Address Book

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The Address Book manages your contacts. All clients registered to your license (listed on your My.AnyDesk customer portal) share the Address Book assuming it has not been disabled via a custom client.

By adding tags to contacts, extensive amounts of entries become manageable by filtering. This feature is available for the premium AnyDesk licenses.

Create and Manage the Address Book

AnyDesk Toolbar

Open the Address Book tab with the toolbar-icon in the upper right corner.

AnyDesk Address Book Tab Detail

You can open the Address Book Menu by clicking the displayed address book name in the upper left corner, to list, manage, or create new address books. Double Clicking on a respective entry will connect you immediately to that ID.


By clicking on "Create new Address Book..." a new Window will pop up where you type in the name of the new Address Book. 

Create New Address Book Box 

You can create as many new Address Books as you like and also remove them again. 

Manage Address Books Box

Tip: Disable the Address Book to limit access to your clients by creating a custom client. See: Customize AnyDesk.

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Add Entry

Add Address Entry Box

By clicking on add entry a new window will open up where can type in the important credentials. 

Add Address Entry Details Box

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Edit Entry

By right clicking on the the entry you have the option to edit it. 

Edit Address Entry Options

  • Connect directly to that ID
  • Start a File Transfer directly
  • Setup a TCP tunnel to the of the network of the ID
  • Copy the the entry. You can then select another address book and paste it in there
  • Add the ID to Favorites
  • Add or change specific Tags for the entry

Manage Tags Box

  • Move the entry to another address book. A new window will then allow you to choose the the Address Book 

Move to Address Book Box

  • Create a Desktop shortcut specificity for that entry. By clicking on that shortcut the AnyDesk will activate and automatically start the session
  • Rename the address book
  • Delete the Address Book

Drag & Drop Entries and Tags

Drag and Drop Box Detail 1

You can set up entries with already created tags by dragging them directly to the entry

Drag and Drop Box Detail 2

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The Address Book for AnyDesk for macOS works in a similar way to that of Windows and Linux. 

Create and Manage the Address Book

In order to create a new Address Book, simply right-click the top-most "Address Book" item or any existing Address Book and click "Create new Address Book ..." in the context menu.

To edit the name of or delete an Address Book, simply right-click the Address Book you wish to manage and select "Rename" or "Delete" respectively.

macOS Create Address Book

Organize Your Address Books

Click “Insert new tag”, then on the lower gear symbol choose “Add entry” to create your first entry. The following entries can be created by clicking the “+” in the tag view. You can now drag and drop your contacts.

macOS Address Book Details

In order to create new tags:

  • Select one or more entries within the address book (remove entries from the list by clicking the gear symbol and choosing “Remove entry”)
  • Click “Edit”
  • Enter a new tag name
  • Click “Done”
Create a new contact by clicking the “+” sign at the bottom
Create a New Contact Box
A new tag can be created by selecting and editing a contact within the Address Book.

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To view and manage the Address Book on Android, you need to assign the license key to the AnyDesk application. To do so, please see AnyDesk for Android.

After the client has been licensed, you can find the Address Book through the hamburger menu found in the upper left corner of the AnyDesk application.

AnyDesk Android Menu

As with the other supported platforms, you can add Address Books and Address Book entries. From there you can also manage the Address Book entries as well as existing tags for those entries.

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