What is SUNRISE Contacts?
A powerful contacts relationship management (CRM) and general information organizer built and designed on FileMaker Pro 16/17/18 platform for business and personal use.
Why use SUNRISE Contacts?
Through a combination of good design, providing a self-contained solution (i.e., you don't have to purchase FileMaker Pro or extra plug-ins to get the features you want), and leveraging the power of FileMaker Pro, you get a powerful multi-platform friendly and powerhouse solution with the added benefit of being spyware-free and privacy-protected.
Our solution is designed to work even in the event that your access to online services might suddenly go down. Not like other CRMs that assumes 100 per cent reliability of your internet services to perform REST APIs or the plug-n-play REST API alternative called Claris Connect when creating fancy graphs, invoices, access to online calendars and so on), we do not think "crossing your fingers in the hope that those web services will remain available" is the way to go. It is far better to have a self-contained product that starts from the premise that you might be required to be on your own should external online services fall apart. The only issue you will have to worry about with SUNRISE Contacts is whether you have a reliable source of electricity to run it.
Of course, if you do get online, you database will quietly introduce additional features, such as Google Maps / OpenStreetMap, Google Translate, PayPal/QuickBooks invoice creation, and Amazon OCR and voice-to-text recognition services (as well as access to Amazon's s3 file servers to store files and create links for people to download) to name a few.
Furthermore, SUNRISE Contacts is there to save you money in the long term. For example, if you need to send invoices to QuickBooks, why pay subscription fees to obtain specialised plug-ins to use with SUNRISE Contacts for this very task? We think you have paid enough to Intuit for accessing QuickBooks Online. Pay anymore and you are paying too much. We hate to see people pay too much on subscription fees and later pay more for access to other online services. So we have minimised this situation with a self-contained solution. At the same time, we also seek ways to store online data, so you don't have to re-visit and grab the same data again.
For something with reduced long-term costs for the essential features you want to have, at least you have a choice with SUNRISE Contacts!
What can I do with SUNRISE Contacts?
Since SUNRISE Contacts was built for you in mind, we offer one of the most flexible and feature-rich business solutions on the market. Certainly you will be able to achieve the following with this product with ease:
- Store all your contacts (names, addresses, pictures, URLs and the works).
Special feature: Apart from helping you to organise contacts by category in an alphabetical order, you have an unusual yet natural feature of entering the names straight out as a single-line affair within a single field. This means the software will break it down and store the various components of a person's name in the right fields for you.
- Create documents.
Special feature: Select from a wide range of ready-made letter templates to help you get started, or create your own and store them for future use.
- Store documents
Special features: Any kind of electronic document can be kept within the database or externally via a path reference. Whether it be audio files, Word documents, spreadsheets, graphic images, videos and whatever, the database will hold them all. For more fussy organisers, keep bibliographic reference details (Volume, Issue Number, year etc.) for researchers and students, or for those in the publishing and printing industry, a means of recording how to print certain documents for Print Shops etc. Documents are organised by contact names and categories, followed by alphabetical ordering of document titles (clearly grouped under letters for you to quickly find a document).
- Process documents
Special features: Use Amazon's OCR (we also have included an alternative free limited OnlineOCR service for up to 14 image documents processing per hour) and transcription services to convert audio files and image documents into editable text. The Amazon services option is available if you have a license key (required to encrypt your access keys).
- Powerful calendar system to organise your to do list, memos or other time-based notes.
Features: Easy to turn into a project management's tool, together with total hours and costs shown by contacts name or other subject matter, as well as by categories (or see subject matter and/or categories as project/sub-project names). Go into List view and find all records related to the project to get a full picture. Prioritise the items and show them in the calendar. Daily, weekly, monthly or yearly charts to see what's on and avoid conflicts in your time for various calendar items. Turn on the clock display in the Preferences page to start notifying you of upcoming events (and send you email messages).
- Create labels.
Features: Labels organised by size (e.g., medium-sized labels contain various mailing address labels). Just choose your Avery number. Create the labels design with background images and with text (stylised and positioned as you require it). Retain the label designs as templates for future use. Quickly select your preferred ready-made labels and print them in the right numbers based on number of contacts in a given category and subject (should the labels require this information, such as when you need to add contact names and addresses to labels based on a specific category and subject).
- Simplified notes-taking
Features: If storing notes and ideas in the documents composer is too much, there is a simpler notes system with categories to group notes under a general subject theme. Notes sorted by date for diary-entry use. Add a picture, video or document to each note, or just focus on the notes only (choice of notes layouts to help you focus on how you want to use notes). Print them easily with the picture (if required) and give to your friends, or export content and let your friends import and enjoy whatever you have written and kept. Or turn it into a powerful lecture notes organiser. You choose! If you record audio from a lecture and store it in the pictures holder, you have quick access to Amazon's transcription service to create an editable text of the lecture audio file and later keep it in the notes for future reference.
- Email sending and receiving
Features: With CNS PopIt Pro plug-in (a separate purchase, but we are working on a free alternative), you can complete the free email sending capabilities of SUNRISE Contacts with a power email message organiser (i.e., you will be able to receive emails). Spam filters built-in with unlimited additions you can make and will ensure you never have to see another unwanted email again. Fully explained account setup process takes the headache out of establishing any number of different email accounts you may have, including those free public email accounts (e.g., Yahoo, Google etc.). Indeed, many of the settings will be entered automatically once you type your email address, therreby saving you time. Modify the settings later as you require.
- Store any number of images for your contacts
Features: One picture of your contact may be enough, but for those specialised in areas such as modelling or just want to keep photos of each family member in any numbers, use the Personal section. Can be expanded for use in school environments, medical practices, or a general reminder of important dates, such as birthdays.
- Create invoices for printing on paper or send to PayPal or QuickBooks Online
Features: Create unlimited number of products and enter their relevant details, such as pricing, currency etc. Entering currency symbols layout will automatically update currency rates in readiness for creating invoices for the day. Prepare invoices by selecting products to sell to contacts in your database and entering basic invoice information, such as invoice number and buyer's name. Create any number of different and specially-designed invoice documents in text form and insert the special tags shown in the pop-up for where all the invoice details should appear. See a snapshot of how the invoice will appear when you print. Save the composed invoice document as a template and re-use later. Print the document on your own pre-printed business paper (these can come with pre-printed backgrounds). Or if you are strictly an online person wanting to do all your business on the internet, send the details straight to PayPal or QuickBooks Online and let it create the invoice and send to your customers. A handy summary of invoices organised by categories and sorted by overdue invoices at the top and contacts names makes it easy to find the right invoice. We keep the traditional approach to invoice preparation and printing in case you do not have access to the internet, or for more secure business operations.
- Built-in web viewer
Features: Never type the same web address twice. Enter it once and it will be kept (forver if you want, so long as the web site remains). Use any number of records to store any number of URLs. Categorise the URLs to help you bring out the group of URLs you need to visit simply by finding the category and navigating the records. Let the web viewer automatically load the web pages for you (i.e., you don't have to press Return after each URL entered in the address field.
- The power of lookup databases
Features: Hidden, but ready to unleash their own individual power (when you are in the mood to expand your software's capabilities) is a number of lookup databases to help turn your chameleon-like contacts organizer into a powerful multi-informational organizer. Need something to organise your transactions, create a summary across all bank accounts, separate business and personal transactions and prepare Business Activity Statements quickly and easily with the figures calculated in front of you? Use finance.fmp12. Need an alternative to iTunes with a simpler music archive and playback system (and where you can easily add album artwork and lyrics)? Try music.fmp12. Want a quick and easy language translator that links to Google Translate, and to keep the results in the records, together with the already multi-thousands of ready-made translations stored in the multiple language dictionaries (we have all the languages from Google on the one database)? Try languages.fmp12. Want to create an HTML web page template and just focus on page title, body text, and perhaps even a footer for the information you want published online, and to have them all brought together into the template and uploaded directly to your web site hosting server, and to see the updated web page in the database's web viewer at the right position to see the changes? Try webpage.fmp12. Are you a great cook and need to keep pictures, videos and text of all your favourite recipes in one place? Or you just need to store vast amounts of pictures, videos and text about your hobby or area of business? Just use infobase.fmp12. Or are you an avid photographer and need a place to store all your great pictures? Use our photolog.fmp12. Indeed, there are numerous lookups available right now and ready to use, and we can even build databases to suit your specific needs. What you can do with SUNRISE Contacts is only limited by your imagination.
Can I try it out?
You certainly can.
For a taste of what you can do, the Contacts component (i.e., contacts.fmp12) is free and unlimited. Just download it from the link below this page, uncompress it, and give it a whirl. It contains a free (yes, you heard it right) nifty contacts relationship management (CRM) solution for organizing all your friends, family and work colleagues in your life, or your business contacts if you are inclined to use it in this way.
If you like what you see and want to activate more features (especially for business purposes, such as PayPal and QuickBooks invoice creator) and access a variety of lookup databases designed to expand the capabilities of your CRM, we recommend that you purchase a license key right now by clicking the Buy Now button below and within 24 hours you will receive your key.
More about its security
In terms of security, we are independent of the major software manufacturers (Apple, Microsoft etc.), governments, and the military and intelligence organisations. We do this to ensure you get the security and privacy you deserve. We make no apologies for this, as we think you should have high-level encryption capabilities for passwords, notes and any other sensitive text you feel is needed to be protected, whenever you need it. Password protection of the databases themselves is standard, as well as careful programming to ensure no information can seep out without your consent. Our uncompromising desire to give you the best is what you get from us.
For the latest information on available features and how to use the software, click the following PDF help files:
The above files are already included with the software. Download them here if you need the latest updates, and drag-and-drop them into the Help folder inside the SUNRISE Contacts folder.
Expand your software's capabilities with lookup databases
You insatiable thing. Nothing like going beyond Apple's basic but free privacy-invasive iOS/macOS contacts.app offerings. In case you want more from SUNRISE Contacts, you also have the advantage of lookup databases to enhance the power and flexibility of your contacts solution. Click here to see what's on offer.
Okay, you can stop drooling now! Just enjoy your software.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Click here to get answers to the most common questions related to this product, including how to make it accessible to users on the Cloud should you want to go this way.
Download the very latest (version 2.1.0) from this web site:
For the safest copy of our software, you should only download SUNRISE Contacts from our web site. If you do, the exact file sizes should be:
Mac (sunrisecontacts2019.dmg): 245,012,598 bytes
PC (sunrisecontacts2019.zip): 250,629,286 bytes
Any variation on these figures means you should throw the copy away. Only use our genuine copy from this web site.
How to install for Mac users
Download the file to your FAT32-formatted USB thumb drive (disk format is critical in order to bypass GateKeeper's overly zealous protection mechanisms, so use Disk Utility in the Utilities folder, select the USB drive, and erase using "ExFAT"), remove the USB drive and re-insert it. Now you can open the file without GateKeeper hassling you. This method also solves the problem of having the link between SUNRISE Contacts 2019.app and the primary database file (i.e., contacts.fmp12) lost because GateKeeper wants to quarantine the app in another location.
As for our plug-ins that provide additional features to SUNRISE Contacts, click the "Always load the plug-ins" if you intend to run the databases on FileMaker Pro 18.
Software tested for malware
Our product has been fully tested for malware using VirusTotal.com and Kaspersky Anti-Virus and has a clean bill of health. If you should find any viruses or other malware in our product with your anti-virus software and we can reproduce the results, you will receive a free license key (and a cleaned up version of our software).
Alternative download locations
Also available to download is from the following trusted web site (just make sure it is the latest version, or else download from this page):