Out of all of the features on your average smart phone, the standard, run-of-the-mill Contacts app is one that induces a fair amount of ambivalence. Sure, it’s a fine bin to stash the numbers and email addresses of your family, friends and acquaintances, but it’s got an exceptional ability to be, across the board, completely and totally unexceptional. The blase nature of the traditional contacts app can be taken or just as easily left in a folder for minimal use.
Here’s a breakdown of five applications that are breaking the barriers of the traditional contact managing system on the computer as well as mobile devices. The best part? Most of them have free options that give a good bang for your (non-existent) buck.