Featured Android App Review: Keeping Touch [Communication]


Do you always forget to call your loved ones or important work contacts? We are all busy with work, school, and family, but there are certain people in our lives that we want to make sure that we connect with regularly. It could be a close family member, an important work contact, or a friend. With our busy schedules, sometimes we just forget. If there was an app that allowed us to organize our important contacts so that we’re reminded when necessary, maybe we would be better connected. Appropriately named Keeping Touch, from Morice Keeping, does just that.

With Keeping Touch you can set up all your important contacts for reminders so that you never forget to call them. You can set them up for every day, every three days, weekly, every two weeks, monthly, every two months, every 6 months, or yearly. Upon opening the app you will see three tabs, Assistants, Statistics, and Contacts. You will set up all your reminders in the Contacts area. If it’s the first time that you’re opening the app, there will already be two default groups: Close Family and Best Friends. You can add to these groups or create your own groups. There’s no limit to the number of groups or the number of contacts that you can have in each group. If you want to add a new group, just hit the plus sign at the top right. Assuming you already have a group that you want to add a contact to, just tap it. You will see the group name, as well as the alert frequency and the time of day that you want the alert to happen at.  You will then see the number of contacts that are part of that group. Just hit the plus icon and your entire list of contacts will be displayed. The ones that are already part of the group will be checked at the top. You can uncheck them to remove them and/or you can add any other contacts by checking them. Then it’s a matter of letting Keeping Touch do the rest for you.

At the specified time, you will get a notification to call the contact(s) in the group. From the notification itself, you can tap that person and open the app and see all your notifications in the Assistants tab. You can tap or delete them if you so wish, but you can also call each contact directly from the app and the alarm will be reset. If you go to the Statistics tab you will see how well you’re doing at keeping in touch with these important people. You will get a percentage of calls made for each group as well as an overall percentage. Keeping Touch is simple, straightforward, and gets the job done. Three things I like in an app.

Now you could set up reminders in your calendar or in another task manager app, but Keeping Touch is easier to use in that all your contacts are visible from within the app, you can place phone calls directly from the app, and it tracks your progress. Everybody is different and what works for one person may not work for another. This is one app that just might make things easier when it’s important that you don’t miss calling certain people. Keeping Touch is only 99-cents, which is a small price to pay to make sure you don’t lose that important customer. Check out their quick video below and hit one of the download links to get started. As always, let me know what you think.

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