CSV Converter 1.5 (Mac OS X) | 7MB
CSV Converter is an easy to use application for opening, viewing, editing and saving CSV and TSV files. The CSV file format is widely used to exchange data arranged in a table, like in a Numbers or Excel spreadsheet.
I originally wrote CSV Converter to be able to open CSV files that some apps are having problems with, preview the tabular data and re-save it without the internal inconsistencies that cause the issue.
Additionally, it can export the table in various formats like RTF, Word, Open Document text and as a MultiMarkdown table. It can also copy the table to the clipboard in the format that iWork uses so you can paste it directly in Apple Numbers, Pages or Keynote.
The supported separators are comma, semicolon (;), tab and pipe symbol (|).
There is automatic text encoding detection, but you can choose the encoding manually from the “File” menu. The same goes for the header row: automatic detection with a manual override. Just open your file and let CSV Converter reopen it with different settings if you have a file that is out of the ordinary.
The detected values for line endings, list separator and encoding are displayed when using “Save As”. This is also useful if you need to match a certain set of CSV parameters. Just set them to those CSV Converter found for the file whose structure needs to match that of another.
You can ask CSV Converter to open any file. It doesn’t need to have a “.csv” at the end of the file name, but it should contain tabulated text. So this doesn’t mean CSV Converter can do something useful with every file, but it will try very hard.
You can edit the contents of cells and delete rows and columns (all with full undo and redo). Column headers can be edited via their contextual menu.
If you need to sort multiple columns, you can do it this way: you sort the columns in the reverse (!) order of precedence. So if you want to sort by Last Name and then First Name you just sort the First Name column and then the Last Name column.
What's New in Version 1.5
- Support for multi-line (wrapping) cells.
- Added a row numbers column.
- Optional grid to better separate cells.
- Optional alternating row background color.
The above are all accessible via the new “View” menu.
- TSV reading and exporting support.
- Enabled multiple row selection.
- Delete rows and columns via the contextual menu.
- Delete selected rows via “Delete” in the “Edit” menu.
- The first row is no longer selected by default.
Additionally, CSV files are now saved Excel-style by default.
You can still save them Apple-Numbers-style or even have all cells quoted.
If you need a different quoting style, I will gladly add that!
This probably is going to be the last version to support Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6). If this is an issue for you, please contact me via support!
Requirements: OS X 10.6 or later, 64-bit processorDownload