If you’re like us, then you’re probably still looking for the perfect Contacts app, a better one than the one that comes on your phone. There’s good news if you’re in out category. The new Mingle contacts app is the latest gesture-based app that will surely catch your attention. Mingle is actually a cleaner and faster type of contacts app. You know, those apps that help us call, text, email or tweet our friends with just one swipe or tap.
How does Mingle contacts app work? It’s quite easy: you swipe your finger to the right on a contact name and little buttons will appear on the right side of your phone’s screen. This little rounded buttons will highlight which of the actions you would like to take: call, text, tweet, etc. And to make things more exciting, you can swipe left if you want to customize your settings, like sending messages to your contacts on different social media platforms (Skype, WhatsApp, Apple’s Facetime). With Mingle contacts app you can open your friends’ profiles on places like YouTube, Instagram, SoundCloud, Vimeo and many more. Selecting these custom modes will make them available on Mingle and will be accessible whenever you swipe on your contacts names.
Mingle has a clever design and could appeal to people who have ordered address books. Those with larger, incomplete address book, might find it a little frustrating because you cannot really tap on your contact’s card if you don’t have all the needed information. Mingle will ask you to type in all the contact info in order to customize the settings.
Another thing I like about the Mingle contacts app is that it has clever gestures and it can be tweaked to solve some problems that gesture-based apps usually have. You can tap on the contact’s name to reveal the contact card and if you swipe to a gesture that doesn’t work, instead of giving you an error box pop-up, Mingle can take you to the contact card. This makes Mingle more usable than many contact apps available at the moment.
Mingle contacts app – availability and price
Mingle was actually created by a 18-year-old student from Lebanon. The app will be available soon for download from the iTunes store for $0.99.
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