Over the years social media & email has grown to newer and bigger heights. Dub Labs recently brought their mobile app to those bigger & better places, re-branding and offering BlackBerry, iPhone & Android users CircleBack!
CircleBack for BlackBerry is a FREE application that brings all your contacts into one wealthy address book! CB combines Your Address Book [native], Gmail, Facebook, Yahoo & Twitter accounts. OS5.0, 6.0 & 7.0 compatible.
°° CircleBack does all the work for you so you don’t have to
° Automatically pulls together the contacts you have scattered across different sources (without spamming them)
° Lets you quickly find contacts by keyword, specialty, geo location and more
° Provides full contacts details even if you enter as little as phone number or email on a contact
° Lets see all your contacts organized by company
° Updates, organizes and displays your contacts in groups and lists
° Fills in your missing and out-of-date business contact information by leveraging Shared IQ™, our crowd-sourcing engine
° Lets you see directories of other employees at your Contacts’ business locations
°° Plus, it automatically finds new possibilities and updates so you don’t have to waste time searching for or fixing missing or out-of-date contact information
First off I love social media. There’s no doubt a major need for something more when it comes to the phone book on BlackBerry. Don’t get me wrong though. When it comes to making a phone call, emailing a contact or even finding someone’s address the native contacts app is great. It’s about when you need more.. when you can’t remember if John A Smith owns this company or just works for them.. searching for contacts by company.. searching by keywords like PR, by geo location etc.
It’s also no secret that BlackBerry, especially BlackBerry 7 devices just haven’t really had a lush app like this since Xobni. PlayBook has Gist built into the Contacts, but OS7 really needed something like this and CircleBack really puts it all in there and then some.
Upon the initial set-up CircleBack gives you the option to upload contacts from all your major social accounts. Address Book [native], Gmail, Facebook, Yahoo & Twitter accounts. You don’t have to sync everything. This is completely optional. I didn’t sync my old Yahoo account, but the fact that this is an option too really sets the bar higher in email connections. I would love to see LinkedIn added soon too.
I love the UI of CircleBack. They’ve built an attractive product that never wears on the eyes. It’s unlike anything I’ve seen before with extra helpings of organization, lists and options to group contacts. Many users will find the unlimited opportunistic side of CircleBack to be helpful in building a stronger career. After using the app for just a couple weeks I’ve begun to look at my collection of friends, family and contacts a lot differently.
Lastly, with CircleBack they use a crowd sourcing engine called Shared IQ that will take contacts that have only bits of info, and it will fill in the missing data. They also offer a premium service that retrieve expanded records with more detail! Pretty cool stuff all wrapped up in one easy to install application. Small business owners will rejoice at the offer as well. Check out CircleBack in BlackBerry App World below.