I like simple, well designed, clean and pretty software. That’s all I ask.
abook is all of those things: Simply designed, with a clear focus and a visual style that follows its physical analogue — an index card or rolodex.
Plenty of options and information to enter. Converting your traditional office address book to this digital format will keep the intern busy for weeks! 😉
Just kidding. Judging by the help page, abook was intended to interface directly with mutt.
It may be possible to incorporate it into other e-mail clients though. You try and tell me how it works.
I don’t have enough addresses to warrant keeping abook on my machine very long. And alpine has its own built-in address book application.
Which is doubly a shame, because this is clean and crisp software that deserves more use. 😐
P.S.: Take a look at the .abookrc file too, as there are a few customizations you can add, if, for example, you prefer a specialized data field, or autosave behavior.