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Syncing address book without MobileMe?
Posted by: earache
Date: January 31, 2011 05:15PM
With 5 Macs to sync, I'm finally trying to cut loose from MobileMe and finding that it's not as easy as I had hoped. I have solutions for syncing bookmarks (Dropbox) and my calendars (gmail), but having a very hard time finding an acceptable solution for my address book. Gmail looked promising at first but contact groups don't come across in either direction and as far as I can tell google doesn't separate first and last names. There are some commercial solutions out there but the whole point of this exercise was to get away from that.

Does anybody have any solutions that I might have missed? Thanks for any help.



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Re: Syncing address book without MobileMe?
Posted by: Shakes
Date: January 31, 2011 05:20PM
I've been using Dropbox to sync my address book. What problems are you having?
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Re: Syncing address book without MobileMe?
Posted by: earache
Date: January 31, 2011 05:29PM
Hadn't thought about Dropbox. How are you doing it?

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Shakes
I've been using Dropbox to sync my address book. What problems are you having?



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Re: Syncing address book without MobileMe?
Posted by: Shakes
Date: January 31, 2011 05:42PM
It's been a while but I think I used the info on this page.
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Also, if you're not comfortable with Terminal (like me) you can use this to make the links:
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Re: Syncing address book without MobileMe?
Posted by: Ken Sp.
Date: January 31, 2011 06:38PM
Google contacts work fine for me---did you export or sync from address book app?
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Re: Syncing address book without MobileMe?
Posted by: earache
Date: January 31, 2011 07:00PM
Thanks. I'll check this out.

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Shakes
It's been a while but I think I used the info on this page.
Link
Also, if you're not comfortable with Terminal (like me) you can use this to make the links:
Link



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Re: Syncing address book without MobileMe?
Posted by: jdc
Date: January 31, 2011 07:03PM
I think lifehacker has a tutorial on synching just about everything via dropbox.

I just bought MM for $44 a few weeks ago, bought 2 years at that price =).



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Re: Syncing address book without MobileMe?
Posted by: earache
Date: January 31, 2011 07:03PM
Sync'd from address book. All the addresses came over, but absolutely no groups migrated. That's a problem for me since I use groups for mailing lists, etc. Oh, and at the very next sync, address book wanted to delete all of my addresses. Go figure.

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Google contacts work fine for me---did you export or sync from address book app?



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Re: Syncing address book without MobileMe?
Posted by: Ken Sp.
Date: January 31, 2011 10:03PM
Try export/import. I am not sure about groups---but I got first and last names.

I second the dropbox idea also
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