Vito Technology has developed a stable of iPhone like finger-friendly applications, which are constantly updating to the point that it’s difficult to keep up with their exuberance. FunContact in iteration 2.15 is the latest to receive enhancements.
Among the virtues of FunContact is the ability to slide your finger to scroll your contacts, a popout keypad for quick dial and T9 predictive lookups, and quick access to call history and favorites.
It allows you to create new contacts, add new phone numbers from call log, add to or edit existing data, or send a text message quickly and conveniently from the main control panel. You can create or display a list of favorites by tapping the yellow star in the control panel.
The Call History display offers a pleasant rendering of your latest calls with times with a green arrow for outgoing and blue arrow for incoming. From here, you can create new contacts, add to existing or send SMS.
Another convenience FunContact offers is the ability to sort your contacts by name, last name, or company.
My chief complaint the first time around was that it took forever to scroll to a contact if you had a large file. To overcome this problem, Vito has added an alphabetic index bar on the right that you can use for quickly scrolling. Tap the arrow on the right side of the screen, and a T9 keypad will slide out that you can use to quickly find your party. So, my original complaint has gone up in smoke.
Vito seems proud of its new business-like black skin that matches some of its other finger-friendly applications. Now you have your choice of a black background or a white background. Ho hum. Somebody needs to let Vito know that color TV is more fun to watch than black and white. I hope the clever engineers at Vito will make a wider array of more colorful skins available in future or even the possibility of adding your own color scheme.
The color issue aside, FunContact is now a robust, highly evolved contact manager that is easy, fun, and fast to use. I give it a thumbs up and move it over into the must have column of favorite software applications.
You can get your very own copy for $19.95 from www.iwindowsmobile.com. Or download a trail version to kick the tires before you buy. It also comes in a CAB version. You can download a .pdf manual that is highly illustrated and a good guide to get you started.