By Aston Shaheen
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Contacts Cleaner analyzes, reports, and fixes dozens of problems with OS X Contacts 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 1.7.3
* Bug fixes
* Enhancements for Mac OS X 10.10
* Minor UI tweaks
* New app icon
* Rebranded part of "Cleaner Tools for Mac"
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 to use when fixing phone numbers
It works for me
Not sure why there are the one star reviews because Contacts Cleaner works for me. Would like it to list contacts that are missing a phone number, email address and postal address. But, over all, I am happy with the purchase.
Great, quick app!
Can’t figure out what is causing my address book to balloon in size (something is making the same contact appear multiple times), but Contacts Cleaner is a great way to get it back to a manageable number.
proceed with caution
This App can and will hose your contacts. The app justly warns you to back up your contacts before using, but if your Contacts are linked with other outside accounts (i.e. gmail) an OS X Contacts archive might not back up everying that Contact Cleaner is mucking around with. You could find yourself (like me) in a data loss situation which not easy to recover from. Not pleased.