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Exporter for Contacts (was "Export Address Book") is a popular and the most comprehensive Mac app of its kind to export contact data from Contacts/Address Book to EXCEL, CSV and other formats, capable of organizing export setups in customizable templates to make repeated exports a lot easier. The app lets you export selected contacts, groups and whole address books. It lets you decide which contact fields will be exported and in what order. The app ships with predefined export templates for common applications such as Outlook for Windows or Gmail.

The long list of supported export formats includes:

• Excel Workbook
• CSV and tab-delimited text
• Outlook for Windows (2003 and 2010 formats)
• Outlook 2011 for Mac
• Google Gmail Contacts CSV
• Fritz!Box/Fritz!OS Adressbuch
• Customizable vCards
• XML with optional XSL 1.0 Transformation
• HTML-Table

Exporter for Contacts is continually kept up-to-date and works on all operating systems from OS X 10.7 upwards, including macOS 10.12 Sierra.


- Exporter for Contacts can create a native Excel Workbook file (.xlsx). No more exporting and importing CSV files into Excel only for the file to look all funky and screwed up. Leading zeros, special characters and dates are exported correctly.
- Lets you make your own export templates to use again in the future
- It recognizes fields with custom labels.
- It lets you export phone numbers in a uniform format (can be disabled in the settings if required).
- It can create custom vCards and it lets you decide which info will be put into those vCards.
- It supports the "Distribution List" feature of Apple's Contacts app.

Please note that -- in contrast to the languages listed here on the App Store page -- the user interface of the app is localized to English and German only.

If you have questions or suggestions please contact the author. Please do not use the review system of the App Store to ask questions.

What's New

Version 1.10.1

- The export format options sheet will now resize correctly again when switching formats.
- Improved compatibility with macOS 10.13 High Sierra.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5

7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Fast, accurate and a great investment !


I have almost 2,000 addresses in my iPhone and even though I use MobileMe I live in fear of losing my contacts. Within 30 minutes of using the free trial version of this app and exporting to Excel I had found a lot of incorrectly labeled fields and corrected them. I have used other Mac and palm pilot export apps and they always exported all of the fields but used the default order with incorrect field names. This app actually uses the field names as shown in the iPhone as it should. It will take a bit of tweaking if your database contains multiple home/work/cellular/LinkedIn/URLs for each name but the end result is beautiful.

If you treasure your time and data this is a great investment. Now I can routinely sync my iPhone to my Mac, make an excel backup that can be used in a number of ways if I need an xmas card list or need to import my addresses elsewhere and then delete the groups/addresses I do not want on my Mac. I've only had it an hour but it has performed flawlessly and fast.

A MUST for all -Most useful App you’ll ever download


This is a MUST-HAVE for anyone who really relies on their contacts program. Yes that’s all of us. One day your contact database will go belly-up (this WILL happen sooner or later with all databases) OR you may accidentally delete all (or some of your contacts. - OR - you’ll decide to switch email Apps.I learnt the hard way how vital it was to have to have my most important data in alternate formats.
This program does it all: output to V-cards (a universal format), text, Excel, FMP. Put your data where YOU want it - especially nice if you need to print or do a mail merge. Best of All it does this with mind-numbing simplicity.
One Caveat: I write this while running one version older than 1.9.11 on the assumption that this is as bug-free as earlier versions.
BRAVO to the Dev.

Great program / Exceptional Support


I purchased Address Book Exporter solely for the purpose of manipulating my contact data via an exported file or vCard so that I could bring my "revised" data back into Contact / Address Book. What a great program! But even better is the exceptional support offered by the developer. I had a rather technical question having to do with special characters and line feeds . . . within a couple of hours through several emails, I had a solution that sorted everything out perfectly. Over the next few days, I had several more email interactions, and I repeatedly received prompt, detailed responses. It rare to find a developer that attentive to customer support. Ten stars!


Stefan Keller
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