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October 12, 2017
We are happy to announce the release of Business Contact Book 1.6.5. See what’s new in BCB 1.6.5
Beginning from version 1.6.1, BCB supports printing, the most popular feature request that we have received from our users. Business Contact Book provides various printing settings, which make it incredibly easy to customize and optimize the information you want to print and help you take more control over the printing process and achieve the best results.
Today's release brings some useful printing improvements. Now you can select the grid style and shading for reports in the table format. The new version of BCB will change the way you can print your contacts.
If you have a contact report with many rows and columns, it can be difficult to read. To make reading data easier, you can change the look of a report by adding gridlines and shading alternating rows. You can combine the gridlines and shading options or use them separately. For example, you can select to display gridlines only or you can add horizontal lines between rows and shade every other row in your printout. For some reports you may have a need to insert the vertical lines between columns only.
As always, we welcome your feedback. We are continuously trying to improve Business Contact Book. Our developers constantly review the ideas that we receive from our users to implement them into the product. We truly appreciate your continued feedback that helps us make Business Contact Book better.
Be the first to know what new features you can expect in new versions of Business Contact Book!
We have already started working on version 1.7, so let us know what you would like to see next.
We are adding the Advanced Search option that allows you to search by multiple fields using complex criteria. You will be able to search using any combination of fields through all information in the database (names, addresses, phone numbers, emails, etc).
The next Business Contact Book update will also include the Export option.
BCB Main Features
Better contacts organization
Business Contact Book is a well-organized and easy to navigate app with extended functionality to manage your personal and business contacts. Thanks to its intuitive interface and complete feature set, Business Contact Book is the best app to manage your existing contacts and make new ones. BCB is optimized for large databases. For faster performance, Business Contact Book uses SQLite. With BCB you can store and manage contact lists of 1,000 + contacts.
Business Contact Book comes with powerful organizing features. The core functionality of the app is the ability to add your contacts into two linked categories "People" and "Companies" that makes it easy to add, manage, sort and find contact details. "People" and "Companies" are stored separately in two different lists, making your contacts much easier to browse. You can easily locate personal and business contacts by switching between "People" and "Companies" list.
You can add more contacts by creating new ones or you can import your existing contacts from Mac Contacts. While importing, if you have duplicated contacts or any contacts you import are duplicates of existing ones in Business Contact Book, you can easily resolve duplicates. After you have added contacts to BCB, it's easy to manage and organize them. You can edit, find, sort, filter and remove contacts.
With the BCB contact manager, you can keep all sorts of information about people and companies, including names, email addresses, phone numbers, addresses, websites, social contacts, departments, and more. You can email or visit a contact's website directly from Business Contact Book.
With Business Contact Book, you can easily save company structure details by adding departments with the corresponding information.
Business Contact Book makes it easy to find contacts. With the Search option, you can easily search contacts in the "People" and "Companies" lists and even in the Trash.
You can search either in all columns or in a certain column of the selected list. Just enter a word or phrase in the Search field and press Return.
You can organize "Search" using search criteria contains, begins with, ends with, like, matches, ignore case, match case or you can search using wildcard patterns.
Sorting and displaying contacts
Business Contact Book comes with advanced sorting features. You can sort your contacts according to various criteria. While the column's header you click first has the main sorting priority, all other columns are also used for deeper sorting but with lower priorities. E.g. if you click the 'First Name' header, all contacts will be sorted by 'First Name' and contacts with the same 'First Name' will be additionally sorted by 'Last Name'. Just click the column's header to get your contacts sorted. Click twice to change the order.
You can also change the column width to automatically fit the contents (AutoFit).
BCB makes it easy to print contacts from the People list and Companies list. You can choose if you want to print information in a table view or as a card. Using the Print option you can save reports as PDFs.
Various printing setting helps you specify the information (what fields) you want to include into your printout. You can add any fields you need, organize them in the necessary order, specify paper size, orientation, margins and font size for the table.
Preventing accidental data loss
Accidentally deleted important contacts? Thanks to the BCB Trash, you can easily restore them. When you delete contacts in Business Contact Book, they are moved to the app's Trash. Deleted contacts will be there until you delete them from the Trash or empty the Trash, so you can restore them with one click.
We understand how important is to prevent accidental data loss. To keep your contacts safe, each time you quit the app, shut down/restart your Mac and before importing new contacts, Business Contact Book automatically creates backups of your contact database, including photos.
Business Contact Book is available for Mac computers.
Note: Minimum version requirements for importing information from Mac Contacts is OS X 10.11.
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Business Contact Book version history
(October 12, 2017
Now you can display vertical, horizontal or both gridlines in your printing reports.
You can also add shading to every other row, to make reading the data in a report easier.
Version 1.6.1 (October 7, 2017 )
With the new version of BCB, you can easily print your contact reports.
You can print an individual contact or a list of contacts from the People List and Companies list using the card or table style.
Reports can be saved as PDF via the print option.
You can easily specify the information to include into your printout by checking the necessary fields.
This version also brings some useful interface improvements:
- vertical alignment of the content in a cell;
- now you can change the column width to automatically fit the contents (auto fit).
Version 1.5.0 (July 25, 2017 )
The business contact manager was updated with the 'Department list' Editor.
Version 1.4.0 (May 23, 2017)
Now Business Contact Book provides an easy way to send an email to multiple contacts.
Version 1.3.0 (May 12, 2017)
Search option was extended by adding search criteria.
Now you can apply effects on newly added photos.
Minor bug fixes.
Version 1.2.0 (March 29, 2017)
We understand that fast access to data is critical. To help you access your contacts quickly, Business Contact Book was optimised to work with larger databases and updated with the Basic search option.
Version 1.1.0 (January 25, 2017)
We have updated Business Contact Book with the Trash option. Now you can easily restore accidentally deleted contacts.
Minor bug fixes and performance improvements.
Version 1.0.1 (January 7, 2017)
Stability improvements and bug fixes.
Version 1.0.0 (December 23, 2016).
The initial version of BCB was released in December 2016. The main idea was to create an intuitive and easy to navigate application that helps you manage your personal and business contacts.