Daylite 3.5 Review
Is it possible to be too organised? Marketcircle, makers of Daylite 3.5 don’t seem to think so. This upgrade to their organisation tool provides business types with so many contact, project, task and appointment management features that we found it a little overwhelming – but in a good way.
Capable of connecting to just about any existing contact database, Daylite is a slickly executed replacement for your address book and calendar apps. That it does this without looking remotely like Microsoft Outlook or Entourage is to its credit. Daylite is Macintosh to the core, its many sections easily navigable and intuitive to use.
The software is primarily a Personal Information Manager, featuring calendar and contact tools up front. A simple calendar displays your tasks and appointments in any given day – and also displays those of your connected colleagues. Contacts appear in a four-panel view, with a full contact card as well as connections, groups and mailing list affiliation.
The core features are intuitive and impressive, but Daylite has even more to offer. Built on OpenBase SQL 10, you can network the database over your company LAN. Back-ups are easy to perform and everyone in your organisation can use the same interface to manage projects and contacts.
Daylite is aimed squarely at business users – with sales organisations having most to benefit. It has a price tag to match as well. Individuals might want to look elsewhere at less powerful solutions. With that in mind, Daylite comes close to being the best in its class; a true Mac original.