You can download a number of apps that let you backup your iPhone data online but when it comes to backing up contacts specifically, things are not as easy as they seem to be. While some apps backup contacts in CSV file but do not offer the functionality to email it directly, others do not have the function to export the contacts to outlook directly and one might have to follow a series of steps to successfully get their contacts the way he or she wants.
ExcelContacts is the one great app that lets you export your contacts to an excel file that could later be used to transfer the contacts to Microsoft Outlook. There are two versions of the app, a lite version which is for free and a paid version worth $1.99. Today we will be reviewing the paid version.
The main interface has four tabs at the bottom: Export, Import, Setting and Help. In the middle of the screen you have All Contacts, A Group and A…B buttons. Select all contacts to backup all the present contacts, A Group to backup a group of contacts and A…B to backup a particular number of contacts. See here I have selected the third option and have set the range from 1 to 196, which means that contacts from 1 to 196 will be backed up.
Property Style option contains four styles in which the contacts will be displayed in the excel sheet.
See the image below to know what different Property styles mean.
Once you are ready to backup the contacts, press the Start button. On the next screen you can select the mode you wish to use to export the contacts with: USB, WI-FI, More(Drop Box, Email etc). With USB the file will be saved in iTunes’s file sharing folder while with Wi-Fi you can open the browser and download the file with the given displayed web address.
If you want to import the contacts from an excel file, tap on import, select the property style and press Start.
Once again you will be asked to select mode. I chose Wi-Fi, used the displayed web-address and uploaded the file from my PC. Once you upload the file to the app, it will ask for your confirmation before it replaces the contacts.
From under Setting, you can password protect the app which I think is a great feature.
Also you can enable/disable the specific features related to export and import of excel files.
App Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.
Conclusion: Very clean and blazingly fast. The app is very useful in cases where your contact list is pretty huge.
Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: $1.99 | Visit Apple Store Link To Install This App
- My Contacts Backup: A very simple to use app that can backup contacts to CSV file and helps you email it to yourself. It also lets you import contacts from CSV files. Just download it and you will love it.