Address Book Clearout will straighten out your contacts, clean up data issues. Clearout will not only remove identical contacts, but also find those hidden, near duplicates that can cause problems.

You use your contacts list almost every day, for work or to organise your social life, either way you need to keep it under control. Maybe you put someone's phone number into your phone but later you made a separate entry on your iPad with the e-mail and home address. Clearout will scour your database and show you both, so you can combine them in a complete and seamless workflow.

7 years of experience of duplicate contact searching have been put into making the search engine the fastest and most effective yet. Address Book Clearout will work across multiple accounts and with Social Media accounts that are linked to your address book.

Spot a mistake? Edit the entries at any time or drag and drop information between cards with full multi-level undo.

All removed duplicates are archived. Anything deleted by Clearout can be recovered.

Your contact information is important to you. Clearout lets you keep complete control over what is discarded. You can remove safe duplicates with a click or look through them to be sure.

If synching is repeatedly creating multiple duplicates, Address Book Clearout allows you to look at the duplicates before you remove them. This can be essential to solving the problem.

Graphical display of group membership lets you see how you are using groups and change group membership with one click.

• Auto-remove identical duplicates and redundant duplicates.
• Find duplicates when names are incomplete or in the wrong place.
• Drag names, phone numbers and any other information between cards.
• Edit text and change incorrect labels, or formatting at any time.
• One click to change group membership of Contact or multiple Contacts.
• Multilevel undo in case your fingers slip.
• Fix many issues in cards
• Deleted Contacts are archived and can be recovered by drag and drop in the Finder.
• Tested up 30,000 contacts.


BluToof 5 Stars
I just finished cleaning up my address book, and am astounded at how well this application works. I do not write a review unless I am TRULY impressed. I am THAT impressed. ... The developers have written a well thought out, solid app.

J.R. (Version 1.2.4) 5 Stars
Ripped through 2,000 contacts and helped me to eliminate over 500 duplicates and near duplicates quickly and with a very clean, understandable interface.

What’s New

Version 2.1.7

Fixes for High Sierra.

Ratings and Reviews

charles246 ,


I have waited and waited and waited for a update on this crap. I have 8660 contact records. It gets to 8658 and then freezes…………why wont apple take this rip-off out of their software charts. If it was 99 cent ok….so they go over for pennies. But to continue to allow a product to be available to the consumer that has no use (unless its a VIRUS) is pathetic.

Developer Response ,

Apple do checks on all Apps before release. Version 2.1.5 normally works ok - there are thousands of users who are not having problems. If you are having problems please tell us then we can fix them.

timothy0515 ,

It Worked for Me

I have fewer than 2,000 contacts and the app worked pretty well for me. I gave gave it only 3 stars because the user interface isn’t very intuitive.

BluToof ,

I am so glad I went with my gut and ignored the negative reviews

Years of MobileMe syncing between a number of devices had made a mess of my contacts - I had given up on trying to cleanup the duplicates.
I plan on putting iCloud on a work Win machine, and figured I better cleanup what I have first.

I had read all of the reviews for Address Book Clearout, and was comparing this app to a similar app with a higher avg rating, at the same price (Address Book Clearout was on sale at the time). I needed a tool, and purchased this app.

I just finished cleaning up my address book, and am astounded at how well this application works. I do not write a review unless I am TRULY impressed. I am THAT impressed.

I can't rationalize the discrepancy between my experience and the negative reviews. The developers have written a well thought out, solid app. Based on the version I used, I find it hard to believe that the application was that awful in earlier versions (but it's possible).

I'm concerned that iCloud may produce the same mess of my contact that MobileMe did, but having used this app to cleanup the huge mess that I had in about an hour (including typing this review), I'm not worried about about fixing the duplicates if it happens.


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