Services are a clever and neglected feature in Mac OS X, that make the functions of individual apps available system-wide.
ContactCreator is a Mac OS X service that will create an Address Book contact from selected text.
If you have one word selected, it will place it in the first name field of a new contact, two words will go into the first name and second name fields, and more than two selected words are dumped into the Notes field. It recognises email addresses and adds .Mac addresses as AIM contacts.
It is quicker than Address Book Quick Entry, although it is also obviously more “dirty”; you need to drag and drop the information into the proper fields later.
If you have Quicksilver’s Services Menu Module installed, it is also available in Quicksilver as a way to clip contacts into Address Book quickly for later tidying up.
Or you could set a hotkey for the service using Peter Maurer’s Service Scrubber and access it that way.
ContactCreator is freeware and is available from the developer’s web site .
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Tags: Address Book, contacts, quicksilver, Services