Chapter 1. Introduction

KAddressBook is part of the KDE suite of personal information management (PIM) programs. KAddressBook is primarily an email address manager, but it can also help you keep track of your friends' and associates' telephone numbers, web sites, social media connections, snail-mail addresses, and more, besides. It's your one-stop shop for keeping track of all the people you know!

A screenshot of KAddressBook's primary GUI interface
KAddressBook's primary display. The Menubar is at the top, the Toolbar is next, and there are three Panels for data in the Text Area at the bottom.


KAddressBook has been integrated into the structure of KMail, the KDE email client. So once you add a contact's name to KAddressBook, you can address an email message to that person by just typing in a portion of his name. Or if you receive an email message from somebody new, you can add him to your address book with just a few clicks of your mouse.

KAddressBook also permits you to maintain multiple separate contact lists in a wide variety of popular address list formats, either on your local hard disk, or via a resource residing in the cloud. It also supports importing and exporting contact data in .csv (Comma Separated Values), .ldif (LDAP Data Interchange Format), and .vcf (Virtual business Card Format) record formats.