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Old November 29th, 2013, 10:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All,

I just purchased a Nexus 5 and I'll take delivery of it in a week or so. Currently all my Contacts, Tasks and Calendar (CTCs) is in Outlook 2007 on a Win7 laptop.

I want to transfer all my Outlook 2007 CTCs to my gmail account.

Here's the twist, I don't want to get a data plan for my Nexus 5. And I want to edit my CTCs when I'm out and about with my Nexus 5 (with no data plan). Then, when I get back home, I want to hit the SYNC button and have all my edits synced up to my gmail account.

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Is there some Android app(s) that can import my CTCs from my gmail account. Then let me edit them while I'm out and about with my Nexus 5 (no data plan). Then, when I return home to my local wifi, I hit SYNC and all my CTC edits sync up with my gmail account.

Any Android app(s) can do this?

If I can do this then I can stop using Outlook 2007 which would be nice.

Let me know if I didn't state my question clearly.

Thanks!

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I don't think that you'll need any additional apps to do what you need. Google automatically syncs your Contacts, Tasks (well, if you use Keep, and Calendar opportunistically - if you don't have a data connection, changes will be stored locally and then synced once you do connect to the Internet.
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Can you explain a little more what you mean by "Calendar opportunistically"? I use my Calendar a lot and it would be great if I could add, edit and delete Calendar events while I'm offline during the day. And then smoothly sync up all the Calendar changes to Gmail Calendar when I get back online at the end of the day.

I looked at Google Keep and it appears that's a way for me to edit my Tasks while offline and then sync them up to Gmail Tasks when I get back online. Is my understanding correct?

And it seems you're saying the Nexus 5 has a built-in Contacts app that works offline and then syncs to Gmail Contacts when I get back online. Do I understand correctly?

I've never used Android so I just want to see if it can do what I want. Thanks!
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Yep, most things in Android are synced to your Google account, including Contacts, Calendar, and Tasks (via Keep). I can't remember if Keep is a direct replacement for Tasks in Gmail but I believe it is pretty close.
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Brilliant. Thanks! As long as Google Keep syncs up smoothly with my Gmail Tasks, then it looks like I'm all set. This is good news. Currently I don't need a data plan so the details you provided give me confidence that I can get by fine without one. That will save me some money. Maybe in the future I'll get a data plan.

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