Import Mac Outlook Contacts into Gmail

Published on May 6, 2014

There is not any direct way to import MAC Outlook contacts into Gmail. To sync up contacts from Outlook MAC account into Google Gmail account, users need to follow some indirect ways. Even, Gmail has facility to sync contacts from iCal program that gets created under MAC OS X. If you will move your MAC Outlook contacts into iCal somehow, then, further synchronization can be done easily. Refining Outlook for MAC contacts into iCal and then, transferring them into Gmail will definitely assist you to access Outlook 2011 contacts into desired Gmail account.

Actually, there are two methods for transferring MAC for Outlook contacts into Gmail and these are –

  • Manual method
  • Professional method

Within a manual method, there are two variations –

  • First is transferring Outlook 2011 contacts into iCal, then transferring them into Gmail
  • Another one is exporting entire data from Outlook MAC into IMAP account that can further synced to Gmail account

Into manual process, the first one is suggested to follow because the second process is going to consume time and it may be clumsy.

Steps for Contacts Outlook MAC Move into Gmail

  • Open the iCal tab » Find preferences into MAC OS X, options you can get from drop-down menu
  • Move to "Accounts" tab, make a click on Plus tab » move on to create a new account
  • Under "Account type" option, find "Google" » add up Gmail login credentials » "Create" to add up Gmail account with iCal
  • Select Outlook option after opening Outlook for MAC, again get the Preferences option from drop down panel
  • Open up Sync Services with selection of "Sync Services"
  • Make check on "Calendar", it will be available in Account panel and "Select the Accounts to Sync window", under this Window check on "On My Computer"
  • Find and opt "On My Computer / Calendar" into "Outlook Folder to Add New Items To"
  • The configuration of Outlook MAC contacts content into iCal is done
  • Need to close "Sync Services", Press "OK" by being sure the process is completed safely.

If you found the process tricky, then you should move on for commercial process that can get you the way of direct import MAC mail contacts into Gmail. Because if you will try the other manual method, then for sure it is hectic and bothersome.

Commercial Help for Mac Outlook Contacts Import into Gmail


OLM Contacts Migrator is a relevant application to transfer Outlook MAC contacts into CSV that can easily add into Gmail contacts without the use of any application. The other benefits of using this application are OLM to PST and VCF contacts conversion.