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Second Contacts for Mac 2.5.

Second Contacts is a integrated application with AddressBookAid and vCard Editor which is dedicated to editing contacts from vCard or AddressBook. The table view style and powerful sort and find&replace functions make it easy for editing contacts. And you can move or copy contacts between vCard and AddressBook windows by drag&drop.
Also Second Contacts for Mac shares vCard files in iCloud with Second Contacts for iOS.


Second Contacts for Mac | $11.99

There is a trial version. You can edit but can’t save your vCard.

Enabling to access your contacts

Your contacts are protected in your system.
When Second Contacts for Mac is launched at first time, an alert for enabling access to your contact will be shown. Please allow Second Contacts to access your contacts, otherwise Second Contacts doesn't work.
The other way is allowing Second Contacts to access your contacts in the System Preferences.
When you open the System Preferences, there is a privacy pane in the "Security & Privacy" preferences. Then select the checkbox for Second Contact in the pane.

What's new in Second Contacts for Mac 2.5.

Second Contacts for Mac

New features in Second Contacts for Mac 2.5.

The compare panel

The compare panel is for comparing arbitral two contacts in the vertical table.
In the edit mode, you can change the value and move/copy between contacts by drag&drop.
In order to copy the value, dragging value with holding option key.

Action by the context menu

When you control-click the cell, the context menu will be shown as below. Some cells have a action such as opening a mail message, a map that depends on the type of the cell.

In the edit mode, some edit menu will be enabled in the context menu for inserting a value or replacing the value in the selected cells. If multiple cells are selected, the operation works for the selected cells.


Read/Write AddressBook directly

Second Contacts can read and write AddressBook which is managed by Apple Contacts application.

When Second Contacts is launched, the contacts by Apple Contacts are shown in the AddrssBook window in the table. You can select which type of data is shown in the window by selecting view type or columns. Since each column has the sort function, you can find the difference between the contacts easily.

Read/Write vCard

Second Contacts can read and write a vCard file and a file which is stored in iCloud by Second Contact for iOS.

Contacts are listed in a table of new window such like AddressBook.
You can select which data will show in the column such like phone, email and address. Each column has a sort function. and you can find&replace the any value. The find&Replace uses OS X TextFinder which has a pettern match feature.


Please note that the way of finding a string in the address is changed from AddressBook Aid 2.5.2. Before 2.5.2 the whole string in the address is used to "find", but now each item in the address is used to "find" a string. For example when State and City are "CA" and "Cupertino", you can not find "Cupertino, CA". However you can replace the string "Cupertino" or "CA". Before 2.5.2 the Address panel is shown when you click the "Replace" button in the Find&Replace bar.


If the data contains multiple values, a popover panel is used to add/delete values and edit them. The panel is opened when you double click the cell in editing mode or double click it with holding the command key.


For example, when you double click the Address cell, the Address panel will be shown, and you can edit the items of the address.
When you double click the Address cell with holding the command key, the Address panel will list the addresses in the contact. You can add a address with a label or delete the address.

As the view type "Address Detail", the Columns menu has new Address items: ZIP, State, City and Street are selectable by as below.

Each item has a own label, but it is coupled with other items of address. For example when you change the label of ZIP, then the label of State is also changed.

The bulk change function

You can change multiple labels or values at once by selecting multiple cells.
Select multiple rows, and change the value of one of the cell by double clicking the value. Then an alert is shown for making sure the operation. When you select OK, the values of selected cells will be changed as it is entered.

Text Encoding

Second Contacts can select a text encoding when it open a vCard file. Selecting an proper text encoding is important if the file has a non roman character.
There's an encoding menu in the open panel. Please select an appropreate encoding in the menu.

Show a contact as QRCode with various format

Second Contacts can show QRCode of the selected contact, and you can Copy and Paste the image to other documents.

Dynamic Text

You can change font and size in the row of Table.

Other functions

Edit mode

Edit button protects you from accidental changes. The window frame color is changed to tell you in editing.


When you do Command-Double-Click on a cell that has multiple values, a popover panel will be shown to show the detail values of the selected type of cell as below.
The panel can be used to add/delete/change the values in the editing mode too.


Export as CSV

Second Contacts can export a CSV file.

Drag and Drop vCard 

You can drag and drop contacts between documents and from Apple Contact or Mail.


Select a contact and then select “Print” from the File menu. You can select multiple contacts by cmd-click.

When you select the "Second Contacts" menu in the print dialog, the configuration pane will be shown for selecting a value to print.

Operating system requirements:

Second Contacts works in Mac OS X 10.7 and later.

How to Install the trial version:

Double click on the zip file that you downloaded, then the Second Contacts is created.


You can just delete this software from the installed folder in order to uninstall this software.