E-mail is the business world's lifeblood. The downside of instantaneous, 24-7 contact is an impersonality and distance that doesn't foster relationships. EfficientSoftware's Address Book Free is a contact and customer information management utility that anyone can use to keep their address books and contact information up to date and in sync, but where it shines is in its business-oriented customer contact features. It will remind you when birthdays, anniversaries, and other important events approach so you're ready with the personal touch that can make all the difference in business and personal relationships. You can also prioritize contacts so that your best customers always get full attention.
Efficient Address Book's customizable interface features eight built-in themes that change the color and look of a busy but efficient and familiar Windows-style layout. There's a full complement of menu items, including a Help file. Searching, adding, and editing contacts, photos, and personal information are all quick and easy to master, befitting a program focused on efficiency. Organizing contacts by company, bulk imports and exports, and file back-up and restore functions all performed flawlessly. We especially like the extra security features, such as password protection and encrypted information storage.
This fully functional freeware omits a few features of the developer's Address Book Pro. It works in all versions of Windows from 98 to 7. It can help anyone keep their email contacts organized and up to date, but for small businesspeople, its customer management features make it especially attractive. As freeware, the price is right, too.