We’ve talked about the benefits of syncing your information with the cloud before, and our opinions remain the same. Anytime you can get stuff syncing between devices for free you should do it. Philosophical arguments aside, Google/Yahoo have been doing some great stuff giving us the ability to sync calendars, and documents across multiple devices, and now everyone can sync contacts.
Previous to Snow Leopard, iPhone/Touch users had the ability to sync their address books with Google’s contact servers, but anyone with out either of those devices were left out in the cold. All of that’s changed with Snow Leopard. Anyone can do it now, and I recommend you do it. You never know when you’re gonna be stranded somewhere with a phone that’s dead. If you can get the internet, you’ll want to be able to get your contact information.
Here’s how you do it.
- Open the address book application
- Open the address book’s preferences
- Click the accounts tab
- Check the synchronize with Google
- Click the configure button.
- Fill in the information
- Let the address book do its thing.
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