ABMenu
ABMenu
3.0b4

4.2

ABMenu free download for Mac

ABMenu3.0b4

30 August 2010

Access the Address Book via a menu item.

Overview

ABMenu adds a menu item in the upper right hand corner that gives users quick access to the information stored in the Address Book application that comes standard with Mac OS X. When a contact's name is selected from the menu, a semi-transparent window appears that display select information from that person's Address Book entry, such as phone numbers and email addresses.

What's new in ABMenu

Version 3.0b4:
  • Added an option to automatically close the card windows when an action (email, IM, map) is selected
  • Bug fixed in sorting contact names that started with accented characters

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18 Reviews of ABMenu

Knowhowe
30 August 2010
Version: 3.0b4

Most helpful

Love this! Isn't it great, once in a while, after trawling through scads of tedious software on MacUpdate, to come across someting actually useful for a change? Thanks dev, keep up the good work. I'll be watching this one closely.
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5
Xandra
29 July 2015
Version: 3.0b4
WOW!! Astonished but it's working for me with Yosemite 10.10.4! If you're having probs you might try looking at my reply to Horst. (march 2 2015) Still one of the most useful utilities on my Mac.
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Horst-Hildebrecht
02 March 2015
Version: 3.0b4
Great App, but crashes unter Yosemite.
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anonymous-snipe-166
04 November 2010
Version: 3.0b4
For more then a month(several (an answered) emails to the developer) I was trying to get help. I like this program, but lately without any reason every time when I open it - it disappears . It's flashing for a second and it's gone. I need help.
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Knowhowe
30 August 2010
Version: 3.0b4
Love this! Isn't it great, once in a while, after trawling through scads of tedious software on MacUpdate, to come across someting actually useful for a change? Thanks dev, keep up the good work. I'll be watching this one closely.
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5
matrixbud
30 August 2010
Version: 3.0b4
Very helpful app. I used it several times a week to quickly find phone numbers or addresses without the bother of having to both open and later close the address book. Every now and then I use it to quickly open the address book to a specified name when I need more detailed information not shown by ABMenu. I only wish the app would give me a choice to open my Entourage address book but alas it doesn't support Entourage at this time.
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5
Claudio-wilmanns
25 January 2010
Version: 3.0b4
That's a great addition to Apples Address Book. Love it! For future versions I would like to see a Spotlight-like search interface instead of the search inspector and that it is possible to print envelopes or labels from an opened contact instead of printing all contact information as a table. Great work! Many Thanks!
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4
Bobbster
03 January 2010
Version: 3.0b3
I've just installed it and it seems to work pretty good on my 10.6.2 system. It does what it claim to do. Personally I don't like the fact that when you select a contact, it open the contact's window in the bottom left part of your screen; I would like to have the possibility to customize where to open the contact's windows. Very cool the possibility to have the contact's windows in HUD style.
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Horst-Hildebrecht
21 September 2009
Version: 2.1.3
ABMenu was a great application, but under 10.6 it doesn't work.
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4.75
Sidetracked
17 September 2006
Version: 2.1.3
Excellent free app. Quite similar to the $8 iAddressX. Upside, a bit faster and even more user friendly. And free. Downside, doesn't have a couple of features (like auto-dial) that iAddressX has. But overall a terrific, super easy to use, fast link to Address Book info.
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4.75
Peanut-Butter
31 March 2006
Version: 2.1.3
Within 30 seconds I could confirm that this little utitlity was 5 stars. Great tool...... it's quick, small, and flexible. I like that I can adjust # of recent contacts, turn off the alphabetical list or groups, and change sort by dispay order. Very useful that I can launch AB from the menu. Recent contacts are very useful, something AB doesn't have. Bonus: I can make a new contact from the menu, and edit contacts without opening AB. Everything works with or without AB launched! WANTS: to be able to adjust the location of the menu item, not critical, but I prefer it closer to the calender, or at least further from the HELP menu in apps that have lots of menus. (menu meters, a 3rd party app can do this, even though many 3rd party cannot.) (I can't speak about stability - only used it now for 10 minutes)
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4.75
Team-Loco
15 July 2004
Version: 2.1.3
This app is great, I just wish that you could sort by nickname. I have 5 Chris' and Johns', etc listed, and it isn't always easy to find the right one.
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Anonymous
08 July 2004
Version: 2.1.3
Only the first couple of letters show up in the categories. I've got half a dozen "kids friends" entries, but only the one starting with "A" shows up.
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5
Anonymous
08 July 2004
Version: 2.1.3
The same could be said of Address Book. Dialing out through the modem/bluetooth/speakers is one of the many seemingly obvious features I've sent in to Apple. Nice work on this though. It makes sense, has good options and adds effeciency to quickly looking up peoples' info.
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5
Anonymous
03 April 2004
Version: 1.5
This is a very nice and sexy utility for OS X users. How ever I believe it would be much more useful if ABMenu is capable for dialing numbers via built in modem and linked mobile phones.
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Cb31
27 July 2003
Version: 1.5
I don't know if anyone else had download problems using the link from this page. I finally had some success by going straight to the source, i.e. the actual url for the file.
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Cb31
24 July 2003
Version: 1.5
Trying to download a copy of this version, I end up with a 4KB gzip'd dmg file. StuffIt pretends to expand it but doesn't. ZipIt gives an "unexpected eof error".
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4.25
Macal
13 July 2003
Version: 1.0
I tto liked this app and had I not found iAddressX and more recently BuddyPop which I now use, I would haverbeen more than happy with this. However, unlike the others, this is free and well worth watching for developments.
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Anonymous
13 July 2003
Version: 1.0
I gave this app a shot, even though I already use iAddressX which does the same thing. While this program works perfectly fine, I think iAddressX does a better job and being "more intuitive." With this app you must select a name from the menu, let go, and look for the pop-up box to appear (which is almost instant). While this isn't bad, I like the fact that with iAddressX, it uses a hierarchical menu system to give you the information you need just by moving the mouse over a persons name. ABMenu does show more information, but it makes you work harder to get it. The app is pretty good, but not enough to make me switch from iAddressX, but if you've never used an app like this, it's worth checking out, since it's free!
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4.2

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
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