Contacts & Outlook

spmmn

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PROBLEM : Work gives me a cracberry that is sync'd to Outlook 2007 via their BES server. I want to sync my contacts and calendar with my Droid / gmail setup. I have looked at various solutions, most recently google sync (app for blackberry) which sadly doesn't work.

Does anybody know of any reliable alternatives?

NOTE : I was told the google calendar sync (Outlook plugin) will probably work ok for me but that doesn't solve the contacts problem.
 

herki

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This won't sync, but you should be able to export your contacts in a vcard file, and upload to gmail's contacts.
Providing you don't need/want it to sync on a regular basis, this should get most of your contacts moved over.
 

Jerry Hildenbrand

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Ask your admin at work if he/she can support active sync from the mail server without BES. If not, let him/her see your droid for a bit and hopefully they will then see the need/have a desire to support it ;)
 

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That brings up an interesting question, we have the ability to access our Outlook accounts through a web interface, I think they call it "OWA" - Outlook Web Access. Is the Droid capable of doing 'active sync' through this interface?

NOTE : I know about Touchdown already but unfortunately they have decided to develop their product in a way that keeps the corporate contacts and gmail / Droid contacts separate, which is the whole point of what I need to do.
 

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Have you tried gSyncit? $15 and well worth it. It syncs your Outlook contacts to GMail and Outlook calendars (yes, it can handle multiple calendars) to Google Calendar, so all that information will get beamed to your Droid. It'll even sync Outlook Notes to Google Docs

The syncing can be set up to run when Outlook starts and closes and at intervals up to every five minuted while Outlook is open. It is loaded with options that I haven't even fiddled with yet, but I'm very happy with it.

Here's the link:

http://www.daveswebsite.com/software/gsync/
 

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Looking for an update on users' experiences with various products to sync Outlook and Google information.

I tried The Missing Sync and could never get it to work. It doesn't sync with Google, rather creates a new contacts folder on your phone (duplicating everything that is on Google!). It kept hanging up on my syncs. Customer service tried several times and sent me software updates. But, it never did work.

More research brings up GO Contact Sync, which appears to be free.

gSyncit, which costs a reasonable $14.99, and appears more robust.

KiGoo, has a 30 day free trial and then is $9.95. Some reviews were critical that it requires more extensive set up and downloading of other programs to make it work.

Anyone use these programs? Thoughts on which one is best?

I've looked at Google Apps, but it is a bigger nut to crack to shift my entire domain to them for my whole office. It might work, but the technical hurdles are pretty high for my small operation with no dedicated IT person.
 

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Been using Companion Link for a couple of months now, and it has worked flawlessly. Nice to have it on my PC, set to update at regular timed intervals I've set, along with a separate app desktop icon to sync immediately to push to Google. Calendar and contact updates show up on the Droid within minutes it seems like.
 

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The best solution I have to this is exchange. This works great for my Droid.
It sync's the contacts and calendar..

See if your sys admin has a way to set you up with exchange, using exchange also as the Push feature..
 

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