Ensoul Contacts Review

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Ensoul Contacts Review

Ensoul Contacts has a near-perfect interface.

No matter how “first world” the problem may be, it’s still a drag when a friend calls you and a horrid, pixelated, grainy mess appears on your iPhone’s beautiful display. Ensoul Contacts (ironically, a Mac app) solves this easily.

On first launch, it asks your iPhone’s screen size and pixel density, a nice touch. The clear main interface lets you select a contact on the left, then drag in a photo from your iPhoto library (or other sources) on the right. If you use iPhoto’s Faces feature, Ensoul can even auto-match the faces to the contacts, which worked seamlessly. Once you’ve selected a photo, you can zoom and crop it, add filters, and preview how it will look on your exact model of iPhone. Ensoul Contacts syncs those photos to your Contacts app, where they’re updated on your iPhone via iCloud or a manual sync.

The bottom line
. The interface couldn’t be much better, and if you’re willing to pay $9.99 to fix the low-res caller ID image problem, this doesn’t just solve it, it obliterates it.


OS X 10.7.5 or later


Goes above and beyond solving the problem. Great UI and design. Great customization options.


Pricey, considering the problem. Some filters decrease image quality.



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