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Time and Chaos

Price/Registration Fee:
$45 USD
File size:
5.19 MB
Chaos Software Group, Inc.
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Time and Chaos Description:

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Use this contact manager to organize your telephone book, appointment schedule, and to do task list for better time management, all on one screen! Time and Chaos is fully networkable and offers the ability to share complete databases or just one area such as a shared calendar or phone book. All users on a network can even use the same databases at the same time to collaborate without being locked out or requiring expensive server software.

Appointments on your calendar and to do items on your task list can be linked back to the matching contact in your telephone book to help you keep a complete contact history of every meeting or telephone call, including the notes you took about each event. Print mailing address labels, calendars, address books, connect with email, fax and web applications, mail-merge with Word and much more. Support for Palm, Windows Mobile (Pocket PCs and Smartphones) and BlackBerry devices is available.

Version 7 offers a great new interface with focused views on your data, such as work weeks or monthly calendars for your appointments and tasks. Chaos 7 can also be installed on and synchronized with a USB portable flash drive for working away from your normal PC.

With the optional Chaos Data Hosting service, you can synchronize your data between multiple machines through the Internet or even log on and work with a database remotely through a web browser. Much more information on the new features, including screen shots, is available on the Chaos Software web site.

Operating System Support: XP/Vista


Time and Chaos reviewReview for Time and Chaos

Time and Chaos rating 4.6 out of 5 based on 10 ratings. With 8 user reviews.

55555 Consultant

I have used this program in all it's incarnation for the last 6 years. It is easily the most used application in my collection and the easiest contact manager to use that I have ever tried. It's worth triple of what is asked for....

44444 Nothing is perfect

Nothing is perfect but this program is far better than Outlook, Evolution, Lotus Notes and for my purposes progrmas like ACT. The only system that could be as good as a PIM is Lotus Organizer. Sadly, Lotus is no longer developing it and supporting it.

I use the !ntellect that is Time and Chaos with the built in e-mail client. I also use the Legal Billing module. While the billing module can be used stand alone, the functionality added with the PIM is worth using both. When used together, the database is common so information need only be entered 1x. I do like the MS structure of their Business Contact Manager better but it can be emulated, though not duplicated with T&C.

The e-mail client takes some time to build the spam filter database but over time it works. When an e-mails is sent or received from a contact, it will associate with the contact. There is a task manager than continues to improve as well as a notes, memo and journal system that has a spreadsheet. I also like the ability to associate files to contacts as well as the 250 categories that can be defined and sorted and filtered on.

The company does listen and react to requests and it does not take centuries. A few years ago, it has as an associated program either Word or WordPerfect. I asked if they would add OpenOffice and about the sametime OOo 2.0 was in Beta, the function was added. A feature that was wonderful with Lotus Organizer was the ability to associate contacts with each other. I could for instance had a parent and a child each with a record and assoicate the records to each other. I asked and they responded it had not been asked for before so I figured it would be not done. The very next release had it included and it was better than the function in Organizer.

I have tried other applications and each time I keep coming back to T&C. It is easier to maintain and work with. Also, for the price it is fully networkable. It is user licensed and not computer licensed. The current cost is something like $90 but you can get the legecy version for free if you do not need the latest and greatest. A number of users I know still use both versions 5 and 6. The latest is 7.

33333 Version 6 T& C

When I read all these glowing reviews I just had to respond. I have used T&C for 3-4 years now. The positive is, it does work and assist you your daily life, in my case, business. But, and this is a big but, if you like slick software that is bug free, this is not it.

For example, if you reinstall, you will need to recode all your custom colour labels. Second, do the search, you can't sort by date. It will say your sorting by date, but look at the dates and they aren't chronological...description works..further to that, I have played withe the search and its just cludgy - way to cumbersome and the start again button is greyed out unless your search finds something..

another thing - you can't set a master font for your notes, and I customize the appointments window and when I restart, its back to the default showing the columns I turned off...I have been here before, eventually it will work and stick..

bottom line, we are past the age of wonderment and empowerment...I want rudimentary functionality, customability and slick software...instead we have for the most part, a collection of less than polished software....Essential PIM is a program I'm watching as soon as some features come about, I will make the switch...

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