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
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.
Good But Some Issues
While I think the product is good it is lacking in some areas. It does not give enough filters when checking the contacts by last name etc. In addition even though I have run the phone number cleaner it still shows it needs to be run again. Once this is corrected this would be a great app.