As our address books become more advanced and we become more and more inundated with information, it can become difficult to keep up with all the people we need to interact with on a regular basis. NextCall augments your address book by letting you rank important contacts, set alerts for when you need to call them, and sort your contacts into business and personal categories.

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The app will keep track of how long it has been since you last called a certain contact, so you can keep track of who you've been neglecting. The app has a clean, ICS-themed interface, and is completely free, including free of ads. Whether you're trying to keep up with a long list of clients, or just need to remember to call your second-cousin once removed, this app is a must-have.

Eric Ravenscraft
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  • Matt Schepp

    Nice app, however the "ICS" style of swiping inst done quite correctly.. You cant sype the entire list to make it move, can only navigate by swiping on the menu

    • Brad Dunn

      Hey Matt. Wait a few days.  :)    This is being implemented. And thanks for checking it out. We really appreciate it.

      • Josh Brown

        If you haven't already found it, ViewPagerIndicator.com works really nicely with the Support Library's ViewPager.  I've used it several times and it gives a nice balance of feature set and ease of implementation.

  • Josh Brown

    Novel idea but the UI is really weird.  A lot of the text sizes are way too big.  The edit slider thing is super counter-intuitive on Android (might make sense in iOS) and should be replaced with a long-press/contextual ActionBar.  The "button of shame" is present, but doesn't do anything.  The settings item should be moved into the Action overflow.  The on-screen done button needs to be done away with on the contact selector.  The tabs need to be swipable and tappable.  The settings page has a lot of iOS style UI elements. The whole thing needs a lot of work for their UI to be navigable.  It's a shame, too, since at first glance it actually looks fairly Androidish.

    • Brad Dunn

      Hi Josh. Thanks for your feedback on the UI Design. We're actually incorporating some of the changes you've got here into the app, as well as including some other changes to the UI based on feedback we've had from the market. The apps still fairly new, only a few days old really, so it's been good to get some feedback to see what people think. Thanks for checking it out.

      • Josh Brown

        Thanks for the reply.  One minor thing that I forgot to mention is that your slider icon looks to me like a drag-and-drop icon.  It would actually make sense to be able to reorder the lists in some contexts.

  • Lynn

    I've been using Contrack for the exact same purpose. It has the same functions, plus contact priorities and an interesting "check-in" system where you earn points for each interaction.