What is adx

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

What you need A web browser.
Firefox strongly recommended (fastest for adx; works out of the box online and offline/local).
You might need a little command line tweak for other browsers (like 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
Small size (ca. 220 KByte)
Lightweight (no dependencies)
Online usage (e.g. self-hosting or any web server/space)
Offline usage (e.g. local hard disk)
Portable (e.g. on USB flash drive)
Full privacy (everything is self-contained, no phone-home, etc). Own your data!
Search in contacts
Birthday/anniversary reminder
Tagging of contacts
Geo mapping (by address, long;lat and what3words)
Microformats support (hCard 1.0, XFN)
XML based
Configurable (XSLT)
Customizable (XSLT)
Export via vCard file or QR code (completely offline)
Offline QR Code generation (any kind)

Supported online accounts

Skype, Twitter, Facebook, Google, digg, tumblr, pinterest,
YouTube, Vimeo, imdb, trakt, last.fm, Hype Machine, AllMusic, bandcamp,
diaspora, GNU Social, HubZilla, stackexchange, LinkedIn, Xing, vkontakte
Flickr, Picasa, DeviantArt, GitHub, SourceForge, Soup.io and others.

Also generic accounts are supported.
See all at Accounts in adx wiki

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 on any OS.
Recommended browser: Firefox (fastest for adx and works out of the box for online and offline/local usage).
For other browsers see known issues below.
Known issues Chromium based browsers like Google Chrome, Opera, Vivaldi, Brave work by default only online (but not locally).
Reason: Chromium's more restrictive security model.
Workaround: Start this browser with cmd line param "--allow-file-access-from-files"

IE: Changing a security option to allow active content may be needed to run adx.
Browser requirements JavaScript and XML/XSLT (which every major browser has).
Minimum versions:
Firefox 3+, Chrome/Chromium/Vivaldi/Brave/Opera15+ (see workaround above), Safari 3+, Opera 9-12, IE, Edge.
While browser versions mentioned were tested at least once, for latest adx release only following
browsers were actively tested (under Ubuntu): Firefox, Chromium, Vivaldi, Brave.
If you encounter any issue with a certain browser (version) please 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
News See News at sourceforge

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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