By Spanning Sync, Inc.
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Contacts Cleaner analyzes, reports, and fixes dozens of problems with Address Book and Apple Sync Services—problems ranging from the obvious, such as duplicated contacts, to the subtle, such as invalid characters and poorly formatted contact names.
Your contacts are the center of your personal social network, and as such are often synchronized among your Mac, your iPhone, and many other apps, services, and devices. Contacts Cleaner finds and fixes the little problems that can creep in while you're not looking.
Note: Contacts Cleaner currently does not fix contacts hosted on an Exchange server. Contacts Cleaner does work with iCloud.
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What's New in Version 1.7.2
* Read-only contacts (such as those from Facebook) are handled better
* Better handling of pause command (",") in phone numbers
* Fixed a problem with international codes when fixing phone numbers
* You can now set a default area code for to use when fixing phone numbers
Rock-solid support from the developer!
I’ve used Contacts Cleaner since 2010. It has saved hours of work scrubbing and formatting our 4000+ contacts. In the dark days of MobileMe, and even through some abortive attempts at syncing Google contacts back in the day, it has just WORKED.
The team at Spanning Sync were gods when it came to synchronizing calendars, before Apple converted from sync services. Now, they run Spanning Backup cloud backup of your googlesphere, and we trust all our corporate Google Apps data to their care.
Two thumbs up. (I’d give them more, but due to my species, I’ve hit my limit.)
quickest, easiest way to get your contacts in order
Having worked at the Apple Store, I’ve seen how frustrating managing contacts can be for most people. Now when I provide in-home tech services for Mac and iOS devices and help clients setup icloud and contact syncing, I always download this app onto their computer to get their contacts in order.
Not magic, but so so worth it
This app let me fix each individual error, or let me group each kind of error. It gave me the control that has kept me away from using Contacts's (née Address Book) Detect Duplicates feature. Ditto for Gmail Contacts. So much happy.