Buzz Contacts App Review – Get in Touch in a Mere Buzz

Style, innovation and speed – three adjectives that can be used to accurately describe Buzz Contacts, the new application from AppSavvy. From the makers of some of the most polished utilities among the ranks of other apps that populate the App Store, Buzz Contacts is available $0.99, and it intelligently allows you to access your contacts in a flash. More appropriately: in a buzz.

Buzz Contacts aims to simplify your iPhone’s address book by offering more functionality than most other utilities of similar kind. The ultimate goal of the application is to allow you, the user, a way to access your list of contacts in a way that will ease any task. You’ll be greeted with a short tutorial, and you can then begin to experiencing the awing functions.

What the application revolves around is creating lists of your contacts grouped in desired categories. You’ll be able to create your first list upon first opening the app and can then add specific contacts to that list from your already existing list of contacts.

Buzz Contacts from Ken Yarmosh on Vimeo.

Depending on what the purpose of that list is, you may add a different amount of people or different types of people. For the typical person, a list of [close] family members may be the ideal list; the app allows you to quickly compile the list, and, when you need that specific list most, you’ll be able to call individuals, message individuals, email individuals and do all three of the previous as a group. This will enable you to quickly inform those members of something important.

Navigation within the confines of the application has evidently been planned out extensively prior to the actual execution. Lists of people will be divided into pages with four members each to make it easier to dignify each contact’s information. Layering the bottom of the screen, you’ll be able to do one of two things. Firstly, you’ll be able to select contacts with ease to message, call or email group members. Secondly, a main menu can be accessed to change between your groups. As easily navigable as it is, the app is further simplified and can boast now multiple features to augment its advantage of being extremely fast.

We’ve previously seen that AppSavvy pays a high attention to detail with their other iPhone applications, and the same stands for Buzz Contacts. Starting from the icon, the application retains a cool color scheme with white and gray gradients used to stylize everything that the UI consists of. Polish is an important element for the success of an application, and Buzz Contacts certainly doesn’t lack one bit of that.

I’ve only had Buzz Contacts for less than a day now, and it’s already earned a spot on my dock. The fact is, Apple doesn’t allow space for many application on the iPhone’s dock, so obviously one application had to be replaced by this clever pieces of polished innovation from AppSavvy. My first thought was the default phone application, as I today realized that Apple has much room to improve the application now that I’ve experienced Buzz Contacts. Save for playing voicemails, Buzz Contacts does everything (+ more) than the phone application including calling with contacts and a number pad. It now contentedly sits wedged between my music and messages app.

[easyreview title="Our Score - Utility" cat1title="Polish" cat1detail="The graphical aspect of Buzz Contacts is easily one of the better of the awesome qualities of the application." cat1rating="5" cat2title="Intuitiveness" cat2detail="It beat out Apple's phone application for me, which says everything when the Cupertino-based company focuses solely on simplicity and innovation." cat2rating="5" cat3title="UI" cat3detail="The whole UI is easily navigable with the use of a minimal, and optimum, amount of menus." cat3rating="5" summary="It oozes uniqueness in its various aspects - we recommend purchasing Buzz Contacts to the fullest extent. You can pick it up for $0.99 on the App Store."]

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