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Googaby 1.0 manages Google Contacts and Address Book

updated 04:35 pm EST, Wed February 25, 2009

Googaby 1.0 introduced

Mac-Chi has released Googaby 1.0, an app meant to sync Google Contacts and Address Book. The program features a drag-and-drop workflow, and uses a layout similar to iTunes. Among other features is WhoPaste, a tool which captures bulk contact data from third-party applications and breaks it down into Address Book-friendly code. New contacts can be added to Address Book, Google Contacts or both, and subsequently routed into specified groups.

Content pushed from Address Book into Contacts can include picture info and group memberships, without any need for subscription or syncing actions on the user's part. Google information can also be backed up or restored, and dragged between multiple accounts. Users can further copy information into spreadsheets, and automate actions using AppleScripts. Googaby 1.0 requires Mac OS X 10.4.3 or later, and costs $25.

by MacNN Staff





  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Feature Already There

    If you plug in an iPhone or iPod Touch to your Mac under Mac OS X Leopard, Address Book picks up a preference to sync with your Google Address Book. You can also hack Address Book's plist file to enable the feature.

  1. Googaby

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Googaby more than that!


    I'm the developer of Googaby.
    I'm finally able to take a spin around the neighborhood (off the hot seat from launch!!)

    The first poster is correct about there being a sync already available.
    But here's the thing:
    That option is only available for Leopard owners who have iPhones or iPod Touch.
    AND it doesn't do pictures, groups, nor custom field labels.

    Googaby runs on Tiger AND pushes all contact data, pictures, groups, and custom data labels.

    Googaby has many more features than this:
    Backup and Restore for Google Contacts - no other product offers this (include pictures and groups & custom labels!)
    Multiple Google Account support - for example drag Contacts (or Groups) from one Gmail account to the other
    WhoPaste - you gotta see this one - check out the screencast on
    Drag-Drop - drag directly into spreadsheets; drop images from the web or shared photo libraries (there's a screencast)
    Find & Replace
    total contol over vCard data

    OK enough from me - go check it out

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