This program cleverly improves the organization of contact information by using outside resources. The design and organization of TwinGrid Address Book reflect the old-school paper-spreadsheet style of alternating shaded rows. The installation doesn't put a shortcut on either the desktop or in the Start menu, which means you can only launch it through its folder in the Program Files directory. Of course, as in any address book, the program lets you record all possible information about a person, including name, address, zip code, phone number, e-mail address, and Web site. Its most interesting feature, Internet Map, looks up street addresses in Yahoo's mapping app. The organizer can't send e-mails on its own, however, instead leveraging the e-mail client you already have. Even though the software doesn't function with true independence, that doesn't affect its functionality. TwinGrid Address Book offers enough additional features to suit professional use.
What's new in version 1.0
ReleaseNovember 8, 2008
Date AddedJanuary 31, 2003
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
This is a two-pane-design, record-based address book. On the right pane is a list view of all records. On the left is an individual form view of one record. Main features include an instant Internet map, automatic phone-dialing, automatic filling of Mail to fields, Web site linking, bidirectional sorting, scroll and arrow-key navigating, on-cell data-editing, text searching, data-sheet printing, a check-box column, unlimited customized columns, data marking, comma and tab-delimited text importing, and standard 2-by-5, 2-by-10, and 3-by-10 mailing-label printing.