This straightforward tutorial is going to take you through the things you can do in order to tidy your Contacts up, and make finding the information you want quickly a much more streamlined process. Use these processes and getting in contact will become a much smoother experience in the future.
1 Creating groups
One of the best ways to bring order to the contacts on your Mac is to put them into groups depending on how you know them. Go to File and then New Group to begin this process.
2 Name and add
With a new group added to the list, your first task is to name it something useful. Having done so, you can then drag and drop name cards into the group as you need to.
3 Finding duplicates
If you suspect you have more than one version of a contact, you can search for duplicates. Click on the contact, then go to Card and Look for Duplicates and Contacts will scan for doubles.
4 Using Preferences
You can also use the Preferences section of the app to tweak the appearance of contacts. Click Contacts in the toolbar and then the Preferences option to see various account settings.
5 Altering templates
Among these options is a Template tab. Click on it and you can change which details are present on a contact card. This way, you can tidy up and streamline the information you have.
6 Syncing accounts
For a touch of multitasking, go to the Accounts section of Preferences. From here, you can activate multiple accounts and sync your contacts between them.
Click Image to Enlarge: