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Is there an alternative to Adress Book that works both on a Macbook or Imac and on Iphone? I always get stuck on managing contact groups on all my apple devices. Or is there a strategy to keep contacts data consistent on 3 apple devices at the same time. I'd rather like to do it without cloud services due to privacy concerns.

edit for clarification:

I use an imac (Snow Leopoard, early 2008) at home, a MBP (early 2010, Lion) for work and an Iphone 4 (iOS 5).

When i try to sync my contacts or groups of contacts from the iPhone to the MBP, it's not working. But the other way round it's possible, although i have to overwrite all existing contacts.

With the iMac it works great. Both ways.

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Could you maybe indicate what is wrong with Address Book such that people will know what you're looking for in a contacts managing app? – Saaru Lindestøkke Jan 11 '13 at 14:35
How do you plan on keeping contact data consistent between three devices at the same time without using some type of online service? – daGUY Jan 11 '13 at 15:05
@daGUY : With my Nokia 6300 I can sync my contacts with my MacBook via Bluetooth not using any cloud services but just using iSync. If I would have another computer (say an iMac) I would sync the Nokia to the iMac and then all would be in-sync. Maybe there's a similar way with iPhones. – Saaru Lindestøkke Jan 11 '13 at 15:23
@BartArondson: I don't think iSync exists anymore, as of OS X Lion. – daGUY Jan 11 '13 at 16:13
@daGUY: I'm aware of that, but the OP doesn't state what his OS is (@Volker: please state what your OS is). If it's Lion here is a way to get iSync on Lion. – Saaru Lindestøkke Jan 11 '13 at 16:15
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What about Cobook?

There's a mac app and an iPhone app AND it's free!

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Thanks, i'll take a look! – Volker Jan 12 '13 at 10:21
Very good so far, i accepted your answer. – Volker Jan 13 '13 at 12:46

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