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of SUNRISE Contacts

What can I do with it?

Since SUNRISE Contacts was built for you in mind, we offer one of the most flexible and feature-rich solutions of its kind on the market but designed not to be in your face overwhelming you with such features. You will discover the extra features when you need it and in the right layouts designed to help you focus on a particular task while still maintaining as much simplicity in the design as possible. Once you go through the various different layouts to see what you can do, certainly you will be able to achieve the following with this product with ease:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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).

  4. 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).

  5. 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).

  6. 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).

  7. 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.

  8. 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 for you once you type your email address, thereby saving you time. Of course, you can modify the settings later as you require.

  9. Store any number of images for your contacts
    Features: One picture of your contact may be enough, but we are not here to restrict your freedom. For those specialised in areas such as modelling or just want to keep lots of photos of each family member, use the Personal section. Can be expanded for use in school environments, medical practices, or a general reminder of important dates, such as birthdays.

  10. 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.

  11. Built-in web viewer
    Features: Never type the same web address twice. Enter it once and it will be kept (forever if you want, so long as the web site remains online). 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 type the URL and load the web pages for you.

  12. 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.

Help files

Already included in the download file, for the latest information on available features and how to use the software, click the following PDF help files:


  1. Getting Started
  2. Labels
  3. Mail Merge
  4. Emails
  5. Testing
  6. Import and Export


  1. How to Web Publish Your Databases
  2. How to Secure Your Databases and their Data

Download any or all of the above PDFs if you need the latest updates, and drag-and-drop them into the Help folder inside the SUNRISE Contacts folder.