Internationalizing Your Contacts
Posted on 2013-07-07
Living in the U.S. we rarely call people outside of the country. Whenever we create new contacts in our address book, they'll typically start with the state's area code and omit the country code.
Since moving to Ireland, my contacts wouldn't show up correctly since I hadn't prepended all of contacts with '+1'. I wasn't about to manually change all 700 contacts in my phone and fortunately came across a nice post that had the following AppleScript:
tell application "Address Book" repeat with eachPerson in people repeat with eachNumber in phones of eachPerson set theNum to (get value of eachNumber) if (theNum does not start with "+" and theNum does not start with "1" and theNum does not start with "0") then set value of eachNumber to "+1" & theNum end if end repeat end repeat save end tell
Before running this, I highly recommend backing up your contacts. This can be run easily by just launching AppleScript Editor and pasting in the code above. Enjoy!
Tags: automation scripting applescript