If there is one silly limitation of the iPhone that annoys me, it is how basic and featureless the standard contacts app and dialer is. Yes, what is there works well and is functionally attractive, but there really should be more options from Apple in this regard.
So, there have been lots of apps on the App Store that either replace the dialer, spruce up the contacts or add loads more options. One Touch Dial T9 is an app that hopes to add a lot of speed dial options to iPhone in an attractive and fun way, and it succeeds at this, and is a gorgeous alternative to the standard set up.
The first thing to say that the app has some limitations imposed by iOS, so although it can import contacts, Apple won’t let any app replace the standard contacts app. Not the developer’s fault by a mile, but it is something to bear in mind when purchasing the app.
One Touch Dial feels like it brings the Metro Windows Phone style to iOS, and it looks gorgeous, and I loved the way you can resize contacts and photos to get the main screen looking exactly how you want it to look.
Here, straight from the developers, are the app’s best features:
With One Touch Dial you can:
-T9 smart dial
anyone in your contacts
One Touch Dial also has a T9 combined dialer/smart dial. With T9 smart dial you can:
-Quick and Easy search by part of a contact name or a number. At no time you will be able to find a person in your iPhone contact list and dial his number right away.
-One Touch Dial allows you to display search results on the whole screen.
-recent Call History
The app is very good-looking, although I would have liked some selectable skins or themes. In terms of basic functionality, the app is very comprehensive, with just about every possible option you could need from an app like this, which is really very impressive. The social networking options are particularly impressive, with a very wide range of services supported.
Overall, if you are looking for a speed dial app, you should really take this one into consideration, as it is cheap at just $1.99, it is packed with features, and is also very easy on the eye.