If you’re often required to follow up on important calls and text messages with instant replies or reminders, but don’t want to rely on a number of different apps to do so, then you should give CallFlakes a try. Fresh to the Play Store, this free Android app offers some of the most sought-after follow-up options for whenever you receive a text message or hang up a call. Using the various options on offer, you can opt to call back your contacts, reply via text message or email, set a reminder, schedule a meeting or share important files. Better yet, once you affiliate your Facebook ID with CallFlakes, you can also take advantage of the app’s caller ID replacement screen to view your friends’ Facebook profile pictures and latest Wall activities.
CallFlakes does not sport the aesthetics and in-depth analytics as those of Current Caller ID, nor does it support as wide an array of social services, call actions and customizations as CallApp. However, its overall simplicity and smooth integration with your stock caller, contacts and messaging app makes it relatively easy to use. On this note, it should be mentioned that, if you already have some third-party messaging or caller ID replacement app installed on your device, you might not be able to use CallFlakes to its full potential.
When launched for the first time, the app prompts you to connect your Facebook account with CallFlakes. Once connected, the app scans your Android phonebook to detect and list all existing Facebook contacts along with their respective profile photos, Wall previews and recent activities on the social network. You can make necessary changes to the required Matched contacts’ accounts from the main screen. For this, you’re presented with a split-screen interface that lists your phone contacts on the left and your Facebook friends on the right so that you can match a Facebook account with the required contact in your phonebook. Moreover, you can Unmatch an incorrect match, search for required contacts and invite your friends to join CallFlakes.
Once you’ve configured your account appropriately, you can leave the rest to CallFlakes. From this point onwards, whenever you hang up a call or receive a text message, the app will present you with an alternative reply screen displaying your contact’s Facebook Wall activities (if any) and several quick actions. In case there’s an incoming call, you have the option to post a reply from the caller screen itself.
If getting your hands on a simple call and text follow-up app is the order of the day, then you can safely opt for CallFlakes. However, be informed that it is an ad-supported app, and as of this writing, there is no way to get rid of the ads.