Two Hidden Gems in Lion’s Address Book: Look for Duplicates and Merge Selected Cards

Since the advent of contact syncing across computers and devices, the bane of users existence has been duplications and inconsistencies with contact data. Some address book services, such as Gmail’s contacts, have “Find Duplicates” and Merge card entries.

In Lion, Apple’s current Mac operating system, Apple has added two new commands to Address Book. In the Card menu, there is a “Look for Duplicates” command, which searches through your address book and tries to find duplication, and a “Merge Selected Cards” command, which combines the contact data from multiple cards into one card.

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