ContactKeeper isn't the sleekest, most stylish contact manager we've seen, but as a basic, easy-to-use program for keeping contacts up to date and in one place, it certainly fills the bill.
ContactKeeper's interface is sparse, but in a functional way. Intuitive buttons run across the top of the window for adding, opening, editing, and removing new contacts. Adding a contact is as easy as clicking the Add button and entering the name, address, date of birth, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and important notes for each new contact. Each new entry's details display clearly on the right … Read more
The iPhone's Voice Control features are fun and futuristic. Voice commands also offer commuters a practical way to dial phone numbers without taking their eyes off the road.
But Voice Control isn't perfect, and unique names or pronunciations in your Contacts list can easily foil the software.
Fortunately, the iPhone allows you to get under the hood a little to make Voice Control run more smoothly. By adding fields for phonetic spellings, nicknames, middle names, and more, you can personalize your contacts to work seamlessly with the iPhone's voice-dialing capabilities.
To learn how to bend the iPhone'… Read more
Software developer 4Team specializes in add-in tools for Microsoft's Office and Outlook suites. Their ShareContacts lets users share and synchronize their all-important contacts folders and subfolders in Outlook, online or offline, without needing a server. You can specify which contacts to share with different individuals or groups, such as clients or project teams. You can customize shared forms and include imported data. Shared folders are automatically updated on each user's computer when you update your data. You can share just what you want with whom, all with a few mouse clicks. ShareContacts is also handy for keeping your … Read more
What's better than 27 apps for 99 cents? Why, 27 apps for zero cents, of course.
That's what you get from iCatchall, which, like last week's App Genie, delivers more than two dozen tools under one app roof. Normally it's 99 cents, but in conjunction with previously mentioned Free App a Day, iCatchall is free on Monday (and only this Monday).
As you might expect, there's a bit of overlap between these two kitchen-sink apps--but less than you might think. iCatchall is actually a mix of tools, games, and sound effects.
Instead of cramming everything … Read more
One missed feature from the old MacFixIt site was the ability to easily contact us. In the move to CNET's main website layout there has been some delay in getting this implemented, but it is now available.… Read more
Address Book is a convenient program for managing the account's central contacts database, that also provides the ability to quickly print envelopes, labels, and lists from the contact information. While limited and relatively hidden, these options and various customizations for them are available in Address Book.… Read more
A small number of users have found that the Address Book in OS X may start running slowly, sometimes after upgrading to Snow Leopard or performing another major system alteration, but other times for no apparent reason. Usually when this happens for applications in OS X, deleting the program's .plist file may help; however, this may not be the case for the Address Book.… Read more
Microsoft's Outlook does a good job of retaining all kinds of useful information, but its power and complexity make it entirely too easy to end up with multiple entries for e-mail or addresses. Wisco's NoMoreDupes for Outlook add-on searches out and deletes duplicate entries throughout Outlook. It can help you keep your e-mail addresses and saved messages neat and orderly, but it does much more. It finds duplicate entries in your Contacts as well as duplicate e-mails, but it also searches through your Outlook Appointments, Notes, Tasks, and Journal entries, clearly identifying duplicates, some of which you may … Read more
We can all be thankful Facebook doesn't let you export your friends' e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. The export prohibition doesn't extend to other information about your friends, however. A new free service puts this data in a .csv file you can import to your Outlook and Gmail contacts. Unfortunately, the results leave much to be desired.
Export Friends to .csv wasn't developed by Facebook, but rather by J?rn Arild Anden?s. You can choose to export up to 11 different categories of information about your friends, including Facebook ID, name (full, first, and last), profile … Read more