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Friends export makes organizing your Facebook life a lot easier. Just login to your Facebook account and get all the available information about your friends. Save and analyze the information with Excel. Search and filter to all data fields. Save to XLS or XLSX native Excel formats. For every friend you get:
  1. First Name
  2. Last Name
  3. Birthday
  4. Sex
  5. Current Location
  6. Relationship Status
  7. Friends Count
  8. Mutual Friends Count
  9. Profile URL
  10. Interests
  11. About me
  12. Activities
  13. Work History
  14. Website
  15. High School
  16. more...

What's New

Version 1.2:
  • Bug fixes

Requirements

  • OS X 10.8 or later

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WordWeaver
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I posted the message below under the "Troubleshooting" section, but I am not sure how many folks will see it there, so I decided to post it as a comment as well.

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I purchased this app two hours ago. I figured that for $2.00, even if it turned out to be a crappy app, it would be no big loss.

So, after the installation, I launched the app, and then proceeded to provide my Facebook login data.

I logged in successfully to my Facebook account, and the app does in fact show my Facebook account name in the "Connected as" section of the app's window.

I left the "Export File Type" option at "xls".

Then I assumed that I was supposed to click on the "Get Data" button in order to begin importing the data from my Facebook account.

Well, that was one hour and fifty minutes ago, and the progress bar still says "Loading data..."

Now, I know that I have over 4,000 FB friends, and I suspected that it would take a while to import so much data into the app, however, something clearly appears to be wrong here.

I thought that perhaps there might be a problem because I am simultaneously logged into my Facebook account with the Firefox web browser. However, even after logging out of my FB account with Firefox, the Friends Export app is still just hanging with "Loading data..."

Is anyone getting the same results as me with the app hanging for so long?

I won't rate the app for now, just in case I am doing something wrong.

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Version 1.1
WordWeaver
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Update: Be advised that after waiting for two hours and twenty minutes, I decided to cancel the "Loading data" operation.

However, repeatedly clicking on the "Cancel" button does nothing.

Furthermore, because that is the front window in the app, even clicking on the "Disconnect" button -- so that the app is disconnected from my Facebook account -- is useless.

Likewise, selecting the "Quit Friends export" option under the "Friends export" menu is useless.

The same holds true when I try using the "Quit" option in the dock icon.

I finally had to do a forced quit with option-command-escape.

WordWeaver
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Folks, just so you know, the developer -- Giorgos -- has fixed his app so that it is now working properly for me. Please refer to the "Troubleshooting" tab above for his and my comments. Thanks!

So in appreciation, here is my little promo for Giorgos:

I have always backed up my Facebook users list in a BBEdit text file. However, using this app makes it so much easier because it is automatic, plus it downloads a lot more user data as well.

It probably doesn't need to be said, but it is a wise idea to back up your FB friends list. You never know when Facebook might have serious server problems, and all of your friends data could be lost.

Or what if you have had your Facebook account for years -- as I have had -- and suddenly, someone hacks into your account, and you can no longer access it? If you need to open a new account, you would lose your entire friends list, and you would need to start from scratch. Wouldn't it be nice in such a case to at least have a friends backup list, so that you can contact them as your time permits?

So as you can see, this is a very useful and practical app for serious Facebook users.

WordWeaver Member IconComment+161
WordWeaver
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I purchased this app two hours ago. I figured that for $2.00, even if it turned out to be a crappy app, it would be no big loss.

So, after the installation, I launched the app, and then proceeded to provide my Facebook login data.

I logged in successfully to my Facebook account, and the app does in fact show my Facebook account name in the "Connected as" section of the app's window.

I left the "Export File Type" option at "xls".

Then I assumed that I was supposed to click on the "Get Data" button in order to begin importing the data from my Facebook account.

Well, that was one hour and fifty minutes ago, and the progress bar still says "Loading data..."

Now, I know that I have over 4,000 FB friends, and I suspected that it would take a while to import so much data into the app, however, something clearly appears to be wrong here.

I thought that perhaps there might be a problem because I am simultaneously logged into my Facebook account with the Firefox web browser. However, even after logging out of my FB account with Firefox, the Friends Export app is still just hanging with "Loading data..."

Is anyone getting the same results as me with the app hanging for so long?

I won't rate the app for now, just in case I am doing something wrong.

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Version 1.1
GiorgosT2166
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Dear WordWeaver,

I am the developer of Friends export.
I just send you a main with a new version that I hope to fix your problem.

Please let me know if there is any problem.

WordWeaver
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Hello Giorgos,

I am happy to report a big improvement in your app.

This time it downloaded by Facebook friends database in just a few minutes.

I was also able to save the downloaded database as an Excel .xls file without a problem.

However, there is one issue. Currently, Facebook reports that I have 4,192 friends. But Friends Export only downloaded the records for 4,043 friends.

I realize that people sometimes deactivate their accounts, suddenly unfriend you, or even block you. However, there is a big difference between 4,192 and 4,043. Do you have any idea what might be causing this?

I really like the fact that I can easily sort my friends' names alphabetically in the first column.

Allow me to make a design suggestion.

If it is at all possible, one very nice improvement would be if in the "Profile URL" column, the URLs were actually active, clickable links which would take you to that person's timeline.

If this same feature -- the clickable links -- could be implemented in the exported .xls file, that would be great as well.

Thanks for getting your app working properly. :)

WordWeaver
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Hello Giorgos,

I am happy to report a big improvement in your app.

This time it downloaded by Facebook friends database in just a few minutes.

I was also able to save the downloaded database as an Excel .xls file without a problem.

However, there is one issue. Currently, Facebook reports that I have 4,192 friends. But Friends Export only downloaded the records for 4,043 friends.

I realize that people sometimes deactivate their accounts, suddenly unfriend you, or even block you. However, there is a big difference between 4,192 and 4,043. Do you have any idea what might be causing this?

I really like the fact that I can easily sort my friends' names alphabetically in the first column.

Allow me to make a design suggestion.

If it is at all possible, one very nice improvement would be if in the "Profile URL" column, the URLs were actually active, clickable links which would take you to that person's timeline.

If this same feature -- the clickable links -- could be implemented in the exported .xls file, that would be great as well.

Thanks for getting your app working properly. :)

BTW, I just left a little promo for your app on the "Reviews/Comments" tab. :)

Giorgos Trigonakis (Developer)
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I am happy that you like the app.
The update that fixed the problem will be available this week on App store.
Thank you for your suggestions.

WordWeaver
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You are welcome, my friend. I sent you another email a short while in which I make a few other suggestions for your consideration. Keep up the good work!

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Downloads 94
Version Downloads 63
Type
License Commercial
Date 16 May 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $1.99