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FastDial is an easy and fast phone pad to search your contacts by name.

since Sailfish OS update, you must add contact access permission in this file /usr/share/mapplauncherd/privileges by adding this line :

Be aware that I am not responsible of any damage caused to your device.

- longpress on 1 call voicemail (configure number in more screen)
- four last numbers dialed are present on home

- cyrillic keypad is now available in more screen
- renames about --> more screen
- adds donate button if some of you want to make me happy :)

- avatar is now visible for contacts with more than one phone number

- nicknames are included in search
- application startup improved for large contact lists
- visibility of contacts without avatar fixed
- selected text color fixed

- first release

Application versions: 
File fastdial-1.0.0-1.armv7hl.rpm21.86 KB23/01/2014 - 17:16
File fastdial-1.1.0-1.armv7hl.rpm23 KB29/01/2014 - 01:30
File fastdial-1.1.1-1.armv7hl.rpm23.01 KB01/02/2014 - 22:14
File fastdial-1.2.0-1.armv7hl.rpm24.56 KB02/02/2014 - 21:38
File fastdial-1.3.0-1.armv7hl.rpm26.87 KB10/02/2014 - 02:19


Malakay's picture

Now ive read that author wont uodate anymore, is some similar app?

Malakay's picture

Before contact search was working okay, but now when i write name, it wont show contact. I thought that I can repair it by reinstallation, but it didnt repair.

Malakay's picture

Hi, I have problem, on SFOS3 search stopped working. I tried to reinstall, but probkem still persists. Maybe author can add some button to pulley menu to load contacts instantly? :)

danfin's picture

is this app going to work in Sailfish OS 2.0? thx.

alaingrange's picture


No sorry: I don't have a Jolla phone anymore so I can't (and I don't want to) update FastDial.

SanjayMehta's picture

Not working on The dialler screen briefly flashes on the phone and then the app dies. I did add the required permissions to /usr/share/mapplauncherd/privileges (and rebooted the phone).

If there is a specific log file you'd like me to look at, please let me know and I will upload any debug info I can find.

edit: Started app from a terminal, found an assertion failure:

qt_assert_x:2104 - ASSERT failure in qRegisterNormalizedMetaType: "qRegisterNormalizedMetaType was called with a not normalized type name, please call qRegisterMetaType instead.", file /usr/include/qt5/QtCore/qmetatype.h, line 1575
alexmaliyev's picture

Great app thanks a lot. One thing missing though there is no "+" on the dial pad. Its required for making international calls in my country.

maddler's picture

Hey, not sure why, but autocompletion is not working for me (On SailfishOS/Jolla

Any clue?



orestes1986's picture

Thanks a tone for this app, I was missing the usefulness of fast dialling

Plus I like your contacts ;-)

JaniV's picture


What should I add and where to get this to work. Please make some dummyguide... :)


got it workin. using tinyedit and tinyeditroot.

works like a charm. Thanks!!

damourti's picture

Hi Alaingrange,

is it only me, or the app is clearly slower, especially when clearing a numer, since the last update?

alaingrange's picture

It is not supposed to be slower... I will try to improve performance.

andreas1's picture

Nice app! Could the free-screen-space show 3-5 latest calls, and maybe when pressing dial, then disappear and act normally the search? I could then replace the jolla-one haha.

damourti's picture

Hi Allain, do you know if we could have the search field reseted each time the app is selected, I mean put in front? Could a long press on "1" start the Voicemail? Thanks for you work! damourti

alaingrange's picture


It is ok for voicemail in 1.3.0.
For the search field, I don't really want to reset it because users can need to switch apps while copying number.

damourti's picture

Ah yes, you are completely right, I haven't thought about this use case.

I still find the search a bit slowish, any way it can be improved or is it related to the people app access?


Victorious's picture

I can enable something as search in Cyrillic (Russian language)?

alaingrange's picture

I am already working on it, but I will need your help to test it. Could you contact me via Twitter (@alaingrange) ?

Victorious's picture
Victorious's picture

Here is described a reason ... Jolla closed access to contacts ...

alaingrange's picture

Thank you very much ! I am updating FastDial to explain within the application.

RR_aus_H's picture

Is it possible that the app is no more working with Sailfish ?

I tried a restart and then re-install the app,

but FastDial gets no search results since I updated the OS.  :-(

Orologiaio's picture

Same here, it's not working anymore after update. Rebooted/reinstalled, didn't work.

alaingrange's picture

Yes I just noticed that it does not work on :(

I will try to fix FastDial as soon as possible. Thank you for your comments.

damourti's picture

Hi alaingrange,

do you know if we could allows definitely the FastDial app to use the phone to avoid the banner before each call? Some kind of setting to always allow or some kind of bypass?

Cheers and thanks again!

RR_aus_H's picture

Very good App. I have about 200 Contacts and it works very good.

Thank you very much for this!

Markkyboy's picture

Brilliant!, alaingrange, thanks for this app!, love it!, straight into dialler, no messing!
Once I got all my contacts names out of 'nicknames', finding contacts quickly, worked! Then the day after, you added 'search' in nicknames! :D
I changed the icon to add some pizazz to such a great piece of software!
Thanks again :)

jokelap's picture

Either the version number to be fixed?

Orologiaio's picture

I downloaded version 1.1.0 but the new features are not working, and in the "About" there is still 1.0.0 as version number... (O_o)'

alaingrange's picture

For About version it is an oversight, sorry.

For new features you mean nickname search? Can you try to quit and restart FastDial? Do you contacts have nicknames in Jolla contact app? (not only in your Exchange/Google... server)