Jonathan Nathan has updated his menubar access utility for Address Book, JABMenu.
The newest version (1.2) adds more options for international map services, the ability to compose an email to a group of contacts found through its look-up hotkey, the ability to add contact info into the foremost application (i.e. quickly insert contact details into a mail.app message—very handy!) and more.
Since I don’t have many friends in Desmoines, Iowa or Martha’s Vinyard, the increased number of international mapping options is very welcome.
People can now benefit from a much wider range of country-specific Google Maps services and mapping providers.
It works well too.
Clicking on the postal address of everyone’s favourite company (or at least its Australian outpost) pops up the right result (plus a slightly scary suggestion):
The new group email option is also useful, allowing you to select multiple contacts from a look-up search:
You can read the full changelog on Jonathan’s web site , where you can also download the updated version. It’s shareware (USD 10).
Tags: Address Book, Apple Mail, Google, mail.app, maps, menubar, plugins, Productivity, saving time