Exporter for Contacts (formerly "Export Address Book") is a popular Mac app to export Mac Address Book 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 from Apple’s Contacts app 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 10.9 to macOS 12 Monterey. The long list of supported export formats includes:
Every contact conversion is done entirely locally on your Mac. Unlike other applications, Exporter for Contacts does not analyze your contacts or secretly shares them. The application also doesn't monitor usage and is created by a long-time Mac developer who doesn't hide in anonymity .
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!
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.
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.
All features are included in the purchase. There are no hidden fees, subscriptions or ads. Updates are provided free of charge. If you would like to support further development or thank us for helpful support, you can donate a small amount of money via an in-app purchase.
The app works fine with macOS 10.9+ and any newer version of macOS. It runs natively on both Intel and Apple Silicon Macs.