Manage Your Business Contacts

Don’t settle for your iPhone’s stock address book. Other apps offer deeper functionality to help you manage and keep track of your business contacts. FullContact is our favorite, adding extra features like the ability to consolidate your contacts from various sources across the Web, including Google contacts, Microsoft Exchange and Office 365 accounts, and even social media profiles. That way you can easily get in touch with the right person without rifling through multiple sources. Speaking of social media, FullContact can connect to platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, so you can see what your contacts have been up to without leaving the app.

If you’ve ever had trouble remembering who’s who in your address book, Connect Contact Manager is a pretty good solution. The core functionality of this iPhone apps is the ability to sort your contacts into customizable categories. For example, you might separate clients from vendors, making your contacts list much easier to browse at a glance. Adding or removing a contact can be done with a couple of quick taps, and you can move contacts from one list to another with a swipe.

Swapping business cards is a time-tested way to introduce yourself to a new business contact — but in the age of the smartphone, it’s a little old fashioned. Paper cards are easy to lose, and inputting all that contact information into your phone’s address book by hand is tedious. With apps like CamCard for iOS, turning a paper card into a digital contact is easy. Just point your iPhone camera at a business card, and snap a photo. The app’s text-recognition software will even pull out the key details – including their name, phone number, email, business name and more – and update your address book automatically.