The Bottom Line
Abee is no longer actively developed.
- Abee imports contacts from CSV files into the Mac OS X Address Book
- You can map fields freely to fields in Address Book and save mappings for later re-use
- Browsing through the records, Abee shows you how each will import
- Abee does not include ready-made mappings for popular email programs and services
- Abee could also suggest mappings based on field names
- You cannot filter contacts when importing with Abee
- Abee imports contact data from CSV or tab-delimited files into the Mac OS X Address Book.
- Fields from the imported file can be mapped freely to fields in Address Book by dragging and dropping.
- You can save Abee mappings for later reuse.
- Abee supports international languages in contact details.
- You can import only part of an address book, and create a special "Imported Contacts" group in Address Book.
- Abee supports Mac OS X 10.2-4.
Guide Review - Abee 2.0.8 - Mac OS X Mail Contacts Tool
Sporting an unpretentious, elegant and very functional interface, Abee picks up names, email addresses, phone numbers and the plethora of other data from CSV files and puts them into the Mac OS X Address Book — in exactly the manner you desire.
With no rigid preset structure, Abee lets you map, by drag and drop, any field from the CSV file to any field in Address Book. If you import or manually synchronize frequently, you can save a mapping for later use. It might be nice for Abee to come with ready-made mappings for popular service or programs, say Outlook or Gmail.
CSV files, by the way, are text files that contain structured information in a very simple fashion. Most email programs, contact managers and email services can export address book data in CSV format.
You can browse through records and preview mappings right in Abee to make sure you get the desired result. While Abee lets you import only a select range of contacts, it does not offer filters or check for duplicates.
It might also be helpful and speed things up a bit if Abee could suggest a mapping based on key name similarities.