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Exporter for Contacts (formerly "Export Address Book") is a popular and powerful Mac app for exporting contact information from your Mac's Contacts app (Address Book) to XLSX for Excel spreadsheet, CSV and other formats. The app lets you save any export setup for later re-use to make repeated exports much easier. You can export selected contacts, groups, and entire address books and specify which contact fields to export and in what order. Advanced users can use an XML export with integrated XSLT 1.0 transformation to create export setups for special cases.
Exporter for Contacts works on all Mac operating system versions from OS X 10.9 upwards, including macOS 11 Big Sur. The app is also optimised for Apple Silicon Macs.
- Exporter for Contacts can create a native Excel Workbook file (.xlsx). No more exporting and importing CSV files into Excel and Numbers only for the file to look all funky and screwed up. Leading zeros, special characters and dates are exported correctly.
- Lets you make your own export templates to use again in the future
- It recognizes fields with custom labels.
- In addition to all native contact fields, additional fields are supported, such as full name, postal address, group membership, street and house number as separate fields and contact type.
- It lets you export phone numbers in a uniform format (can be disabled in the settings if required).
- It can create custom vCards and it lets you decide which info will be put into those vCards.
- It supports the "Distribution List" feature of Apple's Contacts app.
NO EXTRA CHARGES
All features are included in the purchase. There are no hidden fees, subscriptions or ads. Updates are provided free of charge. If you would like to support further development or thank us for helpful support, you can donate a small amount of money via an In-App purchase.
SAFE AND PRIVACY-RESPECTING
This app strictly and fully complies with international privacy laws and regulations. No data is collected and no usage analysis is performed. Any contact export is done entirely locally on your Mac. Exporter for Contacts does not analyse or even store your contacts on a remote server. When running on macOS Mojave or later, the app adopts several features provided by the OS for further improved protection of your sensitive data.
Please note that -- in contrast to the languages listed here on the App Store page -- the user interface of the app is localized to English and German only.
If you have questions or suggestions please contact the author. Please do not use the review system of the App Store to ask questions.
- Fixes a problem with the save dialog that could cause the program to stop responding under macOS 10.15 and earlier versions of the OS.
- Fixes a bug that prevented the export file from being created under Mac OS X 10.9 and 10.10.
Ratings and Reviews
Big Time Saver !
I was suprised to find that I am unable to just export contact to a CSV file. SHould be a simple task, but Apple has descided this is something one does not need. Fortunatlly, I came accoss this APP that makes the task incredably simple. I needed to just export a couple groups and it worked perfectlly. I did find issue with the Apple contact APP so be careful when working in the Apple contact APP. One thing is when one creates a contact one might or might not enter puncuation, like dashed or parentheses and it will store exactlly as entered. This means that an export will be a mixture of these data entry anomolies. I suspect that has something to do with different version over the years. There is also a serious issue with how groups work in the Apple contact APP. Be careful renaming and working with contact groups.
I don’t need this app very often, but when I do I am always reminded how great it is. Want a list of your contacts that shows all the groups each on is in. Easy—just export names and groups.
I got some confusing results with groups and finally contacted the developer who enlightened me to the fact a group can be a member of another group! I had set up such a nested group accidentally and was surprised at the results I got. But now I think I could use this to my advantage. Thanks, Stefan!
Pretty good so far
Purchased because Contacts insisted on printing labels for my Chirstmas cards last name first. I was able to export to tab delimited format and then into Excel for editing and then imported into Filemaker to use. It got the job done although due to my messy use of Contacts over the years I had duplicate fields and many custom fields I've added. This software exports a column for each unique field (if you don't pick ahead of time). It did seem to duplicate the home address fields and I don't think that was so in Contacts. I can't rate it well because of the mess Contacts was in plus only my first use--but the bottom line was I got where I wanted to go. I give it four stars but it might deserve five.
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- Stefan Keller
- 6.4 MB
- Requires macOS 10.9 or later.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.