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* Automatic sync with Address Book
* Anything entered into Contact Book will also sync in Address book
* 3 ways to search for contacts even a slideshow version
* Colour code your contact groups
* Add all social networking information
* Add additional contact information specific to each contact
* "Remind Me" feature with 5 separate settings
* Easily add and remove contacts
* Search and use Contact Book in seconds
* The list goes on and we will constantly be adding features
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Ratings and Reviews
One Ups the Lion Address Book
Original post from Dec 2012.
Ok … yes … most of the functionality is the same as Address Book in Lion. This app is just a little more polished looking.
But … there is one feature that makes it worth it for me. The ability to access various group lists via a drop down menu!
This is the only thing I hated about Address Book in Lion; having to click on the "bookmark ribbon" in order to access my list of groups. Only then could I select another group from the list. Two steps ? … Come on Apple … your better than that.
UPDATE - May 25,2013 …. I discovered a flaw that caused me to go back to OS X's Contact app. Apparently in its current version Contact Book does not seem to recognize "Corporate names". When I enter these they wind up listed under "N' in the alphabet with the header "No Name". Also … yes it is slower ro launch than it should be. If they could fix these two things I woul;d give them 4 stars.
I do also REALLY LIKE having my contact's photo, not just on the V-card, but also a small one in the "Scrolling List" …
Now if you REALLY want to make a 5 Star Contact app …. make it so you can list Corp Accounts that crossreferences all the individuals that work for that company. In other words I can go to a CORP listing, see a list of everyone who works there and click on a name and it would take me to their specific individual contact info. Now that would be worth 5 STAR!!!
I want to like this, but….
I really want to like this app, after all the new address book in Lion is terrible, and this has some extra bells and whistles. However, it gets very slow sometimes. It also has some other issues… like once you select a letter from the filter on the left side, there is no apparent way to get back to seeing all contacts without completely quitting the app and starting over (and that's a slow process!) Also, it does not seem to support contacts being in multiple groups. I do like color coding and the quick select access to data. I really wish the developer would take his current ideas and get rid of the "book" theme and give us a three-column layout like the old Pre-Lion address book, with the ability to drag-and-drop between groups and so forth. Right now it's okay, but probably not worth the money until these issues are ired out.
I reluctantly forked over then $4.99 for something that at first seemed to be so similar the Address Book. After further inspection and use, it is an obvious improvement to the Apple app. Upon opening it for the first time, it instantly imported all my contact and groups. It was a quick and easy task to assign colors to my groups. Although you can "search" for a contact in both apps, only Contact Book has index tabs just like a real address books often have, and the "cover flow" feature. Also, tech support responded imediately to a question I had on some unusually formated FB profile data that was showing up on some of my contacts - they informed me that this was a "sandboxing" issue, and that they are currently working to fix it in a update due in the next 14 days.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.