What is adx

Minimalistic but massively web 2.0 enabled address book
running completely in your web browser.
See Live example or download.
Price: € 0.00 Brand: elektronengehirn.net

What you need A web browser.
You might need a little command line tweak (e.g. for Chrome).
Operating System Linux, Windows, Mac OS, Android, etc.
The OS doesn't matter, just a web browser is needed.

Contact management incl. web accounts
Tagging of contacts
Geo mapping (by address, long;lat)
Microformats support (hCard 1.0, XFN)
Small size (ca. 200 KByte)
Lightweight (no dependencies)
Online usage (e.g. web server/space)
Offline usage (e.g. local hard disk)
Portable (e.g. on USB flash drive)
Birthday reminder
Search in contacts
XML based
Customizable (XSLT)
Export via vCard file or QR code (completely offline)
Offline QR Code generation (any kind)

Support for

Skype, Twitter, Facebook, Google, Delicious, digg,
YouTube, Vimeo, last.fm, Hype Machine, MySpace,
LinkedIn, Xing, studiVZ, lokalisten.de, spin.de
Flickr, Picasa, DeviantArt, SourceForge, Soup.io,
ICQ, AIM, YIM, MSNIM, Jabber and more...
Missing one? Suggest more!
Generic account support

Semantic data Microformats (hCard 1.0, XFN)
How it works (usage) Open addressbook.xml in your web browser and
you get an address book with many features
How it works (technically) XML + XSLT = HTML
address book (XML file) is tranformed (XSLT file)
by web browser to HTML
Online usage Yes (Just put the adx files on any web server)
Offline usage Yes (e.g. drag and drop the files from hard disk to your browser)
What you should know adx provides no editor for contacts.
Contacts are stored in addressbook.xml (text file)
which needs to be edited in an external tool.
A simple text editor works, even Notepad.
Download Latest adx_addressbook.xml_vX.XX.zip
Quick start Download, unzip and open file
addressbook.xml in your browser
Supported browsers Basically all modern web browsers are supported. See known issues below before you start.
Known issues Chrome/Chromium 5+ (and Opera 15+) works by default only online (but not locally).
Reason: Chrome's more restrictive security model.
Workaround: Start Chrome/Chromium/Opera with cmd line param "--allow-file-access-from-files"
IE: changing a security option may needed to get started
Browser requirements Support for XML/XSLT and JavaScript enabled. Minimum versions:
Firefox 3+, Chrome/Chromium/Opera15+ (see workaround above), Safari 3+, Opera 9-12, IE, Edge.
While browser versions mentioned were tested at least once, for latest release only following
browser were actively tested (under Ubuntu): Chromium 48 and Firefox 44.
If you encounter any issue with a certain browser (version) let me know.
Add/edit contacts Edit addressbook.xml in text editor
Import/export contacts Online Importer for Open Contacts
Export via vCard file or QR code (completely offline)
For more info see Wiki
Website http://adx.elektronengehirn.net
Documentation Wiki

I started adx in the early 2000s because I couldn't find an address book tool suited to my needs (and for Javascript/XML/XSLT finger exercises;-)

Data privacy:
Instead of feeding online platforms with intransparent data protection policy, I want to keep my/friend's sensitive data under my own control.

Web 2.0 features:
I want a web enabled address book which can call phone numbers by a simple click (e.g. Skype), supports address finding via (Google)Maps, supports contact tagging, supports Microformats (hCard 1.0, XFN) and manages online accounts.

I want a small portable solution which can be used where a browser or at least a text file viewer is available. No need for installation, browser plugin, server component or anything like that. So, adx consists only of two files (XML file for the data, XSLT file for transforming to HTML within the web browser).

For data storing I want an open and easy accessible format which is not outdated/unreadable in a few years. Therefore I used XML with a flat data schema leaning on a well-known standard (vCard).

License BSD (open source)
Credits Thx to dandavis for download.js v4.1, 2008-2015 (Licensed under CCBY2)
Thx to Kazuhiko Arase for qrcode-generator (Licensed under the MIT License)
The word "QR Code" is registered trademark of DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED

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