Still using macOS 11 Big Sur or an earlier version? Try Exporter for Contacts 1
Exporter for Contacts 2
Exporter for Contacts 2
For Mac

The premier Mac app to export your Address Book contacts to CSV, Excel and Outlook.

2.4 (2024-05-03)
macOS 12 Monterey or newer

(4/5 stars)

If you have the app already and if you like it, consider to rate the app or leave a short review in the App Store. This will help the further development of the app in these times when it is not getting easier to fund the development of ambitious niche software for the Mac.

As an honest user, you expect developers to be just as honest. And honest developers don't buy fake reviews. You can be sure that you will find only genuine reviews on all my apps. I've been able to manage my app business for all the years without these shady business practices, and I'll continue to do so.

Works as Advertised
United States   by Bporter4339 – Jul 13, 2024 – Version 2.4
I live in the apple universe. I needed a .CSV file for importing my contacts to Evite website. To complete the task: 1. exported the apple Contacts as .vCard 2. opened .vCard file in Exporter for Contacts 2, selected fields to Display Name and Email only, converted to .CSV folder 3. opened .CSV file in Numbers and reduced to 2 columns(fullname & email) 4. uploaded to Evite website for final review before sending invitations. Works as advertised!
United States   by qleo – Jul 8, 2024 – Version 2.4
and the latest update has made it even more useful👍
Outstanding utility
Netherlands   by Hvingen – Jun 26, 2024 – Version 2.4
This tool converts perfectly to any platform or program. Works without spoiling own your address book.
Excellent Software
United States   by JP_CtrlFL – Apr 25, 2024 – Version 2.3.5
The app does exactly what it says for a reasonable price. Being able to see what the app can do before purchaseingis a nice touch. Exporter for Contacts 2 is highly recommended.
Germany   by f455ft – Apr 17, 2024 – Version 2.3.5
Eine tolle Weiterentwicklung, mit erheblichen Verbesserungen. Super!
than you god!
Australia   by d1432199 – Feb 20, 2024 – Version 2.3.4
finally a solution that works for exporting from Apple Contacts, doesn't require scripting, and lets you capture all the info in Contacts -- from fields like URLs with multiple values to social media handles that don't get exported when you drag contacts to Numbers or use vCards. Thank you! I only wish I had found you sooner.
Saved me so much time
United States   by DT-A W – Dec 11, 2023 – Version 2.3.3
I tried dragging my Apple contacts to a Numbers spreadsheet but they would all not come over, and found no solutions when I wasted too much time googling. I did find recommendations for this app among the other Apple user's comments. Worked like a charm, saved me hours and was a very tidy, clean, and quick solution. Thrilled.
Ist bedienerfreundlich & funktioniert!
Switzerland   by getitnow – Dec 11, 2023 – Version 2.3.3
United States   by 22WKT – Dec 10, 2023 – Version 2.3.3
Export worked quickly and interface is user friendly.
A dream come true
United Kingdom   by Whateverbloodynickname! – Nov 11, 2023 – Version 2.3.3
Beautiful - just beautiful. Smooth as silk. I wonder - is there any way it can pull out all the information I have put over the years in the Contacts NOTES section? Into PDFs? Or all the notes arranged in ONE pdf? Or text edit? I know - I know - that's asking a lot. Otherwise this sweet little app is highly recommended. G.
Switzerland   by M. Maasl – Sep 8, 2023 – Version 2.3
Habe das Programm geladen und ausprobiert unter Ventura 13.4.1
Erfüllt meine Erwartungen. Der Entwickler antwortet umgehend auf Anfragen.
Schade das Importer for Contacs nicht im gleichen Programm integriert ist.
Solves a nagging void in contact management
United States   by Bikerbudmatt – Aug 29, 2023 – Version 2.2.3
Vcards are all well and good, but neither Apple's "Contacts" app/database nor my preferred "Busy Contacts" app supports exports beyond Vcards. That's a huge mystery (what are they afraid of?), but Exporter does the job. It makes lining up and selectively exporting contacts painless and fast. If you're weary of the inability to use your contacts for anything beyond your contact app's limited capabilities, this will do the job for you.
Amazing App
United States   by ColeThom – Jul 25, 2023 – Version 2.2.3
I'm really happy with this app, I thought the earlier version was great, who knew that you can do even more with this one. The developer was super helpful when I emailed a question. He got back to me promptly with clear and easy instructions answering my question. Highly recommended.
Very useful app
Italy   by Michele Bollini – Feb 19, 2023 – Version 2.2.1
A well done tool working flawessly between CRM tools
Israel   by stephanieazu – Feb 1, 2023 – Version 2.2.1
רכישה הכי טובה שעשיתי
Great app and a helpful developer!
United States   by Kyle Stuller – Jan 2, 2023 – Version 2.2.1
I was having some trouble exporting my data because we had created custom labels that were not on the list to export.
After emailing the developer, he helped guide me through the process of exporting everything, even custom labels that our company created.
Everything exported, and now I will work on cleaning up the data. Very happy with Stefan and his quick response!
Switzerland   by Biidi2 – Dec 28, 2022 – Version 2.2.1
Gegenüber der Vorversion wurde die Benutzerfreundlichkeit deutlich verbessert! Bravo!
Very useful
United States   by Dr.Stam – Dec 14, 2022 – Version 2.2.1
Version 2 rocks
Version 2, I'm with you
United States   by Portola – Dec 9, 2022 – Version 2.2.1
I've been using version 1 for years, but didn't upgrade until late because it was serving my needs. But now I'm on Apple siicon and want to express my appreciation for Stefan's dedication to this great tool!
Great Program for Missing Feature in MacOS and iOS
United States   by jsobrato – Dec 2, 2022 – Version 2.2.1
I expecially like the custom export layouts that are saved so you don't have to set up your export each time.
I my case each year I need to import my Christmas list receipients into Minted and this program completely automates that process.
Perfect App
Saudi Arabia   by basilms – Nov 22, 2022 – Version 2.2.1
One of the best App I have to export the contact to different format.
Saves a lot of time
United States   by Rocky Creek Farm – Sep 16, 2022 – Version 2.1.1
Just bought the app and am very happy with the outocome. I'm using it to manage personal contacts but it would do just as well for business use. Very much so appreciated the way it allowed me to download and try before buying to be sure I was getting something that would work.
Indispensable !
France   by Philippedu85 – Sep 1, 2022 – Version 2.1.1
Pratique, ergonomique...
It Worked!
United States   by Chappiejones – Aug 27, 2022 – Version 2.1.1
My bar is pretty low. I just want an app to work. This one did. I am happy.
Indispensible tool for exporting the fragile contacts data to Filemaker etc
United States   by Zork is Not a Poet – Aug 18, 2022 – Version 2.1.1
For a DECADE Apple Contacts has been an INCREDIBLY FRAGILE, problem prone and buggy for contacts database more than 1000. This is ESSENTIAL safety net to avoid teh crashes , sluggihsness and randomly [and temporaility] MISSING contacts in the Apple Contacts database. I always want a text file export that can be imported into Filemaker if needed.
Did a Good Job
India   by Ram_Kina – Jun 30, 2022 – Version 2.1.1
Needed to breakdown my 15K Contact List into smaller lists of 2K - 5K. Exported without a glitch. Good!!
Oui, incontournable !!
France   by Laurent32400 – Jun 10, 2022 – Version 2.1.1
Exporter for Contacts et Importer for Contacts, les principales apps de Stefan sont TOP ! Elles permettent d'avoir le contrôle total sur macOS Contacts… Ce sont des "best of" !
Extremely Useful Tool
United States   by The Razor – May 31, 2022 – Version 2.1.1
Provides functionality that should be built in to Contacts but is not. We primairly use this tool every year to export our Christmas card list, but it has been useful for several other exports. Thank you for building this tool, and thank you for the effort to build version 2 which is more user friendly.
Unfassbar einfach und einfach gut!
Germany   by Steppix – Apr 21, 2022 – Version 2.1.1
Ich habe schon viel Zeit mit dem Rumgefummel an Kontaktübetragungen verplendert. Mit dieser App hat das ein Ende! Data Conversion at its best!
Es ist immer wieder erstaunlich, dass sich Apple, Microsoft, Google et. al. nicht auf ein einheitliches, uniformes Format beschränken können...
Zum Glück macht das Stefan Keller! Danke dafür!
Canada   by Alicat_bobali – Apr 6, 2022 – Version 2.1.1
Straightforward, simple to use. Does what it is supposed to do.
Simple, efficient, game changer
France   by PhilThame – Mar 30, 2022 – Version 2.1.1
So easy to manage contacts throughout all the apps and software.
I can abandon my primitive efforts!
Australia   by Eunice Kathleen Waymon – Mar 25, 2022 – Version 2.1.1
This app does what I have laboriously and inelegantly been trying to do periodically just in case I should again lose some contacts by error. This app does that back up job so much better. It is simple to understand but also offers options for more detailed customisation. It offers a range of export formats. Highy recommended.
Exporter for Contacts 2 Importer for Contacts = GOLD!
United States   by DakotaJamesFontenot – Mar 24, 2022 – Version 2.1.1
Combine Exporter for Contacts 2 with Importer for Contacts and you get the most efficient contact management system.
As expected
Switzerland   by Leo Studer – Mar 9, 2022 – Version 2.1.1
Adressbook exporter exports contacts as it should, thanks
Excellent app
United Kingdom   by Bobegerton – Feb 21, 2022 – Version 2.1.1
Having become so frustrated with the lack of flexibility with Apple's own Contacts app when trying to export data, I searched and found this app. It does exactly what I want to do, i.e. to customise the fields that I wish to export. I first tried the free option, saw how good it was and promptly bought the paid-for optioin.
Fantastic product
Canada   by mrmichaelbean – Feb 2, 2022 – Version 2.1.1
I've been a longtime user, and v2 is a big improvement 🙏🏻
Awesome App and Responsive Developer
United States   by Nello Lucchesi – Feb 2, 2022 – Version 2.1.1
Awesome App This App works, unlike other Contacts apps you will find on the Store.
Responsive Developer I couldn't get this app to work and filed a bug report with the developer at 12:47pm (my time) and a fix (ver 2.1.1) was in the App Store by 2:36am (my time) the next day. Amazing turnaround.
Excellent, flexible app
United Kingdom   by jzw95 – Feb 1, 2022 – Version 2.1.1
Provides a variety of export formats, lots of configurability, and the ability to create multiple workflows.
Germany   by Laie OWL – Jan 16, 2022 – Version 2.1
Great Job!!!
United States   by EYEFUEL – Jan 8, 2022 – Version 2.1
ON POINT!!!!!!! Gets the job done
France   by Cocoseg – Jan 8, 2022 – Version 2.1
Marche très bien. Très facile à paramétrer.
Does the job very efficiently
United States   by ssnv – Jan 3, 2022 – Version 2.0.2
Worked like a charm. Simple to use. No need to create an empty folder. It will create a new folder for you. Note: when picking a destination folder that is empty, it requires your to create a dummy single file in it.
super Überarbeitung
Germany   by Orsetto68 – Dec 19, 2021 – Version 2.0.2
Ich habe schin die erste version genutzt und war hoch erfreut über die einfache Bedienung. Mit der neuen Version wurde die bedienung nohcmals vereinfacht. Es bedarf keiner großen Handbücher, um seine Kontakte in einem gewünschten Format zu exportieren. Ich kann das Tool wärmstens empfehlen und ddanke den Entwickler für seine gelungene Arbeit. Leider gibt es "nur" fünf Sterne. Ich würde sie glatt verdoppeln.
Looking Good so Far
Australia   by shoalwater – Dec 9, 2021 – Version 2.0.2
Great idea to allow practice sessions with real material before purchase. Its a good app even to tiday up your cntacts Neil
Tolle App
Germany   by Karsten76 – Nov 28, 2021 – Version 2.0.2
***** Sterne
Life Saver!
United States   by frank.rosato – Nov 16, 2021 – Version 2.0.2
This app is priceless. I've used it for many years to create my holiday card mailing list and would be lost without it! I have no stake in this other than it's been a great find on the app store quite some time ago. Please consider leaving a tip for the developer so it will continue to be siupported and improved!
Perfekte Ergänzung zur macOS
Germany   by jokurt – Oct 23, 2021 – Version 2.0.2
Stefan Kellers Programm schließt eine Lücke in der, die ihrerseits nur den Datenexport via Einzel- oder Gruppen-vcard ermöglicht. Der Exporter stellt eine Vielzahl an Export-Formaten sowie detailierte Auswahlmöglichkeiten, sowohl für die Kontakte als auch, welche Daten exportiert werden sollen. Sehr durchdachte Lösung.
Doet wat hij moet doen
Netherlands   by eddimello – Sep 29, 2021 – Version 2.0.2
Zag er perfect uit om een goede lijst te maken
It does the job
United States   by Gauravani – Aug 22, 2021 – Version 2.0.2
I got my single column of email addresses within a minute. I have 5000 contacts, it handled it no problem. There is a little clean up work to do using Search and Replace in Pages say.. where there is a home and work email, it put them next to each other on one line, easy to fix with Replace.. so I'm not bothered. Was hunting for this for awhile, glad I found it here on the App Store. Thank you for making this. $9.99 is an easy price to afford.
United States   by muntzphoto – Aug 11, 2021 – Version 2.0.2
Finally a seriously good solution for generating CSV or Excel files right out of your Mac's contact app! It's shocking Apple doesn't offer this natively with the app, but what Stefan Keller has created is likely better than any native functionality Apply might have implemented.
Amazing app, thank you!
Easy to Convert Mac Contacts to CSV
United States   by KanikaII – Aug 1, 2021 – Version 2.0.2
I don't know why Apple doesn't always make life easy for its users, but this third-party program works well.
Switzerland   by M. Maasl – Jun 9, 2021 – Version 2.0.2
Habe das Programm geladen und ausprobiert unter BigSur 11.4.
Gekauft! Erfüllt meine Erwartungen. Der Entwickler antwortet umgehend auf Anfragen.
Schade das Importer for Contacs nicht im gleichen Programm integriert ist.
France   by Heraclite2 – May 24, 2021 – Version 2.0.2
Très bonne application
Incontournable !
France   by pmontel – Apr 26, 2021 – Version 2.0.1
Exporter for contacts en version 1 était une application très bien faite et utile pour des exports multiformats des données gérées par l’application Contacts d’Apple. La version 2 est encore meilleure, avec une ergonomie améliorée (elle ne fonctionne qu’avec des machines équipées de macOS Big Sur). Et cette mise à jour est gratuite pour les utilisateurs de la version 1 ! Si vous ne l’avez pas déjà achetée, son prix est des plus raisonnables compte tenu des services rendus. Incontournable. Un grand merci au développeur :-)
Habe verschiedene getestet und macht genau das, was es soll und noch mehr
Germany   by Skrollan007 – Apr 25, 2021 – Version 2.0.1
Das Upgrade ist nicht nur vom layout frischer, sondern hat noch einmal weitere Exportfunktionen hinzugewonnen. Das nun die Unterschiede von Win-Outlook und Mac-Outlook berücksichtigt werden, ist super. Das das Upgrade Jahre nach Kauf der Vorgängerversion kostenlos ist, entspricht erfreulicherweise nicht dem Zeitgeist, alles auf Abo umzustellen. Dafür gibt es gern eine Spende.