Brewster Address Book
By Brewster, Inc.
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“ONE OF THE 20 BEST IOS APPS” (TechCrunch)
“ONE OF THE 25 MOST DISRUPTIVE APPS” (Business Insider)
“Once in a while, a new app or service comes along that has the potential to truly change the way you use technology. Meet Brewster...”, Mashable
Brewster syncs your contacts to your phone’s address book
All Your Contacts
Bring together your contacts from Facebook, Gmail, LinkedIn and other social accounts
Share your contact card with your contacts and automatically get their up-to-date info
On Your iPhone
Access directly from your phone’s Mail, Messages, Phone, and Contacts apps
Services included today: Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Gmail, Google Apps, iPhone Contacts, Foursquare, Instagram (note: iPhone Contacts plus Facebook required to sign-up)
What's New in Version 3.1
Bug fixes and performance improvements
Couldn't get it to work!
I'm a software engineer and I was unable to get this app to work! When trying to grant the super shady permissions request this app requires (why can't it use the standard iOS 'this app would like to access your contacts'?), it asks me for a CARDDAV password, something I don't have. Google turns up very little. I reached out to brewster support who couldn't fix the problem. They instructed me to go to a nonexistent location in my settings and when I said 'there's no "profile" in settings > general', their response was 'well there is on my phone'(that's great but unhelpful!).
Giving up now before I waste any more time. And the other reviews about spamming my contacts is abhorrent.
Featureless and Buggy
If you read the Brewster blog you might think this app does a lot; it doesn't. It barely has a competent contact browser, and it makes a ton of unforgivable errors when trying to merge contact info from multiple sources.
In my case, similar (not matching) names with similar (not matching) email addresses resulted in merged contacts; roughly 25% of individuals I regularly message had been affected. If I trusted this app to handle my contacts , I'd be messaging the wrong person consistently.
I have an iPhone, iPad, and Mac computer. Brewster builds my most complete address book and then syncs them across all my devices. Make an update in one spot and updates everywhere. It just works great.
- Category: Social Networking
- Updated: Feb 03, 2014
- Version: 3.1
- Size: 8.1 MB
- Languages: English, Bokmål, Norwegian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Brewster, Inc.
- © Brewster, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.