Address Book Extractor allows you to export your Mac Address Book contacts to a local file. This file can then be used for backup purposes, or to import your contacts into a variety of popular platforms including Outlook, Yahoo, Gmail, and Hotmail.


- CSV (comma separated), TSV (tab), and vCard extract formats supported.

- Generic and customizable layouts provided.

- Straightforward (and sensible) UI and application flow.

What's New

Version 1.5

Fixes issue with last version (v1.4) crashing under Snow Leopard (10.6.8) unless application is run in 32-bit mode.

Ratings and Reviews

Missing Cards, Missing Data, Format Problems


In the 1980’s Apple supported the CSV standard. Perhaps Apple can fix the CSV export error in Contacts?

The good news: the app exported something.

The bad news: I don’t know what it exported.

There are clearly big issues with a simple application. Definitely Bravo Sierra

1. My Congressman’s Card is missing, perhaps the title “The Honorable” created problems
2. My Company Contacts are missing
2. Cards with FAX numbers are retrieved without FAX numbers
3. Email addresses are either absent, put in the wrong format, or?
4. No way I can use this for a backup and save for later application.
5. In my opinion, without more than a 60 second look, 50% of the data is missing, most of the contact names and companies are there.

By the time I buy five apps on the cheap that don’t work, maybe I should have spent $50 to get something to save my headaches.

Review the work


I exported to csv and opened in Excel. Some of the email addresses were on the wrong line. The email address was one line below where it should have been. Also, it inserted (or Addres Book added) a strange control character in some of the phone numbers. À was added to some numbers. It works ok but be sure to review the work for accuracy.

A must have utility app for your address book on Mac


I was surprised that the Address Book on my Mac doesn't offer different export formats. This app fills that void and works great. We're an app development company and our app imports from the Address Book. I use this app to export from specific groups to import elsewhere for testing and specifically, load testing. This latest test was with over 1300 contacts and it was super fast. Created a single vcard file that Google contacts was able to import instantly and without errors. Google contacts can be troublesome on the imports since it's all automatic, no field mapping.

I use it also for simple things like exporting my Christmas card group list to a single vcard file to email to my husband so he could import on his pc laptop.
Good for backups as well so you don't have to search your Mac for where your archived backup file is.


Daniel Coughlin
1.5 MB
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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