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Product Review: Gist iPhone app

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While the Gist iPhone app is a useful real estate tool for consolidating contacts from a variety of sources, it may not solve the problem of information overload, said participants in an Inman News Product Review process. A group of real estate professionals tested out the Gist app for iPhone, a free tool that aggregates information about a user's contacts from a variety of sources, including e-mail "inboxes, address books, social networks, and other sources," according to an online app description. The tool also pulls in news, status updates and blog posts from multiple sources to enrich the contact information. The app, now in Version 2.1.2, was updated on Aug. 30, 2010. Version 2.0 launched on May 22, 2010, and the app first launched in Apple's App Store on Oct. 6, 2009. While this review process focuses on Gist's iPhone app, Gist in May rolled out an app for Android devices and a Google Gadget. As of Thursday, Sept. 16, the app had an Apple iTunes overall ra...