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10.7: Address Book changes Apps
New IM and Profile fields have been added to Address Book, and others have been expanded. You can add them to cards by going to Card » Add Field and picking the new field you want.

For example, Skype has omnipresent for years, but Apple's Address Book had no field to store a contact's Skype name. Now, the IM fields can be specified as: Facebook, Google Talk, Skype, Yahoo among several others.

There is also a new Profile section in Address Book, with Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr, MySpace and Custom labels, although there seems to be something lacking.

When I filled in Facebook with a contact's name and saved the changes, clicking on the 'Facebook' label, there were two options: 'Show Profile' and 'Show Photos.' They didn't work. But, adding profile.php?id=nnnnnnnnn where nnnnnnn is the profile number of a contact, will indeed get you to their profile.

[crarko adds: Welcome additions to Address Book. Hopefully it will continue to improve in future updates.]
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10.7: Address Book changes
Authored by: gnaihc on Aug 01, '11 11:37:18AM

If you put in Facebook username, however, the link does work.

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10.7: Address Book changes
Authored by: mesa on Aug 01, '11 12:09:04PM

The IM field has been present for a while although the services were a bit out of date.

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10.7: Address Book changes
Authored by: CJYetman on Aug 01, '11 03:03:59PM

my observations....

1 - the Facebook profile section only functions reliably if the Facebook user account is one that has been converted to a Facebook username, rather than the Facebook profile ID... you can tell if you go to your friends Facebook page... it should look like

2 - the Facebook chat option (like the new Skype one) does not function as might be expected with iChat... as far as I know, you can only add Facebook chat in iChat as a Jabber account, and it must be set that way in Address Book (as Jabber, not Facebook) for it to be properly recognized/synchronized so that you get chat status etc.

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10.7: Address Book changes
Authored by: jaydisc on Aug 01, '11 03:51:55PM

I wrote a little AppleScript that uses this field to populate any person's Address Book image with their Twitter profile image:

Edited on Aug 01, '11 03:52:43PM by jaydisc

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10.7: Address Book changes
Authored by: BeauGiles on Aug 07, '11 12:07:01AM

Thanks a lot for this; hopefully Apple might even bring a Twitter API across to OS X and we'll have inbuilt syncing. With iOS 5, going Settings > Twitter > @account , you can tap on 'Update Contacts' which syncs contacts pictures and names from Twitter, using the email address attached to their contact card.

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10.7: Address Book changes
Authored by: albertyn on Aug 02, '11 04:19:37AM

What Apple should improve in the Address Book is the capacity to assign a contact to one or more groups.

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10.7: Address Book changes
Authored by: j-beda on Aug 02, '11 07:45:14AM

You can assign a contact to one or more groups in every version of Address Book I have used. Does that not work in 10.7?

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10.7: Address Book changes
Authored by: adrianm on Aug 02, '11 02:31:46PM

Yep, still works just like it always did.

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10.7: Address Book changes - envelope printing any better?
Authored by: dowsmith on Aug 02, '11 03:12:50PM

Has envelope printing been improved?

One irritating new 'feature' in Address Book 5 (with 10.5 & 10.6) was that the name DOESN'T necessarily print as First name-then-surname (which is presumably what all users would want), but in fact replicates the preference chosen for listings. Because I opt for Last name, first name, Address Book prints the name on envelopes as surname-then-firstname...

Does 10.7 correct this?!

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10.7: Address Book changes
Authored by: purduejim on Aug 02, '11 03:29:03PM

Anyone know if the Vcard format has been expanded so these can me imported from/exported to other contact programs?

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