The acclaimed GO Dev Team, after receiving satisfied nods from Android users all around for GO Launcher, GO SMS and GO Weather, has added another peach of an application to the Android Market. Go Contacts is a free contacts manager and dialer app that is, as claimed by the developers themselves, good enough to replace the stock Contacts and Dialer applications, perhaps even better in some respects.
The interface is user-friendly and easy on the eyes. At first glance, you might not notice much of a difference in functionality between GO Contacts and your stock Contacts/Dialer application. The Call Log and Phone tabs in the stock dialer have been grouped into one tab and labeled Dialpad, an additional shortcut to which is provided in the app drawer upon installation of GO Contacts.
In addition, the application provides the option to group contacts into default or custom (user-defined) groups from within the Group tab. To do so, simply tap the Edit button on the top right of the screen and begin picking contacts to add to or remove from a group selected from the list on the extreme left.
You can then send SMS and emails to a whole group of contacts with only a few taps (Menu>SMS All or Menu>Email All).
Another notable feature that the application offers is the ability to merge duplicate contacts by name or number. An addition that we would like to see added to said feature is the option to group all duplicates with a single tap. As of this writing, duplicate contacts have to be merged one by one. To access the merge contact option, press menu while on the Contacts tab and tap Merge Contact.
The freeware also provides easier, faster access to essential features such as adding a new contact, searching for existing contacts, adding and calling/sending messages to favorites. Also, in the list of options displayed on holding down on a contact you will find additional handy options such as sending contact info via SMS (Send contacts by SMS).
You can grab GO Contacts from the Android Market for free via the link provided below.
Update: A slightly more feature-packed version of the app is now available for free on the Android Market. Like all other ‘EX’ versions of GO apps, Go Contacts EX too is free. For further details, read our GO Contacts EX review.