I recently met someone and got them to type their info into my contacts. I was really busy for a few days and didn't get around to contacting them. Now I can't remember their name. Is there a way to view the most recent additions to my contacts list?
On iPhone, you can download several different apps.
The one I found was free, quick, and simple called 'Recent Contacts' by Kyle Gorlick.
On Android there are also several apps, but I have not tried them myself.
The built-in contacts app doesn't provide a user-friendly way to search by 'most recent'. This app is very basic and is good for most users but, as you've experienced, if you need something a bit more advanced, it won't work as well. You can try doing a Spotlight search by the location you were at or by the company that person works for, any little thing they might've added to their contact on your iPhone.
If none of those approaches work, and you're not willing to jailbreak to get access to the Contacts database, you can try going thru each name one-by-one until you see it. It's slow and annoying, but it works.
I've made an app to see recently added contacts. It's not free, but apart from those others, it has a widget.
Recents is another that's available on the iPhone that I find attractive. It's also well reviewed with 4.5/5 stars from 14 reviewers. I haven't personally had cause to try it.
Links is a newer app that syncs with the Contacts app. You add new contacts through it and it creates a timeline of when they were added. It also stores where you were, which is a cool feature. The full name is Links the Contacts Companion.
There’s a new free iOS app (I just created) called Recent Contacts - Reco by Tav Shande.
I’m currently working on an android version too. It also has a feature called auto photo finder which will automatically find profile photos of your contacts via Google contacts api.