Cardbox reimagines the address book as a social network—in the purest sense. Connect and stay connected in one central place, without all the noise.
How does it work?
• Take control of your digital identity.
You only manage the contact information on your own card. From your personal details to your social media presence, and even the photo they see when you call or text; you are now in control.
New phone number or email address? No problem. Simply edit your card, and all changes are instantly pushed to the address books of your connections.
• Stay in touch with just a touch.
Exchanging contact information is fast and easy. Look someone up by name, through their personal link, or Nearby, and request to connect. When they accept, you subscribe to each other’s contact information.
Cardbox puts privacy first. The information on your card is encrypted, and only shared with your connections—not advertisers or data brokers.
• Share different versions of your card.
Control which fields on your card you share with specific connections or Groups. Share only your work phone number with colleagues, hide your home address from internet acquaintances, or keep your Instagram to close friends.
Cardbox offers an optional, auto-renewing subscription called Pro which unlocks extra features and lifts limits, allowing you to for example create more than 5 groups and to connect to more than 100 people.
You can choose between a monthly or a yearly Pro subscription, with varying prices to provide extra support to our small business. All variations of the Pro subscription offer the same level of benefits.
Your Pro subscription will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Your subscription will automatically renew, unless auto-renewal is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period.
Your account will be charged the same price for renewal within 24 hours before the end of the current period. You can manage your subscription and turn off auto-renewal by going to your Account Settings after purchase.
Any (free) extensions to your Cardbox Pro subscription, e.g. through referrals, will be applied when your paid plan ends. If we offer a free trial, any unused portion of the free trial period will be lost if you decide to purchase Pro before the trial ends.
Terms & Policies
By signing up for and using Cardbox, you agree to both our Terms of Service and Privacy & Data Policy.
Privacy is one of our core values at Cardbox. When you entrust us with your data, we handle it carefully and with respect. Unlike most social networks, we don’t analyze nor sell your personal data; in fact, we want as little of it as possible. It’s not our business model, and we actually think it’s unethical.
Read our Terms of Service at https://cardbox.app/terms
Read our Privacy & Data Policy at https://cardbox.app/privacy
A few important bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
You need to install a profile on my phone?! No way!
The app claims to need to install a profile on your phone to sync contacts. Contacts access is all it should need to function. Deleted instantly, don’t let anyone install a profile on your phone!
Developer Response ,
Hey Elliott! I understand your wariness, but the profile is necessary to set up Cardbox as a CardDAV Account on iOS. This puts your contacts in a separate container, makes the contact information in it read-only, and allows Cardbox to provide instant updates through Push.
Without the profile, Cardbox would have to work within another Account like iCloud or Gmail and update your contacts there, which is not something we wanted. If you made changes to those contacts, any changes could be overwritten by Cardbox, leading to potential data loss. Lastly, there would also be no Push updates that way.
Hope this clears things up!
I quit Facebook recently and I've been talking about how I want a replacement that is just this. I am completely willing to pay to keep this ad free and private. I just want a way to keep in contact.
For those of you worried about the configuration profile, I was too. You can view the details of it though and verify that all it does is add a cardDAV account to help app functionality. It's NOT reading your network traffic.
This is how I just excitedly summed up this app to my best friend:
"Someone made an app that's Facebook without all the Facebook. It's just a [affordable] app where you make a profile with your contact info and then connect with others. No life updates, no news feed, no ads. Just keep in contact."
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much for the love and support! <3
Can’t even edit or manage my own contacts none of mine show up.. don’t see the point
Developer Response ,
Hi! Cardbox is not intended to be a manager for your old contacts, but rather a supplemental utility that allows you to replace the static contacts on your device with modern, dynamic ones that are managed by people themselves. This is why the Cardbox app only shows your Cardbox connections. Hope this clears things up—please don't rate an app for not being something that it isn't :)
- Cardbox B.V.
- 27.2 MB
- Social Networking
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 Cardbox B.V.
- In-App Purchases
- Pro $1.99
- Pro $19.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.