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Old November 10th, 2009, 11:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to Sync Outlook Notes into Droid?

I keep lots of notes on my phone so I backed them up from my BB into Outlook Notes and downloaded ColorNote for the Droid, but how the hell do I download the notes from Outlook and onto the Droid?

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Did you find an answer to this?
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Old November 16th, 2009, 07:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i use gsyncit to sync my outlook calendars, contacts and notes to google then the free app called gdocs notepad. make a folder called outlook on your google docs use gsyncit to sync to that folder and gdocs to sync to the same folder. Works great.
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I'm new to the Droid and basically use Gmail just for mail. Could get a little more detailed in this procedure. Would be much appreciated.

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If you want to do what Bruceo refers to, google "gsyncit" and download and install the app. Configure it to sync your outlook stuff (notes, in this case) to your google account - google provides a "google docs" service on your account where you can store documents.

Then get the Android app "gdocs" installed on your phone, and it will be able to view/download those documents.

I'd help you more, but when I tried gsyncit I had some issues with it so I never got as far as using it to sync Outlook notes - in fact never noticed that it had that capability...

Another (simpler) method, which will work if you just want access to some documents/notes from your Droid and they don't need to be sycn'd automatically from Outlook:

- Export your Outlook notes to a CSV file
- Install OI Notes, OI CSV, and OI file browser
- Copy the CSV file to your SD card
- Run OI Notes and import the CSV - voila, all your notes on your BB


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- Export Notes from outlook to text files
- Upload text files to google docs (from your browser Google Docs provides an upload option)
- Install and run GDocs on your BB - voila, all your notes on your BB

I'm using the latter solution...works best for me as I don't change my Outlook notes very often, so I don't really need a full sync solution.
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I'm using the latter solution...works best for me as I don't change my Outlook notes very often, so I don't really need a full sync solution.

Yeh most people need this on a daily basis - weird how no one has written an app to do this.
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Wait, the original question was how to download notes to droid, not blackberry... I am having the same problem. Is there a Google Notes app that I could just transfer my notes from Outlook as "text" to and then update from there??
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Right. And that's what the responses were about. The only person that mentioned a BB was the OP. Did you bother to read the thread?
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I installed gsyncit, configured to sync everything, then gdocs, and my notes just appear in the gdocs app. Nice.
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How do you transfer notes frm outlook to a motorola droid phone? Or from a blackberry to a motorola droid phone?
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Nitro Notes seems to work pretty well, couple of things I would change, but OK, keep working on this folks!!

http://groups.google.com/group/nitrodesk/web/nitronote-notes-
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Default outlook synchronization

After spending an entire morning try to figure out how to move my notes from outlook to my droid I found it impossible using all the trick I know, that is until I came across nitronotes. Once I found this program and installed it on my droid it took less then 1 minute and I had all my notes correctly listed without any errors. Fantastic job to the creators of this program. I have not tried synchronizing back to outlook yet so I can't say how that works.
Please keep in mind that I was unable to find this program in the market I found it on the website downloaded to my computer then transferred it to my droid x and ran the install from my card.
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i wish nitronotes syncd over the air
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Nitronotes worked so easy and painless!! Thank a million!!!
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nitronotes transfered perfectly, but I don't think i can edit the notes at all- It seems I can create new notes, but can edit them at all. does this seem right?
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Default Syncing Outlook 2007 Notes with Droid Incredible

VCOrganizer at Appbrain works perfectly for syncing notes and tasks.
Its under $4.00 Below is my review of it on Appbrain..

Everyone is looking for an app to sync Outlook Notes and this one works. I have Outlook on my work PC. I installed the free sync piece on my work PC. I connected to our work WiFi and then connected to our VPN. On the VCOrganizer application on my Droid Incredible I put in my IP address and it sync's right up. DejaOffice is 40.00 and I got my notes to sync for 4.00. Props to the guys that made VCOrganizer available.
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Thanks Nitronotes worked a treat and it was free
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I am using Outlook on my laptop, I needed my Droid to share my calendar and contacts. I found "CompanionLink" for Outlook. This program allows you to sync via USB, Google, and or Local WiFi... It also has auto schedule. It works perfectly.
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i've been following the thread about syncing to outlook. I've just downloaded gsyncit to try to get everything syncing wiht one program. I managed to get almost everything (calendar, contacts, notes) with free applications, but it is really annoying to have each go through a different program and different connection to get each element.

a few questions:
what is the best droid app for accessing gdocs?
how do i access tasks after syncing?
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NitroNotes would not sync until I disconnected and created a new note on my phone (HTC EVO) and then re-ran Notes and it synced perfectly.
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I just started to use y'day. I found by mistake that it can be edited--just press n hold the notes b4 opening them, then u get option to edit or delete.
I'm v happy using NitroNotes now as I've been looking for an app to convert notes for 1.5 mths since i bought the Galaxy s.
Another thing: i find the calendar function is not flexible
as it cant set recurring appointment for fortnightly period. Any suggestion anyone?


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I just downloaded NoteSync from notesync.com and that works perfectly for 2-way, wireless, instantaneous syncing of notes between my desktop and droid. I just copied and pasted my Outlook notes over into the NoteSync desktop app and they sync perfectly w/ GDocs. No lag time at all and no need for me to do anything. Anytime I change a note on either desktop or phone, it changes on the other instantly. Free to try, but I'm spending the $4 to buy it. And no, I don't get any kick-backs from the developer -- just another droid user looking to replace all the functionality of my old BB (plus enjoy all the new goodies -- I'm LOVING my HTC Incredible!).
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It is now about to be 2011 and I was wondering if anyone has any updates on specific solution for syncing Outlook notes to the droid. As a former BB user, I was SPOILED by the incredible sync between my device and Outlook... what is the current state of technology on this simple requirement???
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Gsyncit on the Desktop, Gdocs on the phone.
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now its Feb 2011 and all i ever see is the suggestion to gsyncit to gdocs to google to csv to BB conversion to android sync to notes. Is there any seamless solution to sync right from outlook notes to the droid incredible just the BB does without installing a bunch of additional apps and jumping through all the hoops??? thanks
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Can anyone elaborate whether or not these apps/hoops-to-jump-through will continuously/instantaneously sync both ways realtime? I don't want to have to manually sync every time I change one or the other.
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I'm not sure that any of them do real-time syncing; Gsyncit syncs on a schedule that you can specify, which I believe is the norm.
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This is a good thread. I just got my first Android phone, a Droid X two weeks ago. I had a BB Storm before and hated it except for one thing, it had an excellent syncing app for Outlook. I never considered that the Droid would not have the same native functionality.

I've spent two weeks trying to find something to sync Outlook Notes and did buy CompanionLink that is used with DejaOffice on the phone. It was not suitable for syncing notes. If I changed anything in a note on the phone it would wipe out that note in Outlook. I worked with their tech support for 3 days and one long phone call and still could not find a solution. I will say that they are nice guys and their tech support was really on the ball. They just could not solve the issue.

Tonight I set up NitroNote and it works very well. It's a little finicky about the exact order of things when preparing to sync but once you get that down it seems perfectly adequate.

Thanks for the posts here. They helped me out a lot...
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Hi All,
I couldn't find NitroNote in Market. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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NitroNotes worked perfectly between Outlook Notes & HTC MyTouch. I used link under comment #12, followed instructions as posted, had no problems. Thanks thanks thanks.
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I've found a simple solution that works great for me and required no additional software. I converted all my Notes to Contacts, and named them as such:

zzz{ Note Title1 }
zzz{ Note Title2 }

The "notes" appear at the bottom of your Contact list, so they are not in the way, but you can easily scroll all the way to the end when you need them, and you can edit in Outlook or on your phone and it sync's up fine.
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Default You can edit in NotroNotes according to NitroNotes, anyway....

Editing an existing Note
Long-press on any note in NitroNotes
Select Edit
Make your changes
press the Done button

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This is a good thread. I just got my first Android phone, a Droid X two weeks ago. I had a BB Storm before and hated it except for one thing, it had an excellent syncing app for Outlook. I never considered that the Droid would not have the same native functionality.

I've spent two weeks trying to find something to sync Outlook Notes and did buy CompanionLink that is used with DejaOffice on the phone. It was not suitable for syncing notes. If I changed anything in a note on the phone it would wipe out that note in Outlook. I worked with their tech support for 3 days and one long phone call and still could not find a solution. I will say that they are nice guys and their tech support was really on the ball. They just could not solve the issue.

Tonight I set up NitroNote and it works very well. It's a little finicky about the exact order of things when preparing to sync but once you get that down it seems perfectly adequate.

Thanks for the posts here. They helped me out a lot...
I'm having issues getting this to work correctly on my Thunderbolt. Im brand new with Droid, but fairly technical and just cant seem to get this working. You said its a little finicky about the order of things. Can you describe what order your syncing in so i can try to duplicate?

Im getting an error with the desktop app stating that it can not find the default path. Maybe it's just not compatible with the Thunderbolt just yet.

Any suggestions or feedback would be very much appreciated!
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Disregard my previous message. I got it working. Don't ask me how though. I think i just used the sync via the app on my phone instead of the app on the desktop.
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So it seems like NitroNotes is the way to go - for the present at least.
Trouble is I still use Outlook 2000. I know that NitroNotes says it needs Outlook 2003 or newer but has anyone tried it with an earlier version?
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Finally, and after i suffer for a month i have
found the answer thanks a lot guys nitronote is perfect
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The sad thing is that NitroDesk is apparently no longer supporting NitroNote and no updates since Jan. 2010.

Good thing is it works perfectly with my MT4G & Outlook 2010. Just make sure to have Outlook open before trying to sync your notes.
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I just replaced my blackberry with a Droid 3. I just learned that active syncing of NOTES is not supported - How is this possible??!! The comments above suggest a 3rd party app called NitroNote - but why is it so hard to find this app and why is it not supported like other legitimate apps?
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I was able to copy my notes into Evernote and use that going forward.
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I've found a simple solution that works great for me and required no additional software. I converted all my Notes to Contacts, and named them as such:

zzz{ Note Title1 }
zzz{ Note Title2 }

The "notes" appear at the bottom of your Contact list, so they are not in the way, but you can easily scroll all the way to the end when you need them, and you can edit in Outlook or on your phone and it sync's up fine.
Finally, someone who thinks like i do, easy, free, syncs wirelessly and low tech--Thanks so much for solving what about 100 posters on 3 different sites couldn't do!!!

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I've found a simple solution that works great for me and required no additional software. I converted all my Notes to Contacts, and named them as such:

zzz{ Note Title1 }
zzz{ Note Title2 }

The "notes" appear at the bottom of your Contact list, so they are not in the way, but you can easily scroll all the way to the end when you need them, and you can edit in Outlook or on your phone and it sync's up fine.
I think that this is the best solution so far. I believe that this method will allow one to sync in both directions.

It also has the added benefit of being able to associate things like phone numbers, addresses and photos to a note. For some of my notes this has been benefitial.
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I have found (HTC Incredible) that the "Notes" field in contacts is TRUNCATED to 256 Characters.

Anyone else find this? It's already screwed me up when syncing contacts, if it is true in a global sense, watch out that it doesn't screw YOU up when you try to use Contacts to handle your Notes!
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Hi There!

I used to use NitroNotes since near mid of last year (2010). Yesterday I decided to factory reset my LG Optimus S because it was "acting" a little weird (slow, too slow, had to wait about half a minute for the dialer to start dialing). When I looked for NitroNotes to restore it, wow! very hard to find. I thought I have lost it. I liked it because it was very simple to use, and it synced my old BB notes to Outlook and back to my new LG, for me this was Ok. Finally, I found it, within the following post, in a tinyurl at the end of the post:

i had a blackberry curve and now a facinate. how do i move - JustAnswer

I decided to post the Thread and not the URL to give them the right credit. Get the post from within your phone, get the tinyurl; it will download an installer, run it and install NitroNotes. Download to your PC and install NotesLink from www.nitrodesk.com/notesync/notesync.htm. Open Outlook with the notes (you have to get the notes to Outlook), run NitroNotes from the phone, select menu, and then Sync; connect phone to the PC, disregard (cancel) new hardware installation (if any) turn on USB storage at the phone, Open folder to view files at the PC; run NotesLink from the PC, run sync, disconnect phone from PC (safely remove USB mass storage from PC and turn off USB storage from phone, and then, disconnect phone); finally, select Done from NitroNotes (good luck).

For those who find NitroNotes useful, enjoy it.

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I think that this is the best solution so far. I believe that this method will allow one to sync in both directions.

It also has the added benefit of being able to associate things like phone numbers, addresses and photos to a note. For some of my notes this has been benefitial.
After using it for awhile I found the contacts trick to be very lacking.

I found an app called MyPhoneExplorer.

The instructions are almost nonexistent. But, I had it installed and working in about 30 minutes.

I did a great job of syncing all of my Outlook 2010 Contacts, Calendar, Tasks and Notes to my HTC Inspire.

You have to install a desktop program on your computer and an app on your phone.

In your phone's apps listing, look for MPEnotes and MPEtasks. That is where you will find your synced notes and tasks.

Syncs via USB, wifi, Bluetooth and fixed IP address

The only cost is a PayPal donate nag screen when you exit the desktop program. I assume that if you make a small donation the nag screen will cease to exist.
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I also use MyPhoneExplorer and really like it. I sync contacts, calendars, files and pictures with it. It only syncs notes with it's own note ap though which is way too basic for my needs. I'll look into the notes solutions in this thread. I'd like to sync directly to my PC without going through some other server.
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Default Eureka!!!! I've done it. - I'm the man.

I found the holy grail. I am a recent convert from over a decade on Blackberry and corporate sync with outlook. I recently left my corporate job to open my own company AND traded in my BB for a Droid Bionic. I wanted to sync my Outlook stuff with my phone wirelessly for free. I found it.

It's easy, free, wireless (not WiFi, the cloud (not Google)) and it works.

Here's what I did.

I downloaded Funambol on my PC and my Bionic. I got "OI Notepad" for my Bionic. Now, when I add/delete/modify a note on my PC or Bionic, it is automagicly synced to the other device. Period.

Here's how you do it.

1 - Get a myFunambol account

2 - Download Funambol on your PC

3 - Download the Funambol Android Sync Client 10.0.3

(to do this, I used Zumocast. I used my PC to follow this link, downloaded the file to my PC, then used Zumocast from my phone to browse to the file, click it, and it installs like any other Android app does)

I will include the links once Android forums lets me (this is my first post, and they don't let you post links and attachments in your first post to combat spam).

Stay tuned.

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Here's how you do it.

1 - Get a myFunambol account - here -
Funambol: Solutions: myFUNAMBOL Portal

2 - Download Funambol on your PC

3 - Download the Funambol Android Sync Client 10.0.3 - here -
https://android-client.forge.funambol.org/servlets/ProjectDocumentList?folderID=81&expandFolder=81&fo lderID=0

(to do this, I used Zumocast. I used my PC to follow this link, downloaded the file to my PC, then used Zumocast from my phone to browse to the file, click it, and it installs like any other Android app does)
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FYI - Please note - the droid version 10.0.3 is not the current release. If you just go to funambol, download the CURRENT ANDROID SYNC CLIENT it will NOT be this one and will NOT do notes. You have to download version 10.0.3 from the link I provided.

Also, I'm just one of you, a former BB user turned Android guy and wanted to replicate my BB experience the best I could. I don't get a thing from Funambol or OI Notes, I"m just a user like you.
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