Interact Scratchpad - Convert Text to Contacts!

Developer: Agile Tortoise

Current Version: 1.0.4

Last Updated: 1 month ago

Download Size: 6.6 MB - Download


Interact Scratchpad is a tool to easily and quickly create rich, complete contact records from plain text. Copy text from email signatures, web pages, or any document, and let the Interact Scratchpad turn it into a contact for you!

Interact sits in your menu bar, or is available in the "Share" contextual (right-click) menu on text selections. Simply type or paste in text snippets of contact information, and Interact will parse it in complete contact records.

Interact automatically recognizes many common contact values, including names, email, addresses, phone numbers, company names. Insert simple tags to mark additional values. Recognized values appear in bold.

Interact works with your system contacts account, so no configuration is required.

Once text is entered, the resulting information, you can:

* Preview the resulting contact card.
* Create a new contact with the information.
* Add the values to an existing contact record.
* Export a vCard format version (without the need to add it to your Contacts).

#### Common Uses ####

* Select text in a web page or email signature, paste it in to Interact and get a complete contact!
* Easily create multiple contacts with similar information by alter just the different values.
* Create and share importable vCard files with select information, without the need to add records to your Contact list.

See the Interact Scratchpad in action at our website:

#### iPhone and iPad ####

The Interact Scratchpad is also available as part of Interact, a full-featured Contacts app, on iPhone and iPad.

#### Feedback ####

We love to hear your feedback and ideas. For news and tips, follow @interact_app on Twitter, like Interact on Facebook, or contact us at [email protected] For documentation and help, visit:


Release Notes:

#### Visit our blog for more detailed release notes:

- **Fix:** Fix for case where the "Create" button would seem to do nothing with certain texts and default contact accounts using Microsoft Exchange. If you use Exchange, you should find the Scratchpad works properly with all text examples now.
- **Change:** Better error handling and feedback for possible data validation issues.

Help & Support: [email protected]
News and Tips: @interact_app Twitter or like us on Facebook

Review and ratings are always appreciated!


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0.4
Review by nato123

Great Time Saver - This little app saves me tons of time. One thing I wish it would do, however, is automatically recognize a name formated like this: Smith, John. I have to manually fix this each time. Otherwise, it’s awesome.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.0.4
Review by Bakari C

Thanks for creating this - I've been using the iOS version of this application for while. Great to see it come to the Mac. Inputing data into Apple's Contacts is seriously boring. Interact automates the process. It even includes a Share extension.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 1.0.4
Review by iByron

Solid and Oh So Useful - I only bought the app on iOS because it was cheap and it came from Agile Tortoise. I foresaw no use for it, but I wanted to support the creator of Drafts, an app that I use frequently. Imagine my surprise. It proved itself under iOS and I immediately bought the macOS app when I saw it. This is the most useful app on both platforms I've purchased in a while. The simplicity of operation and concept belies its incredible power and utility. I don't use it frequently, but there are times when it's exactly what I need, and it's there. It's apps like this that are the real magic in personal computing.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people