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Google's Contacts app is very slow to load when I want to quickly get a friend's phone number.

Is there a quicker/lighter contacts app?
I have found nothing fast enough in the Market.

My dream app:

  • Loads the list of ~2000 contacts in less than ~3 seconds.
  • No need for picture/details in the main list, just name.
  • Can import contacts list from vcard or similar.
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Have you looked in the Market? Why isn't anything there viable? – Al E. Aug 4 '11 at 12:57
If you're just talking about one or two people, you could always just create a shortcut to their contact information on your home screen. – Al E. Aug 4 '11 at 12:58
@Al: Thanks for the shortcut tip! Unfortunately, I am contacting many different people, so shortcuts won't do in this case. – Nicolas Raoul Aug 5 '11 at 1:50
@Al: Yes I have looked in the Market, all of the apps I have tried are even slower than Google's, because they all show details, picture, etc in the main list, making it very slow to load. – Nicolas Raoul Aug 5 '11 at 1:55
You can turn off pictures in the contacts app settings. Also have you tried the search widget. You can use it to get a contact without having to open the app. – sickgemini Aug 5 '11 at 11:45
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I will recommend Dialer One. I am 99% sure it can show contacts without pictures. It has lots of customization options, t9 search in contacts in slew of different languages. I have 900+ contacts and is really fast, I hope it works that way for 2000 contacts. Be sure to fiddle with the options after giving it a try.

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Dialer One is wonderful indeed. To make it even better, it seems to be Open Source. Developer website is but unfortunately that project gives error 403. Anyone knows where to find the source code? – Nicolas Raoul Feb 15 '12 at 2:36

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