Cobook Update Adds Foursquare And Instagram Support, Plus A Feature You All Thought Was There Already



Cobook has updated its contacts/address book app, adding some long-overdue features, some neat new tricks, and – finally – a store, so you can give the company some money at last.

Cobook is a kind of phone/address book replacement for the iPhone, slurping in your contacts, matching them with your Twitter and Facebook friends and syncing them with Cobook on the Mac. I use it, although it hasn’t really helped me with the mess I have, which combines the legacy of using iSync with older dumbphones, the horror of OS X’s address book and confusing Gmail contacts.

First, the stuff that should have been there already. You can now sort contacts by name, date added and last contacted. Yes, the app managed to get to v3.0 without this, amazingly. It’s like making a text editor that doesn’t have the letter “e.”

Also new is Foursquare and Instagram integration, so you can match up or import your contacts from those networks. The nice thing about all these integrations is that it means your contacts’ details are always up to date – assuming your lazy friends ever bother to update their own profiles.

And finally, money! The Cobook store is a new place for buying add-ons to the app, including the new Foursquare and Instagram Add-ons. These will cost you €2.69 in a bundle (around $4), and you can also add Xing, which is a social network for people who are real careful crossing roads.

Contacts are one of the things everyone has and almost nobody keeps organized, like photos and… Well, like everything on a computer. The basic app remains free, so give it a shot.

Source: Cobook Blog


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