Exporter for Contacts - CSV, Excel & more formats

Developer: Stefan Keller

Current Version: 1.10.1

Last Updated: 1 month ago

Download Size: 3 MB - Download


••• Free evaluation version available on the dev’s website. •••
Exporter for Contacts (was "Export Address Book") is a popular and the most comprehensive Mac app of its kind to export contact data from Contacts/Address Book to EXCEL, CSV and other formats, capable of organizing export setups in customizable templates to make repeated exports a lot easier. The app lets you export selected contacts, groups and whole address books. It lets you decide which contact fields will be exported and in what order. The app ships with predefined export templates for common applications such as Outlook for Windows or Gmail.

The long list of supported export formats includes:

• Excel Workbook
• CSV and tab-delimited text
• Outlook for Windows (2003 and 2010 formats)
• Outlook 2011 for Mac
• Google Gmail Contacts CSV
• Fritz!Box/Fritz!OS Adressbuch
• Customizable vCards
• XML with optional XSL 1.0 Transformation
• HTML-Table

Exporter for Contacts is continually kept up-to-date and works on all operating systems from OS X 10.7 upwards, including macOS 10.12 Sierra.


- Exporter for Contacts can create a native Excel Workbook file (.xlsx). No more exporting and importing CSV files into Excel 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.
- 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.

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.


Release Notes:

- The export format options sheet will now resize correctly again when switching formats.
- Improved compatibility with macOS 10.13 High Sierra.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.7.7
Review by xandra

A MUST for all - This is a MUST-HAVE for anyone who really relies on their contacts program. Years (decades?) ago I had a contact database go belly-up (this WILL happen sooner or later with all databases). I learnt the hard way how vital it was to have to have my most important data in alternate formats. This program does it all: output to V-cards, text, Excel, FMP. Put your data where YOU want it - especially nice if you need to print or do a mail merge. Best of All it does this with mind-numbing simplicity. One Caveat: I write this while running v1.7.6 on the assumption that 1.7.7 is as bug-free as earlier versions. BRAVO to the Dev.

Found helpful by 13 out of 13 people
Version 1.7.1
Review by sign it

Crashes - Just purchased app. Running Lion 10.7.2. App loads and immediately crashes. Ridiculous.

Found helpful by 5 out of 7 people