Add to Contacts receives update to enable Microsoft Account sync
We recently covered Add to Contacts after bumping our hardware to Windows Phone 8.1. The app, developed by Liquid Daffodil, enables consumers to save searches and more without having to waste time copying data across from one location to another. Today, the developer has released a minor update that implements Microsoft Account syncronization.
The app now provides users an option to add and synchronize contacts with a Microsoft Account across all connected hardware. Logging into a device would pull down contacts from the cloud. As well as this fairly important feature, Liquid Daffodil has added the following in this update:
- Fixed a bug where fields may come across as blank when incomplete data is received from a Cortana local search.
- Added the ability to view and edit fields prior to saving them from Bing or Cortana local searches.
- Added support for system text enlargement in areas affected by scrolling, like Location agreement and Settings.
It's quite the release and one we're sure Add to Contacts fans will enjoy using.
- Download Add to Contacts ($0.99 - Windows Phone 8.1 only)
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
I see its point... but I guess I already was using Outlook for my contact synchronization, and I type pretty fast anyway data I need. The Bing and Cortana search functionality is pretty nifty though... go Liquid!
Love the support Scott (dev) provides. Worked with me over the weekend to fix an issue I reported. The optional sync to Microsoft makes this super awesome, a must-have app.
I guess I don't get the point of sync account across devices cause contacts already does this. Is this something different? Other than that, the app is great. A feature that really should not have needed an app likes this but baked in.
Yes, this is slightly different. The reason this is now required is that, in WP8.1, third party apps cannot modify, or add contacts to the already existing categories (Microsoft account, Google account, etc). So when you add a business to your contacts using this app, it adds it to a new "Add to Contacts" category. Sucks, right? But now, with this option, those contacts get synced to your Microsoft account, hence become available across all your devices. Sweet!
Ok, I see what you mean. Thanks it wasn't really clear in the description, and I glanced through the help cause the older version didn't no that. Thanks for the info.
Why is this app not listed on the "App" page with Yelp, Poynt and a bunch of others when you are in the Local Scout or Maps app? It seems like it would make sense for it to show up here rather than to have to launch Add to Contacts separatley. It seems like back in the WP7 days, it worked that way.
While I don't have an answer to why it's not present in the "Apps" page, I can tell you that you don't have to launch it separately and search for local businesses. Simply search in Cortana, select the business you'd like to add, then click on the "share" option from the application bar, and select this app from the list of apps that show up.
Why is it asking me to pay for it again?! I already own the app. (Running WP8.1)
Went searching for a way to add to contacts, lookups from Cortana and wound up here. So thought I would order the app and give it a whirl. BUT NOT FOR A HUNDRED BUCKS!!!! List on Windows store say $99.99 - Way too rich for my budget.