iPhone Speed Dial view

Cool Photo
Speed Dial

Cool Photo Speed Dial lets you see photos of your friends, family and other people you call frequently, then contact them with just two taps - one on the photo and one to choose the type of call (phone, FaceTime, texting or email).

It turns your iPhone into the graphical, visual phone it truly wants to be!

OBSOLETE: Apple have (finally) added the bulk of the features of this app to the iOS base operating system, so this app has now been retired. It is no longer available or supported.

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Speed Dial


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User Comments (Unsolicited)

  • "I've been looking for a quick, beautifully done speed dialer. This is the one. The graphics are astonishing. The usability is top notch... Kudos."
  • "I am delighted with your app... delighted to see that at last someone is crafting a proper dialer app... I have bought 4 or 5 dialers up till now and they're all crap compared to yours. Bravo!!"
  • "All in all it's the best I found for using picture buttons. No new app to learn or configure, just replace the standard app with this one."
  • "Thank you! You gave me a great answer, a solution to my problem and a smile! What more could anyone ask for?"
  • "Been looking for a photo contact! This is what I've been looking for."
  • Averaging 4.5 stars on the App Store worldwide.


Cool Photo Speed Dial provides an almost total replacement for the built-in Phone app*...

  • Gorgeous graphical speed dial, with an unlimited number of items.
  • Full support for the high resolution Retina display of the iPhone 4 and later, for crisp, sharp, stunning high-res photos.
  • Grid view layouts of 2x2, 2x3, 3x3, 3x4 and 4x4, with scrolling.
  • Rearrange items just like the iPhone home screen, with tap & hold and drag & drop. And yes, the photos wiggle in editing mode!
  • Easy, friendly selection of call type from normal phone, SMS text messaging, email, FaceTime, and FaceTime to email address. Making FaceTime calls has never been easier.
  • Ability to cancel a call before you make it, so you'll never accidentally call somebody while scrolling through a list!
  • Access to all of your contacts, with photos of course.
  • Recording and display of your call history* complete with photos.
  • Contact photo setting and editing, with panning and zooming* to get your photos looking just right.
  • Easy editing of contact information directly from most places within the app. There's no need to switch over to the Contacts app. You can even set unique ringtones for each contact*. Keeping your contacts neat and up to date is a breeze.
  • Full support for contact syncing via iCloud and other methods, with external updates displayed instantly and accurately.
  • Good looking phone keypad with intelligent phone number formatting for the local styles of dozens of different countries.
  • Access to voicemail*.
  • Lightning fast startup due to background threading and multi-level resizing and caching of images.
  • Handles large images smoothly, with all image processing done in background threads.
  • Handles large Contacts databases with ease.
  • Ultra reliable and robust. At Lighterra, we never ship until it's bulletproof.
  • Support for both portrait and landscape orientations.
Available on the App Store

* Some features require iOS 4.0, 4.1 or 4.2 (or later), and some limitations apply due to Apple restrictions. See the FAQ for details.