Tag: contact-management

Gist Social Address Book Now Available for the Torch



Gist lets you organize your contacts and keep them updated by leveraging the social connections. Gist gives you access to your contacts’ updates with a menu button press, integrating deep into the BlackBerry and giving you a Super App experience. But of course we would expect this considering the company was aquired by RIM.

Details for this version:
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RIM Confirms Acquisition of Contact Management Company Gist



Back in December we heard rumors that RIM was in talks to acquire the contact management provider Gist and today it has been confirmed. Gist, which surprisingly doesn’t even have a BlackBerry app (unlike Xobni), has been acquired for an undisclosed sum. The company has likely been acquired to help RIM do some new and creative things with their contact management system and Address Book.

Gist hasn’t been around for long, having only launched in 2008 as a free web app that let you manage personal and professional contacts from Microsoft Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Salesforce.com, among other sources.

So what can we expect from this Gist and RIM partnership?
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DubMeNow Contact Management App Soon to Relaunch with More Features



DubMeNow, or DUB for short, is a cool contact exchange app we’ve written about for the last year or so. The app lets you back up all of your contacts where they’re stored securely in the cloud. DUB will automatically update your Address Book as well as leverage some location aware functionality to find contacts in your area or at a venue. Other DUB features include:
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Xobni Updated with BlackBerry 6 Support and More Touchscreen Features



Xobni has updated their very useful BlackBerry app to support BlackBerry 6 as well as they’ve added a few other features. Here is a breakdown of Xobni’s support for BlackBerry 6 and the new features:

  • On OS 6.x devices touching the Xobni bar or flick up works on compose, reply and forward actions
  • Updated High-Definition icons
  • Touch scrolling enhanced for optimized scrolling experience
  • Editing is aware of virtual keyboard display and formats content shown on remaining screen
  • Xobni bar not showing up in some cases now handled
  • Add picture for contacts via camera

The new version is supposed to be available in App World but it isn’t showing up on the Torch just yet. It’s probably best to get the latest version directly from Xobni at xobni.com/mobile.

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Xobni Beta Now Publicly Available with LinkedIn Integration



Back in July we wrote about a private Xobni beta that featured LinkedIn Sign-in integration and this beta is now available to the masses. Xobni (inbox backwards) are well known for their popular Microsoft Outlook add-in that allows you to manage your email and contacts, as well as discover more about those you work with. Xobni for BlackBerry is a great way to find contacts on your device as the app sorts them based on frequency of communication and gives you one click access for getting in touch with these contacts.

All the improvements/additions to product that we mentioned in that post are now available in the public beta. Check out below for the list of improvements:
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BlackBook for BlackBerry lets you store secured private contacts



BlackBook for BlackBerry is a new app that acts just like a physical black book in that it’s a secret place to store contacts.

With BlackBook, you get a hidden contact list, that’s accessible only by entering a customizable key combination on your keypad. Everything is hidden within the BlackBook including sms,pin,email and phone.

This is important: because BlackBook is a hidden contact list, it does not have an icon. Instead, use a secret key-combination to get access.

Features of this software include:

  • Featuring a completely hidden contact list, only accessible by typing in a customizable secret key combination.
  • Fully editable information fields keep your contacts up-to-date.
  • User defined filtering for incoming and outgoing calls, sms, pin, and email conversations.
  • Customizable caller-id names for incoming calls.
  • Import and export the BlackBook contact list fast, and efficiently.

BlackBook is available for $3.99.