Buzz Contacts offers quick access to your contacts that matter most

Buzz Contacts offers quick access to your contacts that matter most

App Savvy, the makers of the popular calendar app, Agenda, have released a new, just as productive app for contacts -- Buzz Contacts. This app offers a way to quickly access your contacts that are most important.

To use Buzz Contacts, you must first create groups of contacts that you frequently need access to, like family and coworkers. In each group, you then add buttons to quickly call, message, email, or FaceTime your contacts. Each communication method gets its own button so that when it's time to perform an action, it's very fast.

There is nothing elaborate about Buzz Contacts, but this is precisely what makes it so desirable. Each page only consists of four contacts displayed as a 4x4 grid with the first name in large text and a symbol that represents voice, text, email, or FaceTime. Tapping a contact will instantly perform the desired action, but confirms before placing phone or FaceTime calls.

Using one app for your favorite, frequently used contacts and one for everyone else can get annoying and confusing, so Buzz Contacts has also included a full list of all your contacts and a dialer so that you can stop using Apple's native Contacts app if you wish. In fact, Buzz Contacts' dialer is better than Apple's, because once you start entering a number, it will pop up contacts that match what you've entered so far.

The clean, simply UI of Buzz Contacts has won me over and I've already replaced Apple's native Phone app with Buzz Contacts on my dock.

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Buzz Contacts offers quick access to your contacts that matter most


i've wanted to try that smartr contacts but just can't pull the trigger cause i don't really want to give everyone access to my facebook and twitter addresses and all that stuff. makes me nervous. I don't really need it anyways.

i bit the bullet and tried smartr contacts - i understand your apprehension - and within a day i'd used it to fish out someone's email i couldn't easily find anywhere else on my phone.
too bad the app kept crashing every other time i opened it.
the most recent update has solved the crashing issue though, so all in all i like it.

This is nice first start. The app is missing one critical feature, the ability to distinguish contact icons for multiple phone numbers for the same contact. App Savvy has a workaround, but too many taps are needed to access the different numbers. The devs say this is going to be added to a future update, so I'll hold off from putting it in my dock.
I wish Apple would open up the API to access voice mail for these apps, but I doubt it will happen.

O.K., this might be worth a try; I'm skeptical because I bought both Agenda and Due and I use neither: the native calendar app is much more useful and 2Do is better than Due.
These developers are close to getting it, but they had fatal flaws in Agenda (just a glorified "List" view of the native app) and Due (no native or iCal integration). Hopefully these issues will be addressed and they'll get some use on my device!

This is especially useful for those of us who need reading glasses. I can read these icons a lot easier than Favorites.

I bought this app to see all the hype and well its was .99 cents I will never use again. I like apps to replace native apps but really I fee like an old person with this app. Huge buttons not my thing. I like the favorite in The UI could be more polished but what can I say I a pixel junkie.

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