Export address books to CSV, Excel, and other formats on Mac
Simple yet packed with features
Exporter for Contacts (formerly "Export Address Book") is a popular and privacy-respecting Mac app to export Mac contacts to CSV, Excel, and various other formats, capable of organizing export setups into reusable templates to make repeated exports a lot easier. Compared to similar apps, Exporter for Contacts offers the highest level of flexibility for exporting contacts data from iCloud and other sources.
The app lets you export selected contacts, groups and whole address books and lets you decide which contact details should be exported. It's very easy to use but highly flexible and configurable and works well with all macOS versions from Mac OS X 10.8 to macOS 10.14 Mojave. The long list of supported export formats includes:
- Excel Workbook
- CSV and tab-delimited text
- Outlook for Windows (2003 and 2010 formats)
- Google Gmail Contacts CSV
- Fritz!Box/Fritz!OS Adressbuch
- Customizable vCards
- XML with optional XSL 1.0 Transformation
If you are looking for a way to import Excel files into Contacts, to convert Excel and CSV files to vCards, or if you are struggling with Contacts’ picky import function, take a look at Importer for Contacts.
Safe and privacy-respecting
Any contact conversion is done entirely locally on your Mac. In contrast to other apps, Exporter for Contacts does not analyse or even store your contacts on a remote server. The app also does not perform any usage tracking and is made by a developer who does not hide his identity.
Can create native Excel files
Don't fiddle around with clumsy CSV files anymore. Import your contacts hassle-free into Excel, Numbers or FileMaker - with dates, leading zeros and special chars preserved!
Create your own export templates
The app ships with export templates for many applications and web services like Outlook for Windows and Gmail, but lets you also create an unlimited number of custom export templates to make repeated exports easier. Export templates remember the contacts and groups to export along with the contact field selection and file format settings of the export file.
It's a true Mac app
Exporter for Contacts runs locally on your Mac. It's not a web app. Why does that matter? Because with a local app, you can be assured your data is kept private and secure. Your contacts doesn't need to be transmitted to a website before it can be converted into a data file. There's no chance for your contact data to be intercepted or used for any purposes you don't intend.
Create customized vCards
You can decide which data of a contact should be included in an exported vCard.
Supports many versions of macOS
The app works fine with OS X 10.8 and any newer version of OS X, including macOS 10.14 Mojave.
OS X 10.8 or newer, 64 bit processor