I hate managing my contacts. With my network scattered across Gmail, Facebook, LinkedIn, and more, I need something that can bring everything together in one seamless location. Cobook is the closest thing I’ve seen to that.
Let’s say you have a friend named Billy Bob. You regularly email Billy through Gmail so you have his email address stored in Google Contacts. You also happen to follow him on Twitter and are friends on Facebook.
Without a no-frills way to combine your most important contacts from your favorite services, it becomes a major chore to keep your address book up to date. Billy’s email address is on Gmail, his profile picture on Facebook, and his phone number on Google Voice. Why should you have to do all that work?
Cobook handles most of the pain involved with managing your contacts. Connect your Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google Voice account and Cobook will sync all your contacts together, even if the same person exists in multiple places. For instance, the app intelligently fills in all the necessary info when building a new contact like grabbing the Twitter bio from someone’s Twitter account and updating a contact’s picture with their Faceboook profile picture.
Cobook hit the Mac App Store last week and has already garnered the “Editor’s Choice” award by Apple. Did I also mention that the app is free to download?