Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). What is the best contact management app? - Mac Software Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In What is the best contact management app? o-mac Posted: April 4, 2004 10:14PM in Mac Software edited January 2014 What is the best contact management application for hte Mac?Is there anything other than Entourage's address book or Mac OS X's address book out there? Comments Reply 1 of 7 luca Posts: 3,833member April 4, 2004 10:16PM Well, one option is to make a database in FileMaker Pro and using it to store your contact information. My dad would probably be able to whip one up in about 20 minutes. The good thing about using FileMaker to make it is that you get to customize it to have any fields you want and none that you don't. So if you don't want fields for "Custom 1" through "Custom 8," or if you want to add a special field for "Nickname" or something, you can easily do that yourself in FileMaker.Main disadvantage is that you'd actually have to buy and then learn FileMaker. That can be an expensive and time-consuming proposition, although I do remember making databases in FileMaker 3 when I was about 12 years old. I'd suggest buying a cheap old copy of FileMaker 3 or 4 somewhere, but those only work in OS 9, so they would be inconvenient. Reply 2 of 7 o-mac Posts: 777member April 4, 2004 10:21PM Will there ever be an upgrade to Address book and Mail?There are some things I like in Entourage that I wish they had in Address book and Mail. Reply 3 of 7 mr. me Posts: 3,221member April 4, 2004 11:17PM Quote:Originally posted by O-Mac What is the best contact management application for hte Mac?Is there anything other than Entourage's address book or Mac OS X's address book out there? VersionTracker might help you out. Reply 4 of 7 frank777 Posts: 5,830member April 5, 2004 3:00AM I use a home made Filemaker recipe.It's fast, flexible and customizable.My biggest problem is the lack of a "Sync with Address Book" feature. Reply 5 of 7 gargoyle Posts: 660member April 5, 2004 12:49PM If you mean a proper contacts management program to track sales leads and contact with your customers - try DayLite.Also, the number of Hot Apps on the MacOS X section of apple.com is really growing - especially the business section.Enjoy Reply 6 of 7 frank777 Posts: 5,830member April 5, 2004 2:15PM Daylite looks like a good app, but the learning curve is very steep. Reply 7 of 7 bdonn Posts: 28member April 7, 2004 11:16PM Syncing with my bluetooth phone is the only thing keeping me from switching to something else besides Address Book.Greatest feature! Sign In or Register to comment.