AddressBookSync

Version: 1.6.1 || Release Date: 2010-11-18 || License: Freeware Developer: Dan Auclair | App Owner: factoryjoe

Download Facebook profile pictures to Address Book cards.

AddressBookSync is a Mac OS X application to download Facebook profile pictures to Address Book cards. This is a handy tool to keep your contacts' pictures updated if you have numerous Facebook friends in your Mac OS X Address Book.

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4 Opinions

Great application.

This application doesn't do phone numbers or email addresses so it doesn't violate the facebook terms of service.

Before you use this program for the pictures, use this Firefox/Greasemonkey script to grab names with phone numbers:
http://brad.livejournal.com/2398409.html
(Works as of 9/26/09)

Anyone find a way to grab the email addresses too?

Looks like the developer listened with 1.1:

Version 1.1 adds the ability to compare the current Address Book picture to the Facebook picture. This version now downloads the highest-resolution Facebook picture available instead of the lower-resolution thumbnail. New crop/scale tool to edit pictures before they are synced.

Personally I can't get it to connect to Facebook. :(

Cute app. Some suggestions of things it could use:
1) Show the existing picture (if one exists)
2) Ignore the user logged in (or potentially offer a reverse-sync?)
3) Save the list of users not synced between sessions.
4) Show only images updated (on facebook) since last time.

I tried it out of curiosity.

In all honesty, its basically useless.

The synced images are so tiny there is little point to having them. This can be fixed, and I hope the dev does fix it.

The other problem is that Facebook profile pictures rarely fit what I would describe as a good address book image. And, if I already have a good image the only way to see if to have address book open in parallel. Give us an option between the existing image and the new one. At least give us an indication of who has an image and who does not.