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Contacts Tool

By Marcio Almeida

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Contacts Tool allows you to export your entire AddressBook or selected records in seven different formats: Binary, TXT, HTML , LDIF (LDAP Data Interchange Format), CSV (comma separated values), MS Windows contacts and vCard.

Exported files can be easily transferred to a PC or Mac via WiFi or 3G/EDGE using a built-in web server or via e-mail.

Files can also be sent directly to another iPhone or iPod via WiFi, 3G/EDGE or Bluetooth. The receiving device must be running Contacts Tool’s web server or Bluetooth server.

Contact Tools can import files in LDIF, CSV, VCF (vCard) and Binary formats.

Main features:

- Transfer the entire AddressBook or just a few records to another iPhone/iPod and import the records on the receiving device.

- Save the entire AddressBook in LDIF or Binary format for backup purposes.

- Print contacts from iPhones/iPods with AirPrint enabled

- Create a HTML file (including contacts photos) for viewing on a web browser.

- Create a text file (without contact photos) for editing or printing on a PC/Mac.

- Since LDIF is supported by a large number of applications, your contacts can be imported by other products currently not supported by iTunes.

- Contacts from PC/Mac applications that support LDIF format can be transferred to an iPhone/iPod.

Custom labels is supported in export/import operations.

Contact Tools also allows you to delete the entire AddressBook or a set of selected records with a single press of a button (plus a confirmation button). A backup file is automatically created during this process. Deleted records can be recovered importing the backup file.

With Contacts Tool you can also manage groups. Groups can be created and deleted. Contacts can be added and removed from groups. Export by group is supported.

You can also perform bulk modification of phone numbers (very handy for travelers). When arriving in another country for instance you can add the international dialing prefix to your phone numbers to be able to phone home. On return the dialing prefix can be removed.

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What's New in Version 10.1.0

DropBox API update

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Customer Reviews

I love it

I've used this App for years. It does all I need it to do. Backup, Restore, at least 4 formats including a nice HTML export option, includes Notes (most don't.

I did notice that the file sizes grew astronomically when using on my iPhone 6 versus my iPhone 5 - by like 40x larger. Not sure about why that happened (iOS or Contact Tools).

I'm pretty sure those iPhone 5 backups had nearly as many contacts and data, but something happened to cause the file size to jump.

But being able to upload to Dropbox instead of emailing is seamless, so file size is not an issue for me.

I recently bought a 64GB HooToo. It's a thumb drive with a lightning connector. The iPlugmate software that works with it claims to backup contacts. It's worthless compared to Contact Tools. I won't even go into the details of its deficiencies.

Give Contact Tools a try. I've looked far and wide and can't find anything close to this App.

Import Error

While I took a backup of my contacts in .ctbin format, there were 739 contacts. Then I deleted all my contacts and tried to import from the .ctbin file. Several time the app crashed and I was unable to import my contacts. Then I restart my phone and tried several times. Once the import was successfull but there were 673 contacts only. Rest of the contacts are gone. Solve my problem please.

Still essential!

Still essential for transferring files between LDIF servers, and all other necessary exports. Thanks for keeping the App going!

Contacts Tool
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 10.1.0
  • Size: 2.7 MB
  • Languages: English, Portuguese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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