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Export Address Book

By Stefan Keller

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*** Since 2006 Export Address Book has been THE solution for users wanting to export their local address book into another format! ***

"This app is deceptively simple yet packed with features. It makes me wish I had more to do than just back up my contacts to Excel."
- Anothercupoftea

"I clicked download in the apple store, then it said it was installed, next I found it in applications and opened it, chose excel, chose all contacts and there it all was - no more steps than that, too easy and all the info is set out properly."
- jaffakatie

"This is a MUST-HAVE for anyone who really relies on their contacts program. ... This program does it all: output to V-cards, text, Excel ... Best of All it does this with mind-numbing simplicity."
- xandra


In short, Export Address Book easily lets you export your local address book entries into Excel Workbook files (.xlsx), CSV files, tab-delimited files, XML files with optional XSLT transformation, HTML table files and customizable vCards.

The app comes with a number or preset export formats (such as "Outlook for Windows"), but you can of course determine the formats yourself and save those as templates for the future.

Export Address Book is continually kept up-to-date and works on all operating systems from OS X 10.6 upwards.


- It recognizes fields with custom labels. Export single contacts, groups or any combination of those. Smart groups are supported, too!

- It lets you decide which contacts and contact fields will be exported and in which order they will be.

- 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 can create an 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,s pecial characters and dates are exported correctly - and, of course, into their respective columns ;-)

- Make your own export templates to use again in the future: Choose from one of the many support text encodings and/or cell delimiters.
... or use one of the many preset export formats we provide!

- It lets you export hidden fields, such as Created on, Updated on, Unique Identifier and Group.

- It supports the "Distribution List" feature of Apple's Address Book.

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.

What's New in Version 1.9.6

- Includes a new export template "Plain Text" (requires OS X 10.8 or newer)
- Includes a further improved Fritz!Box Adressbuch XML Template (Thanks to Dr.-Ing. Jörg Jahncke)


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Customer Reviews

Well worth the price and more

I just downloaded and used this app for the first time. What a gem! I had done a google search on Exporting Mac Contacts to Excel and found a host of rather dubious links to “free” apps. Even in the Mac world, I am hesitate to take a chance on visiting such sites. Then I found this item on the Mac App Store. The app did exactly what I wanted: allowed me to choose groups to export, pick and choose the few fields I wanted, etc. Perfect. I’m happy to have this tool for future needs and also to support the developer. I’m using a 2007 Macbook Pro with IOS X Yosemite.

Does the job—and quick support!

This app is fairly straightforward and does what it promises to do very well. At first I had problems with the excel lists it was generating—not all the address information was coming through for some of the contacts, so I emailed the seller. He replied within the same day and I was able to find the problem. It had nothing to do with the app. Quick support response makes all the difference!

Well that was easy!

Purchased this to app to export my holiday card mailing list to excel. I downloaded the app, exported my list, and cleaned up the excel file all in less than 10 minutes! Easy and fast.

Export Address Book
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated: Aug 29, 2014
  • Version: 1.9.6
  • Size: 2.6 MB
  • Languages: English, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
  • Seller: Stefan Keller

Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later, 64-bit processor

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