For some reason, RIM has never allowed users to export their contact lists to a spreadsheet. It’s a reasonable enough request. Some people — many people, even — like keeping data stored in multiple places, and spreadsheets are a great medium for both primary and backup storage. Sure, there are other ways to back up contacts, but some people take solace in the simplicity of a spreadsheet. Thankfully, a developer, Amaira Soft, has filled this BlackBerry desire. Its app, Contacts to Excel, gives us the simple functionality that we’ve long awaited. The app works as simply as you might imagine. You can select which contacts to export, or you can just select them all. You then create a new Excel sheet, which is stored on your microSD card. Most usefully, you can email your spreadsheets right from the app. That’s probably the easiest way to send the spreadsheets to your computer. Of course, it’s also by far the easiest way to send it to others, but then again why would you want to send your contact list to someone else? Best of all, Contacts to Excel is free. You can download it from App World.