Handing someone your business card does not mean you will be added to their contacts. After all, digital contacts are available on every device, which makes it easy for others to get in touch with you. Here's how to go beyond paper cards and get into someone's real contacts list.
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iOS: PureContact, a gesture-driven contacts manager and speed dialler that was previously Android only, is now available for the iPhone as well. You'll see all of your contacts in a grid arranged by their faces, and you can assign gestures to call, text, WhatsApp or email them.
Among its many awesome features, Microsoft Outlook allows you to easily map a contact's address using Bing Maps, making it simple to find their location. If you would rather use Google Maps instead, a simple registry edit will fix that.
Android: Contacts+, our favourite address book for Android, picked up an update this week. The new version gives you more control over how you browse your contacts, and offers quick-action buttons to let you call, email, or text people directly from your contacts list.
Fruux is a great way to synchronise contacts, calendars and to-dos across devices, but now the service wants to give you a unified place to manage all of that data as well as keeping it up to date on every screen you use. The new Fruux web editor makes it easy to update contact details and keep everyone organised.
Turn your phone's lock screen into a potentially life-saving tool by adding important In Case of Emergency (ICE) info to it. You can do this by adding the ICE info to the "owner info" settings in Android (under Settings > Security) or, as with setting information to get your lost phone back, using a screenshot of the information as your wallpaper.