Google Maps Plugin for OS X Address Book

As I’ve mentioned before, there are several hacks out there to change the Mac OS X Address Book’s address-mapping feature from MapQuest to other mapping services. (See previous entries: Map Sites: Hints, Tips and Observations; More Address Book Hacks.)

The latest is the Google Maps Plugin, which adds contextual menu items for Google Maps rather than replace the “Map Of” menu item. Other than a one-time donation nag the first time, it works very slickly, and integrates well with Google Maps — the dialog box includes the contact’s name, for example. The interface for directions is nice, too. Macworld has a review.