Open Contacts

Open Contacts

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 26 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.3.10.654
  • Total Downloads:
    50,470
  • Date Added:
    May 28, 2009
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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OpenContacts is a contact management program that has many useful features. Unfortunately, the unintuitive interface makes the program somewhat frustrating to use.

Is OpenContacts impossible to master? Not at all. But contact management programs tend to be pretty intuitive, allowing users to perform basic functions like adding contacts right off the bat. OpenContacts requires more work, more clicking around and skimming the Help file. The interface, made up of multiple little windows and plenty of drop-down menus, does not make it particularly easy to add or edit information. That said, with a bit of experimentation, most users should be able to get the hang of it.

But why bother, when there are other, more intuitive programs out there? OpenContacts has some pretty cool features that aren't always found in contact management programs. We loved that we could click on an address and go directly to the location in Google Maps, and that Skype users are able to make calls to contacts from within the program. We also appreciated the ability to cross reference people and businesses; after entering George Smith and the ABC Widget Co. separately, we could create an association between the two. This is a great time-saver if you have multiple contacts who work for the same organization.

OpenContacts is free. It comes as a ZIP file, installs desktop icons without icons, and leaves folders behind upon removal. We recommend this program for intermediate and advanced users, or novice users who don't mind taking some time to figure things out.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"LOST MY DATABASE"

August 02, 2009  |  By nerfganger

 |  Version: Open Contacts 5.3.10.654

Pros

not much...it's free, but watch out

Cons

Clunky to use. After two weeks, I went to open it and it couldn't find my data. Went searching thru the program files, and what's the funky cartoon character images in the "FILES" directory?? I think this is pure BS

Summary

Piece of crap

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5 stars

"Best Free Program I've found"

June 24, 2009  |  By angelady3

 |  Version: Open Contacts 5.3.10.654

Pros

It's FREE
import/export with mapping capabilities
numerous features and fields, including notes
can create user defined fields
can have numerous categories
very impressive help menu that really helps rather than confuses

Cons

can't see all contacts at once in preview, just by search criteria, like "A's" to bring up a list of contacts in the preview screen
can't periodically save your work other than to save an individual contact or close the program
double click name

Summary

You have to double click their name in the preview screen to bring up their contact info, rather than single-clicking, but I can get over that and the other cons for a program this feature rich and FREE. It's the best one I've seen for free, so it's worth a small learning curve for all the functionality. I've only found this good of a contact manager in a paid version. It's maps fields differently than the paid ones, too. Again, it's worth viewing the quick "help" on it, and with pictures to explain in their help section, you get it down fast. I usually go for programs that work much like other, more expensive paid versions that I'm used to using, but this time I went for the no cost version. In my opinion, even with the few flaws, this one gets five stars since it's the best available for the price of nothing. I'd like to see a new version that allows you to "preview" every contact in your list with a forwards and backwards arrow to move to the next one you want to view, but otherwise, this will certainly fit my needs and most likely the needs of anyone really on a personal or business level. I'm using it for business and really needed good functionality with lots of options for customization. If that's what you need, this will deliver!

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4 stars

"I find Open Contacts very easy to use."

May 28, 2009  |  By cityranch

 |  Version: Open Contacts 5.3.10.654

Pros

I like the easy open and one click I have the list I want

Cons

As of now I see none.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.3.10.654
Version 5.3.10.654 fixes bugs in Russian Windows, the "Convert to Angular" function could not generate the degree symbol properly and in Russian Windows, address in Russian could not be used in the map functions.
General
Publisher Fonlow
Publisher web site http://www.fonlow.com/opencontacts/
Release Date May 28, 2009
Date Added May 28, 2009
Version 5.3.10.654
Category
Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Contact Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.25MB
File Name OpenContacts6.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 50,470
Downloads Last Week 45
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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