Alternative to ACT! 2007, preferably for Mac OS x; Act! too slow
Posted on 2007-04-04
PROBLEM: ACT! 2007 is so slow, it's making me unproductive. I've done all kinds of things to check & improve PC performance, but this program is unbearable. Dell Dimension 4300S Intel Pentium 4 1.6 Ghz, 512 MB RAM (max allowable) WIN XP Home 2002, service Pack 2, 14.3 of 40 GB free. In past years I had ACT! on a mac and it was wonderful, but they no longer make a product for Apple. I didn't realize there were PC problems. I'm not going to invest in another PC.
Is there a way to improve performance since this question was asked in 2005?
If not, I prefer to go back to the Apple (Imac G5 isite with 10.4.8 2.1 Ghz, 1.5 SDRAM) for everything. I need for sales contact management. Best of class features in ACT!- Easy to glance at all notes and history (all notes, emails, phone calls), add & change groups. I use the ID to assign whether they are prospect, hot prospect or other. I also have groups; combined they make easy access to what I want to work on that day, or send direct mail to (merge using MS WORD)
Daylight trial downloaded- it takes longer to set up each contact with the right info, and it's more steps for everything that was one step in ACT. I've read the manual & watched videos and I still need more training- not that user friendly for those who have used other SCM's.
Salesforce- I've used it off and & on for 3 years but prefer something on my desktop.
Now & up to date- everyone says it is not for sales contact mgmt- ditto for standard mac apps.
I also want to sync with my Palm Treo.
I also read the Apple site referrals- does anyone have a GOOD solution to either fix the ACT! on the PC or to put the right sales contact manager on a MAC?