Best contact management apps

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Keeping your contacts straight may just be the most helpful thing your phone does, especially if you have a lot to keep track of. Even if it’s just a few close friends and family, how are you supposed to remember all of everyone’s information off the top of your head? Sorting through duplicates, correcting numbers, connecting the right numbers to the right emails and then to the right addresses can all be done for you by simply finding and downloading the right contact manager app for you.

That’s why we’ve compiled this list of contact managers, to help you stay on track, all while saving time and unnecessary frustration so you can focus on what matters most to you. So without further ado, here’s what we think are the best contact managers for Android.

Drupe

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If you’re looking for an app that combines calling, texting, and your contacts all in one spot, look no further than Drupe. Currently available in 17 languages, there’s no end to what you can do with this app. Not only can you do all of your contacting straight from it, like calling or texting, but you can also record calls—and hey, even if all you need is to look up one of your contact’s info, you can do that too.

Drupe takes all the work out of trying to contact people. You don’t have to worry about grabbing info from one app, then going to another to call or text, etc. And one of the best features in this app that will help you streamline is the all-in-one “recent” feed. Messaging and calling from all of your apps, like Drupe, Whatsapp, Messenger, and more, all funnel straight to this section, so you can see it all in one spot, instead of, again, going into all of the different apps.

Download it now: Google Play

Contacts Optimizer

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One of the best contact manager apps on the market, because of both its free price tag and its quality performance, you’re definitely going to want to download Contacts Optimizer from the app store. At any time, you can add a new contact with all of their information to make it easily searchable later. If someone has several emails or numbers, that’s no problem, either, and making a quick correction to anyone is a piece of cake with Contacts Optimizer’s “find and replace” feature.

One of the other awesome features of Contacts Optimizer is the ability to quickly edit or delete duplicates. If your best friend has changed phone numbers 5 times in the past year, never fear. You’ll be able to check for duplicates, see which ones need to go and what can stay, and ultimately streamline your contacts.

Download it now: Google Play

Retact

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Modern and easy to use, using Retact will eliminate any need for you to update your friends or coworkers about a number change ever again. Simply put in your new number, and it will notify all of your friends so that you don’t have to keep track and make sure you didn’t miss anyone. If you find yourself being extremely busy with a thousand different little details to take care of at home and at the office, Retact will be a lifesaver in crossing one more thing off your list for you.

Retact also has the ability to backup all of your contacts for you. If your phone is notorious for randomly factory resetting or just plain losing all of your contacts, you know what a pain it is to try and recover information from every person you know. With Retact, all of that is completely backed up so that you’ll never lose the info again, whether you’re switching phones or recovering from a factory reset.

Download it now: Google Play

ConnectiD

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Exciting and intuitive, ConnectiD is an Android app you’re definitely going to want if you’re looking to streamline your life. By downloading and then creating your personal “profile” (or all of your information like phone number, facebook name, twitter handle, email, etc), you’ll then be able to share it with anyone you want to. With the touch of a button, you can send that profile off, or choose to be more selective with what kind of information you’re giving away to who. To be more selective, you’ll create a separate profile (there’s options for “business” and “social” currently), and so it’ll be saved and ready for whenever you need it.

Now, that’s certainly not the end ConnectiD’s fantastic features—there’s plenty more. Another one is that it will also help you better connect with people around the world. If you have a job or relatives that are scattered here and there, you can have their timezone logged into your database, which will stay updated and allow you to see what time it is for them, which is extremely helpful when you’re not always sure if it’s a good time to call or text. A couple other features include backed up contacts, and messaging privacy/encryption.

Download it now: Google Play

PiContacts

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The ultimate address book app, PiContacts will be a fantastic upgrade from that old hard copy address book that’s sitting on a shelf somewhere in your home. This Android app is an address database where you’ll be able to log all of your friends’ information to have on hand for later. Because PiContacts is pretty straightforward and to the point, it’s easy to use and even easier to maintain, which means less extra clutter for you in the long run.

Similar to Contacts Optimizer, PiContacts will also help you sort through unnecessary duplicates to replace them with the correct information. With PiContacts, you’ll be able to utilize the the “merge duplicates” feature, where it makes merging a cinch. And another fantastic feature with this app is the ability to tag and filter your contacts, making them easily accessible by searching the filter or tag, like “coworkers,” or “family,” etc.

Download it now: Google Play

YooGloo

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One of the most fun contact manager apps on this list may very well be YooGloo. With its fun design, eye catching colors, and easy to navigate UI, we can’t recommend YooGloo enough. It can do everything your typical contact management app can do, like keep all of your contacts’ information in one central location, but you can also create groups.

By creating groups out of the people you find yourself contacting most, say, at work, you can email or message those people in a matter of seconds. Instead of making sure you added all the right people to the email or message, you just add the group as the recipient, and you’re all set. And if you need help keeping track of all said groups, you can also add details so that you remember who’s who. Brilliantly designed, we have a feeling you’re going to love YooGloo.

Download it now: Google Play

Closing

Contact management apps are a fantastic way to help you out if you’re looking to simplify that part of your life, whether your list of contacts includes a few or a few hundred. It’s extremely helpful to be able to pull out your phone wherever you are and add someone’s info or send your own to them with just a touch of a button. We hope you enjoyed this list, and that it may have helped you narrow down your choices just a tad.


About the Author: Brad Ward

Brad is a tech enthusiast, writing and tinkering with all things technology since 2011. He currently bounces between the LG G3 and his beloved Moto X! His interests include reading, entrepreneurship, the gym, and of course, queso.


  • kishba

    I am using an app named MobiKin Android Assistant, it can act as a contact management tool, you can edit, add or delete contacts on pc, and it allows you to backup contacts, texts, photos from phone to pc directly.

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  • Jesw

    You can have a try of this Mobikin Android Assistant, it allows you to transfer contacts from phone to pc, and you can also edit, add or delete contacts and other data on pc.
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  • DaveZiffer

    My biggest beef with the crappy Google contact manager (and every other crappy manager I’ve used, such as Skype) is the fact that it does not let you name your contacts’ devices. I have contacts who have multiple phone numbers, sometimes even multiple land lines. But the only “name” I can choose for them is “Mobile” or “Work” or the ever-meaningful “Other”. Not only can I not name devices, but the “names” they let me use are a confusing mishmash of attributes (what if a “work” phone is also a “mobile” phone). The inability of these apps to properly store independent attributes of the devices makes it impossible for them to provide features in the future that would leverage this information; for example the messaging app could warn you if you try to send text to a land line, but the app doesn’t know whether a “work” phone is mobile or not. I find it incredible that the likes of Google and Microsoft, supposedly homes to some of the world’s brightest minds, cannot seem to produce a contact manager that properly distinguishes device attributes and lets you assign whatever name you want to an app. Equally incredible is your review’s lack of mention of any of these apps’ treatment of these issues.

  • Iatsham Jamadar

    For scanning and managing contacts, I would like to add Bric pro business card scanner and manager app. With Bric, you can scan cards accurately through a combination of OCR backed by human validation and sync the data to Google Contacts, phone book, MS Outlook and even Salesforce. The results are 99.9% accurate and minimize the need to check each data. App also supports sharing of the original business card to anyone on mobile or computer.