What is adx

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

What you need A web browser.
See known issues for Chrome/Chromium below.
OS Operating System independent (e.g. Linux, Windows, Mac OS, etc.)

Contact management incl. web accounts
Tagging of contacts
Geo mapping (by address, long;lat)
Microformats support (hCard, XFN)
Importer (hCard Microformats) - currently down
Small size (~150 KByte)
Lightweight (no dependencies)
Portable (e.g. on USB flash drive)
Birthday reminder
Search in contacts
Online and offline usage
XML based
Customizable (XSLT)

Support for

Skype, Twitter, Soup.io, Delicious, Digg,
MySpace, YouTube, Vimeo, last.fm, dopplr
Facebook, LinkedIn, Xing, studiVZ, identi.ca,
lokalisten.de, Flickr, Picasa, DeviantArt, spin.de,
Google, GoogleCode, SourceForge, Hype Machine,
ICQ, AIM, YIM, MSNIM, Jabber and more...
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Generic account support

Semantic data Microformats (hCard, XFN)
Online usage Yes
Offline usage Yes
How it works XML + XSLT = HTML
address book (XML file) is tranformed (XSLT file)
by web browser to HTML
What you should know adx provides no editor for contacts.
Contacts are stored in a simple text file (addressbook.xml)
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+ works by default only online (but not locally).
Reason: Chrome's more restrictive security model.
Workaround: Start Chrome/Chromium 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+, Opera 9+, Safari 3+, IE 6+, Chrome (see workaround above).
While browser versions mentioned were tested at least once, for latest release only following
browser were actively tested (under Ubuntu): Chromium 34 and Firefox 31.
If you encounter any browser issues please let me know.
Add/edit data Open addressbook.xml in text editor
License BSD (open source)

I created adx 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, 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).

Website http://adx.elektronengehirn.net
Docs Wiki (currently quite limited)

thomas.bartensud ät googlemai hurz Thomas Bartensud adx website l.com
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