BusyMac’s BusyCal has long been a great option for many users who have found the standard Calendar app in OS X a bit too basic for their needs, and now BusyMac has brought the same sort of advanced features to your address book with BusyContacts ($50), a powerful replacement for the standard Contacts app on OS X. Designed to be a full-featured contact manager, BusyContacts integrates seamlessly with BusyCal and Apple’s Mail app, providing a flexible CRM solution. Features include customizable views to allow you to view contact information in a variety of different ways, along with an activity view that gives you a display of appointments, tasks, and even recent e-mail conversations, messages, and social media posts associated with your contacts.
BusyContacts also supports tags and smart filters to help you easily organize your contacts, and you can even save searches to easily group together contacts related to any project or other activity you’re working on. Synchronization with Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn allows you to integrate contact information into a unified contact card, and in addition to syncing with your standard OS X and iOS Contacts via iCloud, support for Google, Exchange, and other CardDAV services is also provided. Sharing features similar to those found in BusyCal are great for business environments as well, allowing you to share address books with either read-only or full read-write privileges via Exchange, Fruux, LAN-based sharing, or other CardDAV servers.