Today Flexibits released its new contact management application for the Mac, Cardhop. Cardhop follows in the tradition of Flexibits' other Mac app, Fantastical in that it sits in your menubar and is completely awesome.
With Cardhop, you can tap any quick keyboard combination to access the application from your menubar and then add new contacts, edit existing contacts, perform actions on contacts (like dialing a phone number or sending an email) and more. You can even perform functions with data that is not in your address book. For instance, if you type in "Dial 1-800-GOFEDEX", it translates the letters into the appropriate numbers and dials the phone for you.
For me, the ultimate test was when I received a new contact card, and I wanted to add that person to a specific group. All that I had to do was activate Cardhop, type in the person's first name, and then type "#F". Cardhop figured out I was putting that contact into my "friends" group and with just those few keystrokes, I had accomplished what used to take me many clicks and navigations in the Apple Contacts application.
Cardhop is for contacts what Fantastical is for calendar entries. You can get it today for your Mac. If you spend any time managing contacts on your Mac, this is worth checking out.
If you want to learn more, I made a series of videos for Flexibits.