★★★ Please, before posting useless comments check the user's guide or support page on the web site. If those won't help, you're invited to contact the developer for support. ★★★

Also known as Address Book to CSV Exporter, this Mac OS X utility allows the user to export his own Address Book in one or more CSV or VCF files.
Now available on Mac App Store in version 2.0, AB2CSV has been chosen by more than 70,000 users all over the world for five years.
This simple and quick utility exports all your contacts with just one click.

- All details exportation
- Group exportation
- Both CSV and VCF are supported
- Multilanguage (Italian, English, Spanish)

Mentioned by Macworld as "Excellent Add-On" in "Mighty messenger" article.

What's New

Version 2.4.2

- Fixed a bug that crashes the app when "Dates" checkbox in CSV Preferences is on.
- Enabled Sandbox according to Mac App Store rules.
- "Save to folder" preference was removed due to sandbox rules. The user has to select where to save the file every time. The save folder must be one within the User profile.

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5

127 Ratings

127 Ratings

Worked Great


The app worked exactly as described, exporting my OS X Contact list to a CSV file which I then imported into Excel.

I needed to create a mail-merge address list to print envelopes and this app was the bridge to get me from Apple Contacts to Excel. I read the documentation first (after reading a few of the reviews) so I knew what to do. I only wanted to export a subset of the entire contact list and only certain fields. By setting up the AB2CSV preferences before running the export it worked as advertised. Well worth the 99 cents in the time it saved me!

For me, using Office 2016 for Mac, I needed to open Excel first and then do “File” -> “Open” and select the AB2CSV .csv file in order to have Excel for Mac go through the CSV import wizard. If you just try to open the CSV by double-clicking it from Finder it won’t import the CSV correctly and you end up with all of the data in the first column (as was mentioned in a previous review). I suspect that’s a problem with Excel, not the CSV file. Regardless, it worked for me and I can give it 5 stars for working like a champ and doing what it said it would do!

Better than expected


This app worked perfectly, first time. It was far more customizable than I expected, and gave me a perfect CSV file of my Contacts contact list. I don't know about importing into other programs -- I know some email programs can't handle a CSV file with blank records, but if the record is blank in the contact list it will be blank in the CSV as well. I imported it into Excel, and each category I chose to import from Contacts was a column, each contact was a row. It was so fast that I thought it hadn't worked, but it was perfect.

Note for Excel use. Excel doesn't correctly recognize CSV files on the double-click. You need to open Excel, then choose Import, then CSV. Or choose Open and select the file. In the dialog box that comes up, first choose "Delimited" (rather than fixed length); on the next screen, choose "Comma" as the separator (and deselect all the others). There's an option for "Treat Repeating Delimiters as One." Be sure that is NOT checked, or blank fields will be skipped and the records will end up in the wrong columns.

Nifty utility


The user interface is a little too sparse for my tastes but I'm sure others love it. This program did its work perfectly and I was able to use the generated CSV file to import my contacts to my flaky email provider. I wish there was more granular control over which fields are included in the export (especially for the VCF format). I'd also suggest adding separate "CSV" and "VCF" buttons to the main window to make that a bit easier than chooing different modes from the pull down.

I opened the CSV in Excel and everything looked good. A few of my contacts had a single "double quote" character in the notes field and that seems to have resulted in an inaccurate export where all remaining fields for that contact showed up in the notesfield and not being properly split my Excel. I'm going to reach out to the developer and see if they can fix that or if it's just an issue with the csv format and Excel.

I still think this is a great utility.


Antonio Lore'
2.6 MB
English, Italian, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011 Antonio Lorè


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