TapDex
TapDex 4.0.3
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Search interface for OS X Address Book.   Free
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TapDex gives you a quick and simple search interface to your Mac OS X's Address Book. Tap the hot key and up pops a search window, start typing to narrow down your search.

TapDex is small, fast and takes up very little resources. It is designed to run in the background (yes, it can run without a Dock icon) and activated with a hot key. Customize it to auto-launch on log in and all your Address Book contacts will always be one tap away!
What's New
Version 4.0.3:
  • Search now matches against the Nickname field as well.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later





MacUpdate - TapDex




  • ABMenu
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  • LaunchBar
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  • ContactCreator...
    +1

  • JABMenu
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  • Phone Amego
    +1

  • Contact Bar
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TapDex User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 4.x:
(9)
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+15
polocanada commented on 05 Jan 2014
Still available here:

http://download.cnet.com/TapDex/3000-2074_4-54791.html?tag=rb_content;contentBody
[Version 4.0.3]


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+7

Dradrienyouell reviewed on 06 Jul 2012
The new TapDex, invoked by easiest of all keystrokes F1, is no better, IT is all GREAT. Sorry for shouting, it's in partial answer to comment near top, Wjb3wvu commented on 15 Jun 2010. How can you comment, especially querulously, dear boy, if you have not downloaded a FREE app?

From Launch on Startup TapDex even flashes a screen to remind you of F1. Type in any words you think are in 'A B" entry and you hit Return and tap arrows to go down list to your target.

Glad to read most think TapDex is invaluable every day. As long as the person and phone are in Address Book, TapDex finds preliminary info such as Tel and Email.
Click another window and TapDex is gone.

But of course you will have to wait on Address Book if you want spouse's name and birthdate.

On the phone or the wife asks [waltzes-in] for a someone's number I use TapDex and give the info as if by a magician. Please get TapDex. No Mac should be without Yellow Mug’s TapDex. & free. I don't know what the paid Pro version does or if I already paid $4.95 for Pro, the free version just works anyway like magic.

NB TapDex is a superlative use of 'tight' code by Jay Teo, the real wizard.
Adrien UK
[Version 4.0.3]


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+9

David-Morrison reviewed on 06 Dec 2011
Fantastic app. Use it several times every day. Much more convenient than clumsy Address Book, especially the crippled Lion version.
[Version 4.0.3]


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+17

Nmege reviewed on 16 Jun 2011
Great app. Just one regret: the lack of an "add new contact" button.
[Version 4.0.3]

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+17
Nmege replied on 16 Jun 2011
BTW, may be this could be implemented with code from the ContactCreator.service
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+2

+3

Paul Claude reviewed on 16 Nov 2010
Excellent app.

Just a couple of suggestion:

1. Note field multi line with text wrap
2. Applescript basic support (just to use phone numbers with dial applications, etc.)
[Version 4.0.3]


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+1

+329
Tim27 commented on 15 Nov 2010
I guess I don't really understand this app either. Doesn't the Address Book Dashboard widget do the same thing? Using a hotkey? Just as fast? It does for me.
[Version 4.0.3]


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+2

+6

Rjsmith reviewed on 07 Aug 2010
Excellent. I have used TapDex for years. It excels in simple quick access to my address book. Thank you YellowMug.
[Version 4.0.2]


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-4

+21
Wjb3wvu commented on 15 Jun 2010
What am I missing? I'm serious here... how long does it take to open Address Book? One second? How much time can this app save? Admittedly, I have not used the app, but that's because I see no advantage over just opening Address Book. Fill me in.
[Version 4.0.2]

2 Replies

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+1

+53
Pedrotaquelim replied on 15 Nov 2010
Well... just try it. And get used to it, then come back to and make a comment. ;-)
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+1

+23
The-Big-K replied on 29 Nov 2010
Yes, it SEEMS like TapDex wouldn't be any quicker than "just opening the address book." But if you have lots of apps in your dock, as I do, four or five seconds of scrolling and hunting for Address Book is a minor irritant. I love just hitting F1 instead.

I didn't expect it to be that much help, but now it's a must-have.

And kudos to Yellow Mug for a very tasteful interface, with customizable colors for individuals and companies - and even for the background and type color when "large type" is invoked.

This freebie is designed with more care than a lot of applications out there!
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+1

+2

Vichooper reviewed on 09 Mar 2010
Great little App. Use it all the time.
[Version 4.0]


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+2

+2

Colinhash reviewed on 24 Dec 2009
I'm a software developer.
I love this app, because this is "how any application should be".
Clean, fast, intelligent.
Bravo!
[Version 4.0]


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+96

Hmurchison rated on 30 Dec 2012

[Version 4.0.3]



-39

Surfspirit rated on 14 Dec 2012

[Version 4.0.3]


Downloads:18,957
Version Downloads:2,168
Type:Business : Applications
License:Free
Date:15 Nov 2010
Platform:PPC 64 / PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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TapDex gives you a quick and simple search interface to your Mac OS X's Address Book. Tap the hot key and up pops a search window, start typing to narrow down your search.

TapDex is small, fast and takes up very little resources. It is designed to run in the background (yes, it can run without a Dock icon) and activated with a hot key. Customize it to auto-launch on log in and all your Address Book contacts will always be one tap away!


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