In my day job, managing contacts is one of the most time-consuming things I have to do. It’s also something I’m terrible at.
These days, new CRM tools are popping up left and right, promising to make it easy to manage your contacts. Despite all of these advances to CRM tools, one tool that has remained untouched is the address book. It’s built into iOS and Mac, and yet, it’s been stagnant for years.
Then Cardhop was released.
Made by Flexibits, the developers behind the wonderful calendar app Fantastical, Cardhop revamps the concept of the address book. With some thoughtful changes to the contact management formula, Cardhop has made it easier for me to manage my contacts.
Cardhop introduces several key features which are missing in every other address book app. The first is Natural Language Processing (NLP). If you’re familiar with Fantastical, you already know where I’m going with this.
Cardhop allows you to enter text, which the app intuitively uses to create new contacts. It’s a wonderful system, and one I wish was integrated directly into the core of iOS and Mac.
This same language processing system also lets you easily search your existing contacts. For someone like me who has several thousand contacts (and growing), this search functionality is crucial to managing my contacts.
Once you find a contact, it’s easy to make a call, send an email, connect over Skype, or even add notes to their contact card. Not too mention, it’s all fully customizable.
Another great feature of Cardhop is how it displays upcoming birthday’s at the top of my contacts. I can’t tell you how many birthday’s I’ve missed over the years, but with this small addition, I can’t see myself missing another one.
There’s so many other features I haven’t even touched on yet: continuity support, light/dark mode, or even how it supports multiple accounts and lists.
Truth be told, I could go on and on about how good Cardhop is at storing and managing my contacts, but I won’t. Instead, try Cardhop today free for 21 days, and find out how great it is yourself.
Cardhop is available here for a one-time purchase price of $20.99 (limited time sale).