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Alternative address book for Zaurus Linux PDA

May 27, 2002 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

An announcement from . . . has released an enhanced alternative addressbook program for the Sharp Zaurus Linux PDA. tkcAddressBook replaces the address book included in the Zaurus. When you install it, the default address book will be moved out of the way (it is moved back when you uninstall). This means that your original data is preserved and there is no interruption with synchronization. We've included a whole slew of new features as well as integration capability with our tkcCalendar application. Overall tkcAddressBook is easier to use, with more options and a more sophisticated user interface.

tkcAddressBook includes the following features:

  • Customized Alpha Bar for grouping names. This is different than a category, you can do “A-C, or A-F” etc.
  • Filter by Category
  • Several views: MultiColumn, List, Card Book, Email Book, Telephone Book, Birthday Book, Web Book
  • Zoom In/zoom Out font size
  • Customized colors for different category
  • Sync Birthday as Event (all or individual) in tkcCalendar
  • Sync Anniversary as Event (all or individual) in tkcCalendar
  • One page dialog entry for main data for Contact
  • Beam Send/Receive contacts
  • Hardware keys available
  • Personal Card: view/edit/beam
  • Configurable “FileAs” in views
  • Filter by Company
  • Company view
  • Sync Anniversary event to tkcCalendar
  • Options to Hide/Show empty records
  • Sort by Name/Details in options menu
  • Default Values for Home and Business Addresses (in Options Dialog)
  • Fully compatible with original AddressBook application data
tkcAddressBook is available for just $10.95 from, which has a wide range of products available for Linux, including a growing collection of 'embedded' applications for the Sharp Zaurus starting at prices as low as $4.95.

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