Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
The Contacts app on the Mac is great, but many users rely on Google Contacts to store and view contact cards for people. If you're not syncing Google Contacts with your Mac or iOS device, then you have to access your contacts from your Google account in a web browser — or not. As we'll show you today, you can also use the Terminal alongside Google Command Line Tools to access your contacts without ever leaving the command line. Continue reading, and we'll show you show to list, create, and delete contacts with your Google account. And as a bonus, we'll also show you how to generate a CSV file containing your contacts as a backup.