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Editors' Review

by   / July 27, 2009

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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Full Specifications

General

Publisher Fonlow
Publisher web site http://www.fonlow.com/opencontacts/
Release Date July 15, 2011
Date Added July 15, 2011
Version 6.1.9.727

Category

Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Contact Management Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 5.25MB
File Name OpenContacts6.zip

Popularity

Total Downloads 54,704
Downloads Last Week 6

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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