Handy Address Book

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Works OK for general use."

    July 29, 2009  |   By jerryspoor


    It actually works.


    Deceptive upgrade technique that will force more money out of you.


    The deceptive upgrade trickery is like nothing I've ever seen in the computer industry. This guy corners you into an upgrade or you lose your data. The program is OK but do not ever respond to a free upgrade.

    Updated on Jul 29, 2009

    After getting cornered into 2 uneeded updates it upset me. As long as you upgrade only when you want to this program is really a 4 star program. I am not aware of any 5 star programs.

    Updated on Sep 28, 2009

    Beiley Software has proven to be a good company with good products and the upgrades have had real improvements. My initial rating of 2 stars was made in haste and the error was mostly my error in not being more cautious. I have since used the products extensively and find them a 5 star rating at this price. The support is also 5 stars. Yes, I am ashamed of myself.

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  • Reply by beiley--2008 on September 23, 2009

    Hi jerryspoor,

    Sorry you felt tricked into upgrading. This is never our intention. We try to make this very clear on our upgrade announcements. You get free upgrades for 1 year. You can use any of these versions forever, without paying again. If you do accidentally download a version released more than 1 year after your purchase date and don't want to upgrade, you can simply go to our website and download and install an older version that you are licensed for. At the bottom of our download page, follow the link to "Revision History", and you can download any older version.

    Beiley Software

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