Google Desktop Open Contacts Plug-in
Google Desktop is available at
http://desktop.google.com/. Please make
sure that Google Desktop and Open
Contacts (v4.0.1 or above) are installed before installing the plug-in.
Working together with Google Desktop and Open Contacts,
Google Desktop Open Contacts Plug-in gives you a small and handy interface to
lookup contacts through name, phone, Email or address, as well as ID of instant
messengers. With the Quick View within the plug-in, you will be able to view
details of a contact without opening up the main window of Open Contacts.
As you type, the matched results
From the menu, you may select
which type of search. To view the details of a contact, double-click on the
If menu item "Quick View" is checked, the details will be shown in the Quick
View window, otherwise, inside Open Contacts.
In Open Contacts, many
predefined fields are associated with field types, such as 'phone' and
'email'. Predefined field names like 'Phone', 'Phone2', 'Fax', and 'Mobile' etc.
share the same field type 'phone'.
||Search field "Name"
||Search fields of type "phone". By default, fields "Phone",
"Fax", "Mobile", and "Primary Phone" will be searched.
||Search fields of types "email" and "aemail". By default, fields
"Email", "Email2", and "Primary Email" etc. will be searched.
||Search fields of type "yahoo". By default, field "Yahoo" will be
searched. If predefined field names of your address book are in
non-English, and the field name for Yahoo ID could be something like "雅虎". As long as the field name is of type "yahoo",
Open Contacts will take care such field. The same method applies to other fields of IM.
||Search fields of type "skype". By default, field "Skype" will be
||Search fields of type "msn". By default, field "MSN" will be
||Search fields of type "icq". By default, field "ICQ" will be
||Search fields of type "qq". By default, field "QQ" will be
||Search fields of action type "map". By default, fields "Street",
"City", "State" and "Address" etc. will be searched.
Open Contacts supports map services with well formatted address info. An
address could be stored in either one line or multiple lines. When looking up
through an address, Open Contacts with look through all fields associated with
action type "map", so fields like street, city, county, and state
will be searched.
To get the latest updates, please visit the
- Windows 2000/XP/Vista
- Google Desktop v5.0 or above
- Open Contacts v4.0.1 or above
If you are a programmer and want to know how to write a program
interacting with Open Contacts, you may
refer to the source codes of this Google Desktop gadget. To retrieve the
source codes, please rename "ocgoogledesktop.gg" to "ocgoogledesktop.zip",
then you can extract the source codes.
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