Cobook for iPhone: finally a good way to manage your contacts on the go

Cobook for iPhone isn’t bashful about the fact that it looks a whole lot like Apple’s stock Contacts app. On the surface it’s just a list of contacts, unlike “smart address books” we’ve seen launch recently like Brewster and Smartr, which rethink the entire notion of an address book. While both offer unique features like highlighting who you’re losing touch with (Brewster), and seeing the volume of emails you’ve exchanged with a person (Smartr), something is lost along the way. The idea of a Rolodex is easy to understand visually, but is missing important information about people from our social networks. That, however, doesn’t mean that the Rolodex needs to be redesigned entirely.