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BusyContacts
BusyContacts
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BusyContacts

Fast, efficient contact manager.

3.1
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BusyContacts overview

BusyContacts is a contact manager for OS X that makes creating, finding, and managing contacts faster and more efficient. It brings to contact management the same power, flexibility, and sharing capabilities that BusyCal users have enjoyed with their calendars. What's more, BusyContacts integrates seamlessly with BusyCal, forming a flexible, easy-to-use CRM solution that works the way you do.

BusyContacts syncs with the built-in Contacts app on OS X and iOS, and supports all leading cloud services, including iCloud, Google, Exchange, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Key Features
  • Customizable Views -- View contacts in a single-column Card View or multi-column List View.
  • Tags -- Tags can be used for grouping, filtering and coloring contacts.
  • Smart Filters -- Smart Filters are a powerful tool for filtering contacts, creating saved searches, and even applying custom view settings in the List View.
  • BusyCal integration -- BusyContacts integrates with BusyCal by linking contacts to events in your calendar, providing flexible CRM capabilities for tracking past and future activities.
  • Activity List -- The Activity List displays activities associated with the selected contact including calendar events, emails, messages, and recent social network posts.
  • Social-network integration -- BusyContacts syncs with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, combining contact information from each of these sources into a unified contact card.
  • Syncing -- BusyContacts syncs with the built-in Contacts app on OS X and iOS through all leading cloud services including iCloud, Google, Exchange, and other CardDAV servers.
  • Sharing -- BusyContacts allows you to share address books with read-only or read/write privileges through Exchange, Fruux, LAN, and other CardDAV servers.

What’s new in version 2022.3.1

Updated on Jul 27 2022

  • Major visual refresh with clean, lean look
  • New and improved address book panel. All address books under an account can now be temporarily disabled by turning on Exclusion mode.
  • Pinned (i.e. flagged) contacts are now grouped in Card View and appear sorted above other contacts. This behavior can be turned off from Preferences > Views
  • New and improved smart filter selector
  • New floating smart filter panel
  • New app icon
  • Improved contact list in Card View
  • Contact counts now show against each contact section
  • Contact photos in contact list can be turned off optionally from Preferences > Views
  • New notes indicator displays against contacts with notes. Can be turned off optionally from Preferences > Views
  • Colored contact names can be turned on / off from Preferences > Views
  • Tweets timeline now supports dark mode
  • Fixed mail plugin compatibility errors for affected users
  • Fixes hang when loading contacts with a lot of mail activity
  • Hiding the left panel no longer automatically selects "All Tags"
  • Ongoing stability improvements
View older BusyContacts updates

Information

License

Shareware

Size

25.8 MB

Downloads

23541

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.13.0 or later
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Mikenesmith
Mikenesmith
Sep 6 2022
2022.3.1
0.0
Sep 6 2022
0.0
Version: 2022.3.1
Way, way, wayyyyy overpriced, especially with the shift to pseudo-subscription.
joe-171
joe-171
Jul 7 2021
1.5.2.1
0.0
Jul 7 2021
0.0
Version: 1.5.2.1
Very Disappointed. I love both BusyContacts and BusyCal. BUT... I'm not looking for a new product. This was a good product for the price when I could buy it and upgrade when there was a worthwhile product feature update. However, 2 things have happened the past year that have turned me off. 1) They have gone to a subscription based program. This is fine for some things, but this is basically a minor upgrade to the free calendar and contact programs that come on the Mac. With that said, I like the additional stuff, but they haven't made any real improvements to functionality in some time. Sure they make it look a little nicer, but the major function change was actually the lose of the ability to see all of the emails for a contact. I know this was based on a chance Apple made, but it was still a feature I paid for that no longer exists. By allowing me to pay for upgrades that I see value in, it keeps us both honest - they need to keep working if they want me to keep paying. 2) I'm still on the non-subscription version that I PAID FOR IN FULL. It's mine and I can use it as long as I want because I paid for it. They acknowledged this and I acknowledge that I wont get any more updates - that the way software has always worked. But a couple months ago I started getting a pop-up that asks me to pay to upgrade to the new version. I understand this - it's how hey sell the new version. However, the pop-up is persistent and wont allow you to use the software (actually locks you out of using it) until you either wait a set amount amount of time - no idea how long, but minutes! - or click on the link to see the upgrade info. This is akin to holding the software that I have paid for - and my contracts - hostage while they try to sell me. I'm a business owner and I use to put this on all our companies laptops and recommend this software to everyone I knew. I'm now looking for a replacement - or we'll just use the Mac software - and will ensure that everyone I recommended it to knows what my new recommendation will be.
SiteCR2
SiteCR2
Apr 6 2021
1.5.2
0.0
Apr 6 2021
0.0
Version: 1.5.2
I was with BusyCal and BusyContacts for years. Last time I purchased I failed to recognize it had change to a subscription model. I'm done sorry, on a few pieces of software work for me as a subscription. Moving on sadly after a long time customer with little change that warrants that kind of price increase.
JoyWise
JoyWise
Feb 25 2021
1.5.1
3.0
Feb 25 2021
3.0
Version: 1.5.1
I really want to like your app, but please please please add a menu bar icon.
ivryernest
ivryernest
Jan 12 2021
1.5.1
1.0
Jan 12 2021
1.0
Version: 1.5.1
Why "Busy" ? My contacts are never busy !
Rnetter
Rnetter
Jan 6 2021
1.5.1
1.0
Jan 6 2021
1.0
Version: 1.5.1
Use to like BusyContact and BusyCal but didn't realize that they want $30 for EACH of their program every 18 Month which I am not prepared to pay. Looking for alternatives now. Also, I assume they'll go out of business soon which is another reason to start looking for something new but they were good while it lasted :(
Pirx
Pirx
Jul 24 2020
1.4.8
2.0
Jul 24 2020
2.0
Version: 1.4.8
Busy contacts having lost access to e-mails in Mail.app is a major, major setback. This function is mission-critical for me, and without it BusyContacts is almost the same as the MacOS in-built Contacts app. If the e-mail functionality was restored, it would be a 4-star plus app.
LeMerlot
LeMerlot
Jan 29 2020
1.4.3
5.0
Jan 29 2020
5.0
Version: 1.4.3
I love BusyContacts since years and really couldn't work without it any more. Together with BusyCal it's a true killer combo in my daily work with the Mac. The only thing I would wish: BusyContacts' user interface design is a bit outdated and needs some work by a professional designer (like it happened with BusyCal some years ago). Nevertheless: Worth every penny…
AnKo
AnKo
Nov 22 2019
1.4.2
0.0
Nov 22 2019
0.0
Version: 1.4.2
Has anyone been having issues printing address labels out of BusyContacts? For some reason, it is always selecting one (and the wrong) card to print. Also, the fact that cards cannot be exported into a spreadsheet without using workarounds/other apps is a real bummer. This should be a norm.
theolddesigner
theolddesigner
Oct 29 2019
1.4.2
0.0
Oct 29 2019
0.0
Version: 1.4.2
It's broken with apple mail, as is Houdahspot as mail has moved its indexing to core.spotlight which has no public API however it functions perfectly using mailmate for email plus contacts and messages app both work fine.
vailskibowls
vailskibowls
Oct 17 2019
1.4.1
1.0
Oct 17 2019
1.0
Version: 1.4.1
Catalina has made this software nothing more than a roledex. Most of functionality is gone .
Pirx
Pirx
Oct 17 2019
1.4.1
2.0
Oct 17 2019
2.0
Version: 1.4.1
October 17, 2019: Catalina breaks core functionality of BusyContacts. If you need BusyContacts, especially for work, stay away from Mac OS X 10.15! The developer must have known this for quite a while and chose not to inform his customers well ahead. For details look here: https://support.busymac.com/help/112805
LeMerlot
LeMerlot
Mar 18 2018
1.2.8
5.0
Mar 18 2018
5.0
Version: 1.2.8
For me as a Senior Web Pro working with several Macs BusyContacts is just a Must-have like BusyCal – couldn't work without both any more.
Kitmos
Kitmos
Dec 11 2017
1.2.7
3.0
Dec 11 2017
3.0
Version: 1.2.7
I like BusyContacts but it really needs a menu option like Cardhop
dwp-1
dwp-1
Oct 27 2017
1.2.4
0.0
Oct 27 2017
0.0
Version: 1.2.4
For those who need users who need powerful contact management tools for business purposes, there are many far superior applications than BusyContacts for $50. For those of us who prefer more control and easier access to our contacts than Alfred or Launchbar provide. I would suggest trying Cardhop from Flexbits the makers of Fantastical the award calendar app.
Spank-Me-Baby
Spank-Me-Baby
Oct 2 2017
1.2.3
3.0
Oct 2 2017
3.0
Version: 1.2.3
Okay. Not sure about the blurb on the developer's site of BusyContacts being "The most powerful contact manager for macOS". I know there are more powerful CRMs such as SalesForce, and check out some of the CRMs at https://www.capterra.com/customer-relationship-management-software/. Even SUNRISE Contacts 2017 at http://www.sunrisepage.com/contacts/ (not mentioned here at MacUpdate) is a particularly attractive looking and effective CRM (works on macOS) and can do more than BusyContacts, and it just so happens to be free (you only pay about the same price to unlock lookup databases if you ever need to access them). But I guess each to their own. You will always find some people who will swear by some CRMs as the best (and most powerful as the case may be with this one), and others might think they are pretty mediocre. It all depends on what they want to do with a CRM.

If all you ever want to do is store some contacts and sync calendar events with Apple's own calendar.app (Yay! BusyContacts can do it), this one is fine. Not the prettiest of the bunch, but reasonable.
Michael-Moore
Michael-Moore
Aug 31 2017
1.2.1
0.0
Aug 31 2017
0.0
Version: 1.2.1
I would be interested in the app but for one thing--no local wifi syncing with the Contacts app. Like most apps that need to be synced, BusyContacts requires syncing over the web, which is a big no-no for me. I don't understand what the deal is--it should be a relatively straightforward task; if you can write code to sync over the cloud, surely you can write it to sync with a file that sits on the same computer. Puzzling.
woglesby
woglesby
Aug 21 2017
1.1.9
4.0
Aug 21 2017
4.0
Version: 1.1.9
I like the integration of Contacts and Calendar. Tags is very useful, as is also the “expertise” field. I was hoping to print out a Phone Book, but find the apps are limited to Labels and Envelopes, and will only export vCards. May we please have more printing and exporting options? Thanks.
Pirx
Pirx
Dec 24 2016
1.1.5
2.0
Dec 24 2016
2.0
Version: 1.1.5
It is a great idea to link exiting contacts to the e-mail exchange with these contacts and contact relevant calendar events, to dos and reminders. It saves the most tedious, error-prone part of deploying an SME CRM: Painful transfer of data to the CRM. Having said that, BusyContacts is not a full scale CRM solution, but it does exactly what I need. BusyContacts and BusyCal won't win a beauty contest like - say - Fantastical, but it makes me so much more efficient. For calendar integration in BusyContacts you need to buy BusyCalendar, too, however, at their webstore I just paid US$ 24 for each, BusyCal and BusyContacts bundle.
Mhoutman
Mhoutman
Jun 20 2016
1.1
5.0
Jun 20 2016
5.0
Version: 1.1
Sure Apple Contacts just works but I love this app, with lots of options and great support. I hope to see an update for BusyCal soon too.
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