This is why I said in a previous post that it's important to keep your iPhone's address book up-to-date. Here's the Big Idea for the Mac and why. By Bob LeVitus. The Address Book is where you store contact information for your family, friends, and anyone else you want to keep track of in Mac OS X Lion. I am looking for the address book on my mac. in the wrong discussion list and you aren't using Lion, Address Book is now called Contacts.
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Apple's line of Mac computers includes the iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. As of , all Mac computers come with Apple's OS X operating system, which includes a variety of applications. "Safari," Apple's web browser, "Mail," the emailing program and "Address Book" are. Your Mac has an excellent address book application where you can store your contacts. It's very simple, but has all the features you'll ever need. A nice thing. Mac OS X has a great built-in address book and a number of useful third-party alternatives, but out of all the options Cobook is our favorite. It's a very new app, currently still in beta, but its intelligent search and social media integration make it very easy to love.
As of , all Mac computers come with Apple's OS X operating system, which includes a variety of applications. You can use the "Address Book" application to keep track of contacts and organize them in groups. Step 1 Click on your "Finder. The "Finder" is your primary navigation tool for finding applications, folders and documents on your Mac. It features two ways to access your files; by navigating folder by folder in the main window, or by using the shortcuts on the left menu for your favorite items. You can add and remove items from the "Finder" shortcut menu by dragging and dropping the icon into the menu area.
Step 2 Click on your "Applications" folder. Step 3 Double-click on "Address Book. Tips Create groups in your "Address Book" to organize business, personal and family contacts.
Search for applications, documents, folders and even file contents with "Spotlight. Your Mac will remember frequently used addresses in the "Mail" application and add automatically add them to the "Address Book.
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References Apple: Mac A nice thing about it is that it collaborates with other applications. Address Book overview 1. List of groups The first column contains a list of groups. Later in this article you will learn how to create your own groups.
Search If you have a bunch of contacts, it might be convenient to search for the right person. Hits appear as you type. Add a new contact Adding a new contact is very simple.
A new contact is created. After clicking the plus button, a new contact will appear in the list above. Cobook relies on it, so it's hard to argue it can do anything that Cobook can't. In fact, you really have to use them together if you're planning on setting up sync with iCloud or other services as Cobook can't handle that functionality.
While it's technically another app and therefore competition, both work very well together and you don't really have to pick one or the other. Advertisement Microsoft Outlook for Mac is what you use when you need an address book app with Microsoft Exchange support.
Other than that, there aren't too many plusses. You can color-code contacts, add social networking information, remind yourself of various events, and more. The idea is pretty simple and straightforward, but pretty useful if you want to safeguard your contacts.
It is, as the name suggests, a large suite of tools to help you get things done better. This allows for tighter integration with its other apps so you can better manage your contacts and sort them by relationship rather than just name.
This is a good option if you're looking for something more business-oriented, though the cost is pretty high if all you want is the contacts app. Advertisement Lifehacker's App Directory is a new and growing directory of recommendations for the best applications and tools in a number of given categories.