Vignette allows you to change all those ugly grey circles with initials into actual photographs.
By searching Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Github, and Gravatar — no login required! — Vignette will attempt to pair your contacts with their profile pictures on social media.
After amassing all these images, using Vignette's easy to use interface, you can select which avatar you'd like to use, or none at all.
Once you're all set, Vignette will write those updates to your contacts database on your phone. That means in Messages, Phone, and all of your other apps, you see beautiful images instead of ugly initials.
Vignette is free to try, but in order to save the updates to your contact list, you will need to buy the one-time in-app purchase.
Vignette runs entirely on your phone; your contacts stay on your device and are never transmitted *anywhere*. Privacy is a critical factor to Vignette; your trust is important and will not be squandered.
Dynamic Type and VoiceOver are both supported.
• Restores Instagram functionality
• Fixes a spot where dark mode wasn't appropriately accounted for
• Fixes a bit of wonkiness with the selection screen
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
So simple & easy to use; saves a TON of time
I’m a lawyer with a great memory for my own clients’ names and faces, but I have a terrible memory for the faces and name of the lawyers I deal with. (My practice cover s a very wide geographic area.) I have always tried to find a picture of the other lawyers, but this means going to their websites, trying to find a picture, copying it, cropping it, pasting it, hoping all this works, and wasting as much as five or 10 minutes in the process.
Of course pictures also get upgraded — even my own cousin’s avatar / picture was upgraded, but I didn’t know it until I ran this software. Best five bucks I’ve spent in a long time!
I don’t “get“ the name, but when I ran it before paying for it, and saw what it would do, it became a no-brainer. From one Virginia lad to another, thanks for the great app!
Works great IF you have social media info already in your Contacts
I mean it’s no Fast Text, but it works exactly as advertised. And that’s why it’s 4 stars instead of 5. I recognize that how the app operates (scanning contacts on device only) is a core part of its design and choice of its designer, but for me, this makes it only marginally useful. I never enter social media info for my contacts. So unless this info is in there as a vestige from a prior Facebook sync (when that was possible) or because someone gave me a vCard that included it, Vignette won’t help. Out of 800+ contacts, it identified 19 updates — but I’m certain there are 100s more. Adding in social media info manually is a nonstarter for me (at that point, I might as well update the photos myself). I’d love to see an option to log in to these services to match contacts and grab photos (like how the old Facebook sync worked).
That said, the app is free to download and will show you exactly what it will do for you before you have to pay (which is a great idea, executed well) — so no harm in trying it out!
Really great idea, needs a little polish
I don’t need this app, but I heard about it on the developer’s podcast which I listen to all the time. Since I can’t support the podcast with a recurring payment at this time, I decided to support the developer/podcaster with a one time payment for this app.
The app works great with a clean contacts database. I just wish it gave you some assistance in cleaning that database. It doesn’t list contacts that have no social media info. I have to manually check my database to see which contacts need updating. I’d rather Vignette offer to list contacts that in can’t parse and allow me to update them without leaving the app. Ideally, I’d like to give the app my social handles and let it dig around and offer choices. For example, if I have a John Smith in my contacts with no social info Vignette should be able to use my Twitter and Facebook logins to search my follows/friends for “John Smith” or “John” and offer all the possible avatars for me to choose from. Then add the correct social account to John Smith’s contact info when I choose a photo.
Also, whenever I run it, it shows me the same 40-50 contacts that it updated last time. I wish it kept track of its own progress and only showed changes.
Overall, it’s a great app with a great execution, it just needs a little more polish to make it more functional. I understand that may not happen, but I wanted to add my two cents.
- Limitliss LLC
- 5.4 MB
Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- © 2019 Limitliss LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Save Updates $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.