Quit Typing So Much – Use Contacts To Click Through To Addresses In Maps [OS X Tips]

Contacts To Maps

Sure, it’s pretty easy to type an address into the Maps built into Mavericks, but wouldn’t it be even better if you could just click your way to Map nirvana?

In the latest version of OS X, you can send your directions or Map locations right to your iPhone or iPad, so why not make things even easier and more streamlined? Just launch Contacts and you’ll see.

Once you’ve launched the Contacts app from your Applications folder, Dock, or app launcher (like the incomparable Alfred), find a Contact with an address. You can use the search bar at the top of the Contacts window, or just scroll up and down the list to find the one you want.

Click on this contact, and then hover your mouse over the address area. You’ll see a little “Show In Maps” button–click on it and you’ll go right to the Maps app. A pin will drop at the address you’re looking at, which you can then click on and get directions. Then you can send them right to your iPhone. We’re living in the future!

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  • Gregory Wright

    Wow, that was so easy and fast.

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Rob LeFebvreAnchorage, Alaska-based freelance writer and editor Rob LeFebvre is Cult of Mac's Games and Tips Editor. He has contributed to various tech, gaming and iOS sites, including 148Apps, VentureBeat, and Paste Magazine. Feel free to find Rob on Twitter @roblef

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