I have a problem. I am so intent on saving time and making my life easier by using my iPhone and third-party apps that I am referred to at the PayProMedia Studio as “Third Party App Man.” It’s also quite possible that I waste so much time looking for apps that will save me time that I am actually losing productivity.
I have another problem. I am a connector by nature; it is in my DNA. I love using my “connections” to bring people together to solve problems, inspire ideas, and help peoples’ dreams and aspirations come true. In order to do this, I need access to my “Rolodex” of contacts at all times.
Now you see how my problems compound each other. I have been searching for an app that will consolidate my 3,800 Facebook friends, my 4,600 Gmail Contacts, my 680 Twitter followers and my 800 LinkedIn connections. Yes, many of those overlap, but I have tried every third-party app you can think of that was supposed to make my life easier in doing this, and they have all since been deleted from my iPhone. That was until a few days ago.
Brewster has solved my problem and does it with beauty and a speed that I did not know could exist on a third-party iPhone app. Brewster can be found on the iTunes store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/brewster/id440979190?mt=8.
Like any other app that promises to make life easier, it does take a little bit of time to set up. There is the obligatory logging into multiple platforms like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Gmail, and your iPhone’s contact list, but after going through this process, the app takes care of the rest and what you get is a gorgeous UI that is pictorially driven to provide you quick, consolidated access to all your contacts… and I mean all of them.
Wanna’ search for a contact via their home state, Brewster can do that. Remember only the name of the company that “friend” works for but need their email? Brewster can search for that was well. Wanna’ see all the people you know that went to high school where you did? Brewster can not only tell you, but can also show you because it displays profile pictures from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.
Once you have found the perfect person you need for the “job,” you can view their Tweets, their latest Facebook Posts, and their resume all from within Brewster. This app is like a Rolodex on steroids that is constantly learning you, your habits and your preferences. You can create Smart Lists for any and every imaginable situation, so you can quickly gain access to the info you need from the people you want to connect with. Wanna’ @message them on Twitter? Go for it, right from the app. Email them? Done. Send them a quick iMessage? Done. Go old school and send them an email? Easy to do with Brewster. Wanna’ make sure you have their up-to-date physical address so you can mail them a gift? That’s easy in Brewster.
I’ve never played with an app this fast, easy to use, and beautiful in execution. My searching for the perfect “help me connect” app is over. Thanks Brewster! And, by the way, you could charge whatever you wanted for this app and people would pay for it, but until then, we will enjoy your spirit of generosity. Download Brewster today for free, go through the set-up process, give it a few hours to work its magic, then simply enjoy as it continually optimizes itself to meet your needs and meet some needs you did not even know you had.
-Scott Feather, Community Manager