Handy Address Book is a lightweight Windows application built specifically for helping you keep track of your contacts in a clean and intuitive database while allowing you to publish your address book to the web, get driving directions to any of your addresses, and dial a contact’s phone number or send data via email.
The program gives you the possibility to add a new contact to the list by providing details about the name and address (name, address, home), phone (home, business, business fax, mobile), email, and webpage address.
What’s more, you can enter custom text messages, assign a picture (e.g. BMP, DIB, GIF, ICO, PNG, JPG), group contacts in different categories (e.g. Business, Favorites, Competition, International, Suppliers), as well as enter information about your business (job title, company, department, office), personal data (e.g. nickname, birthday), and other custom fields.
Plus, you can import data from CSV, TXT, VCF, or ABK file format, allow duplicates to be created, as well as keep or overwrite the current record. The information can be exported to the same file formats as the aforementioned ones.
Other notable characteristics worth mentioning are represented by the possibility to sort the information in an alphabetical order, edit or delete the current contact, call the selected phone number, send email messages, view the map for the current address, perform search operations, and save the selected contact information to VCF file format.
Last but not least, you can publish the address book on the web by specifying the FTP server, encrypt the address book by setting up passwords or protect private addresses with passwords, enable the automatic backup mode, print the information, and customize the list display by changing the font, font style, size, and text and background colors.
During our testing we have noticed that Handy Address Book carries out a task very quickly and without errors. It doesn’t eat up a lot of CPU and memory, so the overall performance of the computer is not hampered.
All in all, Handy Address Book offers a handy set of functions for helping you store your contacts, and is suitable for all types of users, regardless of their experience level.
Handy Address Book is a useful application that comes in handy for users who want to keep track of their contacts in a simple and funny way.
The user interface is designed to minimize keystrokes or mouse movements necessary to get your information quickly.
Handy Address Book has all the features you’d expect in an address book, plus some other helpful features like the ability to publish your address book to the web with the click of a button. Quickly get a map or driving directions to any of your addresses. Dial a contact’s phone number or send them an e-mail with the push of a button.
Handy Address Book has powerful importing and exporting capabilities, with built in profiles to quickly import from other popular programs such as Outlook, Palm, or the Windows Address Book.
Powerful and customizable printing is also included. Print your addresses in a tabular list format, booklet, or as detailed records. Envelope and label printing is also included. The print preview feature makes sure you always know what you will get before actually printing. Handy Address Book offers complete support for vCards.
Handy supports networkable address books, so you can share the same address book among multiple users. Handy supports encrypting and password protecting your address book for safe storage of personal information.