Applets are basically miniature applications bundled with KDE. Many of them can be accessed from the Utilities menu off of the K menu. For example, there is a calculator here, as well as an address book. The calculator is pretty self-explanatory, but the address book is a neat little utility that eases the use of KMail, the KDE email program, by integrating contact addresses into it and other KDE applications such as the Konqueror Web browser. We will look at the address book next.
The Address Book
Figure 18.8 shows the KDE address book. The first time you start it, you will be given a couple of messages telling you that it is creating your personal address files and such. You will only see these messages the first time.