Kinetic scrolling with 3D rendering and index tracking
Face Contact lets you scroll and interact with contacts using the device
touch screen or cursor keys.
While rapidly scrolling through the list, an index-tracking
indicator provides a clue of the current position in the list,
so you always know if you need to move backward or forward
to reach the desired contact.
You can select between Progressive tracking,
which shows the instantaneous position in the list,
and Predictive tracking,
which reflects the position where scrolling will stop.
Sort contacts instantly
Face Contacts lets you switch among different
sort keys at any time.
As contacts are sorted alphabetically, you always know where you are in the list,
and if you need to scroll forward or backward to reach a given contact.
The User Defined order
gives you the option of creating a custom order with specific people (such as friends or family)
at the very beginning of your list.
You can keep contacts sorted alphabetically
during work hours, and then switch to “User Defined” order at night or weekends,
so people you call frequently are always visible in your Today screen.
Jump quickly to any position/index in your contact list
When contacts are sorted alphabetically, pressing an
will instantly jump to the corresponding position in the list.
You can also move rapidly through the list using numeric keys: “0” will jump to the beginning of the list, “1” to about 10%, “2” to about 20% and so on.
Configurable gesture/action logic
Interacting with your contacts is as easy as performing simple gestures
such as a single tap, double tap, tap & hold,
or pressing the Call Key of your phone.
By default, when first installed, Face Contact implements the following behaviors:
|Call Key||Call contact|
|Single Tap||Contact Menu|
|Tap & Hold||Send Text Message|
|Double Tap||Send E-mail|
|Default gesture/action associations|
You can reassign gestures/key according to your preference,
choosing among a dozen different actions, including “Browse web page”, “Send Text Message”, “Edit contact”, and so on.
For instance, you can easily start calls with a single tap by associating the “Call Contact”
action to the “Single Tap” gesture. And, if you are worried that calls may be triggered accidentally,
you can select the “Call after prompt” action instead.
A detailed and easy to read Contact Menu
can be used to access the main communication methods available for the selected contact,
including primary work, home and mobile phone numbers, primary email address,
text messaging, and a link to the contact's personal web page, if any.
To view all contact details,
just tap the header of the Contact Menu.
Smart error handling
Whenever you trigger an action that cannot be performed on the selected contact
(such as sending an E-mail to a contact that doesn't have an E-mail address)
Face Contact will display an error message suggesting alternate communication methods.
The integrated Contact Manager
lets you perform all kinds of contact management operations,
without having to launch a separate application:
Adjust, replace and remove pictures
Face Contact displays whatever picture you have already associated with a contact.
If an existing picture has a rectangular shape, Face Contact automatically displays
a square area at the center of the picture. But if needed, you can
adjust this setting for each contact, so that the most appropriate region of each contact/picture is displayed.
You can also use the “Replace Picture” menu command to change/add photos to your contacts, rotate pictures as needed, and define the exact area to cut out and associate with a contact.
Use it with any contact: the Icon Gallery
The integrated Icon Gallery lets you assign icons
to companies or services that you call frequently, such as a gym, a grocery store, a golf club, an airline, etc.
You can browse the Icon Gallery exactly as you browse your main contact list,
including the ability to use alphanumeric keys to jump to specific positions in the list.
And if you need to use the same icon for multiple contacts (for example, different airlines)
the color selector lets you differentiate such contacts by using different colors.
Adjust motion and index tracking parameters
Depending on the number of contacts in your list,
you may want to change the scrolling speed,
or the distance traveled for each swipe of your finger.
The Motion settings provide access to such parameters,
as well as the desired index-tracking behavior:
Customize the look and feel to fit your Today screen
You can easily customize Face Contact to fit the layout and theme of your Today screen:
- display/hide the plugin icon and phone number tag;
- define your preferred picture size and shape;
- disable or adjust the reflection effect for improved readability;
- use the menu to restore default values or switch between different settings;
- experiment and verify your setting using the preview at the top of the screen.
User interface, actions, and accounts preferences
Face Contact lets you alter most user interface parameters according to your preferences: