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Sync Gmail Contacts to Outlook on DESKTOP
My wife and I are using Outlook on Windows 7 desktops and want to sync our Outlook Contacts with Gmail on our Evos. This program would need to run on a Win7 PC. Cost would need to be free or under $10 as it needs to run on two PCs.
Note I am not looking to import contacts as I already know how to do that. I am looking for a program that will keep the contacts syncronized (updated) aautomatically between a PC and gmail.
- 10-02-2010, 12:58 PM #2
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Thanks Gekko but CompanionLink costs $40. Since my wife and I used different desktop computers the total cost would be $80. I can perform a lot of manual updates for that amount.
(I don't mind paying for software if the cost matches my needs. Also I was laid off two months ago and on a limited budget at the moment.)
- 10-02-2010, 04:49 PM #4
maybe you should consider nixing Outlook and just use Gmail Webmail with -
1. Chrome Browser
2. Google Mail Checker Extension
3. Google Calendar Checker Extension
i also like -
4. AdBlock Extension
5. Google Chrome to Phone Extension
6. Send from Gmail Extension
IMO dump Outlook and don't look back. it's 2010.
- 10-02-2010, 06:02 PM #5
- 10-02-2010, 11:51 PM #6
I actually use a program named gSyncIt. I think it's about $10 or so - works very well, and I have one computer with Outlook 2007, Win 7 64-bit, and my wife bought a second license for her Droid X, running Vista 32-bit, and Outlook 2007. It is automatic, and syncs automatically with the contacts (2-way sync) and the calendar (2-way). Perfect solution for us.
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- 10-06-2010, 02:24 PM #12
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I'm researching this issue also, and there is another app called gSyncIt (not the same product as gSync) which looks promising. It costs a little more - $14.99 per license - but to me that's a small price to pay to get this mission fully accomplished. I haven't yet tried it, but it appears quite full featured. It claims to sync Calendars, Contacts, Notes and Tasks.
I am not completely married to Outlook, and last weekend installed Mozilla's Thunderbird email client. I found a plug-in to allow it to sync with gMail Contacts, and also an app to allow easy access my gMail Calendars, but now this gSyncIt has me thinking of giving Outlook one more chance. I wonder if will allow me to have contacts sorted by Last name instead of First name - a huge failing on my Droid X...
- 10-06-2010, 10:06 PM #13
There are times when you want to speed and easy accessibility of your contacts on your PC. For instance you are going ot use your land line or you need to quickly look up a contacts info. Or say you are in a location where you do not have an internet connection and need to look up a contact or compose an email and queue it until you do have a connection. A lot of us still use Outlook for email for pop3. Sure you can do a one time export of your Outlook contacts, but people get a new contact while on the road and want to add that contact to outlook. Right now if they want to do so they are SOL. It has nothing to do with getting with the times.
The inability in the Android OS to sync with desktop Outlook for contacts and notes is pure arrogance and a way for Google to say **** off to MS.
As for syncing options, they have been posted here. gSyncit and Companion link. Both are not 100% reliable and in the case of Companion Link, its pretty danged expensive.
- 10-07-2010, 09:07 AM #14
GsyncIt. I bought it a year ago, lots of updates to fix issues, works very well and is extremely flexible.
ie, i use it to:
Sync Outlook contacts to Gmail
Sync Outlook calendar to Gmail
Sync my wife's shared gmail calendar to a second calendar in outlook.
You can do any combination of whatever you want.
2 licenses for $15..and it is a very stable app IMO, and works up to Outlook 2010 as well.
- 10-19-2010, 11:24 PM #15
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- 10-20-2010, 10:21 AM #16
Companion link works perfect, I would call them and see if there is a deal on 2 licenses. I use windows 7 and outlook 2007 with an htc Incredible and i was using the htc sync with a cable. It also lets you sync notes along with calendar and contacts and it keeps them all synced.
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