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Author Topic: The Best Contact Management Software  (Read 10267 times)

Rusty Irons

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The Best Contact Management Software
« on: February 13, 2008, 07:45:09 AM »
I am asking for input from my fellow members. 

I am wondering what you would recommend as the best freeware contact management system.  I only want a simple to use 'database' to track friends, business associates and to a limited extent, customers. 

I am not looking for anything as robust as ACT or integrated like Outlook.  I just need something simple to track names, phone numbers, email addresses and physical addresses.

Any thought? :-\

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Re: The Best Contact Management Software
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2008, 08:41:23 AM »
have you seen this thread, it's a little old but could help

This thread is a help for those of you looking for that perfect Address Book Utility.
Bellow, you'll find links for the various apps for the job, mentioned in this forum, a brief description of them, and some relevant DC links.
If you know of other interesting apps similar to those mentioned, please feel free to post a brief description of them below, and it will be added to this post.

Relevant posts on DC's forum about this matter:

  A-book: a very good, sync-able, alternative addressbook
  IDEA: Addressbook software (simple, yet powerful)
  Addressbook Software Mini-Shootout

On these posts, the following apps have been mentioned:
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PS welcome to dc :D
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Re: The Best Contact Management Software
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2008, 09:08:11 AM »
Tomos:

I did a search before I posted but did not find that thread.   

Thanks for your help and for the quick response. 

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Re: The Best Contact Management Software
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2008, 09:25:45 AM »
Tomos:

I did a search before I posted but did not find that thread.   

Thanks for your help and for the quick response. 

I knew it had "adress" in the title so I had a head start there ;)
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Re: The Best Contact Management Software
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2008, 09:50:44 AM »
I use Gmail Contacts :)
It's simple and does all what I need  :Thmbsup:
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Re: The Best Contact Management Software
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2008, 01:58:07 PM »
I use Gmail Contacts :)
It's simple and does all what I need  :Thmbsup:

I find it rather slowish to enter/modify contacts with GMail.
Prefer doing it with Thunderbird and upload contact database to a specially created IMAP folder on GMail with an extension called Addressbook Synchronizer.

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Re: The Best Contact Management Software
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2008, 08:02:02 PM »
here's one from a DC member, Kyrathaba: Crocus Contacts.

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Re: The Best Contact Management Software
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2008, 03:11:36 PM »
Hi Rusty Irons

You could have a look at Yeah Write  http://www.yeahwrite.com/

 although it is really a word processor it does have a very easy address book in it.

It operates under a  drawer and tab system very fast loading it gives you a opportunity to test as a free edition (some limitations) or fully fledged edition for 15 days (trial) or purchase a license.

Can operate on a usb stick.

Suggest you have a look at it
the tab system lends you to have different addresss books and they are all there ready to click on.

You can remove the excess tabs that you don’t want (todo lists etc).     Can email from it but not receive emails.

only a 1 mb download.
No bugs last update was in 2002 very sound and I have had no hassles.

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Re: The Best Contact Management Software
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2008, 03:30:28 PM »

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Re: The Best Contact Management Software
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2008, 03:53:17 PM »
http://www.highrisehq.com/

I love web apps.

Just a reminder that they offer 250 max. contacts at free level.

Many have made Chaos Manager as their PIM of choice.


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Re: The Best Contact Management Software
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2008, 12:52:04 PM »
Rusty Irons,

Essential PIM has a freeware version with a nice contact manager (http://www.essential...index.php?r=products). Besides the contact manager it offers other PIM functions like:

  • Versatile import/export capabilities
  • Scheduler: Color-coded, easy to read day/week/month schedules
  • Easy printout of days, weeks, or months; save as web page
  • To Do List: categories, priority, completion status, due date, and reminder fields
  • Tools that sort and categorize
  • Outliner: tree-like multilevel structure, unlimited number of folders and notes
  • Insert pictures, tables, any formatted text (fonts, subscripts/superscripts, colored text background, multilevel bullets and numbering,
  • Unicode, background images)
  • Contact Manager: Wide selection of fields - adding a new data field to a contact is a snap
  • Powerful, fast search and sort features
  • Adjustable views
  • EssentialPIM Portable is U3-compliant and works straight from your removable media, whether you use a USB flash drive, compact flash card, or even a good old floppy.
I know this sounds like an advertisement (I copied the above from their Web page), but for a freebie, it can't be beat.   :D

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Re: The Best Contact Management Software
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2008, 03:23:53 PM »
Can you import outlook express native .wab format into essential pim? I hate csv conversion
« Last Edit: March 21, 2008, 05:40:51 PM by kartal »

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Re: The Best Contact Management Software
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2008, 06:57:57 PM »
Yep!

In fact, it's the first thing it will ask you after you first open the program.

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Re: The Best Contact Management Software
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2008, 09:05:40 PM »
This is my kind of thread, I am obsessed with finding the perfect addressbook software and have been like this for years.  I've realized that there is no perfect or even really good option out there.  The three best ones I have come across are Handy Addressbook, A-book, and Addza.  Now, if Addza had a phone dialer, it would almost be perfect, but it doesn't and hasn't been updated in two years, although it started out very promising.  If you don't need a dialer, get Addza, it's pretty nice.  The other two I mentioned are very good also.  I am currently using Handy Addressbook.  I predict that I will eventually move all of my contacts into SQLNotes.