Exporter for Contacts

Developer: Stefan Keller

Current Version: 1.12.5

Last Updated: 3 months ago

Download Size: 5.5 MB - Download


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 10.8 upwards.

- 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.

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.

This app 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.


Release Notes:

Fixes a bug introduced in the last update that caused a code signing check to fail for no reason for some users.


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

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.12.5
Review by J Mockito

Pretty Good - Needs Preview - So far I'm really liking what I see. I've historically always battled with managing email lists for groups because every tool does something a little different (even feature parity between Outlook and Outlook.com technically doesn't exist). However, one glaring issue I have is I can't see the result until I export. It'd be great if there was a way that one could "preview" what they're going to produce. That would give me greater leway to address inconsistencies in my contacts instead of having to jump back/forth - especially since I can have contacts that love to put phone numbers/emails in odd places that end up jumbled in the VCF export (my general desire since it's the easiest for most platforms to import).

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 1.12.5
Review by mollybermea

Works PERFECT - I keep my business contacts pretty tightly organized into groupings. I needed something that could export the groups specifically to CSV files so that I could upload them in bulk to FreshBooks. This was worth the hassle it would have been to do it all manually. Definitely worth the purchase. You can use a trial version fro their website, which I felt was very handy and helpful to make my purchasing decision after seeing the full functionality. :) Thanks guys!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people