Is it possible to sort Gmail contacts by date?
I want to see the last contacts added and couldn't find a way to do this. The only option I see is by first and last name.
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goobook command line tool for accessing Google Contacts has a subcommand called dump_contacts. This returns a dump of your entire address book in an XML based format. Each entry has timestamp details for the last update and last edit. You can use these values to sort the entries by date.
Using Google command line tools seems to return results in order of filing if no other sort method is set. Edit: As others have noted the
googlectl tool is obsolete.
You can get this information quickly (if, say, you want to find contacts you just recently created) with the OAuth 2 Playground.
Sign in here: https://developers.google.com/oauthplayground/
GET URL like this to list your contacts starting with most recently modified: