Importing Mac contacts refined. More options, imports Excel files, restores Address Book groups from vCards.
Importer for Contacts picks up where Apple Contacts left off: The app imports Excel files, CSV files, tab-delimited files, and vCards into “Contacts” with more options. As a bonus, it can also convert CSV and Excel files to vCard files directly without the need to import them first. The app is also able to restore Address Book groups from vCards.
Importer for Contacts provides these advantages:
- Imports Excel files (.xlsx), including embedded pictures
- Accepts CSV files that Apple’s Contacts app refuses to open
- Imports vCards with automatic group restoration
- Maps fields automatically and remembers field mappings for future imports.
- Lets you save mappings to make repeated imports easier
- Supports custom labels
- Can perform automatic group assignment. Groups that do not already exist will be created. In your import file, simply add a column with a comma-separated list of group names that the contact should be a member of.
- Supports line breaks in CSV and tab-delimited text file fields (street addresses, notes, etc.) if the file is properly formatted
- Fields not supported by Contacts can be added to the "Note" field
- Comes with an interactive preview to make it easier to determine the character encoding of the import file – helpful if you don't know which encoding was used or if you have no idea what a character encoding is.
Importer for Contacts never does overwrite or even delete existing contacts. Instead, old duplicates will be added to a group in Contacts, making it easy to remove them manually if the import worked right.
The trial version can be unlocked by purchasing a perpetual licence. For Mac App Store users, the app offers In-App-Purchases to unlock all features. Unless unlocked with a license or an In-App Purchase, Importer for Contacts allows the import of 10 records to give you a chance to check if the app does fit your needs.