Skrol vs. Apple and Google Contacts apps

Skrol for smartphones is a chock-full of practical functions — more than in any other app of this kind. But rest assured, they aren't there for the sake of "featuritis" or at the expense of ease of use. In fact, you'll find Skrol easier to use and master than the barebone Contacts app that came with your phone.

ADDING CONTACTS
Manual entry
Business card scanner
Scan QR code
Add current location
Paste from the Copy/Paste from websites, emails, and documents
SEARCH
Predictive alphabet (1st and 2nd letters)
Search all fields
Search by specific field (name, phone, email, etc)
Match any words (multiple words)
Match all words (find with several criterias)
Fuzzy (phonetic) voice search
Search history
Search for groups and reminders
Create groups from search results
LIST OPTIONS
Sort contacts order by info – name, organization, email domain, country, state, city, ZIP
Multiselect for contacts, select all contacts
Actions for multiselect (send email, etc.)
Management actions for multiselect (move, delete, create group, etc.)
Switch between accounts right from the contacts list
Send email to a group
Send SMS to a group
Recently added contacts
Perform actions via swipes, long hold, double-click, etc.
CONTACT MANAGEMENT
Detailed actions history
Save actions location
Merge duplicates
Find duplicates automatically
Manage groups (add, delete, rename, add contacts to a group)
Import / Export contacts
Move contacts between accounts
CONTACT ACTIONS
SMS templates
Email templates
Schedule events
Make directions via Google Maps, Apple Maps, or Waze
Request rides with Uber or Lyft
Send My location
Share My business card
Share vCard
Share contact via QR code or NFC
Pay option
FOLDER (CONTACT INFORMATION)
Illustrations / Emoji for contacts’ avatars
Integrate with primary chat apps (7)
Find and connect contact's page (13)
Attach relatives folders
Swipe between folders for quick viewing end editing
Search contact information on the web for adding photo, sites, addresses, and other information to the folder without typing
Attach photos of the business cards to folders
Paste photos from the Clipboard
Fields editing options (cut, copy, paste, swap, change case, format, delete)
Send fax messages
SETTINGS & OTHER
Contacts' ringtones
Select default apps (Email, Maps, Browsers, etc.)
Select default search engine
Request call confirmation
Select swipe actions for contacts list
Siri / Google Assistant shortcuts for voice commands
Support foreign addresses and phone numbers
REMINDERS
Reminders list
Birthday reminders
Event, anniversary and wedding reminders
Search by event type and contact name
Add events to the Google/Apple Calendar
Reminder notifications directly from the app
Active when the app isn’t running
EMAIL
Personalized mail merge
Send to selected contacts
Send to groups
Templates library, folders, editor
Bult-in SMTP support Apple Mail, Gmail, Outlook, MS 365, Yahoo, and AOL
Custom SMTP for any provider
Select preffered app for sending email (Apple Mail, Gmail, or Outlook)
Blind or Carbony copy list for group emails
DIGITAL BUSINESS CARDS
Create multiple cards (business, personal, side-hastle
Rotate phone to show users business card and QR code
Upload paper business cards
Nameplate mode
Publish business cards on the web page as online signature (Skrol.me)
Translate to major languages while abroad
MISCELLANIOUS
Built-in User manual and tutorial videos
Restore deleted contacts
Perpetual backup
Zoom/Unzoom font size for readability
Dark/Light mode (automatic or custom)
Biometric access security
Available / Supported / Included / Connected;
Not available / Not supported / Not included;
Via Apple Contacts app;
Premium feature.

Please note that Skrol and the built-in Contacts app use the same contacts database, so any changes that you make inside Skrol are automatically updated inside the Contacts app and vice versa. 

Additionally, Skrol and the Contacts app can run at the same time. This way, you may continue using the Contacts app for routine tasks as before but rely on Skrol to better organize contacts and for all other advanced tasks and functions, such as personalized mail merge or digital business cards.

Another great way to take advantage of running both apps at the same time is to use the Contacts app for your personal address book (account) and Skrol for a work-related address book(s).

Why wouldn’t Apple, Google, Microsoft, or Facebook develop an app like Skrol?

Apple certainly may because it employs a vast number of some of the best designers, managers, and programmers in the world who could do just about anything they wish, short of opening an Apple store on Mars.

Besides, the Skrol app wouldn’t be possible without all of the tools and computing infrastructure that Apple has provided for developers like us to encourage them to design apps like Skrol. In that sense, we consider Apple a partner rather than a potential competitor.

Without a doubt, Google is just as capable as Apple. Still, its array of consumer-grade apps is relatively basic because, just like Apple, it prefers to focus on grander projects rather than an advanced contact organizer. For the same reasons, we also consider Google a partner.

Microsoft’s development infrastructure is on par with Google’s and Apple's, and they can eventually develop an app comparable to Skrol. Will it be as good as Skrol? We will not know until we see one a year or two from now. Keep in mind that at that time, we’ll also be a year or two ahead of them.

Facebook is an advertising/publishing/communication/metaverse juggernaut and one of the best in the world in its respective markets. For that reason, it doesn’t develop or support apps like Skrol. Also, considering all of their problems with a good number of courts, regulators, and alphabet agencies in the United States and European Union, they already have their hands full.

In addition to all of the above, these Goliaths ruthlessly compete with each other, while an ultimate contacts app needs to be a good friend to all of their peers. And that — that Apple, Google, Microsoft,  and Facebook — will intermarry for the greater good of their respective clients is even less likely to happen than the Democrats and Republicans merging into one party.

So, for the betterment of humankind, this proverbial David is working hard toward becoming a contacts app of choice for the iPhones and Androids of the hard-working executives and employees at all four. To start, click the Install Skrol on iPhone button below and begin using your free copy immediately!

We anticipate the release of the skrol for iphone on or around April,15 2022
We anticipate the release of the Skrol app for Android smarphones on or around May 1, 2022