PureContact: Use Custom Gestures To Place Calls, Send SMS, IM, Emails & More On Android
Previously, we’ve covered a ton of contact management apps for Android including Go Contacts, Hoiio Live, and Contact Analyzer, just to name a few. The advantage of using third-party contact managers over the native solution is usually that they provide users with some additional features not found in the stock offering. PureContact is one such solution designed to let users easily send text messages and emails or make calls by accessing a multitude of apps including Whatsapp, Viber etc., under one roof, using simple speed dial gestures that are also programmable according to your liking. Details after the jump...
PureContact’s navigation is super-simple thanks to its no-frills, straightforward UI that’s free from any obtrusive features to confuse you. Once launched, PureContact walks you through a short instructions wizard to get you acquainted with how it works. The app basically sports multiple programmable gestures to perform various actions. For instance, tapping and holding your finger on an empty area on its home screen allows you to insert new speed dial contacts. Likewise, tapping and holding over an existing speed dial lets you edit the pertaining contact information such as renaming or deleting the selected item, and modifying its number, picture or email address etc.
When you create a new speed dial, PureContact imports all the data that’s linked to the selected item from the default contact database including picture, name, number, email address, and any other details. Once you populate the contacts list, you can use any of the supported gestures to perform any specific action. You must, however, first configure these gestures from the Settings screen.
You can, for instance, assign left swipe gesture on a speed dial to open a new text message or send an email. Likewise, you can use an upwards swipe from the bottom to make a call to that contact, or a rightward swipe to send a message through Viber, WhatsApp or the stock Messaging app. Each gesture can be individually programmed from the setting screen. You can also disable a gesture by selecting ‘Nothing’ from its actions list. The more gesture types you will have on board, the easier you will be able to perform multiple actions. The Settings screen also lets you switch PureContact’s theme between Pure and Dark.
The app also has a paid variant dubebd PureContact+ that sports additional features. Download links of both versions are provided below.