gwabbit’s latest recognition engine, v2.0, is the most accurate as it’s ever been and is available now if you have gwabbit for BlackBerry.The new engine features improved parsing of job titles, company names, and street addresses. This update is more on the back end but it allows gwabbit to be even more accurate than before.
gwabbit is available in the BlackBerry Sync Store and BlackBerry App World for $9.99 a year for the Premium gwabbit, or in a free version that’s available in the BlackBerry App World.
The description of gwabbit is as follows:
gwabbit automatically scans incoming BlackBerry emails, finds contacts, and instantly transforms them into contact records within your address book with a mouse click! gwabbit puts your contact fields away in their proper place in the address book and even checks your address book to see if you’ve already saved a contact previously before re-prompting you to “gwab” it again.
gwabbit employs a remarkable patent-pending semantic technology to identify contact blocks within email text and accurately parse and import them into your address book. No more cutting and pasting contacts one field at a time from your emails into your address book.
If you don’t currently use your address book, you no longer need to do tedious searches to find contacts within your inbox. gwabbit is compatible with current generation BlackBerry devices with 4.2 OS and higher.
I’ve used gwabbit for quite a while and I can tell you it’s very easy to use. You open your email, in a few seconds the pink rabbit pops up in a window and lets you know that it doesn’t recognize that person from your address book and asks you if you’d like to save it. It then saves the address and name from the signature on the email and keeps it as a contact if you choose to do so. It also can update the contact information.
So what is the difference between the free and paid version? The free version of gwabbit for BlackBerry is just like the paid version with one key difference. Free gwabbit includes an alerting feature that lets your contacts know (via email) when you’ve added them to your address book using gwabbit. This service is invaluable particularly for sales and business development. Of course, “gwabbees” can opt-out of the gwabbit alert service at any time if they prefer not to stay current on who’s added their contact info.