Macworld/iWorld: BusyContacts

John Chaffee, co-founder of BusyMac, shows off BusyContacts to a crowded booth on the Macworld/iWorld show floor

John Chaffee, co-founder of BusyMac, shows off BusyContacts to a crowded booth on the Macworld/iWorld show floor

As the Macworld/iWorld show opened, BusyMac announced their newest application, BusyContacts, a replacement for the built-in Contacts.app on OS X. I’ve been a long-time user of BusyCal and as discussed on the recent Contacts Show of Mac Power Users, I’ve struggled to find a good solution for managing my contacts. This announcement had me so excited the BusyMac booth was the first one I hit as soon as the show floor opened.

Users of BusyCal will find the look and feel of BusyContacts familiar. It uses your existing calendar databases and will sync with services including iCloud, Google, Exchange and more. It will also pull in information from your social services including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn so your Contacts will have access to the most current data, images, and links. What sets BusyContacts apart from other solutions is power features such as customizable views, tagging, smart filters and integration with BusyCal and sharing.

A beta of BusyContacts will be available as a public beta in the summer.

Disclosure: BusyMac is a sponsor of Mac Power Users