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How to Back up Contacts on Mac (macOS Sierra Included)?

Why we need to backup contacts on Mac? Sometimes we need to sync our contacts on other popular platforms, including Outlook, Yahoo, Gmail, and Hotmail, so exporting contacts is essential. Many users don't know how to back up contacts on Mac, today I will show all of you two methods to do that. Before backing up contacts on Mac, let us talk about the best contact management software.

What is the Best Mac OS X Back up Softwares for Users?

There are so many softwares those can backup contact on Mac on the market, but which one is the best? Many Mac users have trouble with that. I have tested several Mac OS X back up softwares, those are ranked high on Google search. In my opinion, Apple’s Contacts and Cisdem Contact Manager are worth to recommend.

#1. Contacts

At first, I want to say something about Apple’s Contacts. Contacts is Apple’s built-in software, which means that it is totally free. It can manage your current address book, personal organizer, or business card collection. But as a free application, what it can do is limited. For example, the formats it supported to export is only vCard. Common spreadsheets or databases can't handle vCard.

#2. Cisdem ContactsMate

Cisdem ContactsMate is a powerful contact application that combines many functions in one. It not only can analyze, report, and fixe dozens of problems with OS X Contacts, but also can export Mac Address Book to CSV, vCard, TXT, Docx, HTML, Excel, Numbers, and Pages format for easy Contacts back up or sync. Mac Users can use it manage contacts, remove duplicates, missing address or syncing problem, and backup contacts on Mac.

How to Back up Contacts on Mac OS X?

Now that I recommended two softwares to back up contacts on Mac, next I will show users how to use them. The following content is divided into two parts, I will respectively introduce the detailed steps to operate Contacts and Cisdem Contact Manager.

Method 1: Backup contacts on Mac by Contacts.

Contacts is easy to use, only need several simple operations, can you backup your contacts as vCard or Archive. Please note, there are only two formats you can choose. But Cisdem Conatct Manager will provide more choice for you.

Step 1. Go to your Application folder, and open Contacts on your Mac.

Step 2. Click the "File" button in the menu bar, and then choose "Export...".

Step 3. Choose "Export vCard" or "Contacts Archive".

Step 4. Input the name of your Contacts, and choose where you want to save the file, then click "Save".

Method 2: Backup contacts on Mac by Cisdem Contacts Manager.

The operations of Cisdem Contacts Manager are a little more complicated than Contacts as its function are more powerful. But take it easy, follow my steps of backup contacts on Mac, you will learn it quickly.

Step 1. Free download Cisdem Contact Manager and launch it on your Mac.

Cisdem allows every single user to free trial Contact Manager for Mac. So you can click the “Free Download” button to free download Cisdem Contact Manager. Then you need to install it on your Mac and run it.

Download the free trial of Cisdem Contact Manager Mac Now!

Step 2. Allow Cisdem Contact Manager to access to sync with your Contacts.

When you run Cisdem Contact Manager, it will ask you to allow it to access to sync with your Contacts. Just click “OK”, your contacts will be synced to Cisdem Contact Manager. Please note, you just need to do that step once, you can directly edit contacts information in it without going to Contacts anymore in the future.

Step 3. Back up contacts on Mac.

Different from Contacts, there are 8 formats you can choose to export your contacts, including CSV, vCard, TXT, Docx, HTML, Excel, Numbers and Pages. Relatively speaking, Cisdem Contact Manager provides more choices for Mac users. Click “Back”, and then choose a format you want in the “Export Format”, click “Save”. You will backup contacts on Mac successfully.

2017-07-14 03:30:10 / Posted by to Contact Manager Mac Follow @ Peter

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