The contact list in iOS pales in comparison to its counterpart on other mobile platforms. There’s no embedded photos, no integration with social networks profiles, and no quick way to send emails or texts.

Luckily, if you’re jailbroken, you can resolve most of these problems by installing tweaks. Copic or ChatPic can add photos to your contacts, and CallTap will give you a way to quickly message them…

CallTap is a new tweak that allows you to set custom actions for your contact list. This way you can call a contact, FaceTime them, or send them a text message, with a single tap from inside your Contacts app.

Once installed, you’ll find all of CallTap’s settings inside — you guessed it — the Settings app. From here you can program taps, long presses, and detail button taps to either call, message, email, or FaceTime a contact.

It’s not as complicated as it sounds. Just imagine loading up your contact list, and holding down on a contact’s name to bring up a new compose text message or email window. It’s supposed to be more convenient.

While I found CallTap to work as advertised, it seems like it’s trying to fill a void that wasn’t there. But if you want to try the tweak out for yourself, you can find it in the BigBoss repo, in Cydia, for free.

What do you of CallTap?

  • genXhippie

    I’ll definitely gives this a shot.

  • It would be cool if call bar has these features

    • yes, callbar could get some extra features. Another thing i miss in callbar is that the calling bar cannot be moved out of the top area. Sometimes when I interact with the app, the callbar is covering the buttons at the top.

  • Correct me if I’am wrong … But the only thing missing is a pic of the contacts ..with a single tap in the contact you can text , face time or call and that’s with out even being jailbroke.. So this tweak give you the same features but with a activetor gesture .. Nah I’ll pass..

    • Did you try it I was wondering what was its actual purpose it seems weak?

      • Long time no see..
        Not tried it.. Just read this and thought Nah .. plus I’am on ios 6 beta 3 for a few days .. To give it ago..

      • Sometimes all these tweaks overwhelm me that’s why I like Jeff’s videos so I can sort through all them and pick the most best.

  • zzz

    what ‘s your Facebook account???

  • iOS Contacts already has Twitter integration, and Facebook integration is coming this fall