SBook5
SBook5 5.1
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SBook5 is an extremely fast, AI-based personal information manager for computers running the Mac OS X operating system.

SBook5 organizes your information into pages, or entries, with one page for each person, company, or thing that you need to track. Each of these entries can have any number of postal addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, or other information. SBook recognizes the information that you put into each entry and allows you to intelligently manage it.

SBook5 automatically tells the difference between an entry that represents a person and one
What's New
Version 5.1: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later








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Josart tipped on 31 Aug 2005
sBook in reality only covers a small fraction of the full range of features that Jim Leitch's AddressBook provided in OS 9. It would be nice if sBook could emulate some of the printing features of that original AddressBook app. It would make a great template for the developer.
[Version 5.1.010]


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Anonymous reviewed on 09 Nov 2004
I'm not a developer, just an enduser. I discovered SBook back in the Next era and soon came to depend on it. Gad Simpson Garfinkle has brought it forward into the OS X world. I use it as a freeform data base for all sorts of info beyond names and addresses -- so helpful with my failing memory! The freeform combined with AI is hard to beat, and the envelope feature is priceless.
[Version 5.1.010]


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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Oct 2004
COULD BE very useful, if only I could print it on my hp LaserJet 1300. Or am I doing something wrong? Does not recognize always phone numbers.
[Version 5.1.010]


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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Oct 2004
Very cool. This is an application that knows how to do a lot with minimal UI. In Addressbook, if you want to find chris and joanne smith, you have to type one of those names in full, whereas in this you can just search cjs and it will select the right entry. In addressbook, if you want to edit a card, you must click edit whereas in this you just click what you want to edit and go. Send an email in Addressbook? Uh..., no. Go open your mail client (which is what most people do to start with, but if you've just entered a name and want to email them, but haven't yet opened Mail...). In this just click the little icon next to the name and mail will open.

There's more functionality in there that I don't use so don't think this is just an address book.
[Version 5.1.010]


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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Dec 2003
Decision to develop SBooks only for 10.3 means I will stop using it. My interest in this was a hope that SBooks would completely integrate with Apple and Palms applications in the future. However, Apples OS upgrades seem to break even the most trivial applications around and almost forces one to upgrade. What happens at 10.4 - should we all go out and buy new applications? I sympathize with the developers having to keep up with Apple - but Sbook in its present form for 10.2.X is not compelling enough. I may use it occasionally - but I am back to Apples' addressbook and Palm Desktop for daily contact management.
[Version 5.17]

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Anonymous commented on 29 Dec 2003
Version 5.15 still works just fine on 10.2. You can download it from http://www.sbook5.com/download/SBook5.5.15a.dmg
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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Dec 2003
It would be nice if the author could write SB for BOTH 10.3.x and 10.2.8. There are many of us who use SB, but have no plans to upgrade ot OSX 10.3, especially if we own older systems.
[Version 5.17]

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Anonymous commented on 29 Dec 2003
How much would you pay for a 10.2.8 version?
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Anonymous commented on 30 Dec 2003
If it would be continually developed - mainly iSync/Mac/SBook integration and other features, I would be willing to pay $10 for the 10.2.8 version.
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John McIntosh commented on 07 Nov 2003
Wow! I've been using Quickdex since the dawn of time. This is better and it works. Say goodbye to Quickdex/iData.
[Version 5.15a]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Oct 2003
I just love the principle of it and did try it a few times. But, like others I fear, I really need something that syncs with my Palm. Didn't realize it could sync with Address Book so I'll try that but I have problems with iSync.
In fact, what I'd really like is a way to sync with apps on the Mac, in effect merging them. As most of them (Palm Desktop, Entourage...) use vCards, there must be a way to do it, don't you think?
Yeah, I know, sounds more like a hack. But some of these hacks are life-savers.
Otherwise, congratulations for the development and commitment/dedication.
[Version 5.15]

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Anonymous commented on 26 Nov 2003
SBook will export vCards; do you want to be able to drag-and-drop them out?
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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Oct 2003
SBook5 is an excellent PIM application suitable for BOTH business and personal use. I especially like its clean, yet elegant, interface! I use it's envelope printing capability a lot and like the way it accurately handles complex addresses. An excellent application; kudos to SB's author!
[Version 5.14b]


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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Oct 2003
much easier to use than Address Book, the only complaint is that it lacks the integration with other Apple apps (like autocomplete in Mail, or saving a contact from iChat). It's still good enough for me to use as my contact book, though.
[Version 5.14b]


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Murray McAllan had trouble on 13 Aug 2004
Great app, which I've use now for several months.

Since I updated to Mac OS 10.3.5 it won't launch.
[Version 5.1b2]


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Downloads:21,059
Version Downloads:471
Type:Business : Personal Info Managers
License:Free
Date:20 Oct 2004
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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SBook5 is an extremely fast, AI-based personal information manager for computers running the Mac OS X operating system.

SBook5 organizes your information into pages, or entries, with one page for each person, company, or thing that you need to track. Each of these entries can have any number of postal addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, or other information. SBook recognizes the information that you put into each entry and allows you to intelligently manage it.

SBook5 automatically tells the difference between an entry that represents a person and one that represents a corporation, and sorts accordingly. The database then sorts entries as you would, if you only had the time.

SBook5's proprietary searching algorithms search in the blink of an eye. Just type a few characters from the person's name, and SBook5 instantly finds the right entry. Don't know the name? No problem --- SBook5 automatically downshifts to full-text search mode, automatically finding all entries that match what you type.


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