The Mac OS X Address Book is a simple application that stores all your contact details like phone number, address and email. You can add a little thumbnail photo for each person, write up notes and create groups to keep your contacts organized. For first time Mac users, it’s a useful tool because it synchronizes with other Mac applications like Mail.app, Safari, iSync and iChat, so you don’t have to worry about adding your contacts to each app.
We came upon some useful tips to make the best of the Address Book, like how to merge contacts, get directions or chat to your contacts. Did you also know that you can add your contacts to Spotlight so that it quickly picks up any file associated with that person?
There’s also a number of Mac applications you can use to complement your Address Book. The Google Maps plugin shows all your contacts on Google Maps and Google Earth. Address Book to CSV Exporter lets you take your contacts with you anywhere and upload them to any webmail or mail client. TapDex is a clever solution to put all your contacts just a click away. And, for a bit of fun, install Address Book Dates to associate astrological signs and Chinese Zodiac to your contacts.