gContactSync is an add-on that synchronizes contacts between Thunderbird or SeaMonkey and one or more Google accounts. It can synchronize on the My Contacts group, all contacts, or all contacts and groups (with mailing lists). Many mobile devices and some other sync apps only synchronize with the My Contacts group, so most people can choose that option after logging in for the first time.
gContactSync can also your friends on Facebook (including their profile picture), contacts from Plaxo, and more.
NOTE: Mailing lists are buggy, but gContactSync tries to work around these bugs whenever possible. The fake e-mail addresses nobody...@nowhere.invalid are necessary to prevent bugs in mailing lists and are only stored in Thunderbird (they'll never make it to Google). It is best to drag contacts into the main address book and add them to groups from Google's interface.
Don't try to delete or rename "My Contacts", "Coworkers", "Family", or "Friends" or you may have to 'reset' that address book. Google requires these groups for every account, including Google Apps accounts where you can't see them online.
Tutorial/Demo (work in progress): http://www.pirules.org/addons/gcontactsync/tutorial/intro.php
- Thunderbird 2 and up (including 3.x through 10.0)
- Seamonkey 2 and up
- Icedove (Debian-branded Thunderbird)
- Postbox 1.0 - 2.1
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Fixes editing of contacts with photos synchronized or imported by gContactSync.