It’s great to be able to keep track of addresses for friends and places around town in your Contacts app. Having all the address info in a ready Contact makes it super simple to launch Maps in Mavericks from the Contacts app when you want directions to a party in town somewhere.
And, while you can easily send directions from Maps app to your iPhone, it’s also helpful to just say to Siri, “Directions to Jill’s house,” or “Get me to the movie theater,” and have your iPhone just pull up maps based on that name in the Contacts app.
Mavericks makes it incredibly simple to put addresses for all the places you might want to go right into your Contacts app so you can do just that.
Launch Maps, first of all, and search for an address you want to add. I searched for the local movie theater here to test this out. Click on the little pin that drops once you’ve found the address, and then click on the little “i” icon that is next to it. That will bring up the address info window.
Near the bottom left, you’ll see a button called “Add to Contacts.” Click that, and Mavericks will launch your Contacts app and populate it with all the info from the Maps app. Slick! You can change the name of the Contact, too, to something like “Bill’s House” and then hit the Done button.
Now you’ve got a ton of info in a single contact that you can use across your iCloud devices, including asking Siri for directions. Have at it, and enjoy!