If you are a Mac user and the built-in address book app Contacts can’t meet your needs, you may be looking for a third-party contact manager. BusyContacts is designed to replace the built-in Contacts app. Is BusyContacts a good contact management app for Mac? What features does it offer? Check out this BusyContacts review.
What is BusyContacts? It is the contact management software developed by Busy Apps.
BusyContacts is Mac-only and compatible with macOS 10.12 Sierra or later. There isn’t an iOS app so far.
Users can download it from the official website. In addition, it is available in Setapp.
There are two pricing options.
If users buy BusyContacts from the official website as an individual app, the cost is $49.99/lifetime.
If users use BusyContacts by subscribing to Setapp, the price is $9.99/month.
BusyContacts offers some basic contact management features. It also offers some advanced features, which beginners may need some time to get familiar with.
View contacts There are two view modes: the card view and the list view. Users can switch between them for easier contact viewing.
Tag contacts It’s very easy to add one or multiple tags to a contact. Tagging contacts helps filter and organize contacts.
Search contacts There are two ways to search contacts. Users can access the basic search function by clicking Search Cards in the top right corner. BusyContacts also provides a tool called Smart Filters, which is an advanced search function. Smart Filters allows users to create and save custom filters.
Integrate with social networks BusyContacts supports syncing with some social networking platforms and CardDAV services, helping users gather the information about a contact from different sources.
Integrate with BusyCal BusyContacts is not your average contact manager app. Users can benefit from its integration with BusyCal, a calendar app from the same developer. Owning the two apps, users can arrange and follow up the events/tasks associated with a contact.
Share contacts BusyContacts allows users to share address books with other users of this very app in a preferred way. It also syncs contacts with a few cloud services.
As with any software, BusyContacts is not perfect. If it isn’t what you are looking for, check out these alternatives.
ContactsMate can be the best software to manage contacts for Mac users. It’s easy to use and powerful.
Like BusyContacts, ContactsMate offers both basic and advanced features. It can help you easily and effectively manage the contacts on your Mac and from other sources.
Managing contacts can be fun with Cardhop, the contacts app by Flexibits.
Let’s look at BusyContacts vs. Cardhop. Like BusyContacts, Cardhop also integrates with the calendar app by the same developer. Cardhop can be lightweight and fun to use compared to BusyContacts.
This alternative to BusyContacts is versatile. In addition to basic contact management features, it provides other features such as a to-do list feature.
This app has a built-in calendar and to-do list, which can be a plus. However, the tag feature can be improved. Tagging with color is not as useful as tagging with text. The tag feature in BusyContacts is better.
Another BusyContacts alternative can be the Contacts app on Mac. It is included with macOS.
This BusyContacts for Mac review talks about the main features of this app. Managing contacts is made easy with it. But the price tag is a bit high. There are cheaper alternatives, which can be equally good or even better. You can check out these apps and decide which one is the best for you.
Rosa has worked in Mac software industry for more than eight years. She believes that the purpose of software is to make life better and work more productively. In addition to writing, Rosa is also an avid runner.