Google takes its Contacts interface out of the Stone Age, check out the new preview here

Google takes its Contacts interface out of the Stone Age, check out the new preview here

It’s long been one of the ugliest interfaces we’ve had to look at every day, but Google have finally despatched a designer in the direction of their Google Contacts web app and said, “Sort it out, FFS!”.

Google takes its Contacts interface out of the Stone Age, check out the new preview here

It’s not fully released yet, but the Google Contacts preview is already about a billion times better than the pug-ugly beast they went before it.

The crisp new interface serves up a pleasantly fresh look and feel, and conveniently pools together all your contacts, Google + circles (if you have any), and the people you talk to most in Gmail.

Google takes its Contacts interface out of the Stone Age, check out the new preview here

Even better, it rummages through your contacts like a crack addled ferret searching for a bag o’rocks, and swiftly serves up a list of duplicated contacts, which can then be easily merged.

To keep the info up to date, the new Contacts app also blends your contact’s Google profile information with the stuff you already have. Neat.

Google takes its Contacts interface out of the Stone Age, check out the new preview here

We also like the fact that a contact card displays the most recent emails and meetings with a person, so you can see if it’s been two days or two years since your last conversation.

You can’t access the preview through Gmail at the moment, but you can bathe in its user-friendlyness by  visiting contacts.google.com/preview.

[Google]