19 Dec 2012 - Münster (by Evert)

Starting today you can share your address books with fruux

Second release in just two days! If I didn't know better, I'd almost think it's christmas. We've gotten a lot of feedback from you guys, specifically about the lack of address book sharing. So in this release, this is what we've added!

Address book sharing pretty much works the exact same as calendar sharing, just head over to your address Books, pick one and type the email address of the person you'd like to share with.

If you're a basic user, address book shares are counted towards your free shares, so if you'd like more shares, either invite some more people to earn additional slots, or upgrade to Pro. Don't forget, we have a 50% discount for Pro accounts until December 31st!

We've also added setup instructions for BusyCal, the Bynari Plugin for Outlook and improved our Thunderbird instructions.

Lastly, we've added a workaround to our system to allow OS X to use more than one fruux address book. The trick we used, is that when OS X connects we merge all your address books in the background into one. This feature is a work in progress, but if you'd like to use it already, simply setup a new OS X device with a custom password. The workaround will not be triggered otherwise. In the future we hope to make this even easier, but we wanted to give you access to the feature as early as possible.

Hope you like the changes! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to drop us a line.

About Evert

Evert loves to write code, and everything related at fruux. He suffers from a severe case of semantic satiation of everything calendar related, and has an unrequited love for ice tea. Follow him on Twitter.

fruux is a free service that looks after your contacts, calendars and tasks so you don't have to. It makes sure that they are always in sync, no matter which device or operating system you're using. If you've not tried it yet, then why not check us out and let us know what you think! And if you're already using fruux, then we'd love to hear your thoughts and comments. You can also suggest a feature for any upcoming releases or tweet us: @fruux.