Contacts Sync for Google Gmail 4+

Syncs It All Including Groups

Playa Apps

    • 4.5 • 200 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases




With Contacts Sync, you can quickly & easily sync your Google & Mac contacts, giving you access to your contacts wherever you go. This app distinguishes itself with its reliability, ease of use, speed, and with a true "2-way sync" that merges changes made to both your Gmail & Mac contacts. This is the #1 app for syncing Google contacts with Mac both in terms of downloads & reviews.

New for 2021, the app now allows you to sync 2 Google accounts with each other, so you can share the same contacts between a personal Google account and a work Google account, for example!

Also of significance, this app syncs contact groups with Google. For instance, you may have organized your Google contacts into groups such as "friends," "family," and "coworkers." After syncing, your Mac groups will match your Google groups.

With the customizability that this app provides, it can be used in a number of creative ways. For example, you can backup your Mac contacts to Google, you can sync iCloud or Exchange contacts with Google, or you can perform syncs in one direction only (such as Google to Mac).

• Choose from one of the following sync types: 2-way sync, Google contacts -> Mac, Mac contacts -> Google, & Manual Sync
• Choose a 2-way sync to combine changes you’ve made to Gmail & Mac
• Choose a 1-way sync to transfer changes in one direction only
• Choose a manual sync to sync selected contacts only

• Sync specific contacts only by using filters
• Apply the group filter to sync contacts that belong to the specified groups only

• Syncs all fields including names, phonetic names, nicknames, email addresses, phone numbers, postal addresses, company names, job titles, departments, birthdays, anniversaries, events, notes, web page addresses, relationships, instant messaging accounts, & social profiles
• Syncs contact photos
• Syncs custom labels & custom fields

• During the initial sync, the contents of matching Google & Mac contacts will be merged

• Review each change before the sync actually begins
• Easily override the suggested changes

• Automatically syncs contacts in the background 24/7

• Choose which Mac contact account you want to sync with Google whether it's an ordinary “On My Mac” account, iCloud, Exchange, Outlook, Yahoo, or even Facebook

• Prevents duplicates by automatically matching your Google & Mac contacts when syncing
• Eliminate duplicates at and sync to remove from Mac

• Monitor the results of the current sync, and review the results of the last 100 synchronizations

• Compatible with iCloud, Google Apps, Exchange Server, SSO

• English, French, & Spanish

• In the case that you need support, our friendly American customer support team usually answers emails within 4 hours

What’s New

Version 8.3.3

* Implemented high resolution syncing of contact photos
* Restored missing search bar on the "Confirm Sync" screen
* Restored missing search bar and delete button on the "Sync History" screen
* Google contacts are completely refetched following the occurrence of a 400/404/412 error
* macOS 10.13 is no longer supported
* Various other minor improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
200 Ratings

200 Ratings

davidatswans2 ,

Where has this app been all my life??? Perfectd for iPhones!!

I’ve now been using this app for almost two YEARS. If you use an email app tied to Google but keep your contacts in Apple’s Contacts app, it is essential for them to sync, since new or revised emails addresses that you load into your Apple Contacts are fetched by your iPhone from Gmail, not from the Apple Contacts. This app makes this constant self-syncing a piece of cake. Be sure to backup your Contacts before using this in case you screw up (I did backup but didn’t screw up), but you’ll be very pleased with the results. It syncs everything in your Apple Contacts including your notes, addresses, phone numbers, emails, etc. I also couldn’t be happier!!

Josh_KY ,

Licensing Issues

First, I'll say that the application itself works wonderfully for the most part. The only quirk that you must get used to is the fact that it doesn't show as an "application" in the dock, such as other applications would. It only shows in the top status bar, along with other icons near to the clock.

Now, on to my problem related to the licensing. I will revise/remove this rating if the developer fixes this problem. But just recently, the app began to request my purchase of an additional unlock on the already full-version purchased application. Unless I give in to the demands, it will only synchronize 40 of my contacts. I have attempted to contact the developer for support on this, but I wanted to leave this review for anyone else who may be in the same boat. It is somewhat confusing because there is another application, Synctastic, by the same developer. This app appears in the "related" list and may lead one to believe that they didn't really purchase the full-version.

And the developers response that the licensing issue is fixed with 7.1.2 is not correct. I'll be forced to pay for it again if I want to use it.

Developer Response ,

I take every customer support request seriously, as I really care about helping each and every customer. It's my honor to help my customers. I'm one of the few developers that responds to support requests. So within days of Josh's initial email, I took prompt action and updated the app for Josh to fix the licensing issue. After that, Josh still said that he was having trouble, and so I offered to diagnose the problem further. It's most likely a simple issue, such as Josh mistakenly confusing Contacts Sync with one of my related apps. Josh has not responded to my offer for additional help.

dhthinker ,

Almost Perfect, Pretty Close

I love this app. Especially with the ability to sync contacts between my two different Google Contact accounts is phenomenal. Still don't understand about syncing with Apple Contacts since I think Messanger uses that but not sure.

The "almost perfect" a killer additioin would be the ability to delete the same address that show up multiple times within contacts that have gone through a lot of syncing. For some reasons these just show up. That would be a great app.

I view this app is indispensable. Thank you Folks, great job!

Developer Response ,

I'm pleased to hear that the app is working well for you. Feel free to email me at if you ever need help or want to make a suggestion.

App Privacy

The developer, Playa Apps, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

More By This Developer

Contacts Sync: Google & More
Contact Mover & Account Sync
A2Z Contacts - Group Text App
ABC Group Messenger
Contacts Sync Pro
Contacts Mover Pro