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Sync Address book with Facebook

Sync Address book with Facebook

If you use Address Book in OSX you will know how powerful an application it is. You can store a stack of information about your contacts and even add custom fields to allow for even greater scalability.

If you are anything like me you don’t tend to keep the photos attached to each contact up to date (if you even use them at all).

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Well Dan Auclair has come up with a handy little application that compares your Facebook contacts with the names in Address Book and gives you the option of adding the person’s profile image as the address book thumbnail.

The application gives the user full control, it displays the current image you have for the contact and their current Facebook profile photo. You can opt to sync or leave the image unchanged. This is particular useful (as I found) for contacts with the same name.

I known two John Thompsons one on Facebook and one who remains in my Address Book. I was able to tell AddressBookSync not to update this entry.

This is a handy tool to keep your contacts’ pictures updated if you have numerous Facebook friends in your Mac OS X Address Book.

If your phone supports synchronization with Address Book (e.g. iPhone) you should be able to have your contacts’ profile pictures show up when they call you. Birthday synchronization is also available (nice for the iCal birthday calendar). If you have people on Facebook that are not in your address book.

AddressBookSync allows you to add these friends as new contacts. This is definitely a must have application for any Mac user on Facebook! The application could not be easier to use. Download, run, login to Facebook and it takes you through the rest. The current version is 1.2 and is completely free. Click here to download.

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