VIPorbit claims to be \u201cthe only full-featured contact manager\u201d for the iPhone. While there are a number of customer relationship management (CRM) apps for iOS devices, VIPorbit is certainly among the most full-featured of the lot. It\u2019s also a pleasure to use and reasonably priced.\n\n The CRM app from VIPorbit Software was updated on Jan. 27 to version 2.0. It\u2019s available in both a free and $10 version for the iPhone and iPod touch. The free app limits you to 100 contacts\u2014which, in my experience, is a significant limitation. I suggest giving the freebie a try and if you like it, spring for the paid version. The $10 app is on sale for only $5 until March 1. (I tested the "lite," or free, version.)\n\n\n\tVIPorbit\u2019s interface is one of its best assets. It\u2019s well organized and easy to navigate. The Dashboard (see the screen shot) gives you an at-a-glance view of activities for the day, including meetings and to-do items.\n\n\n\tIn keeping with its name, the app lets you group contacts into "Orbits." For example, you might have one Orbit for clients, another for colleagues, and so on. With a few screen taps, it\u2019s easy to see calendar appointments, to-do items, calls, vipLinks (connections you make between contacts), and more for each contact.\n\n\n\tVIPorbit also lets you record unlimited notes for each contact. From within the app, you can connect with a contact by phone, email, SMS, Skype, Twitter, or Facebook. When you reach out to someone, the software automatically generates a communication log, so you can keep tabs. And VIPorbit enables you to send email or SMS to an entire Orbit or a custom list of contacts.\n\n\n\tAnother nice feature: You can backup your VIPorbit data to the cloud using VIPorbit\u2019s Backup My Stuff feature for $5 a year. Unfortunately, on multiple occasions, I couldn\u2019t get VIPorbit to connect with iTunes to make that purchase. (The company says the bug has been fixed in an update that's set to hit iTunes soon.)\n\n As I mentioned earlier, VIPorbit isn\u2019t the only CRM app for iOS. Among the other options are Zoho CRM from Zoho Corp. and 37signals\u2019 Highrise. They\u2019re both free but require that you use the Zoho and Highrise Software-as-a-Service offerings, which are available in free (for very limited versions) or paid service plans. VIPorbit makes no such demands. Though I\u2019ve not tested Zoho CRM nor Highrise, both have average-to-low user ratings for their current versions on iTunes.\n\n\n\tAn app like VIPorbit Software feels a bit pinched on an iPhone screen. Fortunately, the company plans to release an iPad version soon. (The company released an iPad version in late January but had to pull it because \u201cApple released a prior beta version that was not the latest version of the app,\u201d according to a company spokesperson.) Also in the works: A new feature for the iPad and iPhone versions called VIPsync, which will keep VIPorbit data in sync between the apps on both devices. A Mac version of VIPorbit is planned, too.