Time & Chaos is the perfect tool to help you survive in
today's competitive environment. The Testimonials on this page are from
real people in the real world, just like you.
Please read below to find out why our friends who use Time & Chaos every day believe
you need Time & Chaos, too.
And if you'd like to add your own comments here, we would love to hear from you.
Just use our Contact Us area to send in your own testimonial
about using Time & Chaos.
"I started with Time & Chaos in the mid-90's and
have been using Intellect for several years now.
While I believe Chaos Intellect to be the absolute
best software program I've ever used, it is the
service that the Chaos team provides that sets
them apart. Every question I've ever had was
answered correctly and quickly by someone on the
team. In several cases, I got an answer on the
same day that I posted the request. The people at
Chaos are always friendly, capable, and extremely
helpful. I wish to gratefully acknowledge your
customer service ethic."
"I have been a TC user since version 4, maybe
earlier. My wife used it at work and we started
using it at home and a have ever since. I have
recommended it online to several people.
"I wanted to tell you how much I like the new "end
of series" flag. I just went through 2010 and made
sure everyone's birthday is moved into the next year.
"One of the reasons we chose Blackberry for our
newest cell phones was TC integration. Never plan
"You all are great you read my mind. I was looking
for a way to display the contacts title in the
contact pane and couldn't so I check for new
updates and low and behold the new version allows
the display of other columns in the contact pane.
Thank you very much!!!"
"I have used T&C for years and I have to say, this
is the best version yet. I work for state
attorneys and this is the best time management
program on the market. Please keep up the good work."
"I would like to thank you for developing an
extremely useful product. I'm a founding partner
of a small law practice and have used your product
since hanging our shingle in 2004. I have first
found Time & Chaos and later Chaos Intellect to be
outstanding products, providing me with an easy to
use and valuable assistance over these years. I
was also pleasantly surprised, after calling your
company some years back, to see one of my
suggestions appearing in a future version of your
product: the ability to have T&C synchronize when
I closed it. Proving to me that your company is
extremely responsive to the needs of this customer. "
"It's nice to get feedback sometimes. Just wanted
to say thanks for running your company with
decent, old fashioned values! Might sound silly,
but your customer service always works, you DO
answer your phones, and you haven't been tempted
to automize everything to save a few pennies. Very
refreshing for a computer company! I have just
signed up for ChaosHost, and I use Time & Chaos
every day! I find it very difficult to organize
myself, but with your product, I can actually keep
my life organized properly :-) I haven't found
anything else that works as intuitively in years
of looking! PLEASE do not be tempted to add
features for the sake of it. There is no amazingly
high technology in your products, but they are
designed with real humans in mind. Keep up the
"I live in the UK and have been using T&C from
when it was first available here as a trial
version on 3.5" floppy disks. It has proved to be
an excellent program and has NEVER let me down. It
is in daily use for business and domestic contacts
and planning etc. I can recommend this product to
"Just wanted to let you know that you have a great
product in Time and Chaos and Intellect. It is by
far one of the best tools that we use for
accounting and tax business."
"I have designed a many-to-many database linking
contacts, appointments, and companies - and now
Intellect does that in being able to add mutliple
attendees for each appointment. This is great for
keeping track of attendees at family events,
business meetings, and vacations. I have taken it
one step further added a separate table for
companies (organizations) and link it in a
many-to-many relationship with both contacts and
appointsments (completes the triangle). I have a
number of contacts that belong to the same company
- this relationship makes it easier than entering
the company info for each new contact.
"Thanks for a great product - I dropped Outlook
for Intellect - a good move."
"I don't remember how long I've used your product
- I would guess ten or more years. Never have I
had a problem nor wished it had a feature it
didn't have. I can not say that about any other
program on my computer. I thank you every day but
this is the first time to actually write."
"I have been searching for this product for ages.
Portability on a flash drive and syncronisation to
the desktop version. Dead easy to use, its a
No-Brainer and so many features for an excellent
price. Many thanks you will be recommended."
"I just buyed the paid version of Time & Chaos.
I follow this program maybe almost 10 years.
I am enormous happy that now for the first time
the program can be used completely in the Dutch
language. That is really a great step forwards !
Thank you very much !!"
"I love my Time and Chaos 7 for contact
management. It is very easy to use and it has help
me in my business."
"This is the best software I have found to handle
all my clients. I work with hundreds of people
every week of all business types, and having all
the information; 3 month calendar, contacts,
contact info, appointments and tasks all in one
place is fabulous! Your software makes my job so
much easier and it is not complicated to use.
"I was a previous Act! user for years, since
version 4. I had many hours of frustration, many
headaches and had to buy several plug-ins to do
the sorts of things that Intellect does better and
at a significantly lower cost.
"The ease of use, and simplicity of the interface,
combined with the ability to email merge have made
me a 'raving fan' of this product.
"My congratulations to Chaos Software and the
developers of this fine program."
"I have used Salesforce, GoldMine, Pivitol, ACT
and Siebel (now Oracle CRM) and I find Time and
Chaos to be the most intutive, customizable and
cost effective CRM solution."
Seth DeHart, VP Sales Boston Analytics
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"Gosh, I've been using Time and Chaos since before
most people ever even heard of the internet. I
downloaded my first version - and several of it's
updates, back when Bulletin Board Systems and very
slow phone modems (not even 56.6 Kbps) were the
norm. And yet you just keep getting BETTER! I have
NEVER come accross better Personal Information
Management/Organizer software - and I have
evaluated dozens of them over the years for both
myself and my employer. I'm now using the
absolutely fabulous Chaos !ntellect as my default
"On top of that it is soooo inexpensive compared
to other programs and paper-based products! I paid
nearly $400.00 for my very first Franklin Planner
setup. Now, for half of that price I can buy Chaos
!ntellect, CompanionLink, AND the cell phone to
put it on.
"Thank You Chaos Software Group."
J. Shayne Jones
"Hi folks - have been using T&C for 5 or 6 years
and was a little reluctant to change both my PIM
and email (Thunderbird) to this new version.
Downloaded it yesterday and wow - you nailed it! I
LOVE having all email correspondence linked to my
contacts. Plus, I can input URL's right onto the
Today screen and surf using T&C for quick web
visits. Also cool is that since I use dual
monitors, I can slide the email I'm writing onto
my 2nd screen and work on outgoing messages while
I take calls and work from the main screen. Also
just did a small email merge a few contacts and
I'm hooked like a T&C junkie.
"Very nice looking and functional program. You
have once again outdone yourselves. "
"I'd like to take the time and thank you bright
individuals that created Time and Chaos. I'm
currenly using v5 and plan on purchasing v6 in Jan
2007 when I start my business.
"I've searched every where for the RIGHT kind of
time management, and yours is outstanding!
"Keep up the good work guys and ladies :-)"
"We've been using your products, both Version 5
and 6, for a while now, and I just had to write
this to tell you what a marvelous product you have.
"Not only am I able to manage contacts easily, we
are also able to integrate word processing files,
appointments, and to do lists!
"Thank you so much for developing this product -
you have saved me (as the office manager and
Executive Assistant) countless hours of chasing
after information previously kept in two or three
places! You folks are the best!"
"I was looking for a way to organise my client
list and make update notices easier. I have a
couple of products, so being able to select a
group of clients was very important for me. With
the combination of Time & Chaos + Express Plus,
all my needs are covered. As I work away from home
a lot, I am setting up TimeSync as well soon..
"And all for under £60.00/$100.00."
"I just got the trial download and I love it. I am
sure it will meet my needs! It does a great job
printing in a foreign script (Thai, in my case),
something that I have not been able to coax other
time management tools to do. I will soon be
registering my copy."
"THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!
"This is THE best time management tool I have ever
used!! And, it's the ONLY one I know of that has
the "Information about this data"...IT'S PERFECT!!!!
"I am a new user...and will be an evangelist for
"Great job, Chaos Software!!!!"
Nadine E. Sexton
"I can't tell you how much I LOVE your product!! I
have been trying to find something like this for
ages and this program is perfect! It has
everything I was looking for in a way that is so
easy to use. I just downloaded and started using
it right away....no fumbling or taking a whole day
to find out what things are! It is the BEST!
"Thank you sooooooooooooo much!"
"Some years ago, when I began to use Time & Chaos,
I sent you a note suggesting that you add an easy
way to view appointments by the week, month, and
year. Others, no doubt, did the same. The latest
version adds this feature, and does so very
elegantly. This is a tremendously useful
improvement. Congratulations! And thanks."
"Just have to say it, this software rocks! At
first the 'simplicity' can make you think it's
light. As you start using the program, the design
excellence just shines through. Anyone can do
complex, intuitive and 'friendly' takes skill. And
you've done it.
"Really good job, guys!"
Kevin J. Patch
"This has been an excellent product over the
years. For me, it is far better than trying to use
Outlook as a PIM. Little things such as when I
highlight a to do item or a calendar item, the
information for the linked contact displays in the
contact area making names and phone numbers highly
visible. The fact that I can see that I have notes
associated with an item or that I can link files
on my pc to an item and see that something is
linked. Overall, a very friendly and intuitive
product. I feel like I can truthfully state that
it has helped me with my daily organizational
skills and that, as they say, is priceless. I wish
Chaos Software Group on-going success."
I just wanted to drop a line to let you know that
I have been using your software for over a year
and I still feel it's the best kept secret on the
net. Excellent program and a great deal besides.
I definitely got my moneys worth when I bought
your software. Keep up the great work!
"I've tried nearly every PIM out there. Some look
truly magical while others feature every feature
under the sun. But Time & Chaos is simply put,
the most productive PIM I've ever used. If getting
things done and keeping your names, events, and
todo lists organized is important then you can't
do better than T&C.
"It's simple to use interface integrates a
powerful contacts list, event list and todo list
into a single view. You're entire day can be
quickly seen in a single glance. No more switching
from one view to another. You can also drag and
drop from one list to another making event
generation easy. Simply drag a name to the date of
your choice and TADA you have a call event. As
you scroll thru events the contacts list will sync
so events and contacts are kept in sync in realtime.
"Thank you Chaos for removing the chaos from my life."
"I have been using TChaos since version 3. Just
when I thought they couldn't possibly improve it
anymore, they did it and its bigger and better
than ever before. I currently have to keep track
of four different databases, with the same appt's
and different todo lists, i work full time as a
emt, and have 2 seperate jobs which are teaching
full time and being a deputy sheriff. i have to
keep seperate databases for advertising, personal
contacts, student contacts and my ems / police
work schedule. Without TIME AND CHAOS, there is
no doubt i would be completely lost. In todays
world of fast paced business, if you dont have
Time & Chaos, don't even try to compete because
this program speaks for itself and it just keeps
getting better." Well done Gentleman, Your
Programs are worth a million !!"
Kim R. Exnicios, NREMT-I
"I have evolved into using T & C as the quickest
possible route to all of my client folders. I just
cut the folder path from Windows Explorer and
paste it into a "phone" field in T&C with a URL
field label. I can access any client folder
quickly and easily directly from T&C This
technique is also well suited for any web address
and organizationally superior to the Windows
"I know this sounds like a complete computer geek,
but after more than 5 years of using T&C, I am
still learning things about it and amazed at how
utilitarian it is. It is simply a great tool, well
conceived, well designed and well executed. Thank
you. You make my life easier."
"Just wanted to say how much I enjoy and
appreciate the T&C software; aleady a user for
years, the new version is even better and clearer!
I love how easy and simple it is to keep all my
client data organized and how much info I can have
at my fingertips. I work with clients 1:1 (both
private and corporate) and need a lot of different
fields and places for notes and files. You've
designed the best program ever!
"My friends always laugh when I say the name "Time
and Chaos" as they feel it suits my personality
(yeah, very funny...), then stop laughing when
they see the functionality and how many different
ways I can organize and look up info - and how
SIMPLE it is to learn and use! Then they get all
defensive and say things like "well, that's easy
for YOU, we just have to use what our company
"Hey, we all make our choices, what can I say. :)!
"I will continue to recommend your software to
colleagues and friends, keep up the good work!
Mirjam van Roon
"best wishes from a distant Slovenia. I use Time &
Chaos since 1996, after several months of testing
over 10 different PIMs. I am glad I decided for T
& C for I am more that satisfied, I am enchanted.
No problems during all this years, no need for
any technical support, though I read it is
excellent. You have even solved the problem with
our special letters, though I have some problems
with sorting due to english version of Windows. It
is a priceless experience, how much can a data
base, collected during 10 years, help a man in
late 50´s, with some thousands of contacts met on
his jobs, starting to mix alltogether, while also
sclerosis entering slovly into the everyday life.
"Anyway, after so many years of succesful personal
use of T & C I plan to build all my future
business on T & C. I hope, that with some help
from your side I shall use it for that purpose
with the same satisfaction as for my past personal
"I am so glad that I purchased Time & Chaos. I
have been very pleased with the product and find
it very adaptive to my needs. I was happy with
version 5 and am thrilled with all the changes in
version 6. I love the fact that my PDA can plug
in so well to Time& Chaos. I am even thinking
about checking out your online data hosting.
There are so many contact data managers on the
market that are cumbersome and inflexible -- it's
nice to see a product that works so smoothly and
is affordable. Thank you!"
"Guys! As always I can not thank you enough! Do
you stay awake all night dumping caffeine into
your bodies in order to come up with some of the
improvements to T&C? Everytime I use T&C I find
a new feature that helps me organize my life.
"When people ask me about a PIM, I do not hesitate
to tell them about Time and Chaos.
"By the way, this is my second testimonial for
T&C, and I would happily write more.
"As a T&C user I really do feel sorry for all of
the brainwashed people out there using inferior
PIMs such as Act!. I never could figure out why
people would want to complicate their lives by
using a PIM that is so difficult to use in
comparison to T&C.
"Thanks again for making T&C so simple to use, yet
so powerful that it can organize even my otherwise
screwed up lifestyle."
"Thank you for building a solid appllication and
keeping on top of updates, improvements and fixes.
"I have been using T&C for about a year and it has
proven to be flexible, intuitive and powerful. It
does things the way I want them done. It does not
bully me, like several other products I had tried
in the past. Keep up the good work!"
"After using your product for just over a month
now, we are realizing how easy and effective your
software is compared to other contact management
packages. For the price and features within
Chaos6, this solution is second to none.
"Thanks for keeping us organized!"
"The best PIM on the planet. I have used ACT! and
Goldmine for years, but this product is better
than both of them. It is easier to use and has all
the features I will ever need. Great tech support
and a very reasonable price make this a must have.
In fact, buy the software bundle and get
ExpressPlus e-mail and other associated programs -
"I have just updated my earlier version of Time &
Chaos and would like to state my appreciation of
the very easy system you use for upgrading. It is
by far the easiest I have ever used with any product.
"I have used Time & Chaos from a very early issue
on floppy disc, later via downloading and find it
invaluable for organising my private affairs.
Thank you for a really useful product."
"I have been using your product for four months
now and it is great. Simple to use, designed
well and helpful in so many ways. I have it
installed on my desktop at home, at work and my
laptop. It thrills me how it has managed to keep
my crazy, confused life so organized. The program
performs in such a logical manner and the entire
process of time management and organizing becomes
easier. For new purchasers of this software the
key is to enter all your contacts asap. Once in
your contact list you will never double schedule
an appointment or not be aware of approaching
deadlines for projects ever again. I show the
program to my boss. She downloaded the program
for the free 21 day trial and ended up purchasing
the program at the end of her second week. A
great program. My highest recommendation!"
Michael E. Johnson
"Before downloading T&C, I wanted to let you know
I remember the program from around 1994 and how
much I loved it back then. I turned many people on
to it and they became customers of yours. I ran a
manufacturing plant at the time and I had everyone
using it there. We never had a problem with it and
it had all the features we ever needed.
"I'm now an independant software usage consultant
for large companies, and long ago I had to switch
to Outlook because my clients use it and I have to
stay familiar with it. I have since missed T&C's
reliablility and simplicity. So much so, I'm
recinding commitment to my clients of using
Outlook. It's just not worth it.
"So, today, I'm abandoning Outlook and returning
to T&C because of all the problems I've had to
endure. I can't take it anymore. Outlook is so
bloated with options, features, and controls (most
of which most people don't use) that the program
is just plain unstable. I've lost my valuable
email history many times due to crashes. I'm sick
of it and, like most users (if they were honest
enough to admit it) I don't need most of the
features Outlook offers. There's no need for me to
stay with Outlook and many reasons NOT to use it.
"Basically, what I'm saying is I want stability
and reliability more than trendy overkill of silly
features that hinder a program's performance. T&C
gave me that solid no-nonsense great performance
many years ago, and I'm expecting it will again. I
was very happy to see you people still in business
when I searched you out today. I'm about to
download your latest version of T&C and give it a
try once more. I have high hopes."
"Well... I have to hand it to the Chaos team. I
know I griped and made a nuisance of myself on the
beta testers forum, but now I've used version 6
for a few months, there really is no going back.
This PIM is without doubt, the unsung hero of
computer software; the more you use it, the more
you wonder how you ever managed anything without
it. Dropping back to version 5 now is rather like
visiting an aged aunt, still elegant it's true,
but belonging to another time. The truth is that
Chaos Software translates to excellent software. I
commend you all."
"I just wanted to let you know that it is a
pleasure to use your well thought out products. I
am very impressed with how well they work and how
often you update them. Please keep up the great
work. Thank you."
"I've recently started using Time & Chaos for a
couple of days and already i am quite please with
the functionality of the product. Everthing on
one screen is a definite plus. I will definitely
purchase this product."
George Taylor Jr.
"Dear Chaos Software folks,
"I have been looooking for a contact manager like
this for y e a r s!!! It is so user friendly that
I have hardly looked at the HELP section yet and I
have been using it for several weeks already. I
love the color coding in the appointments
section... It enables me to track many kinds of
data per appointment, like one color for a
scheduled appointment at my job.. another for the
same for private clients. A color for session
completed and notes written... a color for an
available appointment slot. Now it is very easy
to find available appointments when booking a new
"And I love the repeating appointment function.
The night i found your product was after the third
time in 2 months that I had double booked an
appointment slot... no more!
"There are oodles of functions I haven't explored
yet and I am already getting waaaay more than my
money's worth. Thank you so much for making such a
user-friendly product. I am reccomending it to
everyone I encounter.
"--Emily Page, Psy.D.
Emily Page, Psy.D.
"I have now had several months experience of T&C
and am very pleased with my purchase. I
partucularly appreciate its comprehensive nature
and use several features regularly.
"May I congratulate the Technical Support Section
who have replied promptly and helpfully to my queries.
Continue the good work."
Herbert D Henry
"As an Outlook user for many years, I was
reluctant to switch to a new PIM - but I just love
this program. Everything is easier - from phone
dialing to searching, and there are many other
bonuses as well. The contact info integrates
better with Express Plus than Outlooks contacts
and email does. Contact data areas are more
flexible and more informative, and on and on. Best
of all really is that T&C is a whole bunch easier
to learn. There really is no learning curve -
certainly not compared to Outlook.
"I could go on and on but just wanted to write and
say 'Kudos' to you for a job very well done - I am
completely hooked on this after a week. Thank you! "
"Thank you for the upgrade. I have been using
Time & Chaos happily for years and wasn't going
to bother to upgrade. However I did and am
delighted with the new version."
"Thanks for the update to an already great
program. Just as I was thinking "I wish I could
print out a calendar with JUST what I wanted on
it..." along comes Chaos 6. I have converted my
home and office to the best time management
and contact management program I know."
"May I compliment you on all the improvements. I
find v6 easier to use and with a more subtle
presaentation which is very easy on the eye."
"I have been using Time & Chaos for more than
10 years now. It helps me to organize my
personal and business life in a simple way. I use
T&C with my Palm M505 to synchronize
appointments, addresses and ToDo's. It is a very
useful application. Thank you very much !"
"Hands down the best PIM software I've ever
tried--and I've tried a lot."
"I have been using TChaos since version 3. Just
when I thought they couldn't possibly improve it
anymore, they did it and its bigger and better
than i could have dreamed about. I am a Deputy
Sheriff and I have to keep track of approx 2,000
students for certifications plus have it give me
the ability of notifing when a certification
expires. I also have to manage 3 different phone
book databases with the same todo and
appointment schedules. Well with the version 6,
I am able to accomplish that plus keep track of
all my private company business with no
problems. In todays world of fast paced
business, if you dont have Time & Chaos, don't
even try to compete because this program
speaks for itself."
Kim R. Exnicios, NREMT-I
"T&C is one product that has proven to be so
indispensible that I will almost inevitably upgrade
to 6.0! Isbister has proven that they will only
introduce upgrades when a truly major
improvement in features & functionality is
coming that upgrades will now be a matter of
course when it comes to their products. T&C
has been rock-solid, stable & perfect for me. I
recommend it to anyone. Thanks Isbister for a
great piece of software!"
"I have been using Time & Chaos for a long time
and this is the best version yet. It is incredible.
The look and feel is fantastic. Great job!"
"I've been an avid user since some of your first
versions in the Windows 3 days when I posted
the trial version on my BBS before the web was
common. I just want to say thanks for adding
the html to-do view and let you know you're
doing a fine job. Looks like I'll be a user for some
Richard A. Schmahl
"I want to congratulate on an incredible new
version. I especially like how you have put all
the data input on one page. It makes life so
much easier. Thanks for being there!!"
"Just have to say you folks have really outdone
yourselves. Again. I have used T&C for years but
this 6.0 upgrade is outstanding. LOVE the
interface and all the improvements. Didn't think
it was possible but T&C is even easier to use. Of
course, ExpressPlus makes the package
complete. The mail filters in ExPlus are so above
and beyond those in other email programs that
they eliminate the need for additional anti-spam
software. If everyone used these two programs,
the world would be a nicer place... with 90%
fewer frustrated computer users. Thanks for all
you do. Peace & Love, Cyndi C."
"When I learnt that you were developing a new
version of T & C, I thought that you would find it
difficult to improve on the old. But improve you
did! I am still evaluating after only two days of
use, but this powerful tool has indeed increased
it's scope and ease of use. I particularly like the
screen and color arrangements and the use of
groups. The Multimap feature means that you
can get an immediate location map for a contact
address. The HTML monthly appointments view
screen, means that you can see all your list, no
matter how much information. The Technical
Support team helped me transfer all my data
from version 5 and Express Plus. It all works
without a hitch. Like all new things, the changes
take a bit of time to get used to, but it is worth
it. This is an exciting advance. Thank you."
"I was introduced to Time and Chaos about 4
years ago, with which I replaced my paper
planner. That, coupled with my palm pilot, has
been just what I needed to keep my crrrrazy
schedule in check. Not only is the entire lineup
of software brilliant ( I LOVE the new address
swiper function!!), but your customer service is
fabulous, and on top of all that, you remain
faithful to your long term customers, which is
something that is sooo very rare today. Back in
September you offered a very special deal on the
Time and Chaos bundle to long time customers. I
can't tell you just how great I feel about having
made that very small, yet very large investment.
Thank you so much, and change the software
however you feel, but don't change the
company! IsBister ROCKS! (Under any name.)"
"I have been using T & C since shortly after the
Revolutionary War (OK, maybe not quite that
long, more like 8 years), and I am very pleased
with the new version 6.0. It's easy on the eye,
with the same efficient layout and faster load
time than its predecessors. Congratulations on
a job very well done!"
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