Sync with Google on MacOS

Hey people out there,

daddy’s got a brand new toy to play with. I’ve bought myself a macBook pro and this piece of pleasure impresses me again day after day. I’ve just discovered that one can sync the addressbook app with their google account.

Here you go:

  1. Edit the file ~/Library/Preferences/
    { Devices = { red-herring = { 'Family ID' = 10001; }; }; }

    If the file is not present, then create it. If the file is present and too heavy to read, use some property browser.

  2. Now, open up Mac addressbook and go to preferences. There, the “Sync with google” option should now be available on the “accounts” tab. Activate it and enter your Google credentials.
  3. An actual sync can be triggered with the following command:

    $ /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/GoogleContactSync.framework/Versions/A/Resources/gconsync --sync

    I don’t know, if this only has to be done initially or anytime a sync is wanted… TBD.