Mac OS X's Address Book Can Now Sync Google Contacts (Update: For iPhone Owners Only, UGH)

Mac OS X Leopard only: Today's release of Mac OS 10.5.3 added a juicy little tidbit to Address Book: the ability to automatically sync your Google contacts. After you've run Software Update and gotten 10.5.3 (and restarted your Mac), hit up Address Book's Preferences pane. At the button of the General tab, check off the "Synchronize with Google" box to get started. Be sure to back up your address book before you sync, and see the FAQ for more info. Update: Several commenters rightly point out that this capability only exists for iPhone owners, which is quite possibly a crappier move than forcing Safari onto Windows users on Apple's part. Time to switch to Linux.


    I dont have an iPhone & I am not seeing this "Sync with Gmail contacts" thingy - just yahoo, .mac and stuff.

    But what is strange is: there is a help article (try Help-> type in "google") about using this feature. I see it even though I don't have an iPhone. It says nothing about needing an iPhone in the help article.

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