The Contact Manager is a unique product for the Amiga. It's best
described as a diary / address book which allows you to store all
your contacts' user information, favourite web & ftp sites
and IRC server/channels. It has been designed as a replacement to
all the different bookmarks, addressbooks and similar GUI's that
are built into the many different Amiga Internet and comms
Contact Manager is versitile enough to work as an API between
other, non net related programs. For instance setup an arexx
script in Wordworth to pool information to mail merge into
documents. ie. say you want to send a standard document to a
number of friends, simply create a script that grabs names
and addresses from the 'users' section within Contact Manager,
then merge and print them to your document.
Contact Manager offers a number of features not found in many of
the internal bookmark/addressbooks, as seen below.
Information Storage & Interaction
One user can have different types of information. Include their
address, email address, phone number, fax number, web site, ftp
site, ICQ number, etc. All these options can be utilised by
other software. Voyager can use the web information, Microdot-II
can use the email address, STFax Pro can use the fax number,
STRicq can utilise the ICQ number and so on. Some programs may use
Contact Manager in other ways too, such as pressing To: in
One GUI, many programs
You can store all the information you require within one simple
interface. No need to worry about Microdot-II's addressbook,
Voyager's bookmarks, STFax Pro's phonebook, AmFTP's server list
Retrieve Information From Anywhere!
Textinput (the built in Vapor text editor that ships with
Microdot-II, Voyager, AmIRC, STFax Pro amongst others) now
supports the ability to insert Contact Manager information into
any document. While writing a message with Microdot-II, you could
insert a name, email address, phone number or any other Contact
Manager field, directly into that document. You will never
have to remember a friends email address ever again!
Groups & Subgroups
Contact Manager allows you to create groups for different kinds of
users/addresses. AmFTP, for instance, does not allow you to create
groups or sub-groups within its server list, however this can be
achieved via Contact Manager.
If you are using Genesis as your TCP/IP stack, then Contact
Manager will support and allow multiple users within one
interface. If there's more than one user in your house (other
family members, perhaps), each user can have their own
configurations, password protected, so that their information
AmIRC (from v2.1) now ships with an internal Contact Manager
plugin, allowing you to add users to the Contact Manager from
within AmIRC (based on the current userlist), and also to add
your favourite channels to Contact Manager's channel list. You can
even search for entries within Contact Manager from within AmIRC.
Please remember, Contact Manager is shareware. If you use it,
please register the software and help support Amiga software
Download Contact Manager today and see
how much easier it'll be to manage your sites and friends.
There is a Contact Manager Mailing List
run by VaporWare for users to discuss the software. Please feel
free to sign up for it, your question may be answered