Power up your contacts
Quickly find and edit contacts, copy details, and make calls with Cardhop
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.