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Which Contact Manager program fits you best?

We now have three CRM products to choose from so you can find the one that is "just right". All are a great value. All have our great contact management features. Here is how Intellect, Time & Chaos and Chaos Free compare:

Data Types

chaos intellect time and chaos 8 chaos free
Contacts Yes Yes Yes
Appointment Calendar Yes Yes Yes
Task List Yes Yes Yes
Projects Yes Yes No
Email Yes No No

Features

     
Cloud sync with ChaosHost.com Yes Yes Yes
File sync (removable drives) Yes Yes No
Reports (advanced searching) Yes Yes No
Advanced Data Paths
    (mix and match shared and personal data on one screen)
Yes Yes No

Views

     
Classic (contacts, appointments and tasks on one screen) Yes Yes Yes
Agenda (upcoming schedule) Yes Yes No
Monthly and Weekly Calendars Yes Yes No

Tech Support

     
Phone Support Yes Yes No
Email Support Yes Yes Limited

Price

     
Cost per new user $59.95 $49.95 Free
Upgrade cost per Time & Chaos 7.x user $19.95 Free Free
Upgrade cost per Intellect 3.x user Free Free Free

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Chaos University videos

New videos to show off Intellect 4 are now appearing in our Chaos University training section of Tech Support! Be sure to check them out!

Chaos Intellect 4

Current Version: 4.0.6.6      Release Date: 9/24/2013
 
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Chaos Intellect is our business-class email and contact management program. Use our powerful contact address book with appointment schedule, task management, and email all linked back to the appropriate contact. Send emails to groups of contacts or distribution lists. Merge personalized messages instead of sending BCCs. Schedule messages to be sent later.

Intellect includes all the features of Time & Chaos plus an email client and works well for individuals and for shared workgroups on networks.

Requires Windows XP/Vista/7/8 (Desktop App).  64-bit compatible.  Size: 6722 KB  Price: $59.95

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Revision History

Older versions can be downloaded from
The Archives

Upgrade Warning: Chaos Intellect 4 uses new data files! If you are upgrading from Intellect 3 or Time & Chaos 7, your old data will not be harmed, but any edits you make with version 4 will not be seen in older versions. If you work with a team, you should all upgrade together!

Major differences from Intellect 3.x to 4.x

  1. Database file names have all changed. Names are now Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, and Projects.
  2. Databases have been redesigned and re-indexed and optimized for performance.
  3. Full multi-threaded communications, with ability to log into multiple accounts concurrently.
  4. Expanded field lengths for group names to 40 characters.
  5. ChaosHost cloud synchronization completely revamped to make it much much quicker!
  6. ChaosHost synchronization now has option to sync automatically every 15 minutes.
  7. Linked file shortcut capacity expanded to 100.
  8. Any displayed column can now be grouped on.
  9. Tasks now can support multiple linked names.
  10. New month view. It's fast and provides mouse wheel support.
  11. New docking panels on classic screen. Put 'em where you want, close what you don't.
  12. Columns: consistent, movable by dragging, selected with a right-click on header.
  13. Quick find feature is speed improved and now can find info in the entire body of mail messages.
  14. New common In-box and improved IMAP.
  15. Simplified / fewer program options.
  16. Tree-view grouping on any column.
  17. Plain text notes.
  18. Cut copy paste, even mail records.
  19. Consistent interface on custom fields (project entry, contact entry).
  20. Linked Email support on Calendar Appointments and Tasks.
  21. New Stationery files.
  22. E-Mail distribution lists.
  23. Incredibly fast sync with folder to replace the old sync with removable media.
  24. Quick lookup on any sorted column.
  25. Select and Print multiple mail messages.
  26. Mail Merge with MS Word from Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, Projects.
  27. Ability to add additional contact links from Mail Messages. (Linked Names)
  28. Contacts now support photos, and can sync through Chaos Host to/from your phones.
  29. Task Alarms.

Time & Chaos 8

Current Version: 8.0.6.6      Release Date: 9/23/2013
 
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Time & Chaos is our award-winning contact manager and has been around now for twenty years! Our longevity is due to our mix of an easy to use but powerful address book of contacts, appointment schedule, to do task management and projects.

Time & Chaos 8 is a great choice if you need all the contact management but not the email features added to Intellect. Chaos 8 works great for individuals or shared workgroups on networks.

Requires Windows XP/Vista/7/8 (Desktop App).  64-bit compatible.  Size: 5784 KB  Price: $49.95

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User Guide

Revision History

Older versions can be downloaded from
The Archives

Upgrade Warning: Time & Chaos 8 uses new data files! Your old data will not be harmed, but any edits you make with version 8 will not be seen in older versions of our programs. If you work with a team, you should all upgrade together!

Major differences from Time & Chaos 7.x to 8.x

  1. Database file names have all changed. Names are now Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, and Projects.
  2. Databases have been redesigned and re-indexed and optimized for performance.
  3. Expanded field lengths for group names to 40 characters.
  4. ChaosHost cloud synchronization completely revamped to make it much much quicker!
  5. ChaosHost synchronization now has option to sync automatically every 15 minutes.
  6. Linked file shortcut capacity expanded to 100.
  7. Any displayed column can now be grouped on.
  8. Tasks now can support multiple linked names.
  9. New month view. It's fast and provides mouse wheel support.
  10. New docking panels on classic screen. Put 'em where you want, close what you don't.
  11. Columns: consistent, movable by dragging, selected with a right click on header.
  12. Quick Find speed improved.
  13. Simplified / fewer program options.
  14. Tree-view grouping on any column.
  15. Plain text notes.
  16. Consistent interface on custom fields (project entry, contact entry).
  17. Incredibly fast sync with folder to replace the old sync with removable media.
  18. Quick lookup on any sorted column.
  19. Mail Merge with MS Word from Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, Projects.
  20. Contacts now support photos, and can sync through ChaosHost to/from your phones.
  21. Task Alarms.

Chaos Free

Current Version: 8.0.6.6      Release Date: 9/23/2013
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Perhaps you can tell from the name, but Chaos Free is a freeware version of our popular contact management software! It is compatible with the new data files used by Chaos Intellect 4 and Time & Chaos 8.

This product includes only the core features of the full programs we offer, but if you just need the basics, this could be the version for you.

Requires Windows XP/Vista/7/8 (Desktop App).  64-bit compatible.  Size: 5724 KB  Price: FREE

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User Guide

Revision History

Legal Billing 7

Works with: Intellect 4, Time & Chaos 8 or Chaos Free      Current Version: 7.5.1.8      Release Date: 1/23/2013

Legal Billing is a valuable tool for busy lawyers and other professionals. It tracks billable time, expenses, and payments as well as offering reports and basic client statements.

Legal Billing 7 can work by itself as a simple billing package, but can also be used in combination with one of our contact management programs. ChaosFree is a great choice as it is actually free to use, but our more powerful Intellect 4 or Time & Chaos 8 programs work well with this version of Legal Billing, too.

Requires Windows XP/Vista/7/8 (Desktop App).  64-bit compatible.  Size: 2938 KB  Price: $39.95

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Revision History

Older versions can be downloaded from
The Archives

ChaosHost.com data hosting

Works with: Intellect 4, Time & Chaos 8 or Chaos Free

ChaosHost is our premium cloud service to help you work with your data anywhere, not just at your main computer. You can synchronize multiple computers to keep your data up-to-date, you can work online through a web browser, or even sync with most of today's smartphones, including Androids and iPhones.

ChaosHost.com is ready and prepared to use the new data files used by Intellect 4, Time & Chaos 8 and Chaos Free!

Users who upgrade to Intellect 4/Chaos 8/Chaos Free will notice the synchronization process is considerably faster and progress during the sync process is shown in the lower left corner of your main screen.

Once you synchronize with Intellect 4/Chaos 8/Chaos Free for the first time, your new data files will now be used by the online web app version AND by any mobile devices that you synchronize with.

Should you decide to return back to an older version of our software, you'll need to login to your ChaosHost account and use the Data Wipe option in the Options area to reset your ChaosHost.com data files back to the old version, too.

ChaosHost can sync with smart phones and mobile devices that support Exchange ActiveSync. This includes Google Android and Apple iOS devices such as iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

ChaosSync for Outlook (a.k.a. MSOSync)

Requires: Intellect 4, Time & Chaos 8 or Chaos Free      Current Version: 2.1.0.3      Release Date: 12/7/2012
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ChaosSync for Outlook, a.k.a. MSOSync, lets you synchronize your data in Outlook with your Chaos Data from Intellect 4/Chaos 8/Chaos Free.

If you download this as a free trial version, you can use it to simply import data from Outlook to Chaos to get our databases jumpstarted with your info.

If you decide to purchase this tool, you'll unlock the ability to synchronize Chaos with Outlook. As you make changes in our software OR in Outlook, you can re-run ChaosSync for Outlook to find changes and update both databases with your current information!

Requires Windows XP/Vista/7/8 (Desktop App) and Outlook 2003-2013.  64-bit compatible.
Size: 695 KB  Price: $29.95

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Revision History

Older versions can be downloaded from
The Archives

Address Swiper

Requires: Intellect 4, Time & Chaos 8 or Chaos Free      Current Version: 2.0.0.0      Release Date: 3/19/2012

Address Swiper lets you quickly input addresses from web sites, documents or other places where you can highlight and copy from! Address Swiper will take these addresses, split the different parts up correctly, and add them directly to your Contacts in your Chaos Data. Quickly capture sales leads and contact data from email messages, online yellow pages, websites, address lists, documents, and more!  Size: 531 KB  Price: $17.95

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Google Updater

Requires: Intellect 4, Time & Chaos 8 or Chaos Free      Current Version: 4.0.0.1      Release Date: 1/20/2012

Google Updater is a free utility to allow you to upload and update your online Google Contacts and Google Calendar with your Chaos Data. This is a one way transfer, so only new records or changes made in Chaos will be sent to Google to update records previously sent by this utility.

Requires Windows XP/Vista/7/8 (Desktop App).  64-bit compatible.  Size: 1288 KB  Price: FREE

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Mobile Device Sync Options

 

For Apple iOS devices such as iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, click here for more information.

For Google Android devices from Samsung, HTC, Motorola and others, click here for more information.

For other devices, fear not, these are not the only two types of phones or mobile devices that can work with your Chaos data files. Here are the options to consider:

Option 1 - Over-The-Air sync with ChaosHost.com: Most of smart phones today support Over-The-Air synchronization with Exchange or Corporate Servers. The key feature your phone must have is support for Exchange ActiveSync. This would include iOS devices (like iPhone and iPad), Android phones, Windows Phone, and WebOS devices (like Palm Pre). If you have one of these phones, take a look at our ChaosHost.com online data hosting service which also offers an Over-The-Air sync service as an added bonus for subscribers. Here is a link to our ChaosHost documentation which discusses the Over-The-Air synchronization.

Option 2 - direct USB sync with CompanionLink: This method is preferred if you require a direct PC to Phone sync rather than Over-The-Air, if you have a BlackBerry, or if you have an previous generation Palm device.

CompanionLink Software has developed powerful synchronization software that can sync your Chaos Databases with direct USB and Wi-Fi sync. Some users prefer the extreme security of direct synchronization rather than using an online hosted solution like ChaosHost or Google. Direct synchronization can also be more accomodating for extremely large databases. We are excited to have them extend their solutions to Chaos users!

CompanionLink for Time & Chaos has been updated to support Intellect 4/Time & Chaos 8/Chaos Free.

Option 3 - Sync with Outlook or Google: If your device does not support Exchange Over-The-Air synchronization and is not supported by CompanionLink, try to determine if the phone manufacturer features built in support for synchronization with Outlook or Google. If so, a final option to consider is using our ChaosSync for Outlook or Google Updater. These tools can transfer our data to Outlook or Google, where your phone could get to it too. Both of these tools are listed here on this Product page.

Theme Editor

Requires: Intellect 4, Time & Chaos 8 or Chaos Free      Current Version: 1.1.0.0      Release Date: 4/8/2013

If you like to tweak or customize the look of your software, this tool provides a color picker to help you change the colors used in a theme for Intellect 4/Chaos 8/Chaos Free.

For best use, you should find the folder where the program is installed and make a copy of the theme.ini file so you can go back to original if needed. The editor will also change the current theme you are using, so if you want to make a completely new theme, you should edit the theme.ini file first to make a copy of an existing theme but with your new theme name in the brackets at the top of theme section you are creating. Then when you restart your program, you can pick your new theme name from the appearance section of the Options before you start the theme editor to change it up.

There are four fields you might need to edit manually in the .ini file to complete your look which the theme editor does not currently allow you to change. They are GradientMirror, GradientMirrorTo, HighlightMirror and HighlightMirrorTo. Generally speaking, if you get the colors you like with the theme editor, you can then edit the .ini file to use your Gradient/GradientTo and Highlight/HightlightTo colors again, but in reverse order to make the mirror effect complete.

Once you have finished editing your theme, you should make another copy of the theme.ini file, this time so you can put your custom theme file back in place if installing an updated version of our program resets the themes again. Also, if you think your theme might be so cool and professional that others might like to use it as well, you can copy your new theme settings from the .ini file and send it in through the Contact Us option on this web site. Most submissions won't make the cut, but a few of the best could make it into a future version of the program...

Requires Windows XP/Vista/7/8 (Desktop App).  64-bit compatible.  Size: 413 KB  Price: FREE

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Spell Check Dictionaries

 

Our Chaos programs support additional spell check dictionaries for many countries. If you are a user wanting a different dictionary than American English, feel free to browse and select a different spelling dictionary to use.  Size: various  Price: FREE

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Transportable Records (Holidays and Sports Schedules)

 

Transportable Records are a special export option in our Chaos programs which let you take data you have entered to share with others via e-mail, web sites or diskettes. We have made some free examples for you to download, listed below.  Price: FREE

Description
Version
Released
Size
Major League Baseball Schedules 2014 3/11/2014 64 KB
NBA Basketball Schedules 2013-14 9/11/2013 32 KB
NHL Hockey Schedules 2013-14 8/20/2013 32 KB
Holidays 2014-2020 12/11/2013 various

Remote Support Tool (download only on technician request!)

 

Sometimes, when things go wrong and you need tech support over the phone, our technicians may ask for remote access to your machine to help diagnose a problem. This download will provide the means to have our technicians connect to your machine, but please only download this at their request!

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Legacy Products ("The Archives")

Looking for older discontinued versions of our software? Click here for our Legacy Products download page.

 

 

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