Phonebooks - Canada411

Description: Apple forgot Canada

Apple bundled some awesome widgets with Dashboard, but, as many countries, Canada has been forgotten. This is now fixed with version 2 of this widget.

One widget, millions of possibilities

Right from Dashboard, Canada411™ widget gives you the opportunity to search for companies by name or category as well as for people by name, phone number or address, and this, everywhere in Canada. All is cleverly integrated into only one widget.

See bigger

A quick call? Click on any phone number and it'll appear in bigger size.

Your workspace is important

Canada411™ widget has an useful feature, being tiny! In fact, a little "-" button shrivels the widget so you can always keep it handy without wasting your space.

Hello, Bonjour !

Canada411™ widget speaks both official languages : French and English.

Save your precious researches

Canada411™ widget gives the opportunity to add a company or a person to your Apple Address Book.

Get to know where it is !

Pinpoint every person and every company using Google™ and YellowPages™.

Click + Copy

Click any information and copy it into clipboard.


Set your favourite search type (yellow or white), your default province or default city on the back of the widget and optimize your researches.


Canada411™ widget is improved by' effects, entirely coded in xHTML, CSS and Javascript and created in the same spirit of Mac OS X.

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Description en Français disponible ici :

Canada411 is a trademark of Stentor Resource Centre Inc. This widget is not authorized by nor affiliated with YellowPages Group or Apple.
Author: Rothlis
Version: 2.05
New in v2.05: [Bug fixed] Update of the parse engine
[Misc] Few improvements and corrections
Uploaded on: March 7th 2007 at 11:43 PM
Rating: (3.85 stars)   [Show Detailed Ratings]
Downloads: 4701 (all versions), 1302 (this version)
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Looks good and works well. A few suggestions:

1) Make separate french and english widgets or offer an option to change the language
2) Let the user input the province/city on the front instead of having to flip it over

Still a great effort though!

Posted by: threnody on May 20, 05 (3:25 AM) for version 1.1 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

In the next version, I will create an option to switch to another language. For the second suggestion, I will work on it smiley


Posted by: Rothlis (developer) on May 20, 05 (3:38 AM) for version 1.1 (previous version)  

great widget!

i'd suggest you add commercial as well as residential functionality, though!

Posted by: slytusk on May 20, 05 (5:31 AM) for version 1.1 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

I get a name from the search field but nothing else.

Posted by: macconvert on May 20, 05 (5:43 AM) for version 1.1 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

The commercial and the Reverse Phone functionalities are on my To Do list smiley

What happened ? I don't understand...

Posted by: Rothlis (developer) on May 20, 05 (2:55 PM) for version 1.1 (previous version)  

I'm really happy to see this widget!! smiley Only... it was increadably hard for me to figure it out since I can't speak or read french at all. Took me a few minutes to figure out how to get it to find what I was looking for. Functionality went waaaaaaaaaay down because of that.
Looking forward to seeing on that includes a little more English.

Thanks so much for this widget!!

Posted by: pixelize on May 21, 05 (3:11 AM) for version 1.1 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Odd, it works today now. Last night when I tried the widget all I got was a name, but no clickable links. In any case, great widget, but please an English version. My high school french is a little rusty.

Posted by: macconvert on May 21, 05 (3:45 AM) for version 1.1 (previous version)  

It's supposed to be in english too... I try to fix that.

Posted by: Rothlis (developer) on May 21, 05 (6:49 PM) for version 1.1 (previous version)  

Is it okay now for the languages?

Posted by: Rothlis (developer) on May 22, 05 (7:20 PM) for version 1.2 (previous version)  

Great job on the language update! Made the whole widget so much more useful! ( A+++ since it's not letting me choose stars for some reason.)

Thanks so much for putting it together! Keep up the wonderful work! smiley

Posted by: pixelize on May 23, 05 (5:11 AM) for version 1.2 (previous version)  

I have not tried this, but I have a question. Would it be too hard to make a USA version? It looks like a beautifully done widget, but because I don't live in Canada, it would not help me too much. Maybe there can be a option to switch between the two countries. I would love it if you did that, thank you.

Posted by: timbook on May 31, 05 (8:55 PM) for version 1.4 (previous version)  

Author responds quickly to requests and the tool does what it says. Well done!!!

Posted by: vlashdn on Jun 01, 05 (5:51 PM) for version 1.4 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Could you also implent a dutch versionsmiley ?

Posted by: Rik on Jun 06, 05 (5:45 PM) for version 1.51 (previous version)  

I suggest that "Clear Recent Searches" should clear all of the search fields. I don't see any scenario where you would want to clear just the search history for the street number, for example. It's a bit of a pain to have to clear each field individually to protect one's privacy.

Posted by: dpoon on Jun 30, 05 (1:26 AM) for version 1.51 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

So, for the most part it seems to work.

I entered family and friends' lastnames to whom I already know addresses and numbers for, to see the functionality of this widget...

Leaving the first name field blank and entering only the lastname I've noticed that a a select few only show. Yes, I can scroll, but the results seem to stop mid-way into the alphabet.

Example: First: left blank Last: G******
Results: List ends with people whose first name/initial begins with the letter P

HOWEVER, the person I searched has the initial T.

I did a new search only this time I included the person's first initial and it displayed.

This conflicts if the phone is registered by another member of the same household but only the last name of that person is known.

Pages needs to be implemented or fixed so that FULL search results display without having to enter a first name/inital.

Posted by: flutterz on Dec 06, 05 (11:59 AM) for version 1.51 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Very big improvements. Nicely done.

Posted by: holycola on Jun 21, 06 (6:01 PM) for version 2.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Really great widget. I use it since v1.
Fort probablement le widget le plus utile qui n'est pas fournis avec OSX (Likely the most useful widget that is not included with OSX).

Posted by: morespace54 on Jan 12, 07 (6:51 PM) for version 2.04 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

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