These days, it’s not always an easy task to keep track of everyone’s phone number. In fact, many people don’t even bother to memorize numbers; they simply load them into their smartphone. This is a good idea, but what happens when people change addresses or get a new phone number? In the interest of helping folks keep track of important contact numbers, we are pleased to present a few of our favorite tips and tech tools.
Contact management 101
Organizing contact numbers is a cinch, if you use the right sort of contact management app. Look for one that incorporates features such as texting, calling and number management in one place. If an app can record calls, even better. When you record a call (with permission, of course) you can retrieve the verbatim details of any conversation. Useful for reporters and others who need to be precise when recalling what was said, the Automatic Call Recorder for Me app from Apalon is a great app for saving audio information in an easy-to-retrieve format. Learn more about this dandy little app at Google Play.
Shop the Google Play and Apple Store markets to download and install lightweight apps that help you transform a chaotic contact list into a perfectly organized, easy to use address book. That way, you’ll never again waste time searching for numbers. If you’ve ever spent more time searching for a number than you do on the call, you are sure to appreciate the take-charge ability of a great contact management app.
When your own number changes
Retact is an app that eliminates the hassle of telling your contacts every time you get a new number or address. All you have to do is input your new info and tell the app to notify your contacts. Voila! Everyone who needs to know your new number has it, and it barely took any time to make it happen. Retact can also backup all of your contact numbers –a real lifesaver to anyone who’s ever had their phone reset itself. With this app, you can even perform a factory reset yourself and still not lose all of your vital contact numbers.
Business or pleasure
ConnectiD for Android app streamlines contact management, especially as it pertains to social media. First, create a personal profile, then decide who you will share it with. Organize contacts into “social” and “business” categories and never again will you embarrass yourself by oversharing in a realm where you ought to be ‘all business. Another worthwhile feature is a time zone calculator that tells you when it’s a good time to place a call to a contact in a faraway locale. The privacy and encryption features that come with ConnectID make it one of the most functional contact management apps around.
Spend a little time now installing a great contact management app, and you’ll spare yourself a lot of wasted time and frustration down the road.