Fast Address book for your Desktop

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gfa is a small and fast address book written in C and GTK+2. It uses sqlite as backend for the addresses.

Install gfa in Ubuntu

sudo aptitude gfa

This will complete the installation

Using gfa

If you want to open go to Applications--->Accessories--->gfa

Once it opens you should see similar to the following screen

If you want to view more fields click on more fields you should see similar to the following screen

If you want to create a new group click on group--->New

Once it opens you sould see similar to the following screen here you need to enter your group name and click on create

gfa version details

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7 Responses

  1. Alessandro says:

    this “fast” address book called gfa, cannot import any address book, cannot export any address record, cannot exchange data with tipical applications (e mail clients, groupware, skype ecc. ecc) using that “fast” address book just means to waste time.

    anyway I really appreciate your initiative: find new solutions ad present them to the community… thank you very much for all you are doing for us.

    best regards

  2. Richard says:

    Does anyone know a more capable address book app that provides a web frontend as well as LDAP directory backend, and sync to/from Outlook on Windows? It would be great to integrate addresses across phones, Windows, Linux, etc.

  3. Mathew says:

    I think pimlico’s contacts project is very interesting. Contacts is a small, lightweight addressbook that uses libebook, part of EDS. This is the same library that GNOME Evolution uses, so all contact data that exists in your Evolution addressbook is accessible via Contacts. Contacts features advanced vCard field type handling and is designed for use on hand-held devices, such as the Nokia 770 or the Sharp Zaurus series of PDAs.

    To use, add the relevent line for your distribution to /etc/apt/sources.list and apt-get update.

    deb etch/
    deb unstable/

    deb edgy/
    deb feisty/
    deb gutsy/

  4. bobmont says:

    I need help in finding a address book in Ubuntu that I can install. I am a user and not a teck, so I need a complete program already made. I at one time used IBM’s Os 2 which was complete and very easy to use. Any help would be greatly appreciated

  5. Cheryl says:

    So, I typed in sudo aptitude gfa into the terminal, and a bunch of stuff happened, but no gfa in accessories.

    How do I get it on?

  6. deusdiabolus says:

    It bears mentioning that the Pimlico Project’s Contacts software is available through the Synaptic Package Manager, so if you’re running Jaunty just search in there and you’ll find it. (The GFA suggestion is appreciated, nonetheless.)

  7. Nice article, though I really hate the watermarks. I understand your hardwork behind this article but these watermarks made the screenshots very ugly.

    I’m sorry but “gfa” is a open source software and your watermarks made it look like a “shareware” application.

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