SUNRISE Contacts 2020

Version 4.0.1

About this software

Menu of contacts.fmp12.

A powerful contacts relationship management (CRM) and general information organizer built and designed on FileMaker Pro 16 to 19 platform for business and personal use.

Not like other software that requires you to go on the Cloud to access online features and gain storage for your data on a continuous basis using RestAPI technology (e.g., Claris Connect) for everything to work, we do not think "crossing your fingers in the hope that those web services will always be available" is the way to go. It is better to start from the premise that you might be required to work without having access to the internet. This is why we created SUNRISE Contacts. In fact, we emphasise the word "Personal" in "Personal Computing", especially with regards to the protection of your business confidential information and contacts, rather than "communal" or "share it with everyone" form of "Cloud Computing" (1). Being personal and confidential with your data is what improves the security of your valuable data, especially in an age where hackers are online trying to access such information. Let's face it, you should not be at the whim of online service providers in forcing you to keep your data on their servers as a requirement to use their software. Should they suddenly go bust or there is a security breach, you have no way of getting your data back, let alone re-create the work done on the data, or where the data has gone and how it is being used. And even when a service provider is online, why should you be continuously paying them for the privilege of accessing your own data? Nor do you have to sign away (and give away if you don't encrypt the data) your intellectual property rights to your information and any essential business confidential documents through complicated online contracts setup by online service providers just to use services from Google, Apple and others. Of course, we are not saying having internet access has no benefit. The way it should work is that, with the internet, you should expect enhancements to your software and to achieve more, but certainly the internet should not stop you from doing your work should it become unavailable to you or you need to be more secure.

Among the enhancements you will receive with SUNRISE Contacts when on the internet include 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.

Of course, this is just the tip-of-the-iceberg. SUNRISE Contacts comes with a range of powerful lookup databases to enhance its ability to handle a wider variety of information. Think of lookups as like plug-ins. If you want to do more with your software, just add a plug-in and use it.

To see the lookups you can add to SUNRISE Contacts, you can visit this page (will include some YouTube videos to explain how to use the tools).

For something with reduced long-term costs and access to your information at all times, at least you have a choice with SUNRISE Contacts!

Mac sunrisecontacts2020.dmg (284.70 MB or 298,528,575 bytes )*
PC (289.38 MB or 303,432,266 bytes)*

System Requirements

OS X 10.11 El Capitan or higher (including macOS 10.15 Catalina).


Windows 7 or higher (including Windows 10).

Disk space

Minimum 580MB disk space, recommended 1GB or higher depending on number of videos, audio, large digital eBooks, and high-resolution pictures stored in the software.

General Information
CRM Features


  1. Unlimited storage of contacts and other types of information.
  2. One line entry of names (let the database organise first name, last name etc.).
  3. Store documents and compose documents.
  4. Store templates of documents for re-use.
  5. Alphabetical ordering of documents on-the-fly.
  6. Calendar and category system to organise events and projects.
  7. Print common labels.
  8. Flexible notes design for diary, general note taking or other application.
  9. Email sending (free), and receiving (using POP3it Pro plug-in).
  10. Create invoices to print on paper, send by email, or send to PayPal or QuickBooks Online.
  11. Type once web address viewer/browser. Navigate records to have web pages load automatically.
  12. Lookup databases to expand the capabilities of SUNRISE Contacts.

For more features, just download the software and run it

Additional tools required

No additional tools are required to run. However, for enhanced features, run on FileMaker Pro 16 or higher. For online access, use FileMaker Server 16 or higher (we recommend FileMaker Server 18, or preferably 19 to benefit from accurate reproduction of card layouts for a near perfect re-creation of all layout designs using WebDirect). (2)


The CRM component (contacts.fmp12) is free to use with no time limits or restrictions in the number of records. To access additional features and open up lookup databases, we recommend you purchase a license key.


You can learn more by clicking on the links below:

  1. How to install on a Mac
  2. How to install on a PC
  3. Security
  4. FAQ on FileMaker Server
  5. FAQ on FileMaker Pro
  6. FAQ on FileMaker Server
  7. FAQ on SUNRISE Contacts
  8. FAQ on Database-Related Issues

Version 4.0.1
  1. Added self-contained Javascript colour picker with alpha channel to elearn.fmp12.
* Instead of code-signed apps, check the download file size is equal to the number of bytes shown here. As a further security measure, you should only download from this page.