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ABContacts: Contacts Manager, Dialer, Favorites, Group Text & Email

ABContacts: Contacts Manager, Dialer, Favorites, Group Text & Email



ABContacts: the powerful contacts manager. Now with call router to easily use more than one app to make calls. With GROUP SMS on any iOS4 iPhone. Use ABContacts features (groups, T9 dialer, favorites) and call with the regular Phone app or with Google Voice (needs supported app) or Skype (needs Skype app) or other supported apps.

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User's guide available on the web site www.redbits.com, or use the link below in iTunes.

See below for quick instructions and notes.

Please read the guide, most negative reviews are from people that have not read the user's guide. If in doubt, send an email to support ! We reply to every request.

The app has five windows :

- Contacts

- Smart Groups

- Dialer

- Recent Calls

- Favorites

With Smart Groups you can create dynamic groups based on rules. Contacts will be filed in smart groups automatically. There are five different types of rules and they work on first name, last name, company, notes, job title, department, city, state, country, birthday and events fields, emails and phones.

Rules can be combined to create very powerful filters !

Moreover, since smart groups are used by ABContacts and not synced, Outlook users will be able to create smart groups on the phone that finally does not alter how contacts are shown in Outlook. Check the user's guide to learn all the possibilities.

The dialer is associated with a smart search feature. You can search contacts using the dialer keypad. Spaces and special chars are supported as well as non english letters. Phonetic info are used if present.

You can also speed dial the first nine favorites by pressing and holding the corresponding key down.

Favorites has two view modes: list and photos. You can add, use and manage favorites with the list mode and use them in the photo view.

All feature list does not fit the space available on iTunes, we have too much features :)

Please take a look to the website for the complete feature list.


To open the Quick Actions TAP AND HOLD on the group name or contact name.

To open the window selector tap on the title bar.

GROUP SMS is available on any device running iOS4 -or- as an option when using a compatible app to send the sms. Please look at the compatible apps on the web site www.redbits.com. If you're using an app for email, sms or phone and you want to use it with ABContacts please ask the developers to contact us.

IMPORTANT: If something is not working for you PLEASE contact the support email. If you just write in reviews we can't understand what the problem is and fix it. We have carefully tested the app but there may exist unexpected conditions and we can't find them if you don't contact us. Moreover is frequent that you simply need to read the guide to solve your issue.

WARNING: Apple has changed how groups work when syncing with Exchange in the recent iOS4.2 firmware. Apps can't create or manage native groups with iOS4.2 and Exchange. Private Groups and Smart groups will work because they're private of ABContacts.


If you're experiencing issues sending to large groups, check the setting of "Group Messaging" on the iPhone settings. If the option is available, set it to OFF (yes OFF) to be able to send to large groups. If it's on, the iPhone will try to send MMS instead of SMS and will fail to send to large groups.

What's New in Version 1.9.2

Version 1.9.2
- fixed an issue with firmware 3.1.x that prevents the app to start in some circumstances.

Version 1.9.1
- fixed an issue with multitasking. Now the app will load a lot faster when it's already running.
- to get the pre v1.9 single tap behavior back on contacts list, go to the iPhone settings, ABContacts section and turn on the relevant switch
- fixed an issue on telephone number search for devices with old 3.x firmware

Version 1.9
- Private Groups. They work the same way as native groups but they are not synced to the contact source. Exchange users: use private groups instead of native groups!
- Due to popular demand now single tap on a contact when in contact list open quick actions. To get the standard iPhone contact sheet use the "Edit" button on the quick actions view.
- Fixed search by telephone number

Unless important bugs or issues are founds, this will be the last 1.x app version. Send your suggestions for version 2 if you haven't already. Version 2 will be a free update.

If you like the app and have a spare minute, please leave a note or short review on iTunes, it's fast and easy and helps us a lot. If you've already done it for a previous version, it's even more easier, just add a review and your old text will autofill the review form. THANK YOU

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Rated 5/5 based on 3 customer reviews.


5/5 stars

Everything I need!

I needed to be able to text or email certain groups of people all at once and ABContacts is perfect! Creating groups and adding selecting contacts is super easy. I emailed support about having duplicate contacts and received a response in about 15 minutes! Great app, great support, well worth the $.

5/5 stars

Worth the money

Perfect CM, updated frequently.

5/5 stars

Great product, fantastic customer service

This is a wonderful product which I've been using for months without any problems. But the latest software update from Apple caused a problem to come up and I kept getting error messages when I used the product. I contacted their technical support and over the next 3-4 days they worked with me to find out what the problem was and how to fix it. You don't seem to find many people that provide quality customer service anymore, but these people do. I wish more support groups were as conscientious.


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