TapDex
TapDex
4.0.3

4.8

TapDex free download for Mac

TapDex

4.0.3
16 November 2010

Search interface for OS X Address Book.

Overview

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 in TapDex

Version 4.0.3:
  • Search now matches against the Nickname field as well.

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Dradrienyouell
06 May 2008

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TapDex is pure magic. It is my most useful utility to find urls, emails, names, email addresses, phone numbers... Hit F1 and a floating interface appears, type some characters of your contact, hit go. Return/Enter and a number of similar names appears. You scroll down arrow to see the Contact you want. It shows TEL numbers and some truncated information. Dismiss by returning to your 'document'. If required you than launch Address Book. BUT you don\t have to load Address Book for a simple query. I use TapDex daily, it is one of my most useful, nay essential 'add-ons' 3-cheers to Yellow Mug, thanks guys. A winner and it's FREE - press F1 and save yourself a lot of time. Adrien X, UK
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Version 3.3.2
kevinwkendall
20 November 2016
TapDex is one of my absolutely essential startup items. I'm sorry to see that YellowMug has abandoned TapDex, but happy to see that it is still available to download here & there on the 'net. I customized my TapDex hotkeys to be Control-Option-A, and I use those keys quite a bit. When an address comes up, you can right-click on various parts of the contact entry to copy the text you've right-clicked on, or open a link in a browser or open a map in a browser when you right-click on a contact's physical address. TapDex is such a fantastic background app to have & use that I am frankly bewildered that YellowMug has abandoned it! Download it.... Install it (it installs as a Preferences Pane)..... Try it... You'll love it. Kevin Kendall
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Version 4.0.3
1 answer(s)
Banuschka
Banuschka
13 July 2019
It is my favourite app as well. I moved to Mojave and now tapdex does not start running at system start up time. How can I tell the preference pane to start up automatically? I even went back to High Sierra, but even there TapDex is stopped at startup time. Any suggestions?
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polocanada
06 January 2014
Still available here: http://download.cnet.com/TapDex/3000-2074_4-54791.html?tag=rb_content;contentBody
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Version 4.0.3
Dradrienyouell
06 July 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
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Version 4.0.3
David-Morrison
06 December 2011
Fantastic app. Use it several times every day. Much more convenient than clumsy Address Book, especially the crippled Lion version.
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Version 4.0.3
Nmege
16 June 2011
Great app. Just one regret: the lack of an "add new contact" button.
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Version 4.0.3
1 answer(s)
Nmege
Nmege
16 June 2011
BTW, may be this could be implemented with code from the ContactCreator.service
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Paul-Claude
16 November 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.)
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Version 4.0.3
Tim27
16 November 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.
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Version 4.0.3
Rjsmith
07 August 2010
Excellent. I have used TapDex for years. It excels in simple quick access to my address book. Thank you YellowMug.
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Version 4.0.2
Wjb3wvu
15 June 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.
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Version 4.0.2
2 answer(s)
pedrotaquelim
pedrotaquelim
16 November 2010
Well... just try it. And get used to it, then come back to and make a comment. ;-)
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Version 4.0.3
The-Big-K
The-Big-K
29 November 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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Version 4.0.3
Vichooper
09 March 2010
Great little App. Use it all the time.
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Version 4.0
Free

4.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 64
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
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