This application adds the missing full search to the contacts in your address book. Don't just search for first and last names, but find your contacts by their phone number, area code, emails address, city, street and so on. This includes full text search in the notes field of each contact.
Version 1.1 has several long awaited new features:
- Much faster startup because the contacts only have to be imported once and are cached afterwards
- Faster search
- Search for several keywords. It finds the contacts which contain all of them
- Explicit search for job, department and company field
- Newlines in the notes field are preserved
This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.
- support for iPhone 6, 6+ and the iPad Pro
- support for the iPad multitasking (split view..)
Ratings and Reviews
CRASHES - Never has worked at all for me.
I have tried a number of things to get this app to work but it crashes after about 5 seconds. I have removed it and reinstalled it with no luck. I thought It might work with the most recent update - But no luck. This was a complete waste of money. Some reviews I read indicate that the program will not work with a large number of contacts. I have 243 and do not think that is a large number compared with some of the notes in the reviews. The features this app claims to offer are nice but don't waste your money because clearly this app was not tested well and was poorly written.
Palm Users - Rejoice!
For Palm users or x-Palm users, here is the App we have been waiting for on the iPhone. Keep in mind it only searches the iPhone Contact List (not the yellow “Notes” files on your iPhone). But it’s the first search tool that can search all the various fields in your Contact List, not just the name field.
For those that don’t understand the need for this: Say you had a company install a beautiful skylight in your home two years ago, and you put the company info into your contact list along with the word “Skylight” in the memo field. At dinner your friends talk about putting in a skylight and ask you for the name of the company that did yours. You could manually scroll through hundreds of your contacts like a Rolodex in hopes of coming across it, or using this App, just type in “Skylight” and retrieve the information immediately. This is one strength of the Palm platform, and now the iPhone can have that same functionality.
The App must load your hundreds of contacts into memory each time you open the program, so you must wait 15 seconds or more before the search can take place. However, during that time you can type ahead into the search field and have your form completed and ready to tap “Search.”
After the iPhone 2.1 update, Apps no longer crash. This works just as advertised.
I purchased this app to search contacts using the notes field.
Upon opening, the program has to compile an index EVERY time you use it. I have about 1,800 contacts. It took my phone about 2 minutes before it was even ready for a search! Then, upon searching, I discovered you can only search by one keyword! Thus, if I'm trying to do a search on multiple criteria, the program is useless. Furthermore, if there is a problem and the app crashes, I have to repeat the whole process and wait another 2 minutes before I can do another search!
This app is basically nonfunctional and I would discourage anyone from purchasing it.
It's horrible that Apple has not included this simple functionality in the iPhone. I'm also greatly disappointed that I can't do a search for events in Calendar. These were 2 of the most important functions that I used daily when I had my Palm Treo, a vastly less powerful handheld computer!
The developer, Piet Jonas, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
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- Piet Jonas
- 921.6 KB
- Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 5.1.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © 2008 Piet Jonas
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.