Mar 27, 2014
Over the years our number one feature request has been to do for contacts what we've done for calendars. Today, we're pleased to announce BusyContacts, a complete replacement for the built-in Contacts app on OS X!
BusyContacts brings to contact management the same power, flexibility, and sharing capabilities that BusyCal users have enjoyed with their calendars. What's more, BusyContacts and BusyCal integrate seamlessly together to become the ultimate contact and calendar solution on the Mac.
BusyContacts includes a number of great features designed to make creating, finding, and managing contacts faster and more efficient.
- Customizable Views — Contacts can be displayed in two views: A single-column list view, or a multi-column table view that allows you to control the columns displayed and the sort order (e.g. company, last name, first name, email).
- Tags — Tags are an extremely flexible way to manage contacts in BusyContacts. You can assign multiple tags to each contact and a tag cloud allows you to easily filter the list of contacts by tag (e.g. family, client, prospect, coworker, etc.).
- Smart Filters — Smart Filters are a powerful tool for filtering contacts and creating saved searches that can be applied with a single click. You can create Smart Filters to display contacts that match certain conditions, such as a text string, tag, or birthdate. Or you can create Smart Filters to remember view settings such as columns displayed and sort order.
- BusyCal integration — BusyContacts integrates with BusyCal allowing you to link contacts to events and to dos in your calendar, providing flexible CRM capabilities for scheduling meetings, follow up tasks, and tracking past activities.
- Sync — BusyContacts syncs with all leading cloud services including iCloud, Exchange, Google Contacts, and other CardDAV servers, enabling you to sync contacts with other Macs running BusyContacts or the built-in Contacts app on OS X, as well as iPhones and iPads running the built-in Contacts app on iOS.
- Source List — Each address book (iCloud, Google, Exchange, Facebook, etc.) appears in the source list and can be shown or hidden with a checkbox. You can also color-code each address book so you can easily identify the source of a contact.
- Social network integration — BusyContacts syncs with leading social networks including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, allowing you to integrate contact information from multiple sources into a unified contact card.
- Sharing — BusyContacts allows you to share address books with other BusyContacts users with read-only or read/write privileges. Address Books can be shared through Exchange, Fruux, over the LAN, and through other CardDAV servers that support sharing.
- Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later.
- iCloud, Google, Exchange, Fruux or other CardDAV server account.
Pricing and Availability:
BusyContacts will cost $49.99 (USD) and be available for sale later this year. A public beta will be available this summer. You may sign up here to be notified of the public beta.