If you have lots of contacts on your Android smartphone, you can use an app like aconTags to manage your contacts, allowing you to create groups on up to three levels. The number of these groups is unlimited and you can assign labels to each of them.
With aconTags you can sort your contacts by grouping them in a group for e-mail contacts. Here you can create additional groups for those who use Gmail, Yahoo and other e-mail services. If this kind of grouping is not sufficient enough you can group them once more in friends, family co-workers and so on. With aconTags, you can call, text or e-mail any of your contacts as it will automatically retrieve them from the address book. aconTags also lets you check what is their location using Google Maps.
If you don’t have that many contacts in your Android address book, using three levels grouping in aconTags is not necessary as they can be handled easily. aconTags truly shines when we are talking about a quite large address book, that contains hundreds of contacts which need to be grouped by importance, topics and so on.
With aconTags you can sort your contacts from the Android address book, by using a group for those who have a landline or a group for those with a mobile number. The latter one can also be divided in those that have that are on the same network operator as you or on other network operators.
aconTags can list all of your Android contacts from both e-mail and phone on the homescreen. If you want to create a label for the first level of grouping, you just have to tap on the Create label button that you can find at the top of the screen.
As soon as the group or label is created, aconTags allows you to start populating the group with contacts by selecting them from a list. If you’ve finished adding contacts to the first label or group, you can tap on the plus icon button that’s displayed right below the previous group.
Like we’ve already said, aconTags has no limit for the number of groups that you can create. aconTags does not have a limit on the contacts that you can add within a group either. You can populate the group with as many as you like. When you are finished with adding contacts to a particular group, you have to tap on the Back key to leave the editing mode of aconTags.
There are other options that you can change in aconTags, like enabling or disabling sounds and vibrations. Also you can edit the previously created labels (or Tags) or select the preferred contact account (from your phone, from your e-mail or both). If you are modifying a Tag, if you long touch the Tag, you can edit the title or even delete the name.
How aconTag works could appear quite difficult to use but as soon as you get the hang of it, you will see that it has a user friendly interface, allowing you to understand how you can manage and organize your contacts from the Android address book. With aconTags you will have all of your contacts sorted in selected groups.
Even though aconTags is quite an interesting app, other features would not hurt. I think that a widget for the home screen could come in handy. Also, the possibility of adding contacts in the address book straight from aconTags would be a nice feature. In the future, we’d like to see Facebook or Twitter contacts support for aconTags. Last but not least, the interface of aconTags could use some tweaks here and there.
From what we know, aconTags will come in two versions one free to use and one paid, which will remove the ads. If the developers of aconTags would introduce more features in the paid version of aconTags, I think that it would be a serious improvement over the free one.