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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Automatically find zip codes in Address Book

[Updated for 10.7 Lion]

[This plugin uses Yahoo’s maps API, which was shut down in September 2011.  I don’t know if I’ll find time to switch to another data provider, so it’s broken for the time being]

Anne was putting together wedding invitations and asked me if Address Book could look up zip codes. Now it can. She likes it — maybe you will, too.

This is just a small Address Book plugin. It adds a menu item so that when you click on an address, you can find a ZIP code (including ZIP+4 for most addresses) and set it automatically.

To install, copy FindZip.bundle inside of ~/Library/Address Book Plug-Ins or /Library/Address Book Plug-Ins — creating the folder if it’s not already there. You’ll need to restart Address Book to get the menu to appear.

FindZip now requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later and is tested on 10.6 and 10.7.

FindZip comes with no warranty. While I have made every effort to make it as bug-free as possible, it may trash your address book, computer, and your car — though most likely the zip code. Let me know if you have any problems.

Download FindZip 1.0b3 (16k)

posted by Lucas at 4:31 pm  

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