Importer for Contacts: Converts Excel and CSV files to Mac contacts and vCards with much more options than Apple’s Contacts app

Importer for Contacts

Converts Excel and CSV files to Mac contacts and vCards with much more options than Apple’s Contacts app

Current version: 1.2.1 · Last update: 2017-11-21 · Requirements: macOS 10.12 ➔ 10.13

Importer for Contacts was rated 4.5/5 based on 14 ratings worldwide (4.5/5, based on approx. 14 ratings and reviews worldwide)

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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.


macOS 10.12 Sierra or newer

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