ABMenu
ABMenu
3.0b4

4.2

ABMenu free download for Mac

ABMenu

3.0b4
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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Knowhowe
30 August 2010

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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Version 3.0b4
Xandra
29 July 2015
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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Version 3.0b4
Horst-Hildebrecht
02 March 2015
Great App, but crashes unter Yosemite.
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Version 3.0b4
1 answer(s)
Xandra
Xandra
29 July 2015
Not sure why you're having problems -mine is working fine. Should it matter,

I actually used migration asst. from my MacPro (MtnLion) to my iMac (101.0.3 at the time) I was shocked but it's working like a charm.

You might try: deleting prefs, reinstalling (I know I was initially asked if I wanted to give this app access to my contacts - I'm currently running 10.10.4
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anonymous-snipe-166
04 November 2010
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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Version 3.0b4
Knowhowe
30 August 2010
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.
Like (2)
Version 3.0b4
matrixbud
30 August 2010
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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Version 3.0b4
Claudio-wilmanns
25 January 2010
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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Version 3.0b4
Bobbster
03 January 2010
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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Version 3.0b3
Horst-Hildebrecht
21 September 2009
ABMenu was a great application, but under 10.6 it doesn't work.
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Version 2.1.3
1 answer(s)
-M-S-
-M-S-
03 January 2010
Have you tried the 3.0 betas?
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Version 3.0b3
Sidetracked
17 September 2006
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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Version 2.1.3
1 answer(s)
Purduejim
Purduejim
24 March 2015
Some years ago Mibasoft closed down business when the developer went to work for Apple. Several years later Tropical Software acquired iAddressX and we have just released the first Public Beta of the next version. It can be found here: http://www.tropic4.com/iaddressx.html I hope you will try it and let us know what you think.
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Peanut-Butter
31 March 2006
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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Version 2.1.3
Free

4.2

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