Cobook, the address book for Mac, has now officially launched their 1.0 version in the app store. The app quickly gained notoriety among the tech and "lifehacking" press, and hit 20 000 downloads in their first week alone. In the roughly three months Cobook has been in beta, the application hit around 120 000 unique downloads, with around 25 000 active users per week these days. Now the Latvian team tells us that in addition to their 1.0 launch, they are also joining HackFwd, one of Europe's top accelerators.
We at ArcticStartup happen to be fans of the app, mainly due to the smart and easy contact updating method that keeps your fingers on the keyboard. After adding a name, it's also easy to search for Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn profiles, helping you find a picture and connect with contacts when you're plugging in information from a pile of business cards. Tagging features and easy search also make it easily a go-to app.
Everything syncs seamlessly with iCloud, giving you nice access to the information you enter across services and devices. In the next Cobook update, the team tells us they are bringing in solid and reliable Google Contact sync, Xing integration, as well as a mobile app.
As mentioned above, the app is still being released for free, but Kaspars Dancis, co-founder of Cobook, tells us that they're considering adding premium features for businesses and power users. One such idea would be CRM integration, but Dancis says "We're still learning a lot from our users and that will be the major factor in shaping these features."
You can download the app in the Mac App Store.