If you need quick access to your contacts in macOS, one solution is iAddressX from Tropical Software, even though it’s getting a bit long in the tooth. The $19.99 app — which hasn’t been updated in almost two years — allows you to access and navigate contacts from a small icon in the menubar.
Once you download and install iAddressX it will ask for permission to import your Mac contacts. Once done, you have instant access to them, can search through them, and can perform tasks such as printing to your Dymo Label printer right from the utility.
You can dial regular land line and Skype calls right from iAddressX, as well as quickly send email. FaceTime support would be nice if/whben Tropical ever upgrades the app.
iAddressX offers the ability to: control which groups to show in the iAddressX menu; specify the default property for a person; and the ability to hide “Open iAddressX Preferences” and “Open Address Book.”
You can show show all contacts in the main menu. With iAddressX selecting a person header in the menu now shows the person in macOS’s Contacts app.
Most folks won’t need iAddressX; however, for some, it will help speed up the daily workflow.
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