Posts tagged ‘addressbook’

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I’ve complained about Lion’s Address Book messing up the merging of updated entries and about iCloud failing to sync certain contacts. And I’ve complained about iCloud doubling some of my calendar entries, although to be fair, that hasn’t happened since the early days of iCloud and iOS 5. Today I had a new problem: My…


Address Book and iCloud problems

The Address Book is one of those programs Mac power users love to complain about. It’s continually compared with more powerful PIMs and found wanting. The Lion version was subjected to even more criticism, partially because it got the same “leather” treatment that iCal got, but mostly because its new “open book” look eliminated the…


More Address Book scripting

I’m still cleaning up my Address Book in preparation for a large mailing to my company’s clients. Today I wrote a couple of scripts, one in AppleScript and the other in Perl, to make address labels. I already had a script for printing address labels, but it’s meant for Avery 5164 labels, the big ones…


Cleaning the Address Book with AppleScript

I’m weeding out my client address book, dropping contacts who have moved to other companies (unless I can find where they’ve gone) or retired, and fixing out-of-date and incomplete information. It’s a painful process, and one that, for the most part, doesn’t seem amenable to automation. I have been able to automate one part of…


Making a quick email list

I coach my younger son’s YMCA basketball team and use email to send updates and reminders to the other parents. Today my wife needed that list of addresses to coordinate an after-game dinner with the parents of a (friendly) rival team. My first thought was to export the list as a vCard file from my…