Cardhop is a utility focused managing and interacting with your Mac's ctacts. Developed by Flexibits, the team behind Fantastical for Mac and iOS, it features a familiar design and interactive natural language elements. In the episode of Friday 5th of this week, I explore how Cardhop makes it impossible and manages to make ctact management fun.
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Quickly access ctacts via a keyboard shortcut
Cardhop has a mini-window that can be displayed via a detachable utility interface. A simple keyboard shortcut allows you to view Cardhop, with recent ctacts displayed prominently, and the rest just a search or click. The keyboard shortcut for Cardhop, by default at ^ D, can be customized directly in the applicati preferences.
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Entering Natural Language
ce the Cardhop mini-window is displayed, users can take advantage of its natural language input to issue commands. The text input field the Cardhop interface works almost like a mini command line terminal strictly dedicated to managing ctacts. Using ly text commands, users can easily do things like:
- Search appleiphonestops
- Create New appleiphonestops
- Add Data to Existing appleiphonestops
- Send appleiphonestop
- Call a Friend ctact
- Tweet a ctact
- Show directis to a specific ctact
- Add ctacts to groups
And that's just a taste of what …