Importing Mac contacts refined. More options, imports Excel files, too.
Importer for Contacts picks up where Apple Contacts left off: The app imports Excel files, CSV files and tab-delimited files into Apple's Contacts app with more options. As a bonus, it can also create vCard files for the converted contacts rather than importing them. Compared with Contacts, Importer for Contacts provides these advantages:
- Imports Excel files (.xlsx), including embedded pictures
- Accepts CSV files that Apple’s Contacts app refuses to open
- Automatically remembers custom field mappings for future imports.
- Lets you assign (and create) custom labels
- Can perform automatic group assignment. Groups that do not already exist will be created.
- 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 for you to remove them manually if the import worked right.
The trial version can be unlocked by purchasing a usual perpetual licence. For Mac App Store users, the app offers In-App-Purchases to unlock all features (one-time fees—NO auto-renewable subscriptions). Unless unlocked with a license or an In-App Purchase, Importer for Contacts allows the import of 10 records per file to give you a chance to check if the app does fit your needs.