use it till today and my issue was answered the same day. I had updated the app but i didnt see my contacts. I did see my group folders with the number of contacts next to the folder. Turns out all i had to do was turn the phone off and on. I recommend this App. ps upgrading to OS6 was no problem. A dialig box comes up asking if Contact Taps can take your Contacts from the Contact app that comes with the phone. Say OK and your good to go.

Great App 

by TallRey - Version 5.98 – Jul 08, 2012

I was looking for an Application that would let me search the “Notes” in a contact and also let me group contacts into groupings. I downloaded this application and I must say that I must give it a 5 just for the fact that they have an excellent human interface and a help menu that let’s you explore the different features and aspects. This is way above the norm. THANKS!!!

Love it but need iPad version PLEASE? 

by Shmerls - Version 5.97 – Jun 01, 2012

Way better than Apple’s version of Contacts!

Love it!!! 

by Jeannyvett Colon - Version 5.97 – Apr 20, 2012

It make life easier! This app is great for business. Try it!

top notch! 

by iquanyin moon - Version 5.97 – Jan 20, 2012

excellent contacts app. I’ve tried a number of them and most are good. what sets this one apart is: speed, smoothness, bug-freeness, and range of both useful and fun options.
tldr: excellent! you won’t regret getting this.

Great App – worth every penny! 

by Mr. and Mrs. Fix - Version 5.7 – Sep 25, 2011

I use a lot of the fields in Addressbook, and was annoyed that they didn’t show up in my iPhone. With this app they are all there with the ability to add them and modify them on my phone!
I also use groups and this brings them to my phone too!
The developer is GREAT about answering questions ASAP, so buy with confidence. V. 5.7 works like a charm, so I would disregard bad reviews from earlier versions.

Craig/Tucson AZ Apple Store Customer 

by Craig62 - Version 5.1 – Apr 07, 2011

Needed search of all fields of contacts & Sync to Address Book on Mac. This works.

Excellent App & Service 

by Solution Finder - Version 5.0 – Mar 31, 2011

This is my second review of this app. ContactsTap is a great contact manager that offers excellent searching functions. The app designer is very responsive to questions and issues. In addition the app designer is very interested in hearing and implementing suggestions. The app is like adding a “splash” of CRM to your contacts.

Provides features that Contacts forgot 

by EdAnson - Version 4.6 – Jan 21, 2011

I bought this app because of two important features that the built-in Contacts app forgot to include: 1) full text search; and 2) group management. I use the built-in app most of the time because it starts up faster. But when I need the extra features, it is good to know that ContactsTap is ready and able to meet that need. Because the two apps work together, I can have the best of both.

 Xxx 

by Zane Revai - Version 4.3 – Jan 11, 2011

Works great 

by Btw72 - Version 4.3 – Nov 29, 2010

All I wanted to do was create groups to send emails without selecting each person one by one. Everything else works good also. No crashes.

 It works for me!

by Solution Finder – Version 4.3 – Nov 12, 2010

This app works for me! Best solution I have found to sort contacts by company name, job title, department, nickname and others. You can also search those fields to lookup specific contacts. (I use the nickname field to track contacts for which i am waiting for a returned response such as a call or email. I do this by entering a ‘?’ in the nickname field.)
This app does not crash on me. I use most current version of OS for iPhone.
Also, the programmer is very responsive to questions. This is easily worth the money. This is a good app IMPO.

Works great

by Btw72 – Version 4.3 – Nov 29, 2010

All I wanted to do was create groups to send emails without selecting each person one by one. Everything else works good also. No crashes.

good!!!!

by jk666p – Version 3.2 – May 18, 2010

good update thankyou…….!!!!!!”

Great app!

by TheSeekerWM – Version 2.4 – Mar 23, 2010

Been testing apps for group management for days now, this one seams like the best thus far. I would like to see some new things.

Yeah! for groups management

by Jabe8 – Version 2.4 – Mar 24, 2010

In ten minutes I was able to sort and rearrange my contacts (over 330) into groups. Trying to do this without this app was on my ‘will get to eventually list’. Last night I decided I did want to cleanup my address book with an app so I searched and when I found this app it was just what I needed. It’s a must have for group customization. I have not really used it as an alternate address book yet. I have only read about it’s capabilities from the product description and it seems impressive. This is just to let you know that this app is superb when it comes to contacts grouping.

Version 2.3 is now available

by Chief Osage – Version 2.3 – Jan 12, 2010

Version 2.2 had bad code in it. The Action Menu was not working properly.
Version 2.3 appears to have corrected this problem.
I use this app regularly.

Contacts do not show up within ContactsTap 1.6 (if contact has a company name only)

by A. NA – Version 1.6 – Nov 03, 2009

UPDATE for Version 2.0. My review below was for version 1.6, but now, the issue is fixed in version 2.0 so this app is very useful for organizing your contacts into groups so that it’s easier to get to your specific contact within iPhone’s contacts list.

I purchased Contactstap 1.6 this past week. I have a iPhone 3GS. I have tested the following issue with both firmware 3.01 and 3.12, yet the same issue remains. The issue that I run into is that I have some contacts in Outlook 2007 that are just company name only. I sync my iPhone with Outlook 2007 using itunes 9.01 (previously 8.02). However, these company name only contacts (no other name fields are associated with these contacts), do not show up within the “All Contacts” group within Contactstap. But when I check the iPhone’s native contact list, these contacts with company name only do show up within the iPhone’s native contact listing. Because I cannot find these company name only contacts within Contactstap 1.6, I cannot add them to a group within Contactstap 1.6.

Please note that if I associate a person’s first name and last name with a company name then the contacts do show up within Contactstaps 1.6; however, I have some contacts that are company name only contacts and these do not show up within Contactstap 1.6.

UPDATE: Dejan has replied back to my issue via email and he has notified me that the issue is known. In addition, the issue is supposed to be resolved in the next release of ContactsTap 2.0. Here’s his reply email to me:
There is a fix for this problem in the next release 2.0 which is already submitted to the app store and it suppose to be available to you shortly.
The problem was with contacts which were labeled as companies. Now you can see both in the list of contacts. If you turn the images on you will see visually the difference as the general image for the contact and company differs.

Best So far

by marcusdg – Version 1.6 – Oct 14, 2009

I’ve purchased 5 other apps before this to try to create and manage groups in my contacts. So far this is the best. No major bugs noted and does what it is supposed to do. For the inexpensive price I especially recommend it. Basic, no frills, but seems functionally reliable.

B e a u t i f u l my friend.

by freekshow614 – Version 1.6 – Oct 2, 2009

I’ve seen other apps charging $4.99 and I don’t know what they could possibly have that this app doesn’t. All of my hundreds of contacts are sorted into about 10 different groups now and I love it. So easy to use. Don’t waste your time and money on those other apps.

Contacts Tap

by Lawyer on the go – Version 1.5 – Aug 22, 2009

As a lawyer and filmmaker I’ve used this app since 1.3. The latest version makes this really useful. It works smoothly. The app designer is very responsive to user recommendations and feedback. With the latest fixes it’s fast, easy and much smoother than the address book that comes with the iPhone.

Excellent contact management app

by thisnicknameisalsonottaken – Version 1.4 – Aug 7, 2009

I’ve purchased several different 3rd-party contact management apps for my iPod Touch. ContactsTap is the one that I keep coming back to. It adds important features not available in the native Contacts app (and not yet available in many of the other competing 3-rd party apps). For example, ability to display and edit the “related names” fields available in MobileMe. The developer is active in keeping the app up-to-date. Not the added features and tweaks over regular updates of the app. Finally the app feels like it belongs on my iPod. Fast load times, nothing in the UI that is too jarring or unnecessary. Strongly recommended!

Existing Version is Great!

by itunesguy1 – Version 1.3 – Jul 24, 2009

WOW… I’ve been looking for this Contact Grouping App. for ever since I got my 3GS! It is Awesome. WOW…  It has the Search feature I need to search all fields; it allows me great flexibility in Grouping; it is in the same format as the native contact’s; and has all the same fields…. Who could ask for anything more? I gave it 5 stars but there are a few things I’d like to see added….. Like showing which Group each contact was in in the ‘All Contacts’ list.. (By the way the option to show pics there is great!) and adding some color to the different groups and the app in general would be nice. Otherwise, look no further…. I’m looking forward to the new version!

Awesome App

by Beef&Gravy – Version 1.2 – Jun 21, 2009

Just what I wanted

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Mr 

by Aid0 - Version 5.95 – Jan 21, 2012

Great ap, grouped all my contacts with ease

Good for free 

by AndersHo - Version 5.90 – Nov 17, 2011

Not bad organizer. Good for free. Thanks!

Great App – Very Responsive Developer

by RobTau – Version 4.1 – Oct 21, 2010

This is about the only app which allows you to both view and edit Address Books ‘related names’ fields and labels. The use of such labels is very useful to handle custom AB fields, whether they are actually ‘related names’ or something else. That information is synced to your iPhone (at least via iTunes), yet very few apps let you access it and I don’t think any others let you change it.

When Apple’s ‘update’ to iOS 4.1 killed this feature, developer was very responsive in adding a work around until Apple fixes the bug via iOS 4.2.

Simply the Best

by Mujo008 – Version 3.6 – Aug 16, 2010

That’s all folks dream App is here congratulation to the Developer team

Pretty Good!

by Cabbotage II – Version 2.4 – Mar 23, 2010

Downloaded this app thinking it might be average but it’s great value! Simple, easy to use.
Imports from your native contacts list which means you don’t have to waste time copying or moving.
Some areas for improvement – will update my review when I discover more.

Great

by commuter42 – Version 2.4 – Mar 25, 2010

All I wanted was an app to group my contacts and this app does just that with an easy to use interface.

Simple and amazing

by AamyWaits – Version 1.3 – Jul 14, 2009

Simple easy interface, easy to adapt within minutes. Author has made sure not to make it complex as desired for the basic contact mgmt. Too much loading time, looking forward for updates which makes it faster. Really a cool and wonderful app :-)

canadaflag From Canadian App Store:

Fixed 

by DawnTW - Version 5.95 – Jan 13, 2012

Latest update fixed crash problem. Thanks. Great new calendar feature too.

good app! 

by adrert - Version 5.90 – Nov 17, 2011

Very good app! Download and don’t miss.

Great app 

by Rogerogeroger - Version 5.1 – Apr 09, 2011

WoW. Great app. Getting better every day. Good job.

Works great! 

by Paul White - Version 5.0 – Mar 28, 2011

Well-designed app is very useful if you have lots of contacts that you want to organize into groups on your iPhone. Works great with MobileMe groups, unlike some similar apps.

Worth the purchase 

by kenio223 - Version 4.6 – Feb 28, 2011

I have 3200 contacts so am able to prove performance. This isn’t fast enough to replace native app for day to day use, but is MUCH faster than some contact apps.
-Highly customizable, obviously the developers spent considerable time.
-Isn’t perfect with only 6 fields included in the ‘customizable’ search but I give 5 stars because the developer offers a free 30 day trial!! You know what you’re getting- Thank you!!!
-Definitely the best contact search/group management app I’ve seen!

Greg C

by gregsterc – Version 3.3 – Jun 27, 2010

Great app, I can finally email a group on the Iphone and because it is utilizing data from the native address book app, any changes made are reflected when a sync is done to a computer by usb or mobile me
Good work

Great app

by Robbur – Version 2.4 – Mar 17, 2010

Would be perfect if more field choices available for searches

Love it!!

by Pglf – Version 2.1 – Dec 1, 2009

Does everything I was looking for in one app: – uses the native iPhone contacts list so changes to one is shown in the other. – has groups that also shows up in the native address book. – allows me to organize contacts by company name and still display the persons name. Great job!

nice.clean.simple

by criz – Version 1.4 – Aug 7, 2009

I like the simplicity of this app. user friendly. but since it cannot recognize my custom mp3 ringtones, I’m afraid to substitute it for iPhone address book. will it ever recognize them,though?

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Important Notes

Important for iOS5 and iOS6 Users

Group Texting
If you want group texting to work on iPhone with iOS5 and iOS6 you have to turn OFF iMessage, MMS and Group Messaging. This problem is caused by the new Apple settings and it affects all apps that send group texts (including ContactsTap). We have already contacted Apple engineers and informed them about this issue. Please also read this note on iMessage.

iMessage is one of the new great services included in iOS5.
Using iMessage, you can send texts to other iOS users that are registered to the service using the data network instead of the cellular network and they are also free and unlimited. If you send an iMessage to more than one recipient, when one replies, everyone will receive it.
When running on an device with iOS5 and iOS6, ContactsTap does different things accordingly to the various options that can be changed in the device Settings into the Messages section.

These are our suggestions on how to use the various settings:

If you want to send a text to a group and you don’t want that replies go to everyone, you have to turn iMessage OFF and use traditional SMS; If the device has an option called “Group Messaging” (not available in all countries), this option has to be also OFF.
Additionally, in the current version of the iOS5 and iOS6 operating system, it seems that there is a problem: if the MMS option is turned ON, the text to a group will fail. We are talking with Apple engineers about this problem.
To recap, to send a group text and you don’t want replies to go to everyone, you have to turn OFF all these: iMessage, Group Messaging, MMS.
Note that you can’t use email addresses as recipients in this case.

If instead it’s ok if the replies go to everyone, you can leave iMessage ON but in this case all recipients should be valid iMessage accounts, either numbers or emails.
This is also the only supported option when the app is used on the iPod or the iPad.

Known Limitations

No support for custom ringtones
Setting and editing custom ringtones for contacts is not supported.
iPhone SDK does not allow any third party applications to assign custom ringtones to contacts or groups.

Important Issues

Syncing with Outlook
On Windows, it is iTunes that ‘communicates’ with Outlook.
iTunes will sync all groups from your iPhone as Outlook folders, not categories.
Similarly, your Outlook categories will not be synced as groups on your iPhone. Use folders instead.
Also, even if your contact was part of several groups on the iPhone, Outlook can only assign it to a single group.
These are all Outlook issues and ContactsTap (or any other iPhone app) have no control over this.

Groups with Exchange account
ContactsTap supports groups for Exchange contacts. When you start ContactsTap and navigate to the Groups screen, you will be able to create groups for Exchange contacts and organize them in groups in the same way as you would organise groups from other accounts. However, those groups will not be synced with Exchange (because Exchange does not support iPhone groups).

Third party apps
ContactsTap is compatible with all third party applications that use native storage space.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the app have limits on the number of recipients when using Group text
The app has no limit but your device may have. While the iPhone is great, it’s still a mobile device with limited memory and processing capability.
For example we found that an iPhone 3G is capable of sending to groups of 100 recipients but may fail to send to larger groups.
We tested the iPhone 4 with up a little more than 350 recipients. Some user reported they are successfully sending to groups of 400 with an iPhone 4.
The iPhone 3GS falls in between, it has been tested with up to 200 recipients.

I’m experiencing issues sending to more than 10 recipients
If you’re experiencing issues sending to large groups, check the setting of “Group Messaging” on the iPhone settings. If the option is available, set it to OFF (yes OFF) to be able to send to large groups. If it’s on, the iPhone will try to send MMS instead of SMS and will fail to send to large groups.

Can I send a photo to a group?
Yes, you can use copy-paste. Open the photos app (or the app where the photo is stored), copy one ore more photos. Create the new email in ContactsTap and when the new mail screen appear, paste the photos.

My groups does not sync with outlook. My contacts disappear from outlook when I sync.
Please note that it’s the iPhone firmware together with iTunes that does the sync and the apps can’t affect how it works. That said, the iPhone syncs the native contact groups with Outlook FOLDERS not categories. So you should find your contacts inside folders. Outlook has also a limitation: every contact can be assigned to one and only one folder. So, even if the iPhone allows a contact to be assigned to more than one native group, in Outlook the contacts will end up in one folder only.

ContactsTap shows the default ringtone for contacts that has a custom ringtone.
This is a problem of the current iPhone firmware. The screen where you see and can change the ringtone is provided by the firmware so we can’t change it. Moreover custom ringtones (and ringtones in general) can’t be modified by an application.

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Contact

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We also welcome all suggestions and ideas for future improvement.
For customer support, questions, tips and suggestions please e-mail dejan_app_support@me.com or fill in the contact form below.

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