Abee 2.0.8

Abee is no longer supported

I am unfortunately unable to continue developing and supporting Abee. The latest release doesn't support the newer fields added to contacts in OS X Lion and Mountain Lion. However it may continue to function for the older fields with those newer versions of OS X. Your mileage may vary.

I leave Abee here as a free download, but it is no longer possible to purchase the application.

Thank you all for your support over the years!

July 22, 2009

Abee (aka Address Book Importer) is a utility to import contacts into Apple's Address Book application on Mac OS X. It works with CSV or tab-delimited files, and gives you complete control over how the import is done. In no time, your hundreds of contacts are stowed away in the Mac OS X central address book, where they can be used by any application. And if you need to perform an import on a periodic basis, your import mapping can be saved for future uses.

Compatible with Mac OS X 10.6!

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Download Abee 2.0.8 (Universal Binary, zip format, 4.1 MB)

Download TouchBase Pro Fixer (zip format, 23 KB)


  • Mac OS X 10.2 or higher.


  • New Universal Binary.
  • Improved Easy user interface reminiscent of Address Book itself.
  • Allows to import contacts from tab-delimited files.
  • New Allows to import contacts from CSV files.
  • Improved Support Mac OS X 10.2 through 10.6
  • Specific support for TouchBase Pro users.
  • Localized in English, French, German and Dutch. More languages to come.
  • New Support for unlimited number of fields.
  • New Implemented notification of updates, at launch or manually.
  • New Support for partial imports.
  • New Ability to save and reuse import mappings.
  • New Support for different file encodings.
  • New Support for drag and drop.

Recent Changes

  • 2.0.8 Maintenance release.
  • 2.0.7 Fixed dates imported as December 31, 2000.
  • 2.0.6 Added German localization.
  • 2.0.6 Fixed endianness issue on Intel Macs.
  • 2.0.5 Address Book Importer is now a Universal Binary!
  • 2.0.5 Fixed Anniversary field imported with "LabelAnniversary" label.
  • 2.0.4 Fixed problem where the labels of the Related Name field were not localized during import.
  • 2.0.4 On Mac OS X 10.2, fixed problem where launching Address Book was failing silently.
  • 2.0.4 Fixed a crash on Mac OS X 10.2.
  • 2.0.4 Fixed parsing of dates that don't specify a century to use 1900.
  • 2.0.4 Added a splitter control between the two lists so they can be resized.


Go to the Help page.

Contact me if you have any question or need any help.