Add to Contacts

Add info to Contacts


It is often difficult to create or update Contacts that you come across in an app in iOS/iPadOS. Say you find a favorite pizza restaurant’s phone number on their website, or a coffee house in Google Maps, and you want to save the information to Contacts. Typically, you have to cut and paste. This is frustrating and inefficient.

❇️ New! Now you can directly import an card from apps like Gmail. Just use the Share menu.

This Shortcut makes it easy to save a Google Map search result or any other address/phone combination and makes it easy to add to your iOS contacts. You can create new contacts or add information to existing contacts.

Phone numbers, email addresses, URLs are automatically parsed and placed correctly. In a tap, you can decide if a name, say, “Starbucks” is a person or a company.

For now, only US Phone number formats are supported. I may expand that in the future.

See the companion shortcut Share Contact.

Let me know what you think. If it doesn't work as expected, let me know and I will see if I can fix it to meet your needs.

No third party Updater Shortcut required.

This shortcut has an integrated update mechanism called Embed-a-Update. Thanks to the embedded updater, it does not require any external updater shortcut. The shortcut checks for updates itself, so you'll never miss an update and it is super fast.

Usage in Google Maps

  1. Go to Google Maps and search for something (e.g. "Starbucks in Brooklyn NY").
  2. Tap a location (e.g. "607 Brighton Beach Ave")
  3. Tap "Share".
  4. Tap "Shortcuts".
  5. Tap "Add Contact".
  6. Add to new or existing contact.

Usage in Other Apps

  1. Highlight contact information like an address.
  2. Tap "Share".
  3. Tap "Shortcuts".
  4. Tap "Add Contact".
  5. Add to new or existing contact.

Latest Release Notes

2.7.0 - Aug. 6, 2020, 4:56 p.m.

Now supports importing vCards!

Version history