BusyContacts
BusyContacts
1.3.5

3.7

BusyContacts free download for Mac

BusyContacts

1.3.5
05 June 2019

Fast, efficient contact manager.

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 BusyContacts

Version 1.3.5:
  • Sync improvements for large address books
  • Ongoing stability improvements

Requirements for BusyContacts

  • OS X 10.11.0 or later

34 BusyContacts Reviews

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bumper314
14 February 2015

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Looks great, but is it not available in the Mac App Store? I'm a little leery of purchasing this from the vendor directly after their BusyCal 2.0 fiasco. The short version: BusyCal 2.0 was released as Mac App Store only, so BusyCal 1.0 owners (such as myself), didn't have an upgrade path and had to purchase the app again at full price (if you missed the initial discount period, like myself). I see that now you can buy BusyCal 2.x directly from the vendor again, but my confidence has been rocked by several other vendors doing switcharoos like this.
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Version 1.0
Lemerlot
18 March 2018
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.
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Version 1.2.8
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LeroyMorrison
LeroyMorrison
15 May 2018
Can you easily important contact information from the Apple Contacts app into BusyContacts or is it hard to do so?
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Winco
Winco
16 May 2018
LeroyMorrison - BusyContacts uses Apple Contacts database by syncing with it in the background. You don't need to import. But BusyContacts works with BusyCal and offers more functionality than Apple Contacts.
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LeroyMorrison
LeroyMorrison
16 May 2018
Winco - That makes it sound like the transition would be quite easy. I will have to download it and check it out! Thank you for getting back to me and for answering my question!
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Kitmos
11 December 2017
I like BusyContacts but it really needs a menu option like Cardhop
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Version 1.2.7
1 answer(s)
Winco
Winco
18 March 2018
I second this wish.
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WetNet
28 October 2017
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Version 1.2.4
dwp-1
27 October 2017
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.
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Version 1.2.4
1 answer(s)
Cookie08
Cookie08
28 October 2017
you do realise it also shows all the emails and your replies related to the selected contact and launches replies or emails direct from the BusyContacts plus more this alone is worth it.
Yes my onion as a long time user have tried all other ones and always come back to this it syncs with apple contacts so is almost instantaneous to the other devices wish they would make a iPhone version.
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Spank-Me-Baby
02 October 2017
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.
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Version 1.2.3
Michael-Moore
31 August 2017
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.
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Version 1.2.1
1 answer(s)
Herbert-Hoover
Herbert-Hoover
31 March 2018
I absolutely agree
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woglesby
21 August 2017
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.
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Version 1.1.9
Pirx
24 December 2016
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.
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Version 1.1.5
Mhoutman
20 June 2016
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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Version 1.1
Geoduck
24 March 2016
1. A small improvement over Apple contacts and address book
2. Way overpriced, even for an owner of BusyCal which is a good, though aging application
3. Interface is circa 1998; making a distribution list is not intuitive and quick.
4. Making a new contact is awkward. You cannot just drag and drop an email address into the quick contact data entry box from an email. Stupid lazy design.
5. I may just purchase this because the other choices in this market are lousy as well.
6. In El Cap, with a new iMac, it crashes a lot after simple editing of cards.
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Version 1.0.8
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3.7

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