BuddyPop 2.5.8
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Shortcut to Address Book.   Shareware ($12.71)
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BuddyPop lets you quickly access your Apple Address Book via a customizable shortcut.

It is small, light, and discrete... there is no icon in the Dock and you access it at any time.

With BuddyPop you can quickly find a contact, and drop him a mail, or copy address to pasteboard.
What's New
Version 2.5.8:
  • Bug fix: loading some AddressBook plugins may crash BuddyPop when right-click on a property or using Fields preference.
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.1 or later

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Addinski reviewed on 27 Jan 2012
Not working on Lion. Developer does not answer E-Mail. Sucks!
[Version 2.5.8]


Loney0 commented on 22 Aug 2010
This is one of my most used utilities. It makes viewing, copying and editing contact info so quick, that it more than pays for itself. Never in your face but always there when you need it. Way easier and faster than the Address Book widget or Spotlight and more flexible too. This is one app I wouldn't be without. Updates when needed have been free. Buy this and you won't regret it.
[Version 2.5.8]


Tim27 commented on 20 Aug 2010
You know that the Address Book Dashboard widget does pretty much the same thing for absolutely free?
[Version 2.5.8]



Bonobo reviewed on 19 Aug 2010
I LOVE this little app, it's indispensable for me. I use it dozens of times over the day w/o thinking about it. Wonderful way to have all my addresses under my fingertips. BuddyPop has never left me alone in all these years, rock-steady.

Thanks for great little software!
[Version 2.5.8]



Peternsteinmetz reviewed on 01 Jul 2010
Very nice program. Lightweight presentation of your address book information.

Need to check your address book plugins if any difficulties.

Developer is very responsive.
[Version 2.5.7]


warwickt commented on 15 Apr 2008
Just a warning -- I've been using BuddyPop (registered user) for years, then upgraded my G4 Quicksilver to 10.5.2 and BuddyPop no longer works. The Apple Internal Modem does not dial (there's a discussion thread about the issue at http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=6935046). I know the modem is OK because other comms programmes like ZTerm operate normally. So it is a software issue -- either with 10.5.2 or BuddyPop (or both).

I've emailed the developer twice over the last 3 weeks but have not received any response. So can't confirm that BuddyPop is still supported.
[Version 2.5.6]


schmiegel commented on 14 Jan 2008
2.5.5 doesn't work with Tiger (Show big font). 2.5.4 works well. This is one of the best helpers for OS X.
[Version 2.5.5]



Justies reviewed on 25 Dec 2007
Works good and easy.
[Version 2.5.5]



dennisg reviewed on 20 Sep 2006
I downloaded this little app yesterday, and have used it fairly extensively for the past 24 hours. This is my first time using an address-book helper, so I can't compare it to any other program -- only on its own merits.

First, let me say that this is the way Apple's Address Book should operate natively. Since it doesn't, programs like BuddyPop will always find a place on the Mac's of people who want address book info close at hand without having to have the app open all the time.

BuddyPop's default hot key wouldn't work for me, so I changed it to control-space, and that seems to be the ticket. Use that hot key, and a little window appears, awaiting your keystrokes. Type in SMITH, hit return, and you get the info for the first Smith in your address book (you can, by the way, define which fields BuddyPop should display). And therein lies BuddyPop's one real flaw. If I type in SMITH, and I've got 17 of them in my address book, I don't want to have to keep hitting the right arrow key in order to cycle through them. What I want instead is a list of all the Smiths so that I can click on the one I want. That's infinitely faster and more efficient.

In my mind, this flaw limits BuddyPop's use for businesses. Say, for example, you want to find contact info for one of your doo-dad suppliers, but can't remember the company name. You could key in SUPPLIER, but you might end up having to cycle through a hundred of them, if you've got that many in your address book, which many businesses will.

This is less of an issue for personal use (where we don't generally use search criteria that applies to a hundred address book entries), although it still exists somewhat.

All in all, I love the way BuddyPop brings my address book info close at hand. My rating indicates how it performs for me, and not how it might perform for a business, which I discussed previously. Obviously, if I used it for my business, I'd rate it considerably lower. But as it stands, it well deserves the high rating I gave it.
[Version 2.5.1]

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Tynsoe.org (developer) replied on 21 Sep 2006
Many thanks for this review, and for the time you took writing it.
Be sure your feature request is on my top priorities for anext release of BuddyPop, and I thank your for reminding me this !

Kisruh commented on 09 Sep 2006
It's a good program but TapDex (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/16758) also does the exact same thing (even more effective I might add) at the price of $ 0.00 !! You might want to check it out.
[Version 2.5.1]

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Version Downloads:906
Type:Business : Personal Info Managers
Date:19 Aug 2010
Platform:PPC 64 / PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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BuddyPop lets you quickly access your Apple Address Book via a customizable shortcut.

It is small, light, and discrete... there is no icon in the Dock and you access it at any time.

With BuddyPop you can quickly find a contact, and drop him a mail, or copy address to pasteboard.

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