You’d think keeping tabs on your contacts would be about the simplest and most straightforward task imaginable in our modern connected world — wouldn’t you?
I sure would. But as I’ve learned over the years, that perfectly understandable instinct couldn’t be more inaccurate.
Effectively wrangling your contacts on Android and keeping ’em manageable, organized, and optimized for efficiency really is a fine art. And in a way, it’s no wonder: Most of us have reached a point where our phones’ contacts are a sprawling goulash of earthlings from all different eras of our lives — clients, colleagues, college buddies, and, of course, your cousin Carl from Poughkeepsie.