Address Book and Calendar Server
With Address Book Server you can synchronise your Address Book with others on the same network as well as over the internet. Contacts are synchronised with your own instance of Address Book Server.
Address Book Server comes in two parts a server and a client. The server should be installed on a centrally accessible Mac. The client goes on every Mac, whose Address Book you would like to synchronise.
During synchronisation contact information is fetched from the ABS server, compared with the local content, and any changes are written back to the server. Changes made via Address Book are synchronised in real-time with the server. Other clients will be brought up-to-date during their next synchronisation. This can either be done by making a change to one of their contacts, manually via System Preferences or on a schedule.
Minimum Requirement for the Server
OS X (10.4 onwards) are supported in both standard and server editions.
Address Book Server runs on both Intel and PowerPC based Macs.
Address Book Server can be installed on any modern operation system with a Java 5 JVM. This includes (OS X 10.4 onwards) but also Linux and Windows.
Depending on the number of contacts / events and clients accessing the server as well as the frequency of synchronisation additional memory might be requires. 2GB on the server should be sufficient for most environments.
Supported Database platforms
Address Book Server can be integrated with most modern database engines including many free and open source ones. Details instruction on integrating with your existing database engine can be found at the support website.
Minimum Requirement for the Client
Mac OS X (10.4 onwards) are required to install the Address Book Server Client.
The web interface can be accessed from any modern web browser such as Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer.
- Bi-directional sync to keep your Address Books up-to-date.
- Bi-directional sync to keep your Calenders up-to-date.
- iSync integration to transfer contact information in the background in real time
- Address Book schema are fully supported
- iCal schema are fully supported
- Discover via Bonjour to ease configuration.
- Support for off-site clients (Without Bonjour)
- Scheduled automatic synchronisation
- Translation into German, French, Romanian, Swedish, Dutch and Italian
- Recover deleted contacts
- Administration tools
- View contact in Google Earth
- Export to vCard and LDIF format
- Optional SSL support
Support for ABCMobile to run on the iPad. We are in the final stages of testing and will make a version for the iPad available shortly. CardDAV and CalDAV support is also planned and due out later this year.
- Address Book Server - Server : 9th July 2011
- Address Book Server - Client : 8th July 2011
- ABCMobile : 1.2.2
The Release Notes for this and previous releases are available on the WIKI.