It would be great if after I search for a name in my database and ACT! comes back with "No Records Found ... :" and I chose "Create New Contact" - if ACT! would create a new contact with the name I had just entered into the search field. This could be a preference which the user could turn on or off. I use to be able to do this with Filemaker Pro. It's just wasteful to have to retype the name after agreeing to Create a New Contact if you are doing alot of data entry and/or if the name is not a common spelling.