Top 3 Address Book & Contacts Apps for iPhone

 Top 3 Alternatives to Your iPhone's Contacts App

If you've ever wondered how to delete multiple contacts on iPhone or how to create groups of contacts (hint: it requires a computer), then you know the iOS Contacts app that comes with your iPhone has a few shortcomings. For the casual user, these shortcomings may be no more than an inconvenience; but for power users who manage hundreds or thousands of business contacts, these shortcomings may be deal breakers. If you're looking for a great alternative to Apple's Contacts app, read on for three alternative address book, phone book, and contacts apps that will meet your contact-management needs.

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1. Addappt: Live Contacts+Weather (Free) 

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Addappt automatically updates contacts' information for you, remembers your preferred method of contacting each person, allows you to created customized notifications for each contact, merges duplicates, and, perhaps most importantly, lets you create contact groups right on your iPhone. Addappt also sends reminders for individuals and groups, so you'll never forget a birthday or anniversary again. You can even send congratulations and well-wishes through the app with just one tap.

This app stands out from the other apps on this list because of its 3D Touch and Apple Watch integration.

2. Connect (Free)

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With Connect, users can easily create groups and color code them for easy management. This app stands out for its swipe-to-contact feature and the ability to apply multiple filters when searching contacts. Both streamlined and easy to learn and use, Connect is a great way to organize and communicate with all your contacts.

3. FullContact (Free)

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Perhaps the most comprehensive contact management app on the list, FullContact lets you easily merge contacts, tag contacts for custom sorting, add notes to contact profiles, and sync contacts across devices. Users who sign up for the premium service can sync contacts from multiple email and social media accounts, and scan contact info directly from business cards. Premium service subscribers can also utilize FullContact's features for teams, which include contact syncing, as well as team tags and notes to organize workflow and keep communication clear. 

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Sarah Kingsbury is the Senior Web Editor and SEO Content Manager at iPhone Life. She manages the web editorial team and oversees all web and newsletter content. A long-time Apple enthusiast, Sarah can't live without her iPhone, Macbook Air, HomePod, Apple TV, or Apple Watch. As the original contributor to the iPhone Life Tip of the Day Newsletter, she wrote hundreds of iPhone how-tos to help users master their iPhones. It's safe to say that she has written or edited every tip published on! In her 20 years of editing and writing, Sarah has done everything from working as the associate editor of the Iowa Source magazine to developing recipes and reviewing cookbooks for a vegetarian cooking website. But teaching people how to use their Apple devices is her favorite job so far.