The Problem with a Contacts App

The Contacts app is a cluttered mess these days. I downloaded a new app that promised to make great use of my iPhone's Contacts, only to find that what I had in mine was dated, unsorted, and confusing.

There were people in my contacts I've never attempted to contact, but I connected with them through work, Twitter, and Facebook. Some were people that haven't been a part of my life ever—just people that I thought might be good to know one day. Well, the opportunity has long since past.

With a little consideration, and some time to spare, I figured it was high time to weed out Contacts. It’s really easy: Tap Edit in the top right (if you’re using your iPad or iPhone, as I was just now) then scroll to the bottom of all the editable details for the contact's "card." Then, choose Delete and confirm.

I would like to make better use of Contacts in the future, and with the app I'm trying out for my Contacts, I think it will be worth my while. If you want to check out the app, it’s called Mingle. I believe it’s well-worth your consideration.

My thanks to David Sparks for mentioning Mingle on MacSparky.

Joe Darnell

Joe is a UI and graphic designer with prior experience as the creative director for three media-based businesses. Joe’s passionate about web design and graphic design with about 15 years of experience in the media industry. Additionally, Joe is the host of the Top Brew and Techtonic podasts, both featured on iTunes.