Chaos Intellect is the perfect business email software with
a complete contact manager 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 Chaos
Intellect every day believe you need Chaos Intellect,
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All I can say is that I wish I'd had Intellect many years ago, when I was using ACT and GoldMine. They were about the easiest on the market, as far as I knew, but Intellect blows both of them away with user-friendliness and efficiency. You folks have created a terrific product, and if asked, I'll be only too happy to tell them they should rush right out and get it because it'll make their business life much happier and much more successful!
Hello all. Just wanted to tell you how much I depend on Chaos Intellect and Legal Billing and how much I enjoy using both. I've been using both for years and cannot imagine running my law firm without it. Thanks to you, I have replaced three separate sites re systems with Chaos. The integration is seamless. Keep up the good work and don't ever leave.
I have been using this product for many years and wish to say "it is amazing". It offers any residential customer a great way to keep your various records up to date, adding or deleting records as needed. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS PRODUCT!
I've used T&C since it came free on a floppy disc. Brilliant product unlike "Top Down" Microsoft and the like. I am undertaking a self build home - a small cottage. I have been using the Project part of Intellect as my primary data base keeping track of all mails, appointments, quotations and costings. Its an ideal Project Management tool. Thank you.
I just like to say that Chaos Intellect is the very best PIM I ever had!! Every morning I start the program with a smile, happy about the way it does the important things for me without any bugs, quick, simple - it's outstanding.
Good bye Outlook, The Bat!, Thunderbird, Essential PIM, eM-Client forever.
"Thank you. I hated, but was "married" to ACT! for years. I wanted/needed something else and happened upon your program. I did the free trial and it looked like it would work, but there are always problems that come up later. Not so with your program. We have it. We love it. It is simple. It works. All the time. Without incessant updates/modifications. Wow! A product that works like the developer/seller says it will. Thank you.
"Your "university" is excellent. Someone understands I am not trying to learn how to hack a foreign government so made tutorials that are short, sweet, labeled and graphic. Would you guys please run for national office and straighten out the mess up there?
"Just wanted to let you know that I'm really happy to be using Intellect. I work as a business broker and need to keep on top of all my contacts, the communications I have with them and their relationship with other contacts. In the past I have used Outlook with BCM but it was inadequate for the kind of work I do. I used to work for Microsoft and my wife worked there for 13 years so we have a very positive bias towards their products. However for the kind of work I do and I suspect for many small businesses Intellect is simply a better choice."
"After using Chaos Intellect for over a year, I have some thoughts I believe your company should know. I also had some questions which have now been answered. As a stock broker and a financial advisor for over 25 years, I have researched many CRM softwares, have used quite a few, and have also switched to new ones as my needs have changed over time. Starting with "Broker’s Ally” in 1989, Bill Good’s "Gorilla Marketing”, "Maximizer Software”, Salesforce, and “Smart Office” by E-Z Data which is now paid buy my current employer for thousands of consultants like myself. I use a company-issued Windows laptop and also use around 6-7 Apple devices including iPhone. I like to enter data once and have that available everywhere else. Most importantly, when my clients call, I like to know who it is before I take that call on my iPhone. I had been able to manually sync my gadgets in several steps using “Outlook” in the past, a very frustrating and stupid way of doing things in this day and age. “Chaos Intellect” combined with “Chaos Host” is the ONLY solution available in the market today to instantly, do exactly this, PERIOD. That also at a fraction of what other big name CRM companies are charging for not even providing all the functions I need. I suspect there are many other users, just like me, who need to know this. Thank you from all of us."
(Verified user of Chaos Intellect)
"Thanks for your characteristically prompt handling of this issue. I had just begun to update our household's three computers when your "Breaking News" email came through. Every once in a while something like this happens to remind me why I've been using your products since the dinosaurs roamed.
"I also like your recent tips series."
"I love Intellect it's just so right for what I want and need. I'm gradually getting it adopted throughout our little company client by client (another to come in November I hope). I love the fact that you're all so helpful and available when we're stuck."
"Powerful and simple would be the 2 words I would use to describe Intellect. I've tried all sorts of other CRM's and they all had serious drawbacks. Intellect's ability to link tasks, appointments, projects and emails to contacts is amazing. Tracking emails from contacts with multiple email address is only possible with Intellect and has made my life so much easier. Along with ChaosHost, I have a very powerful system which I can take anywhere. Backups are also SO EASY so I know my data is safe. The sales team and customer support are also outstanding in terms of efficiency, politeness and technical knowledge. I cannot recommend Intellect enough."
"First, I would like to start by saying... Thank You !, for providing this software free of charge. Its my savior, not only for me but for my family as well.
Suffering from cancer, I am able to keep all my doctors appointments, notes regarding past and future procedures, linking of contacts and files provides easy access to all my information in one place. Though I do have Microsoft Outlook, nothing compares to Chaos Software's simplicity yet powerful design features which rise above the rest.
"Kudos and success in your endeavors.
"Again, I thank you... my family and I will personally spread the word."
Daniel Di Battista
"I bought a $3,500 TRS80 Model 1, 9 pin dot matrix printer, set up in 1978 or 9. I used universal replace on wills I had been typing on a used typewriter with carbon paper. I have never looked back. But, I did get stuck in my management software when most of it was bought by a company that, let's just say, became less interested in program updates. I looked at Zoho, Office 360, simple CRMs, yes, Clio and Rocket Matters, and nothing made me comfortable about getting all of my data into the new program, or ease of use. How I missed Chaos, I don't know. But now I have found it. After a very few minutes developing receptacles for my custom fields I exported all of my clients into Intellect 4 with a simple CSV file. Seamless and quick. One afternoon and I was in operation. Once again, I haven't looked back. Don't even ask about the price. It is nothing compared to the competition and with Chaos Host I am in contact anywhere and everywhere. Give me a soapbox, billboard or rooftop and I will shout it out, Intellect 4 with Legal Billing is the best. The competition can't touch it. There's so much more but I'll let you enjoy it on your own. Thanks."
Michael P Cleary
"After I realized it serviced all my objectives I was very happy with how nice everything was to work in. Not over complicated, and all the features I needed. The support help videos are very nice, manage to cover all the issues I had. I suppose these must be a new edition. The customer management program itself is very easy to maneuver around with out a road map.
I will be able to run my business very nicely and orderly with this software. I shopped thru the internet a lot, downloaded many that I thought might fit my needs, and after trying out at least 10 or so come to the conclusion this was good. Price is great as well. One time charge and your in, as opposed to a monthly charge forever. Backup feature is absolutely great, easy and accessible compared to backing up other software in the recent past!
"Chaos Intellect has great features and easy to configure. Nice looking and a pleasure to work in. Support is good with lots of help videos (at least 50 or so) to assist with most all issues a new user would have. They were able to help me thru all my issues I have had up to now. Price is great with one time charge and your in."
"I have been using Time & Chaos for many years and consider myself to be reasonably proficient at using most of the features. However, I have been stumped 2 or 3 times and
I was able to contact Chaos Software and each time Debbie was able to provide all of the info necessary to solve my problems. T & C is a great program and the staff at the Chaos Software headquarters is very knowledgeable and customer friendly. Many thanks!"
John W. Horn Jr.
"I think that I sent you a message before suggesting that you should raise the price of your product. You know your market, but from our perspective having used Intellect for over a year it is worth multiples of what we paid. From prospect management to project management to follow through referral mongering, Intellect has truly become the hub of our operations - meeting every requirement we've thrown at it. Our sales, administrative, and workflow control procedures are markedly more efficient.
"I like your software! It thinks like I do! "Lots of information without a lot of navigation." It's the only contact manager I use because it's so fast and easy to use. Quick input, quick access, quick output."
"I just want to express how impressed I am with your product - as an owner of a growing accountancy practice finding a software to help me manage my client base has been a nightmare - I was happy to pay for the bespoke software on the market tailored towards UK accountants which sells at around
£400 (aprrox $700) but it required a good read of their 100 page manual.
"Your software is well priced, extremely flexible in its use and very initiative. Well done! I will seek to recommend you guys where I can.
"Stefan Walker BA (Hons) MAAT
Senior Accountant & Tax Advisor"
Stefan Walker BA (Hons) MAAT
"I just wanted to compliment you on a fine product and a excellent support system.
"I have used numerous other e-mail / contact programs over the years but this is the best one I have used by far."
Jerry L. Clausing
"I'm a CPA and have used Time & Chaos for many years. Every tax season I state that I love this product. I use the cloud with Intellect, it allows me to be mobile and update from anywhere. Thank you, for making my work so much easier."
Martha L Branson CPA
"I am an artist and independent teacher who started using your software about a year ago. It took some time to wrap my head around the customer driven focus of the software rather than a task management perspective- now I cant imagine running my life/business without it. The University is great too- I go there for a specific question and end up watching several clips that refresh and reinforce my memory. Thanks so much for a great product!"
Emilie Sayward Henry
"...your software and support is the best !! why do people still use outlook ? with your software on my iphone , ipad and desktop with you on line cloud service its brilliant .
"Thanks and keep up the good work ."
"My brother and I started with you in 1992. We both had just retired from our careers and had a small office together, just for fun. Thanks for T & C, it has met my needs for 20 years, and going strong."
"I saw your recent message celebrating 20 years. Congratulations! Years ago, I stumbled across a freeware disk of T&C. It's been so long I can't remember the event. I have what appears to be my first test of the program. It is dated July 28, 1995. I think that was using Version 4.07. So next week is my 17th anniversary of using your programs.
"I have used it through several job searches. I keep much of my personal life and contacts in it. I find the notes section particularly helpful for long-term tracking such as medical and service agreements. There are now so many features to Intellect that I can't use them all.
"I have used it continuously all these years because it is the only program I have found that so effectively links contact information with the various other databases. And what it doesn't link can usually be found through one of the flexible searches.
"So thanks for holding my life together all these years!
"P.S. I love the name Time and Chaos. Being a creative person, I am convinced that chaos precedes all creative actions. It is only through a disruption of the old order that a new order can occur - that can be chaotic. "
"I have used Time and Chaos as my office scheduling software for 8 years and am delighted with it. Most importantly, the support at the main office is SUPERB. I have never called and had a machine answer during working hours, folks are friendly and ready to help. It is old fashioned service for a new fashioned product and I cannot recommend it more!"
"I have been T&C since working for a Maryland company in the USA and loved it in 2000 I have since introduced T&C and Chaos Host to two further companies in the UK since 2003. I have just completed a new business model using mail merge and used T&C for my two assistant to enable us all to stay 'on the same page' and I can monitor and support my staff by checking task due and completed and reassign during absences and holidays. I have recently resigned from this company and started my own company as a consultant to them. Debbie Reft of software support assigned new user names and password and transferred my 13k client data to my new Chaos host and I can in minutes continue with my work with my database and model available on my work PC, home office PC, iphone and monitor a staff member remotely. I would highly recommend to any creative soul wanting to keep a lot of data well organised and accesible for minimal costs. Do not be bamboozled by jargon and pay huge fees for a database that YOU have to adapt to when you can download T&C products in minutes and tailor it to yourself with a few views of the online tutorial 'sniglets of 5 mins' and create your own personalised diary and word processing system. I am going to start invoicing for my consultancy services soon linked to client case successes, I know I can easily download T&C and my personalised database business model will absorb the new softward to be user friendly and ready to go."
I started using Chaos Time & Chaos a number of years ago. In 2009, I switched to Intellect, and it's been the control center for my business ever since. I just upgraded to Intellect 4, and I can't say enough about the improvements that have been made to something that I thought was already pretty great.
In addition, you couldn't get a better group of folks to help you over the bumps than Mike, Bill and Dave. Having telephone support is invaluable when you think you've just blown up your business lifeline. And, the patience the guys have in working with you through something you don't understand is priceless.
Thanks to everyone at Chaos Software Group for an outstanding product with support that goes far beyond what is usually offered for a product of this type.
"Your company and your product rock. I'm pretty sure I purchased my first Time and Chaos around 2005 and have been using it ever since."
"You are all amazing. I mean, your product is great and functions beautifully, but what I really love is that I can just call you up and talk to someone when I run into a problem. Might I add that my problems always have to do with my computer crashing and not with Chaos Intellect!
"So, yes, I thank you for developing a fabulously functional and useful piece of software, but mostly I thank you for being there to answer the phone when a technological neophyte like me runs into technical difficulty. I look forward to soon joining the throngs of smart phone users knowing that when I need to sync my data, you will be there to walk me through it.
"I just wanted to send you a message and tell you how fabulous I think your product is, I have been working in the I.T. industry for15 years and have seen many different CRM packages over the years. As a previous Goldmine & ACT user I can tell you the CHAOS Intellect product is far superior and a much more realist price. Great job everyone."
"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 Chaos user for as long as I
remember, and when I recently upgraded to Windows
7, I absolutely hated Windows Live Mail, so I went
looking for another solution, and gave Intellect
the 21 day trial. I was skeptical at first, but I
absolutely freaking love it! I have to handle a
number of different email accounts and thousands
of archived emails, so the way the emails are
connected to the contact records is great. I think
I have written product testimonials only a half of
a dozen times over the years, but just had to
share this experience. I have some ideas that
could make it absolutely perfect, if anyone wants
"I've been using Intellect for a few months now
and just want to congratulate you on this product
(having come from Outlook and Thunderbird). The
ease of use is excellent - it almost knows what I
want to do. The integration between contacts and
email, in particular, is quite outstanding and a
very real time-saver. (Why did it take me so long
to find this super software??) Well done and keep
up the good work."
"Wow! What a pleasant surprise! I had been using
FreeCRM but was getting close to my "free" limit
of data stored and began looking around to find an
alternative with lower ownership costs and yet
most of the features.
"I didn't hold out much hope based on a number of
brief trials with alternatives. Then I found Chaos
Intellect, read the testimonials and thought "this
is quite different, but may be worth a try".
"I LOVE it! Yes it is different to FreeCRM, but in
most respects those differences equate to BETTER!
The net result is much improved productivity -
everything about Chaos Intellect is designed
smartly to minimize the need for manual data entry
and time-consuming searching for client information.
"Here's the 3 things I really love the most:
1. Drag and drop contacts onto the calendar for
meetings or onto Tasks for phone calls. This
pre-populates the calls and meetings with almost
everything needed, including a link to the contact
so all call or meeting notes can be viewed in the
contacts record. I can schedule a meeting in
2. All key information, including emails to and
from, are held under the contacts record. In
FreeCRM the key information is scattered around
company, contact, event, deal, task, and email
records - an the integration with email is weak by
comparison to Chaos Intellect.
"3. I have set up auto-dialing using the standard
(free) Window auto-dialer (which I only discovered
due to the Intellect User Guide). It works with my
standard home-office phone system, and enable me
to simply click on any phone link within the
Intellect contacts area and presto! ... the call
is made without me dialing - I can even queue up
the next call if I want to and it will auto-dial
as soon as I hang up. Another great productivity
"There's heaps of other great stuff and it's well
worth working your way through the excellent user
guide to discover them, but these are the 3 things
that consistently put a smile on my dial!
"Thanks to the Chaos Team for an awesome job: I
don't recall the last time I sat down and wrote a
testimonial ... maybe I've always been too busy
with inefficient systems!"
"This is an excellent program. I have been
searching for a user friendly contact manager with
a wide variety of features for months. I am happy
to say your program has finally ended my search.
The Intellect program has all the features I was
looking for and more, and all at a very reasonable
price. Thanks again."
"Intellect is so much better than Outlook and it
is also safer. I have been using Chaos Software
since 1989. I have depended on the stability, ease
of use, and security Time & Chaos/Chaos Intellect
have given my business. The need for a simple
secure contact, appointment calendar, and task
reminder is essential for my productivity. No
other personal/team contact and calendar software
I have tried has even come close. I would not even
consider replacing my Chaos Software.
"Thanks for keeping me in business and life for
the last 21 years."
"Just bought a new Motorola Droid, and was
wondering how in the world I was going to get my
contacts into Gmail. THANK YOU so much for having
a utility to synch with Gmail - I can continue to
use Intellect, which basically contains my life
.... and not have to worry about my phone not
"I've been using Time and Chaos since the
beginning.. I just started using Intellect vs
Outlook. OMG what a difference. No more
conflicting email rules. No more time searching
for an important email you saved but forgot where
you put it. If you need to find an old email from
"Joe", just go to contacts and under Joe's record
are all the emails he EVER sent you... Forget
searching in all the rules folders... And
Intellect does not cause you the performance
ISSUES of Outlook. It's super fast and super easy.
Turning a received email into a contact is as
simple as one mouse click. For small businesses,
this is the most powerful contact management
system/email program you can find at ANY price...
And you get Four Star SERVICE for free."
Don - Brentwood, TN
"Just wanted to let you know that I have been
using your products since the original Time &
Chaos 16 years ago! I just updated to Intellect. I
really like the built in email client (I used
Express Plus before). Your software is nothing
short of fabulous! After 16 years of daily use
with what is now currently many thousands of
records the software has performed flawlessly. I
also really like the capability of installing to a
flash memory drive! This is great for when I am on
"Thanks for creating such amazing software!! When
will you guys create an operating system?"
Eric in Lake Mary, FL
"Thanks for the making the best Contact Management
software that I've ever used! It's very user
friendly , intuitive to use, multi-tasking and
backed up by a terrific tech support team. I
couldn't be happier and I've used ACT, Goldmine
and Salesforce. Great job!"
"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. "
"Thank you. As a recovering Goldmine user your
software is a usable, intuitive, breath of fresh
air. Took me 4 days to buy it after downloading
the free version only because I couldn't believe
it was so good. It is and thanks again."
"After having used Time & Chaos for more than 15
years I made the switch to Intellect because of
problems with my regular mail client. I wish I had
done this long ago as Intellect is so mature and
easy to use. A perfect program which - I hope -
can help me for the next 15 years."
"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 have been using Time and Chaos since 1992 and
recently began using Intellect just 3 months ago.
"I was reluctant to use Intellect as the work
environment I am in dictates that Outlook be used
so for years I was using "ChaosSync for Outlook"
to keep my "Chaos" data synced with my "Outlook"
data. After using Intellect in conjunction with
the "Sync with removable media" function I can now
travel wherever and just plug in my USB thumb
drive on any computer (including clients offices I
visit) and it's like I'm working from my own
desktop or laptop. All my mail, calendar events
and contacts are up to date and always close at
hand. By the way, syncing of data between desktop
and laptop is ridiculously easy and I've never
lost any data. I now wish I had began using
Intellect as soon as I knew it was available.
Absolutely ingenious software!"
"I used to use T&C back in my DOS days so it's
good to see you're still around!I just downloaded
the Google Sync Beta and WOW! it worked! I sync my
Blackberry with Google Calendar so now everything
can be tied into a nice bundle."
"I have been using Time & Chaos/Chaos Intellect
from the days of Windows 3.1!!
"I have tried other products from time to time as
well but none have been as flexible or
problem-free as T&C.
"Also the product support is quick and superb. I
wish all my other software worked as well as this.
100% recommendation to anyone thinking of
switching to this product."
"Sometimes, actually very rarely, I find a piece
of software that is well done in all ways and
avoids one or more of the problems that plague
similar programs in its class. It almost seems
like there are fundamental limitations on what is
possible until a program comes along to disprove it.
"Intellect is one of those programs. It is simple
to use but there is obviously some very clever
stuff going on behind the scenes that sets in
miles above other email programs. I have used many
email programs including several from Microsoft
(Outlook, Outlook Express and Windows Live Mail)
and they don't come close. What I particularly
like is the ability to share the same email files
across a network.
"Thanks for a wonderful product."
"This new version rocks. I find the percent
completed for tasks very useful, do wish it would
print in Task Details. The pop-up notifier of new
mail is good. In fact all of the updates are very
useful. The recent up-dates have made Intellect a
real player in the enterprise world as well as a
good and useful program for really small
businesses like mine (one person, me).
"Keep up the good work."
James Harvey Knauss
"Downloaded the latest version of Chaos Intellect
yesterday and all I can say is WOW! Thank you for
continuing to improve your product."
"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 wish I would have found this program years ago,
This is the best software program I have used for
Contact management. I just turned off my Microsoft
outlook for good (The most current contact
management version). I would suggest anybody that
needs to track customers/Clients/Emails This is
your one stop and this price is amazing."
"I am still amused after all of these years when I
see people struggling with their personal
information manager and email software. Everything
is so inflexible with the other software. It is
either do things the way they want you to do
things, or you cannot do them at all. With Chaos
Intellect most everything is very easily
customizable so the PIM looks exactly the way I
want it to. The PIM also works exactly the way I
want and need it to.
"I don't think life would be worth living without
my Intellect! software. I keep my daily schedule,
reminders, contact information, and email all in
one easy place. The best part is that everything
interacts together without having to jump through
"Thank you, once again, for making the best
PIM/email product on the market!"
"Finally, a contact manager that is not cluttered
with useless features and plagued with issues. I
have been using Intellect for less than a year
after switching from ACT (for the last 8 years)
and Outlook BCM for the last year because ACT had
issues with Vista. I love it! THANKS."
J Bryan Galeazzo
"I just want to say "thanks" for making a simple,
practical, easy-to-use and most of all, AFFORDABLE
contact management program.
"I used to use ACT until about 2006 and by then
they had overcomplicated it and loaded it down
with so many features that to learn how to use it
properly, week long classes were offered (for an
"Intellect gets down to basics of contact
management and is not overloaded. The ease of
e-mail integration is something I always looked
for but could never find in a way that I liked.
"I look forward to seeing your upcoming products,
updating to a palm version when I decide to
splurge, and use the hosting service (genius
again!) when I eventually increase my sales with
your product. This makes you all true partners in
"I think there must be something wrong with
me....I'm in love with a piece of software!!
"Keep up the great work guys!."
Gerry Peterson (Melbourne, Australia)
"The problem with Chaos Software is that one grows
to expect the same great product support and
upgrades from other software creators, and then
one invariably winds up disappointed by them.
Thanks for years of great service and a much more
"It's wonderful. I have enjoyed your software for
many years, and it just continues to improve and
work with me.
"I really like the Whidbey with colorful
captions--very rich and legible. I use Lucida sans
in extra large fonts and love it.
"Thank you for continuing to polish this application."
Thomas E Lee
"I have been a user of your software for a number
of years and just wanted to tell you that beyond
the neat enhancements already incorporated into
220.127.116.11, the blue color is truly fantastic. For
what ever reason, it makes your excellent product
appear even more professional! I have permanently
replaced my dependence/usage on MS Office with
"18.104.22.168 version of Chaos Intellect is easy on the
eyes the new look is GREAT real professional.
A great looking professional display on my
computer when clients are around.
Thank The Team Job Well done."
"Just needed 30 minutes for evaluating and buying.
"WOW!!! I have been using T&C since ver 6 and have
been amazed at how well every thing works.
Upgraded to Intellect about 18 months ago and
everything just got better with the memory stick
sync. I recently up-graded to a blackberry for
corporate email functions, and tried Companionlink
to sync my contacts, appts, and todo notes. I no
longer have to keep an appt book on paper. The
sync is tremendous. I cannot say enough about
these programs. Keep up the excellent work."
"I am an attorney and tried other products
specifically for attorneys and/or law offices;
however, they can't hold a candle to your product
and support. At worst it's half the price of other
software at best, it's only a small fraction of
the cost of competing software. But the best
things about the software is that: first, it's
very easy to use and/or learn to use; second, the
company has tutorials on-line to walk you through
how to use certain aspects of the program if you
don't understand the help menu; third, it
integrates with other software extremely easy (ie.
MSOffice or OpenOffice); fourth, tech support is
fantastic - they actually answer the telephone
within minutes and usually can walk you through
and problem your having; fifth, the
comprehensiveness of the program is amazing - from
emails to contact management - everything is at
your fingertips (the more you use it makes you
wonder how you ever did without something like it
in past; sixth, even though it can do an amazing
amount, it's still a small program and needs very
little ram to operate quickly on your computer
unlike ACT!; seventh, and last, I looked around at
a lot of contact management programs and Intellect
can [do] everything the "big boys" can do - if it
can't, you probably don't need that feature anyway
or it's why the other program bogs your computer
down to the point it can barely operate."
"I was a long time user of ACT! when they were
bought by Sage I found the later version were
unusable for our small company. Started with T&C
and recently switched to Intellect. I love it!. I
particularly like that it will allow me to carry
my entire data base in a USB memory chip. That
alone blows ACT! away, but the usability and speed
of the program are outstanding.
"If that weren't enough, when I've had a problem
and called - some actually answered the phone and
helped me!!!! That's unheard of in this day and
age. Thank you Chaos Software."
"I am a new user of Intellect and am still
learning the program. In fact, I had a silly
question because I could not figure something out
and ended up having to call the tech support line.
My question was answered by a pleasant and
knowledgeable person after only a brief period on
hold. That was good but for me the icing on the
cake was after I discovered that Intellect will
interface with OpenOffice. When I first installed
Intellect I noticed the MS Word Icon on the tool
bar and thought to myself, "It is really too bad
that software developers don't recognize the
excellent text module in OpenOffice as an
alternative to Word. So when I found today that I
actually had a choice under Tools/Options I almost
did a back flip out of my chair! So I tip my hat
to you for not only developing a quality software
product at a fair price, but also for your forward
thinking in regards to the world not being flat
and MS not being the only game in town, so to
speak. I am eager to continue learning this new
software tool and discovering the different ways
it can help me to multiply my efforts. Oh, and to
that end, the online tutorials are top-notch. I
have been using PCs for many years and I've bought
many software products over that time, and I can
tell you that innovation (in software) generally
does not come from huge corporations. Instead it
comes from small dedicated companies or groups
that set out to fill some need and focus on that
until they hit the mark. In my opinion, I believe
that Intellect has hit the mark."
"I have been using Chaos for years for home use.
I never thought I would give up Outlook Express
for e-mail. Since I purchased Chaos Intellect I
think it is the best e-mail program I ever used."
James P Di Benedetto
"I am a user of ACT for over 10 years including a
former ACT Consultant. I am done with ACT and I
can't believe this product and my luck to have
I would have paid much more for it. The program
does everything ACT does and so much more. Please
believe me when I say I have done a thorough eval
of this product and it does EVERYTHING ACT does
and more. It does it better and the email tool
versus ACT or even most other emails is FAR SUPERIOR.
"If you are considering this product or are just
worried abouut migrating from ACT just go forward
with the purchase. I can't say enough good things.
"The CHAOS Team has permission to give my email
out to any ACT user worried about migrating."
"I cannot adequately express my thanks to you for
the difference this product has made to me. It is
very rare that something exceeds your expectations
as much as this program has exceeded mine. I am
now running my business - my business is not
running me. I tried the trial version and bought
Time and Chaos 7 within days. A couple of weeks
later I have upgraded to Intellect. At first I was
going to use my old email program with Chaos 7,
but I love the interface and speed of the program
so much I decided to upgrade to Intellect. It was
a very wise choice."
"I started with T&C back in 1995, loved it, but
kept on hunting for the "perfect" pim - none of
them ever had "exactly" what I wanted. Since then,
Time & Chaos and now Intellect and I have grown
together. With all that I do and all that
Intellect does for me, we have now become the
"Perfect" PIM. Thank You!"
"As a coach, I work with people who value time,
efficiency and effectiveness. Understandably,
those things are important to me as well. I had
the dilemma of using a variety of software
programs to accomplish a range of business and
personal tasks. Surveying what was available and
their best features, none quite did everything
that I had been looking for. Then I discovered
Chaos !ntellect. It offers what I was looking for
(and more) without being overwhelming. It didn't
take long to learn how to use the basic functions
or to import e-mail, appointments and other
records from my computer and PDA. I can manage
multiple e-mail accounts, scheduling, and contacts
easily. Any initial questions have been adequately
answered through the Help system or by live
technical help (without waiting!). I don't know
why they call the company Chaos but it certainly
has brought more efficiency and effectiveness to
my personal and business practices."
Bret Maukonen / Realization Life Coaching
"!ntellect has become the heartbeat of our
accounting practice. When a client event happens,
it's logged in !ntellect. On later calls, I simply
click on the contact while on the phone and the
history is right there. !ntellect really helps us
personalize our service.
"Unlike the pointless feature bloat of other
programs, !ntellect keeps adding features the are
immediately useful. With each release, I find a
slick new feature that I can't imagine I did
without. Good work folks!"
"Longtime user of Time & Chaos, new Chaos
Intellect user. Was skeptical at first, but after
two weeks use, I decided I couldn't live without
it and happily purchased a license for it.
Intellect integrated seamlessly with my original
T&C data. I found the email interface surprisingly
robust and have totally dumped my MS Outlook
client in favor of Intellect. Damn good product!!
Keep up the good work."
"I too started with Time and Chaos many years ago.
It, combined with Calypso, gave me advantage on
keeping life together. I then became quite
disabled, and it was useful at home. Now, I have a
computer at my bedside, as well as the primary one
in my office. So, I've used the flash drive
option. I never worry about losing a message or an
appointment as I go between the two. This software
is awesome! As a volunteer now I run a mailing
list and do mail merges - easy peasy - thanks ever
so much. I love to be useful, and you guys help!"
"At last, the software I was looking for...
"In my younger days, I used Contact Plus. A DOS
based simple contact manager that had the feel of
15 years ago , I could already dial-up, do word
processor and fax merge.
Later, I was puzzled that these time saving
features would be lost in new programs.
"Then, by necessity, I became an Act! 2005 user (I
was wise not to go for v2007).
It is doing its job OK, but how cumbersome and slow!
SQL server eat up so much memory, and never gives
it back, even when Act! is shut down.
When my database reached 2300 contacts, I had to
reboot my computer at mid-day to get back free
memory and not start using the virtual memory on
the hard drive! (I had 750 Mo installed).
"Also, once or twicce a year, the Act! dababase
got corrupted for any reason. Then, it was 1 or 2
days of manual unsinstall, with access to the
registry and countless calls to uncompetent and
careless tech support, to get it back to work.
"I was (and still am) to some extent very worried
to switch to one single software for contact
management and emails...
"I have tried !ntellect for two weeks already, in
parallel with Act!
""What a change!
"!ntellect is compact and powerful.
"Searches and playing with Tasks takes 1 or 2
seconds, not 30+ like with Act!
"I estimate that I save 15 minutes per day just
because it is fast and I do not have to reboot.
In other words, this means about 10 days per year !
"Then you can add up productivity,
because of the mail program and the dial-up
"Finally, even Act! is running faster together
with !ntellect, because I use less SQL requests.
The access to contact pages do not load-up the
memory so much!
"So guys, keep up the good work."
"You guys are absolutely AMAZING!! Every time I
call with a question, you answer the phones in a
timely manner and everyone involved is very
knowledgeable about the product and how to use it.
Thanks for such wonderful service!!!!"
"I used to work with Time & Chaos many years ago
as a contact management solution and found it to
be just brilliant at the time. Having recently
moved back to the new product Chaos Intellect I
couldn't be happier - Goodbye Outlook forever!
Intellect allows all staff to operate individual
Email but work from consolidated Contacts and
Calendars, removing duplication of function and
letting everyone make real time updates to clients
data and appointments. Mapping all activity back
to the contact, including email traffic is just a
great feature, and the categories facilities are
brilliant for sorting clients for different
marketing approaches etc. Currently snycing data
to both mobile phone and Ipaq PDA via ChaosSync
for Outlook couldn't be easier. Can't believe I
ever left, couldn't be happier to be back!"
"I'm still amazed by your Intellect program! It's
like a word processor for names. I'm stunned by
how easy it is to keep track of my contacts, my
appointments, associated emails and notes. I deal
with lots of different people in several different
businesses, and it's so easy to move people from
one database to another, reschedule appointments
and find someone I've lost in the database. I
couldn't keep track of everything without your
program! AND the technical support is second to none!"
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"I got this email from a friend:
"What I don't understand is why didn't you make me
switch to this a long time ago! This is all your
fault that I had to suffer through ACT for many
"This really looks pretty good and it's quick.
I'll start using it immediately -probably
"I still marvel every time I use this software,
which is constantly all day long, how easy it is
to keep track of Contacts and appointments! Names
can be moved as easily as point and click, contact
history is clearly visible and appointments can be
rescheduled like a breeze. I couldn't be happier
with a Contact Manager!"
"Intellect is truly a marvel!I It makes managing
my contacts so much easier than Time and Chaos and
that program was far superior to anything else
I've used. And the email organization in Intellect
is such a time saver, I'm simply amazed! I've used
a lot of contact managers and even customized ACT
to suit my needs. It still doesn't even come close
to what any of your programs will do. I compare it
to driving a car for years with the dashboard
instruments covered, and suddenly realizing all
that information is there showing you the
tachometer, your speed, gas gauge, mileage and
engine temperature, but you've never seen it
organized all in one place like that before. A
real eye-opener to say the least!"
"I have been using Time & Chaos since ver 2 came
out and each version of the software gets better.
"Just when I think you have finished, you come out
with Intellect, now I have the power of email &
contacts within 1 Fabulous Program.
"I have to keep track of contacts and emails for 5
different sets of databases with scheduling and
reminders set up 2 yrs in advance plus keep track
of 3 web based email address where I had to go log
in and download manually.
"Well not any more, the new intellect, checks
every email account on my web site every 5 minutes
and downloads them in a snap to my inbox and the
ToDo list is set up to show all expiring
certifications at the beginning of every month. I
now have over 2500 contacts within my databases
and 1500 appointments with notes attached and
Intellect keeps it all in order.
"I can't believe its only $ 60.00, what a bargain,
I would of gladly paid double for a program of
this caliber. Without a doubt, this is the best
program in the World.
"Thank You, Kim R. Exnicios, First Response
Training Services, New Orleans, La."
Kim R Exnicios
"I have used Time & Chaos since the early
nineties, and I loved it from the start. I have
run many companies in that time and have never
hesitated in recommending the software to my
business friends. I do not think I could organize
my life or work without it anymore. Intellect,
however, is a revelation, it added the only
missing piece to what is a superb job in softwre
design. Thank you Chaos Software!"
"With the addition of e-mail capabilities this is
beyond doubt the best PIM on the market. Probably
the most useful piece of software I have
installed. I use it to administer a high-end
subscriptions for approx. 140 members, and it is
perfect for the job. Can't recommend it too highly"
"For the past three years, I have been searching
the internet for a good "organizing" program. I
went through several different programs, and was
very disappointed in all of them. One day, I did a
Google search to find a more appropriate program
and Chaos came up. I downloaded and installed the
trial, and I experienced a period of ecstasy. The
program was everything I wanted, with forums and
fast customer support for the program. This
program does everything I could ever want -- It
has integrated email features, a appointment and
task module, and a good memo / lists feature. This
is easily the best $60.00 I have ever spent and I
wouldn't hesitate to recommend this program to my
friends and family. Having been through several
different programs that were very popular, I know
that Chaos blows them out of the water. Chaos is
easily the best. Buy this program."
"Chaos !ntellect. What a pleasant change! After
using Act for about five years I was convinced, a
few months ago, to upgrade to Act 2007. What a
disaster that turned out to be. It's a painfully
slow monstrosity with some great features that
don't work very well. After three months of
waiting for it to "Act" and fighting with it I web
searched for "Contact Management Software" and
found Chaos Intellect. It does everything I need
to do, does it effectively and runs fast.
Importing my Act database (635 records) into
Intellect was easy and I'm not computer smart
beyond what I have to do everyday. I have already
recommended it to friends. Excellent! Thanks for
making my workday better."
"Boy, you guys weren't kidding when you said you
were Vista ready. You are more Vista ready than
Microsoft was. I just upgraded to Vista,
yesterday, (why, me, why me!!!), and I must say
Chaos Intellect was a delightful surprise in a
myriad of otherwise unpleasant discoveries.
"Not only is it Vista ready but it seems even
better in Vista than it was in XP, could it be? or
am I in some PVTSS (post Vista traumatic stress
"Whichever the case thanks again guys for being
there - I have been using your software for ever,
it seems, and you never cease to amaze me.
"Keep up the great work!"
"I just wanted to let you know how very happy I am
with this product. It does everything I want and
makes organizing my life a pleasure. Other
products that I have tried don't come near it!
"Many thanks to the whole team!"
"Wow, I though using Time & Choas and E-mail plus
was good. One of my (and my client's) biggest
challenges is to keep track of all e-mails related
to a contact whether sent or received. With
Intellect, it's done automatically!! Both Sent and
Received. I can delete an e-mail and find it later
under the contact. Awesome!!"
Donna Jones of Matridox
""I wanted to move a particular group of contact
details (around 130) from my existing database
into a new one and was concerned at how I would
achieve this. When I checked the Help files it
said "copy and paste - how easy is that? " Well,
it sounded far too easy to me! So I tried it - and
it worked! It took all of 15 seconds!!
"Once again my already high expectations of this
software have been exceeded.
Hazel Ann Willson
"I've been using !intellect for over a month now.
The key word is USING. I've been on an almost
compulsive search over MANY years to find an
organizer that works for me. You got it right with
all the features I need. Very few complaints. I'm
keeping it. Thank you very much for your efforts. "
"The finest product you have put out - ever. The
ease of use, the intuitive nature of the home
page, and the interlocking aspects are devine.
"I do not know how you will improve the product
but I know yo will. Thank you"
"Oh my goodness. I just got your e-mail in about
customizing the Today page to my liking and making
my own .INI files, etc. Well, as a person who is
hooked on web design that sounded like it was just
up my alley! I had a grand idea to use some of my
favourite web graphics, whipped it together in
about 5 minutes, and I have a very pretty Today
page that I absolutely love!!! Nicely done, folks!"
"Just a little message to let you know I'm still
LOVING this software. It runs my life. I have
everything in it - from logins to birthdays to
managing projects and diarising to organising. I
use it everyday, all day. I can't wait to explore
each day to see whether I can use it for something
else, and I always seem to be able to find another
use to organise my work. And it does it well.
Great work everyone."
"I want you to know that I have never been as
happy with new software as I am with your
"I have been using the T&C version 6 and this
addition is really the frosting on the cake.
"It does everything that I want a manager to do. I
do not have to go out of the program to get
something else done.
"It is all there where I want it and use it.
"The E Mail, appointments and task modules
coordinate beautifully with one another with a
minimum of fuss.
"Keep up the good work. Your product is excellent
and I do appreciate it."
"I am very impressed with the ease of saving one's
data using !ntellect. It is far superior to any
other data management or email program I have used
- and I have tried several. I thought I'd try it
for three weeks before I bought it, but it was so
good I didn't make it one week! Great stuff."
"If you are using Time & Chaos and Express Plus,
!ntellect is the answer, believe me! It's easier,
faster, more responsive and you won't have to go
back and forth between the former programs.
"My hats off to the Chaos Software team. They just
keep improving the improvments."
"I love !ntellect. The application just makes
sense to use and the depth of detail is just
right; not low powered but not so loaded down with
stuff, that you can’t really use it.
"Again, I love the application, and I will be
using it for a long time!"
Scott G. Smith
"I´ve been searching for more than 5 years to find
a product like Chaos !Intellect. It´s the best
organizing tool I ever had. It is fantastic and
easy to work with it. And it is fun!! Wow!! You
created a milestone in in office organization.
"I've been a Time & Chaos user since 1995 and
synch it with my Palm, its so easy I love it.
Recently I purchased a USB flash drive with the U3
platform and much to my delight I now run Chaos
!ntellect on it. I don't know how you keeep
getting your products this good but please don't
stop doing what your doing. Great job!!!"
"Using Intellect for the past two weeks has been a
wonderful experience. In my mind it takes the
place of Time & Chaos and Express Plus and
performs wonderfully. I also like the pace of the
updates and the improvements that are made. I now
badger all my friends to pick up this program. The
fact that you still have the Time & Chaos Classic
view is also a big plus to me. Thank you for a
software program that works and works well. I can
hardly wait for your next product/upgrade."
"What a great program-i've used Time & Chaos and
liked it but the new program is PERFECT"
"I am so pleased with Intellect. Wow! You people
at Chaos do a wonderful job. I've been using your
software for about 8 or 9 years now, and I've
always been so satisfied with your product, your
service, and you continuing drive to improve your
products. You make my life easier. Thank you."
"Intellect is a FABULOUS program.
"For over a decade, I've loved using Time & Chaos.
Every generation of T&C is golden. And you've
really made surprising breakthroughs with
Intellect. It's a dream to use. Thank you for
creating these superb products."
"I have used Chaos for years but this is superb.
Put it onto memory stick and it even worked on
VISTA 64 bit"
interface for T&C and ExpressPlus, and the
compatibility of the file systems for forward or
backward migration is a good thing.
"I especially like the "Today" summary of tasks
and appointments, and also the way in which the
memo window is now of equal status to the others."
"I have used T&C since you guys stated. At times
some clients pushed me to Outlook. But that is now
history. The new !ntellect is very good. All the
features needed and wanted and none of the B S
that Outlook has. What I like is that fact that
things can be customized for what I do and need.
"Downloaded free copy yesterday, tried it out, and
purchased registered copy today. All of my T&C
data transferred over like a breeze, requiring no
effort on my part.
"I'm a eight-year daily user of T&C, and Intellect
has certainly improved things through revision of
daily, weekly, and monthly reviews. I particularly
like daily view screen which shows all the
essentials in one spot. Addition of notes section
a plus. Online help a supper addition also.
"Integration of email a nice addition. I have been
an off/on user of Express Plus, my inconsistency
due to software conking out to often.(Its current
state for past several days.) However, I
successfully set up an account and have been
sending/receiving email throuh Intellect with no
"To sum things up, Intellect is certainly a great
new product and it appears it will be a excellent
Bruce C. Thevenin
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