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    @flroots and ChromeJob:

    Thank you both for the app names. I have no current need for Outlook sync, as I use Thunderbird, but I've saved both links for future reference. With as many clients as I have, who knows when I may need to sync to Outlook? (Or should I have said "with my terrible luck, who knows ..."?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce7373 View Post
    Not sure if I understand this. I created a test reminder in Outlook and synced. It showed up on my phone as expected and notified me. I didn't look at MPE after the sync, but I'm not clear on why it would matter if it's listed as Other or not. I'll have to check it out again.
    I dug a little deeper and the Other is not an issue since it correctly calculates the time that the reminder will be issued.

    With respect to Android-Sync, I added a contact and it refuses to transfer to phone? The developer has described the Contact app on the phone, but it doesn't resemble the native Contact app on my Galaxy Nexus.

    I did reinstall MPE and it seems to do better with regards to updating the phone's Contact app when changes are made to contacts in Outlook. However, when a minor edit is made to a contact in Outlook, it doesn't recognize the change and update the phone? I'm not sure how it determines that a contact has been changed? This all seems so elementary I'm wondering if it's OE (operator error!)
    Pete
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    I've been alternating between Android-Sync and MPE. At the moment, I'm leaning towards Android-Sync. Android-Sync seems to be the simple, well documented app with great support while MPE seems to have lots more bells & whistles with little to no documentation and limited support. I've spent a lot of time dealing with the issue of my sub-folders within Outlook Contacts. It seems that Android doesn't support them in the native Contacts so I'll probably have to combine all contacts into a single folder within Outlook. This seems like such an elementary and useful capability, that I wonder why it's not available in Android V4.1
    Pete
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    Quote Originally Posted by flroots View Post
    I dug a little deeper and the Other is not an issue since it correctly calculates the time that the reminder will be issued.

    With respect to Android-Sync, I added a contact and it refuses to transfer to phone? The developer has described the Contact app on the phone, but it doesn't resemble the native Contact app on my Galaxy Nexus.

    I did reinstall MPE and it seems to do better with regards to updating the phone's Contact app when changes are made to contacts in Outlook. However, when a minor edit is made to a contact in Outlook, it doesn't recognize the change and update the phone? I'm not sure how it determines that a contact has been changed? This all seems so elementary I'm wondering if it's OE (operator error!)
    Pete
    What kind of changes aren't getting recognized? If anything, I find that MPE can be too exacting. For example, the format of phone numbers: (xxx) xxx-xxxx will be seen as different than xxx-xxx-xxxx. I don't use folders in Outlook so I can't comment on that.

    BTW, I don't let MPE sync automatically. I manually choose each change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce7373 View Post
    What kind of changes aren't getting recognized? If anything, I find that MPE can be too exacting. For example, the format of phone numbers: (xxx) xxx-xxxx will be seen as different than xxx-xxx-xxxx. I don't use folders in Outlook so I can't comment on that.

    BTW, I don't let MPE sync automatically. I manually choose each change.
    Thanks. Actually, it seems to be any changes. As you know, MPE has its own PC-resident Calendar (Organizer) and the changes are made to it. Also, the confirmation screens suggest that it plans to make the changes to phone. I think what's happening for some unknown reasons is that the changes are not going through even though MPE invokes the changes. Perhaps it's a phone configuration issue. I do have USB debugging enabled. Of course, sometimes it works since I do get the contacts, calendar, notes, and tasks shown on phone.
    Pete
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    I connect only via WiFi and haven't noticed any changes that aren't applied to my phone (HTC. Vivid). I wonder if that's the difference.
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    I found that MPE merged two unrelated contacts so I immediately disqualified it and switched back to Android-Sync. So far, Android-Sync has worked flawlessly. It doesn't have all the bells & whistles, but it does what I require.
    Pete
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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce7373 View Post
    Not sure if I understand this. I created a test reminder in Outlook and synced. It showed up on my phone as expected and notified me. I didn't look at MPE after the sync, but I'm not clear on why it would matter if it's listed as Other or not.
    He says that he set a reminder for 3 days before the event. Does it show in the phone as 3 days? If it does, there's no real issue, it's just a problem with the label. If it doesn't, there's a problem if he wants to be reminded 3 days before.

    I don't use Outlook unless I'm forced to, so I can't check that out. MPE works with Thunderbird, as long as you aren't trying to merge duplicate contacts in TB, the phone and Google Contacts. That gives you a real mess that you have to clean by hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rukbat View Post
    He says that he set a reminder for 3 days before the event. Does it show in the phone as 3 days? If it does, there's no real issue, it's just a problem with the label. If it doesn't, there's a problem if he wants to be reminded 3 days before.
    I got what he was trying to do. I just didn't get why what it was labeled in MPE mattered. My scheduled reminder worked, albeit it was for 10 min on, rather than 3 days.
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    I tried using Deja Office to sync Outlook 2010 (Vista) on my laptop with my Droid X. Finally had to delete it because it caused duplicate contacts and the sync would freeze occasionally. It was an expensive app to buy (don't remember but $39 strikes a bell)

    Now I'm still looking to sync Outlook 2010 (Vista) on my laptop with my Galaxy Nexus (jelly bean). Any suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jersey226 View Post
    I tried using Deja Office to sync Outlook 2010 (Vista) on my laptop with my Droid X. Finally had to delete it because it caused duplicate contacts and the sync would freeze occasionally. It was an expensive app to buy (don't remember but $39 strikes a bell)

    Now I'm still looking to sync Outlook 2010 (Vista) on my laptop with my Galaxy Nexus (jelly bean). Any suggestions?
    As mentioned above, I highly recommend Android-Sync:

    I sync my Windows 7 PC running Outlook 2010 to my Galaxy Nexus (gsm).
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    I finally gave up on Deja Office too. I've been using google calendar sync to handle the calendar portion and go contact sync for the contacts. Both are free and do a good enough job. I haven't had any issues with the calendar sync at all. The contact sync doesn't work well on an auto schedule. You have to click on sync, and then allow access to your outlook info on your desktop in the box that pops up there. I haven't had any duplicate contacts using go contact sycn. I have discovered that if you use go contacts as your contact manager, and you add a contact in that app, your phone will no longer sync with your google contacts. It causes some sort of error. Add a contact in the stock messaging app, or in outlook, and sync works flawlessly.
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    I, too, am looking for usb or wifi sync from Android HTC Vivid to pc. I purchased Android sync and it worked once and haven't been able to sync calendar since. Last time it wiped out all my data on pc calendar. I tried to email support numerous times and get no response. Then I accidentzlly deleted the whole calendar on my cell phone and lost everything in my calendar. Not good. Can't figure out a way of backing up everything rather than syncing WITHOUT using Google or the cloud.

    I am using the Fliq calendar now but that only syncs with moffice which didn't sync right for me either. I can't find the stock default calendar in my phone to see if that would sync, but even so, I like the Fliq calendar because it has more options.

    I have spent so much time on this that it's ridiculous! I want to get this resolved and do something else.
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    I just got a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and I too am seeking to sync with Outlook 2007 (Win 7 64bit). I need Contacts and Calendar at the very least. I absolutely don't understand why Google has made this soooo difficult! I previously had an iPhone 4 and I absolutely love the Note 2. I think it blows the iPhone 5 away (my daughter has one). However, Apple syncs with Outlook better than Microsoft lol. This omission by Google HAS to be some kind of corporate political thing. It cannot be a for lack of knowledge or ability. Come on Google, give us a break! We did, after all, BUY an Android phone. I have close to 1000 contacts in Outlook. Now let us move our Sacred info to your platform EASILY! Please?
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    How necessary is Outlook to you? Personally, I consider it way too bloated and convoluted to use. If it isn't crucial for you, consider exporting all of your contacts as a .csv file, then importing that file into Google Contacts. All of your contacts will then sync with your phone, and you can continue maintaining your contacts on Google rather than Outlook.
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    Quite important. The problem is that my Outlook contacts have lots of notes and non standard formats that the iPhone had ZERO problems handling / syncing. It is also accrued over 13+ years so it is huge. I tried syncing to Outlook.com and that said my file was too big. I use it for my email as I own a few domains and so my email is not @gmail I could set up some forwards but why should I HAVE to?! App builders you have a Gold Mine here!!!
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