Multiple data sources with iPhone and iPad

Our ChaosHost cloud service is a popular and easy way to load your Chaos data onto your iPhone or iPad. Setting up over-the-air synchronization makes our contacts and calendar data available in the built-in Contacts and Calendar apps on your device.

However, if you also use other sources of contact or calendar data, such as iCloud or Google or other company Exchange servers, the data from all of these sources get mixed together unless you know how to filter unwanted things out.

iphone filter contacts or calendar by source

When you are looking at the Contacts or Calendar applications on your iPhone or iPad, there is a button at the top left corner that allows you to filter your data to only the source or sources you want. For Contacts, the button says Groups. For Calendars, this button says Calendars. Tap it, and you’ll be presented with a screen where you can choose between all your data sources to show only the data that comes from or syncs with ChaosHost.

Filtering to show only ChaosHost is useful when you add new items to your Contacts or Calendar as well because it makes it very clear to your device that you want the new entry sent to ChaosHost. Without filtering first, your device might not understand you want this item sent to ChaosHost and it could add it to one of your other sources instead.

New version: Legal Billing 7.5

Legal Billing has been a very popular program and not only for Law offices. It is simple and basic and at a great price point, too. Track time slips (hourly billing), expenses (flat fee charges) and payments. Generate invoices for everyone that owes you at the end of the month or billing period. Nothing complicated.

Legal Billing can be used with or without one of our contact manager programs. When used together, our contact managers (Intellect, Time & Chaos or Chaos Free), can plan for what’s next: upcoming meetings, phone calls, court dates, deadlines, while Legal Billing worries about the important part: getting paid!

So, what’s new in Legal Billing 7.5?

First, an updated contact database. When used with one of our contact manager programs, both need to use the same contact data to share information. With the recent updates to our contact managers, Legal Billing needed to be updated for compatibility. Legal Billing 7.5 is compatible with Intellect 4, Time & Chaos 8 and Chaos Free 8.

Second, direct support for cloud synchronization. Previous versions of Legal Billing had to be used in combination with one of our contact managers to sync with our ChaosHost cloud service. With version 7.5, Legal Billing can now sync directly with ChaosHost to keep two computers up to date with the same billing information.

If you own Legal Billing already, this is a free update that uses your same registration password.

Try the new cloud support with a free ChaosHost trial

If you would like to try out the cloud synchronization between two computers with Legal Billing, our sales department can also setup a free 30 day trial for you on request. Email them at if you would like to get started. You can also suggest a login name (one phrase with no punctuation or spaces).

Should you decide to continue with ChaosHost after your trial period ends, you can subscribe for one year for $99 or two years for $149.

Add Chaos Free (it is actually free!)

Chaos Free is a basic and FREE version of our Time & Chaos contact manager. It has your contacts, your appointment schedule and your task list of to-do’s, all on one screen. Users of Time & Chaos or Intellect will recognize this as the classic screen in those programs.

There is no catch and no ads either! Chaos Free can sync with our ChaosHost cloud service and/or use shared databases on a network, so this can be a great choice if you have other people on your team who you need to share data with.

Is Legal Billing the only product from us that you use? Chaos Free offers you a way to use the same list of clients from Legal Billing to plan for the future: what meetings you have, phone calls to make, deadlines to meet. Our contact manager software helps you make sure nothing gets forgotten or missed, Legal Billing helps you get paid after you do things. These programs complement each other well! With Chaos Free being actually free, it is a great way to see what you’ve been missing.

Do you share data with others who work online through If the other users have just been working through the web site online version of Chaos Data Live, giving them Chaos Free on their Windows computers will provide a much richer experience while continuing to coordinate the changes or edits they make with the rest of the team.

It’s easy to upgrade later if you start with Chaos Free! Chaos Free is compatible with our current versions of Intellect 4 and Time & Chaos 8. Later, if you need advanced reports or need other views of your data such as monthly or weekly calendars, you can consider upgrading to one of our paid products. Intellect 4 or Time & Chaos 8 will continue using the same data but with more features and capabilities.

Download Legal Billing 7.5 and/or Chaos Free today!

You can download any of the products mentioned in this email through our web site at .

20 Years of Chaos Software

Chaos Software Group, Inc. is proud to be celebrating our 20th birthday this year! Lots has changed in computing since version 1 of Time and Chaos came out back in 1992. In those days, shareware meant trading disks with friends, finding a download on a computer bulletin board (the Web hadn’t been invented yet) or sending off a letter for a disk by mail. Take a look at some of the disks we sent out in earlier days…
old disks for Time and Chaos

No matter the method of getting our software, there have always been many choices to pick from and one vital way to sift through all the options was a great recommendation from a friend who found us first and told you to try us out!

We have always worked hard to keep improving our software over these twenty years, too, to keep it worthy of your recommendations. From that first version, we have kept updating to keep up with changes with Windows. We have kept updating to keep with with changes to technology. We have added an enhanced version of Time & Chaos with email called Chaos Intellect to our product line, too.

Just a couple of months ago, we released a new generation of our product line: Intellect 4 and Time & Chaos 8 and a new product called Chaos Free, a freeware version of Time & Chaos stripped down to just the popular classic screen. These new versions include many long requested enhancements but these are also complete remakes, so you’ll want to learn more about them before you install them. Most important is that you must update together if you share data with others as these new versions use new data files!

We are very proud of these new versions, but they are not just a update patch you can install from inside your current version. These are new programs you can download and install from our web site, if you choose to make the change. I’m sure you will understand that being different, you’ll need to take some time to get to know it before bombarding our tech support department with comments and questions! There is also nothing broken with Intellect 3 or Time & Chaos 7 if you decide to stay with them for now.

Our web site has a great video training section we call Chaos University. We have completely updated it with videos on our new versions. All the new videos are under 5 minutes long and you can view any of them through your web browser at .

If you know our software well and are considering the upgrade, we can recommend 201 Docking Panels, 202 Columns and 601 Name vs Last, First, Company as videos of particular interest…

You can also read more about these new versions and what has changed on our products page at .

If you already own Intellect 3 or Time & Chaos 7, these are also FREE updates, so you can make your decision not on price, but on your tolerance for change!