“Lookup phone number”
Address Book doesn’t search phone numbers, and sometimes this is frustrating.

What the Script does

Search for a phone number (or a fraction of) in Address Book contacts, then selects the first person matching criteria.

How-to install the script

Save the script in “~/Library/Scripts/Applications/Address Book” folder (create it if necessary), and it will appear in “Script” system menu when running the Address Book.
System script menu can be activated from “/Applications/AppleScript/AppleScript Utility”.

Just a quick note…

In fact in Address Book there is a way to look for phone numbers… by looking for the trailing 3 numbers, in reverse order.
That is: suppose that we have a number trailing in “…254”, we’ll search for “452”.
I don’t know why this happens, and I don’t want speculate, too :-)

© and Credits

Original software by
Author: Marco Balestra
This software is distributed without any warranty.
It’s opensource but it’s not public domain, an explicit authorization of the author is needed in order to redistribute it.

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