Gist, one of the best Contacts applications has just received a new update. This new version of Gist is mostly bug fixes, but according to Gist this is only the beginning of something beautiful. Seeing what they’ve done for the PlayBook’s tablet 2.0 should shed some light.
Gist for BlackBerry smartphones is a FREE application that combines your Phone book Contacts, Twitter, Facebook, BBM, LinkedIn and Calendar Applications all into one. Check out the full details
Overall Account Performance & Reliability
The Gist for BlackBerry app received major performance and reliability improvements this release. You will notice a significant increase in speed and reliability upon the initial load of contacts from various sources (Contacts app, Calendar app, email, Twitter, and Facebook) and pulling all of their social information and news from the web.
We now pull new contacts from your social accounts into Gist more often. So you will see a new Facebook friend or someone you’ve followed on Twitter appear faster in your Gist account.
The “Get the Gist” option from the Contacts and Calendar apps is not only faster, but also more reliable. The app is also much faster when navigating the tabs within a contact profile.
The “Get the Gist” feature now works on contact groups in the BlackBerry Contacts app. Simply open the Contacts app on your BlackBerry, highlight the group, press the BlackBerry menu button on your device and select “Get the Gist”. The Gist app will open displaying the list of people in your contact group. From here you can easily navigate profile information and social updates to learn more about the people in your group.
We received many requests from our users for more detailed messages within the app. We have added these messages in this release. You will now be prompted to sign in, check your internet connection and such, instead of receiving a generic error message.
Now that we are caught up on bug fixes, we will begin working on additional Gist for BlackBerry features! Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks and please suggest a feature here!
Gist for BlackBerry is the All-In-One phone book meets social media essential for your smartphone. With the latest update bringing BBM6 & Gist together users can now connect BlackBerry mail, Twitter, Facebook, Google Apps and BBM contacts into one app!
Get the Gist on any BlackBerry 6.0 & 7.0 device this includes of course the latest Bold 9300, 9330, Torch 9810, 9850 & 9860 devices rolling out to carriers this month.
Features for Gist v1.5.46:
• Add contacts to Gist from your BlackBerry Contacts, Google Apps, Facebook and Twitter.
• Get news, status updates and contact details for everyone in your network.
• See a unified contact list across email, social networks and other sources.
• Use Search to navigate the contact list quickly, or sort the list by Name or Importance.
• Easily share a social update or news item via email, Twitter or Facebook.
• Support for sharing and chatting via BBM6!