Gary Knutson
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The-Big-K reviewed on 20 Aug 2013
Since the unethical dev is still suckering buyers for this, be forewarned it's a Dead App Walking. (See my review of July 17, 2012. I also have one for Contactizer Express.)

DO NOT BUY. It's abandonware!

A shame, because it had a lot going for it.
[Version 3.8.16]



burypromote

The-Big-K reviewed on 25 Jul 2012
There are two versions of this: the free PhoneLog, and PhoneLogPro, a bargain at $5.99. I popped for the paid version within two hours of trying out the free one.

It’s a terrific app to corral information that might otherwise be on scraps of paper or electronic notes, or more likely, forgotten.

Remember talking to a relative and not being able to remember the names of her grandkids, or what was the outcome of that health issue she had? Or calling a utility and wanting to cite chapter and verse of the previous complaints you’d made, and the corrective action they’d failed to take?

This is the solution: a handy app to log conversations and messages that you exchange with family, friends, and vendors. There’s no learning curve whatsoever. Create multiple logs to suit your own purposes. It’s simple and foolproof.

Equally important, the Pro version lets you drag in files and emails, so they become part of your reference material, without having to go search for them. It integrates with Address Book, and you can even set items as iCal events or iCal tasks for follow-up.

In the past, I’ve tried to accomplish these things with Bento (unsatisfactory), Contactizer Express (now abandonware), or even putting stuff in the Notes section of Address Book entries, where neither text formatting or even spell-checking is supported. .

The dev, who’s busily working on an iPad version, is very responsive and dedicated.
[Version 1.4.5]



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+3

The-Big-K reviewed on 17 Jul 2012
This was one of several apps that Jumsoft had developed that were very promising, but obviously got them in WAY over their heads. I traded lots of emails with them, they tried to help, but they couldn't get anything working right even with my demo.

Relationship is dead, along with the others — one of which was a banking product. I see they have something called Money which might be a resurrection of it, but I'd be leery.

About all they do now is templates for Mail, Pages, and the like. At least you can preview them and know what you're getting probably won't blow up on you.
[Version 2.1.4]



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+1

The-Big-K reviewed on 17 Jul 2012
WARNING! Abandonware!

I bought the Express version of Contactizer primarily because of the lameness of the Mac Address Book and also of Bento, whose contacts did not properly sync back and forth with AB. it also showed great promise as an all-in-one app, with to-do's and projects.

I suspect some smart people originally developed it, but it's now clearly orphaned. There's no support, and the forums and wiki (if they ever had any content) are now always "down for maintenance."

I am angry that I wasted $60, and thank God I didn't waste $120 on this "Pro" version! I'm cross-posting this msg for the Express version as well.
[Version 3.8.14]



burypromote
+2

The-Big-K reviewed on 17 Jul 2012
WARNING! Abandonware!

I bought Contactizer primarily because of the lameness of the Mac Address Book and also of Bento, whose contacts did not properly sync back and forth with AB. it also showed great promise as an all-in-one app, with to-do's and projects.

I suspect some smart people originally developed it, but it's now clearly orphaned. There's no support, and the forums and wiki (if they ever had any content) are now always "down for maintenance."

I am angry that I wasted $60, and thank God I didn't waste $120 on the "Pro" version! I'm cross-posting this msg for that version as well.
[Version 3.8.13]



burypromote
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The-Big-K reviewed on 17 Jul 2012
I'm generally not sympathetic to people who complain when apps are only at the Mac Store and they can't try them out first.

However, after having been stung (or saved, depending on how you look at it) twice today with apps that when downloaded proved to be worthless, I must share that skepticism. I think this is short-sighted behavior by developers.

A note to MU: When you demand that I complete the star rating before my comment is posted, you do a disservice to me, readers, and the dev. How can I rate something I haven't tried for the reasons just explained? I'm using one star, but there should be a way of NOT rating it.
[Version 3.0.4]



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The-Big-K reviewed on 17 Jul 2012
I downloaded this and thirty seconds later got a warning dialog "Your trial has expired." WTF?

I went to the support page where unfortunately they just try to shunt you off into discussion groups. I found no way to email anyone.

To those of you who say they have "great support," let me ask: How on earth did you contact them?
[Version 2.2.3]



burypromote

The-Big-K reviewed on 02 Apr 2012
Going to the dev's site reveals they don't even write Mac software anymore.

On the MU page, it looked great. But this app is GONE.

This app should be REMOVED by MacUpdate.
[Version 2.1.2]




The-Big-K rated on 22 Dec 2011
[Version 2.9.1]



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