updated 10:20 pm EDT, Mon April 13, 2009
WhoPaste for Address Book
Mac-Chi has announced WhoPaste, a contact-creation tool for Address Book. The software is designed to extract contact information from web pages, e-mails, text documents, and spreadsheets, and then place the data into the appropriate fields in Address Book. Each contact can be created by extracting the name, e-mail address, phone number, street address, or instant message handle. Contacts can also be added to as many as three Address Book groups.
The application offers user-configurable hotkeys that enable it to work with any application. When finished with the tool, users can simply dismiss the review window to return to their original program. WhoPaste offers AppleScript support for creating a contact from the current clipboard or the contents of a file, and can work with both plain and rich text.
The program provides users with automatic source-citation when obtaining contact data. A variety of settings allow customization of the software behavior.
WhoPaste is compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 or higher, and priced at $10. A free trial is also available for download and allows users to save up to 12 contacts.