iOS: As you've no doubt heard, iOS 8 finally gave us the ability to add widgets to our Today screens. This Favorites Widget shows your favorite contacts right on your Today screen for easy dialing.
While iOS 8 does let you double-tap the Home button to see a list of recent contacts, that's not exactly the same as having fast access to favorites and many people prefer to turn the double-tap feature off. The Favorites Widget lets you add your favorite contacts, as well as groups, and lets you control how those names are displayed (full names or just initials to save space). The free version lets you display up to four contacts; you can also pay $0.99 to allow unlimited contacts.