Power up your con­tacts

Quickly find and edit con­tacts, copy de­tails, and make calls with Card­hop

Mac|Life - - CREATE - CraigGran­nell

You need a good rea­son to re­place apps that come with macOS. They’re free, af­ter all. When choos­ing Card­hop over Con­tacts, that rea­son is speed — Card­hop be­ing a fast and ef­fi­cient way to man­age your con­tacts. You can get a free 21-day trial by go­ing to

flex­ibits.com; the app then costs $19.99.

Card­hop uti­lizes in­for­ma­tion that’s al­ready stored in Con­tacts, so when you first open it you’ll need to grant it ac­cess to the lat­ter’s con­tents. (If you ac­ci­den­tally deny ac­cess, go to Sys­tem Prefs > Se­cu­rity & Pri­vacy > Pri­vacy > Con­tacts and check Card­hop.) You can then try our walk­throughs in or­der to get started with Card­hop, find con­tact de­tails and make calls or emails, as well as add and edit con­tact de­tails.

Also don’t for­get to check out two other use­ful fea­tures. First, the Notes field is al­ways vis­i­ble in a con­tact’s card, rather than rel­a­tively hid­den. Use this promi­nence to store in­for­ma­tion that may prove use­ful dur­ing a call.

Sec­ond, when faced with con­tact de­tails in text form, se­lect the text, Ctrl-click, and go to Ser­vices > Send to Card­hop. This cre­ates a new con­tact with those de­tails, which you can then edit. We think all these fea­tures are good enough rea­son to aban­don Con­tacts in fa­vor of Card­hop.

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