Today LinkedIn has announced the release of its new Contacts app, which it touts as “a smarter way to stay in touch with your most important relationships.” LinkedIn Contacts is available as a new iPhone app as well as a web app on The app brings in all contacts from the address book, email accounts and calendars, these are then kept up to date in one place. It automatically puts together all details of conversations that you have had with your contacts and adds them directly to every individual contact’s profile.

LinkedIn Contacts app will also alert users when their contacts change their jobs or there is a birthday in their network. Notes and reminders can be added inside the app, if there is anything specific that you would like to note for any particular contact. The company will be sending invitations to try LinkedIn Contacts to a limited number of members that are based in the U.S. The app certainly provides a fresh take on conventional address books, but does it offer enough functionality for you to consider using it?

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