Vignette is an iOS app with a single goal. Add photos to your contacts by searching public social media profiles. It starts with Gravatar, then Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and more importantly it uses public images so you don’t have to log in to those services or even have an account.

Here is an example of the app in action after it searches for and finds images:


If multiple images are found, it’s easy to select the one you wish to use. Outside of the primary goal Vignette has the two core tenants:

  • Privacy is paramount
    All the processing is done on your device and your contacts are never uploaded to some server out of your control.
  • You are the customer
    Their customer is you, not some business they are selling your contacts to.

Vignette allows you to scan your contacts and see what it can find for free. Then, if you wish to actually save these updates to your contact list, you must pay for a one-time in-app purchase of $4.99.

For more information check out the announcement post or download it from the app store.