Cardhop makes managing your contacts – and, more importantly, connecting with those people in a variety of ways – just a little bit easier.
Even if you don’t typically geek out over productivity apps, you might be surprised by how this one organises your list of friends and colleagues quickly and intuitively, like the speedy secretary you never had.
At Cardhop’s core is a natural-language feature that guesses what you want to do. For example, if you start typing “0426524476 Suzi July 15,” the app draws up a new contact entry as you type, with Suzi’s birthday added in the correct field, easy peasy.
You won’t need to enter all of your old contacts from scratch, because Cardhop can draw from your device’s existing contact list or from a service like iCloud.
Of course, you don’t just want to store your contacts – you want to interact with them. Cardhop takes tons of shortcuts to get you from here to there.
‘Quick action’ buttons (which can be customised to each contact) enable you to message, call or video-chat with your buds. You can also create quick actions to tweet at them, email them or check in on their website or social media feed, or to get driving directions to their home or office with a simple tap.
Cardhop makes it dead simple to share your contact details: with the app open, simply tilt your device to its side to display a virtual business card, along with a QR code. The person you’re sharing your information with just needs to train their device’s camera on it to instantly add your contact information to their list – even if they don’t use the app.
If you’re running iOS 12 or later, you can also interact with Cardhop using just your voice and Siri Shortcuts. Record custom voice phrases to instantly pull up info like a list of upcoming birthdays without opening the app.
And the app can speak to you – it’s fully VoiceOver-compatible.
Cardhop is a powerful and highly customisable app. You might go full bore and use it to create buttons that automate some of your most frequent tasks. Or perhaps to become a person who actually remembers to reach out to friends on their birthday. Hey, that’s not nothing!