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Use iAddressX for one-click access to Address Book Apps
I stumbled on a nifty little preference pane called iAddressX, which provides quick access to Apple's Address Book information, including telephone, email address, and birthday. Once installed, you can activate a menubar icon for iAddressX, and your entire address book becomes browseable via the menubar.

If you select a telephopne number, iAddressX displays it in large type on a transparent panel across the screen; very handy for turning to use phone and make the call. Selecting an email address opens the Mail compose window with the "To" field completed. I paid the shareware fee because it is so useful.

[Editor's note: I just downloaded this and tested it out ... and it's quite useful! I imagine I'll be forking over the $8 registration fee as well; it's much simpler to pop up to the menu when I remember I wanted to send someone an email than to switch to email, open a new compose window, and start typing their address.]
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nice, but
Authored by: sinjin on Sep 15, '02 04:46:20PM

my menu bar is filling up fast!

this is a really handy widget, makes me wonder why Apple didn't build this into a contextual menu from the dock icon. perhaps the makers of iAddressX should consider that an i go to give feedback.

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can't install it
Authored by: jalkeli on Sep 15, '02 09:18:39PM

I'd like to try and install this but no such luck. I tried to drag it into my PreferencePanes folder and it is telling me that I'm not allowed modify this folder. What am I doing wrong?

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Which folder?
Authored by: robg on Sep 16, '02 12:09:41AM

You should be able to drag it into ~/Library/PreferencePanes - is that where you were trying to drag it?


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another option for the email tasks
Authored by: torndownunits on Sep 16, '02 05:41:37AM

Heya. The editors notes mentioned quickly sending emails from a menu. I just wanted to pass on an app that I use for the same thing. iChoose adds a menu with all of your favourite links in it. You can also add email addresses to it as well though. So you can scroll to an address, and it will open a new email to that person. It's freeware. it's got some other neat features in it as well.

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another option for the email tasks
Authored by: alajuela on Sep 16, '02 09:54:56AM

I like iChoose also and use it everyday, but it is just not as efficient at the task of having ALL your email addresses available for mailing from the menu bar. With iChoose, you have to insert addresses manually, and I haven't seen a way to add the entire address book. Not with iAddressX. So, if you realize you need to dash off an email to an address you rarely use, it's unlikely you'll find it in your iChoose menu, but it will always be there in iAddressX.

P.S. If there is a way to add all email addresses from the AB into iChoose, I would love to know it.

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other way to email
Authored by: a_wylie on Sep 16, '02 06:41:22AM

The phone number thing sounds handy, but LaunchBar still sounds like a better way to launch an email, just type a couple of letters of the email address and boom, it's open with the cursor in the subject line. Cool.

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