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OS X Mountain Lion For Dummies by Bob Dr. Mac LeVitus

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Collecting Your Contacts

Contacts stores and manages information about your family, friends, and anyone else you want to keep in touch with. It works seamlessly with the Mail and Messages applications, enabling you to quickly look up e-mail addresses when you’re ready to send an e-mail, text, or start a chat.

In fact, Contacts works with several applications, both on and beyond your Mac, including the following:

check.png Use it with FaceTime (covered in Chapter 17) to video chat with friends and family.

check.png Use it with Calendar (covered in Chapter 9) by choosing Window⇒Address Panel or pressing maccmd.jpg+Option+A. You can then drag any person in your Contacts from the Address Panel to any date and time on the calendar, and a special Meeting event is created automatically by Calendar. The event even has a Send Invitation button; if you click it, it launches Mail and sends the person an invitation to this meeting. Very cool stuff.

check.png The Contacts application can also work with any other application whose programmers choose to make the connection or with any device that is compatible with Contacts. For example, ...

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