Apple's built-in contacts manager software for Mac OS X.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
5answers
2k views

Can't add or change custom images of address book entries

Sometimes I'm not able to change any of the custom images associated with contacts in the address book. If I quit and restart several times, it eventually works again. What would cause this sort of ...
6
votes
3answers
1k views

Mail.app won't recognize a contact's name from my Address Book

I use Mac OS X Mail and have all of my work contacts in Address Book. When I receive email from one contact, the "From" field just displays his email address (as opposed to his first and last name) ...
0
votes
3answers
1k views

AppleScript for iCal events from Address Book entries

I want to create a script that creates alarmed events in iCal for birthdays of people that I have in my address book. Unfortunately, I am very bad working with AppleScript. Below is the outline of ...
1
vote
2answers
138 views

How do I enter chinese names in Address Book?

Chinese names are quite elaborate and quite different from the "standard American name" that the Mac Address Book is based on. Notably I'm looking for a good way to Store a person's Chinese name – ...
1
vote
2answers
114 views

Prevent Address Book (Contacts) to quit when closing the window

The Address Book quits when closing the window. Did anybody find a way to prevent this behavior?
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Where are Address Book group definitions stored and how can I delete them all?

I know Address Book metadata is stored in Library/Application Support/AddressBook. I wonder, however, what's up with Address Book "Groups". They are peculiar items. For example, I quit LaunchBar ...
2
votes
1answer
385 views

Sync multiple gmail contacts with Lion Address Book?

I understand that Address Book, even on Lion, doesn't support syncing multiple gmail contacts. Is there a third-party app that I can use for this purpose? I'm looking for an app that gives me a ...
2
votes
1answer
307 views

Making changes to a Smart Group's distribution list persistent

Is there a way to make changes to a Smart Group's distribution list persistent? Problem Description In Address Book, I right-click on a Smart Group and select "Edit Distribution List". I then ...
1
vote
1answer
67 views

Where is addressbook:// stored

I wrote an applescript that finds a person in my contact list. tell application "Contacts" set thePeople to first person whose first name is equal to "John" and last name is equal to "Doe" end ...
1
vote
1answer
310 views

Using AppleScript to modify contacts not working

I'm trying to use applescript to clean up various problems a large address book, to large to fix by hand. I've been able to find and observe contacts and groups in AppleScript successfully. However, ...
1
vote
1answer
440 views

Add to Existing Contact from Mail.app to Contacts.app

I am looking for an option to add the choice "Add to Existing Contact" from the Apple Mail.app From address field. As you all know, we have "Copy Address, Add to VIPs, New Email, Add to Contacts, and ...
1
vote
1answer
813 views

How do I revert iTunes contact sync?

I first upgraded my operating system (Windows Vista) and then iTunes. During the upgrade, I accidentally chose contact syncing should prefer my Windows' contacts over my iPhone's contacts. Now I've ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

Adding a new contact in iOS 8 merges it with a homonymous old contact

I have in my iPhone iOS 8 and old contact called Salvador. This old contact has his mobile, and some notes, and that is fine. Today I select a phone number from my call history and select the add a ...
0
votes
1answer
307 views

Syncing contacts between Outlook for Mac (2015) and Google Contacts

How to I sync contacts between Outlook for Mac (2015) and Google Contacts?
0
votes
1answer
95 views

Can OSX mail auto-search & complete a mail address?

In Outlook there is this highly useful feature to automatically search and complete a mail address in the recipient field (To:) with CTRL+K. Even if you never mailed with someone before, it will ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Delete book from iBooks Mac when I delete it from iOS

I sync "All books" from my iOS device (an iPod Touch) and my Mac, in iBooks. When I delete a book in iOS, it is NOT deleted on my Mac. Instead, in iTunes, the setting changes from sync "All books" to ...
0
votes
1answer
52 views

Show today’s anniversaries (if any) from contacts

I would like to be able to run a script which would look through my Contacts list and output the name (and, preferably, phone number) of anyone whose ‘Anniversary’ date matches today. (The script ...
0
votes
1answer
160 views

Open contact group on Mac

I just want to use AppleScript to open an existing group in Mac Address Book (v7.1). tell application "Contacts" set selected of group "friend" to true activate end tell above is the sample ...
0
votes
1answer
137 views

How to download iCloud Address book to Mac?

Using OS 10.7.5. How to get all my contacts from iCloud into my address book on my Mac? I opened up iCloud control panel, checked Address book. That doesn't do anything.
0
votes
1answer
177 views

Address smart group based on mailbox? Or Tags?

I have manually created mailboxes in Mail and would like to create a rule that moves all future email from those senders who currently exist in one of those mailboxes to be sent to the same mailbox. ...
0
votes
1answer
417 views

How to import contacts from Samsung E1170?

I have a Samsung E1170 mobile phone and a USB datacable for it. How can I import/copy the contacts from the phone to my computer? Is there any application for Mac which can do that? If not, how can ...
0
votes
1answer
891 views

Recieving Error Code 60 connecting iCal to OS X Server

I have a problem with my Mac mini running OS X Server 10.6.6. I want to use iCal and Address Book on my iPhone, iPad, and MacBook Pro. I started the two services without SSL. I installed port ...
2
votes
0answers
75 views

How to reorder contact info in Contacts.app

I'm a hoarder of contact info in Contacts.app. I always keep people's old contact info in their Contacts.app entry so that, for example, their pic will show up in Mail.app on even old emails from ...
2
votes
0answers
185 views

My address lines are missing from my address book in iOS 7

Just upgraded to iOS 7 and thought all was well until I noticed that all addresses are missing from my address book. All of the other data is ok - name, email, phone numbers, but no home or work ...
2
votes
0answers
377 views

Can you make Contacts show the Twitter username (instead of the person's real name) when it autopopulates data from Twitter?

I had Contacts integrate data from my Twitter account. It worked, but when I look at someone's Twitter name in Contacts, it shows their real name, not their Twitter handle. Above you can see my ...
1
vote
0answers
26 views

how can i preserve the group when I export it and it is imported by someone else

I am trying to send a group of contacts to other people and I want them to be able to import these contacts so that the group is created and preserved for them too. Is the alternative for them to ...
1
vote
0answers
331 views

Applescript, OS X : How to Get a list of phone numbers from Contacts, and send an iMessage with Messages App? Halfway there I think..?

I am trying to create an applescript that will grab all of the labeled phone numbers of 'mobile' and 'iPhone' from the every contact in Contacts App (specifically the phone numbers from the iCloud ...
1
vote
0answers
398 views

Lost address book contacts in upgrade to Yosemite

I upgraded from the Mavericks to Yosemite on a Macbook Pro. All the contacts in the address book which is now Contacts in Yosemite are gone and when I try to restore it from the back up it gives a ...
1
vote
0answers
150 views

contact groups not syncing with google

using 10.9.2. I had all my contacts in various groups on my mac. I uploaded to iCloud in order to import into google. The groups designations did not seem to go with the contacts to iCloud, so when i ...
1
vote
0answers
407 views

Purpose of groups & subgroup feature, in iOS contacts?

I have searched and to my surprise I can't seem to locate the answer to this what I thought would be common everyday problem. Can someone please explain to me what the purpose of the "groups" feature ...
1
vote
0answers
79 views

How can I reject sync changes for my OS X Contacts?

I have my OS X Mountain Lion contacts hooked up to synchronize with Google Contacts. Every once in a while, I receive a notice that "Syncing with Google Contacts will change more than 25% of your ...
1
vote
0answers
156 views

How can I make a group of contacts that have phone numbers with the iPhone label?

I have been editing my contacts in Lion Address Book to use the iPhone label for phone numbers. I want to create a smart group that shows all contacts that use the iPhone label. I would use this ...
1
vote
0answers
328 views

Associating Contacts to Companies within Address Book

I've started using iCloud to manage my contacts. One thing I really like is the ability to have custom defined fields, and have them voice activated from my iPhone. One problem however is this small ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

How do I delete duplicate contacts in Yosemite?

I'm trying to delete duplicate and triplicate contacts from my Contacts app on my macbook pro. I run os X and have deleted my gmail and facebook accounts within Contacts, and, I am no longer syncing ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

Sharing business contact list between iPhones

I am looking for best way to have two groups of contacts (personal and business), and the business ones I need to be synced with some of my employees. But I can't find best way to do it. If I use ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

Script to delete all groups in contacts with wildcard

I have about 2000 empty contact groups, which all start with _ModGrp and have some numbering scheme after that in the name. I would therefore like to delete all groups starting with _ModGrp I have ...
0
votes
0answers
235 views

Syncing iCloud and Thunderbird addresses

I would like to keep my iCloud addresses in sync with my Thunderbird address book. Is there a way to do this directly? Currently I sync both with my gmail contacts, but the results are not very ...
0
votes
0answers
58 views

How can I extract a contact’s assigned text tone from an iPhone backup or an Address Book database?

A couple of years ago I had a specific text-message notification sound set for one of my contacts. I realized the other day that, during some iOS upgrade or another, the custom notification sound had ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

OSX Contacts “remove duplicates” log of changes done?

I've seen plenty of tips on how to remove duplicate contacts using OSX's Contacts application. I've done the process and I'd like to know if there is any record/log of what changes the app has done ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Address book - Review duplicates prompt keeps reappearing

When I launch Address Book with my iPhone 4 plugged in, I get a prompt to review duplicate contacts as shown. I select "Keep Old" and click Import. Also, I sync my iPhone to iTunes on this same ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

Problem with synchronization between MS Oulook and Apple software

I am using Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and MS Office 2011 (which includes Outlook). How synchronization works (as far as I know). You first choose (this is a tool of Outlook) to synchronize Outlook ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

Get “Previous recipients” for a particular account

Is it possible to get a list of previous recipients in OSX Mail for a particular account? E.g. I have a Work and Personal accounts in OSX Mail and I only want to see (and then extract) recipients for ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

All user-related data gone

My Mac crashed yesterday, no idea why. Now in the morning Google Drive asked me to enter a login and pass and refused to use the already existing GD folder. Then I've noticed that CyberDuck's ...
0
votes
0answers
176 views

How to disable Address Book Server in Mac OS X?

I have a huge error.log file in /private/var/log/carddavd folder. I found out that the Address Book Server creates logs in this folder. Can anyone suggest me a way to disable the Address Book Server ...
0
votes
0answers
110 views

Syncing Address Book with Android

Is there a way to sync Address Book with Android phones without using Google Sync (i.e., directly)?