So, I wanted to be able to export my Mac OS X Address Book in some form that would enable me to have access to the information anywhere, anytime (that I could get Internet access, of course) even without my own laptop; for example, at work. (Back in the day, I used a Palm V as my primary source of contact data and synched it to a couple of computers that I used. But I’d rather have the Mac Address Book as the primary source since it has the most utility for my correspondence pattern, not to mention the fact that the Palm V is getting on in age and I can’t even connect it directly to my iBook.) Well, the only export format the Mac Address Book has built-in is vCards—not necessarily bad in principle, but not great in practice, as there aren’t many other applications that use it. After Googling about and trying a few different approaches I settled on an AppleScript that exports from Mac Address Book to a Yahoo! format and then importing that into the Yahoo! Address Book. It feels like appropriate use of technology all around.
posted @ 11:51 AM EDT