How to import your Gmail Contacts into the OS X Address Book

Using a great piece of free software called Address Book Importer 2, you can easily import your Gmail Contacts to the OS X Address Book. Follow the instructions in this tutorial and you’ll be done in no time..

First, make sure to download and install Address Book Importer 2 (scroll to the bottom for the download link). Address Book Importer 2 is free for single use – if you use it more than once, the author asks that you pay $10.

  1. Sign in to Gmail, navigate to your Contacts list, and select the Export link
  2. export your gmail contacts

  3. Select Outlook CSV and then click Export Contacts. Save the file to your desktop.
  4. export your gmail contacts

  5. Launch Address Book Importer and click the Choose Import File… button
  6. import your gmail contacts

  7. Open the .csv file that you saved from Gmail. Now you need to select the ‘values’ from your Gmail Contacts list that you want to import. Click the value in the left column you wish to import (start with Name) and then select the appropriate location in the right column (if you started with Name, select First in the right column). Repeat this step until you’ve selected all of the values you wish to import. Keep in mind, if you never used the Other Fax (for example) value in Gmail, you don’t need to import it.
  8. When you’re done, click the Import button.

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  9. After a successful import, you’ll be presented with a confirmation window.
  10. import your gmail contacts

  11. Your Address Book will now contain all of your Gmail contacts! (note: you will also likely have one entry called Name – just delete it)
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  4. Hi guys…
    anyone else on gmail having problems ?
    gmail is fine on adsl, but on my 3g card i can surf net no problem, talk on google talk no problem, but i cannot reply to any gmail mail. also cannot compose and send attachments. can recieve mail fine.
    thought it was my beta firefox im using so tried IE but still same problem.
    sometimes can reply to a mail but not always, especially if there is an attachment in it…
    but gmail is fine on adsl so i know its not gmail themselves. 2 friends have also complained about their gmail on 3g today..

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  6. Richard Barnett

    I just wanted to say “thanks”. For whatever reason I couldn’t simply import a CSV file. Your program did the job in one attempt!!
    Thank you thank you!!

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  8. Address book application at Mac OS X Leopard without any problemts imports gmail.csv file, so you don’t need use this program.

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  10. hi, in the newer version of Gmail, it allows you to directly export all of your contacts right into address book. it’s that easy.

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