Handy Address Book

Handy Address Book

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 58 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.3
  • Total Downloads:
    36,190
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 13, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try (60 start limit); $24.95 to buy

Editors' Review

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Too many address books fall into the trap of giving users a place to keep contact information without any options for using their information outside of that program. Handy Address Book solves that problem in an easy-to-use format. Although the interface is basic, the program includes some surprisingly useful extra features.

The program's interface is nothing fancy, but it's clean and quite intuitive. Buttons across the top give users access to the program's major functions, such as adding and editing contacts. The letters of the alphabet are displayed down the left side of the program, allowing users to quickly find contacts by last name. Each contact includes fields for the typical information, including addresses, phone numbers, and Internet contacts, as well as fields for personal information. What really sets Handy Address Book apart is its extra features. A map button allows users to quickly map their contacts' addresses, and users can set MapQuest, Google Maps, or Yahoo as their default map provider. Contacts can be organized into categories and quickly filtered. Users can easily print out their address book in a variety of formats, including mailing labels, as well as save contact information as a vCard. The program's built-in Help file provides thorough, well-written instructions for the program's features. Overall, despite the program's unassuming appearance, Handy Address Book is a powerful program for managing contact information.

Handy Address Book has a 60-use trial limitation. It installs desktop icons without asking but uninstalls cleanly. We recommend this program to all users.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"does what a paper address book does, no need for more"

February 21, 2010  |  By anneinfrance

 |  Version: Handy Address Book 4.3

Pros

It is simple and easy to use. No unnecessary 'bells and whistles' for the sake of it. Glad to get the upgrade to make it easier to back-up onto memory stick, etc. Don't be tempted to tinker with it to pander to the twittering classes !!

Cons

NOTHING at all

Summary

It functions as designed. I don't want to spend hours looking at it's finer functions I just want to use it. I am sure there are a miriad of additional features I could explore, I will learn each one as I need it. Meanwhile, don't change it. Those of us who use these tools just need to be re-assured that the next time we use it, we do not need to re-learn how to. Keep up the good work.

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5 stars

"MS address book is just to ........"

December 14, 2009  |  By irontown5

 |  Version: Handy Address Book 4.3

Pros

So easy to use, clear and simple, just a "handy" way to store name and address's

Cons

Haven,t had any issues yet.

Summary

Stay tuned, more to come later.

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4 stars

"Exactly What I Was Looking For"

December 11, 2009  |  By kathy_kult

 |  Version: Handy Address Book 4.3

Pros

Clean, simple user interface
Easy to use
Nice print options
Can assign more than one category

Cons

Can't reduce window size (using Windows 7)

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5 stars

"Tried and True!"

October 31, 2009  |  By NomadTMM

 |  Version: Handy Address Book 4.3

Pros

Simple and intuitive interface
Excellent address book capabilities, both viewing and printing
Great mapping from addresses
Superb customer service

Cons

None and every upgrade has been worth it

Summary

I've been a user for longer than I can remember. Handy Address Book is far better than anything from Microsoft and in my opinion, other third party developers. Over the years this has become my standard. I remember when I upgraded from Windows XP to Vista (big mistake there) and had a problem with Handy Address book. Mark from Beiley Software gave me the answer within hours, not days like other software companies. I can't say enough about Handy Address Book except "buy it, you won't regret it!"

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4 stars

"User friendly and worth the money!!"

September 11, 2009  |  By britlady52

 |  Version: Handy Address Book 4.3

Pros

I'd have to say the 'ease of use' and simplicity is the biggest pro for me. I also like the way it looks - neat and uncluttered. I like the ability to bring up a zoomable map of a entrant's address and editing is simplicity itself.

Cons

The calendar, doesn't allow you to choose a 'format'. I'm a Brit and used to the day/month/year format, so having it stored in the month/day/year format, confuses me. However - everything else is well geared up to accommodate us Brits :-)

Summary

I only bought the product this evening - on the recommendation of a friend in the UK. I have spent the last hour or so checking out the trial version and found it to be simplicity itself to use. It's not overloaded with unnecessary features - it's basic, but good looking and I like it a lot.

There are way too many programs out there, which have way too many features (to justify the asking price) that (to me) just 'get in the way' and unnecessarily complicate the procedure of actually using the software, for what it was intended. For a task as simple as storing textual information - simple, is best. This program was well worth the $24.95 in my humble opinion. (A humble Brit??? in your dreams!! :-))

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2 stars

"Works OK for general use."

July 29, 2009  |  By jerryspoor

 |  Version: Handy Address Book 4.3

Pros

It actually works.

Cons

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

Summary

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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.3
Version 4.3 has increased default timeouts when communicating with Handy Address Book Server.
General
Publisher Beiley Software
Publisher web site http://www.beiley.com
Release Date July 13, 2009
Date Added July 13, 2009
Version 4.3
Category
Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Contact Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Me, Windows, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 780.95KB
File Name addrbk75.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 36,190
Downloads Last Week 160
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 60 start limit
Price $24.95

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