Handheld Contact: Simple Way to Get ACT! on Your BlackBerry

Adam pointed out Handheld Contact to me as the most expensive app he has found so far in the App World. Clocking in at $24.95/month or $239/year from their website or 249.99/year in the App World it is quite a pricey purchase. On the other hand once I took a look at it the app does seem to have a pretty interesting feature set. You install its desktop client on your computer with act and the corresponding client on your BlackBerry and it will give you access to:


  • ACT! Contacts – all your contact details
  • Tasklist – date, time, location even who the task is scheduled with
  • Calendar – all your calendar details in day, week and month views
  • Notes and History – any type of notes and history items you need on your phone
  • Up to 76 ACT! fields (26 standard and 50 user-definable)
  • Record Calls, Emails and SMS made from Handheld Contact on the device and sends to ACT!’s history
  • Activities – Calls, Meetings, To-Do Items and more, any type of activity you have in ACT! Even schedule Activities on your phone for multiple contacts
  • And, all the rules you have in ACT! are followed – private, public, drop-downs

The downside seems to be that it does not look like it is integrated with the native RIM calendar, contacts, tasks, & notes. I cannot confirm this since I do not have ACT! They do have a free 14 day trial so if you are interested in ACT! on your BlackBerry it can’t hurt to give it a spin.

You can download the app OTA at this link but you probably need to register from your computer first at this link.

3 total comments on this postSubmit your comment!
  1. many people using ACT! in a daily basis will be happy to be able to synchronize it with their device. Only very old versions of ACT! were compatible with old versions of the Desktop Manager.

  2. I have a very ACT! Heavy client that swears by this.

  3. You are correct that HHC actually uses it’s own database rather than integrating with the RIM built-in PIM.

    This is what allows it to provide a much more “ACT! like” user experience.

    I use it and love it and wrote a blog on some of the functions I like most about it here:

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