Mac-Chi Releases Googaby 1.0 Google Contacts/Address Book Utility

Austin-based developer Mac-Chi announced the release of Googaby 1.0, the company's Google Contacts and Address Book utility for Mac OS X on Wednesday.

The program features a pervasive drag-and-drop and a customizable iTunes-stye browser that also allows Google Contacts to fully participate in a normal Macintosh workflow. Googaby can also push any changes to the Address Book up to Google in the background while its WhoPaste feature reduces the effort needed to capture contact information. 

With WhoPaste, the user just drags over contact information in any application where text is selectable. Googaby then breaks apart the data and attaches a citation to the source of the information. Then, after giving the user a chance to review and augment the data, Googaby stores the new contact in Google Contacts, Address Book, or both, optionally adding the new contact to a set of specified groups.

Googaby also offers the following features:

  • Backup and restore Google Contacts and Groups.
  • User selectable Address Book Groups, including Smart Groups, pushed to Google in the background.
  • Drag-and-drop contacts and groups between different Google accounts.
  • One button data loading for Address Book or Google Contacts.
  • Find and Replace (optional case sensitivity).
  • Drag directly into spreadsheets (optional column headings included).
  • Hyperlinked Note field.
  • Complete control over vCard data.
  • Drag-and-drop contact pictures using a built-in zoom and crop tool.
  • Execute AppleScripts (support for custom user scripts).
  • Fully customizable familiar iTunes-style interface.

Googaby requires a Mac with a 400 MHz or faster G3, G4, G5 or Intel-based processor and Mac OS X 10.4 or later to install and run. The program retails for $24.95 for a single machine license and a free 10 day trial version is available for download.