In this age of social networking, there are so many new faces we come across while socializing in the real world. Trying hard to remember the name of the photographer whom you met at some event? Finding it tough to recollect the name with which you stored the contact of some guy who delivers wonderfully baked plum cakes during Christmas? Don’t worry, it is normal for anyone to forget names by which some contacts have been stored in their phone contacts. Also, when the need arises, you experience a blackout while trying to think and search a contact in some specific context like “your saviour in a new city”, “a business contact made while travelling”, etc. This is exactly where the smartphone app Humin Contact Manager comes in handy!
The Humin mobile app has been available on iOS for last few months and was found pretty handy by various iPhone users as a suitable replacement for iPhone contacts app. Following the success on iOS, the beta version of this app got released for Android phones recently. In this article, we will check out the features of Humin App and understand how this context-based app for phone contacts management can make lives easier for us.
Humin Contacts App Features
It is like a personal assistant for you as it not only stores the basic contact information like phone number, name or email id, but, it also records other valuable information like where you met the contact, when did you last email him / her, etc.
In simple words, this app stores such level of information about the contacts that you will be able to search for them in double quick time, when the need arises. For example, say you are going to visit Australia after several years, then, this app will easily pop up contacts whom you met in Australia last time round. Thus, you don’t have to think a lot or try going through your email history in a bid to look for old contacts whom you may not remember by names.
The app makes it easier to remember contacts by context. It basically helps you to capture contacts in the way you naturally think about them. Humin app collects data from your smartphone, Facebook profile, LinkedIn profile, etc. and combines them with your email, calendar as well as voicemail, thereby providing significant context to your contacts. So, next time you go to a party or business meet and make new contacts / friends, you need not worry about forgetting their names. Similarly, this app is of great use to get quickly in touch with all your office colleagues (current as well as past ones). The app gives you a reminder about the friends you would meet in the city you are travelling as well as updates you about contacts who might be coming to your city / town.
One of the key features about this app is that it does not force you to replace your default messaging app. Instead, it is very easy to message your contact which is shown in Humin search profile using your standard messaging app. Thus, it merely acts as a great assistant to your messaging app.
How to Search Contacts on Humin App
To sign-up on Humin app, you don’t require a Facebook account. You can sign-up easily using your phone number and email. You can simply search your contacts the way you think (met the contact last month, sent an email sometime back, lives in Sri Lanka or works at Capgemini).
Once you search for the context, the app will check out it’s presence on social media and even possibly share his / her Facebook picture and LinkedIn information about workplace, home, etc. Also, you will be able to see a complete recent history of calls, emails, messages with that person in Humin. Thus, the age-old alphabetical list search for contacts is being replaced by contextual search in this popular contacts and phone application.
You can download Humin app for Android or iOS at: Official Humin website
Apart from USA, this wonderful app will also be available in Germany, UK, Canada, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Leichtenstein and Luxembourg. It supports various languages like Dutch, French and German, apart from the universal language i.e. English. I am sure Android and iOS users in all countries will be hoping for this app to be available for them soon. Going by the rate at which updates are being rolled out for Humin app, most of them will soon be using this smartphone contacts application.