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By BusyCal LLC

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BusyContacts is a contact manager for OS X that makes creating, finding, and managing contacts faster and more efficient.

BusyContacts brings to contact management the same power, flexibility, and sharing capabilities that BusyCal users have enjoyed with their calendars. What's more, BusyContacts integrates seamlessly with BusyCal forming a flexible, easy to use CRM solution that works the way you do.

BusyContacts syncs with the built-in Contacts app on OS X and iOS and supports all leading cloud services, including iCloud, Google, Exchange, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.


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 (e.g. company, last name, first name, email, phone, etc.) and the sort order.


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.).


The Activity List shows a chronological listing of activities associated with the selected contact including meetings, to dos and other calendar events, communication through email and messaging, and social network posts.


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.


BusyContacts syncs with leading social networks including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, allowing you to integrate photos, birthdays and other information from social networks with your contacts.


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.


BusyContacts syncs with all leading cloud services including iCloud, Google, Exchange, and other CardDAV servers, and syncs with the built-in Contacts app on OS X and iOS.


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, Kerio, over the LAN, and through other CardDAV servers that support sharing.

What's New in Version 1.1.7

• Improved handling of iCloud login errors.
• Minor bug fixes.


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Customer Reviews

I like it!

This program is replacing another very powerful calendar and contact program I was using that became too expensive for me to continue to use. So far (I am a new user) it has been great, and does most of what I need it to do. I am mostly retired at this point, but can still find a lots of use from it for my personal projects, meetings, events, etc. Thank you for such a good product for a very reasonable price.

Well worth it

Blows Apple Contacts right out of the water. I love the fact that all I have to do to find an email or a text message is click on the contact in the window and they appear on the right. I don’t know of any other contact manager that does this, at this price. Well worth the money.

I Was Skeptical at First, But . . .

First, I have to admit that I used the Trial version of this program for a full 30 days before I was forced to purchase it. I was very skeptical at first since it functions very much like Apple Contacts. Like you, I could not figure out why I should pay $50.00 for a program that does what Contacts does for free. The fact is that it does something that I haven’t seen any other program do as well. It keeps tract of all communication between you and each of your contacts and it does it automatically. For example, the minute you install the program, it instantly finds every email communication you’ve had with each contact and stores it in the contact’s record. It does the same for Text messages, appointments and To Do’s. If you need to keep track of your activity with each contact, this is an indispensable tool.

In addition, rather than being limited to just a few categories that you can assign your contacts to, BusyContacts uses tags. That means you can categorize your contacts in an unlimited number of different ways.

It is also very intuitive in the way it links various contacts together. For example, when you start typing the name of a related contact, it searches your database for the associated person while you’re typing. So, after only a few strokes, you can just press enter to link the two contacts.

I really think that the program is over priced. However, I got so used to the ease of use and the functionality that I just could not go back to using Contacts. This program is well designed and easy to use. If you try it for 30 days, you will want to keep it.

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  • $49.99
  • Category: Business
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1.7
  • Size: 5.4 MB
  • Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor

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