Cal, Email & Contact Sync (Outlook & Android 4)


  1. madmunki

    madmunki Member

    At home I use Outlook, and want to sync it with my Samsung Galaxy S3 when it comes. I want to sync email, calendar and contacts.

    Email:
    I guess just configure the Android device to use SMTP, thats how Outlook gets it mail.. so easy fix here

    Calendar:
    I assume I have to use a third party cloud host, such as Google Apps/Email/Calendar. So I setup a Google Calendar and looking into how to make my home outlook sync with it.. Anyone know how to do this?

    Contacts:
    I assume pretty much will have to use something similar to the calendar...

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  2. BlogYourEarth

    BlogYourEarth Member

    Hi there,

    I just used Samsung Kies to sync my Samsung Galaxy S3 with my Outlook calendar and contacts. Here you find a short description:

    Sync Samsung Galaxy S3 with Outlook

    For my E-Mails I usually use my GMail account that I synchronize with Outlook (POP3/SMTP). To sync it with my Samsung Galaxy S3 I set up the account but I just want to see the new e-mails in my inbox. I did some settings in my Gmail account, here you will also find a short description:

    GMail settings to display only new emails in your Samsung Galaxy S3 inbox

    Hope this helps!
  3. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor Guide

    Kies can sync to Outlook, but if you use Kies, you can't use Google to backup your Contacts and Calendar. Kies uses a separate directory from Google, labeled "My Contacts/Calendar", which the phone will warn you as not able to sync to Google.

    I personally use Go Contact Sync Mod and Google Calendar Sync (both programs for your PC) to sync my Outlook to Google, then I have Google directly syncing to my phone.
  4. BlogYourEarth

    BlogYourEarth Member

    That is a good point. Can you recommend one programm that allows to sync Outlook calendar, contacts and to dos at the same time with Google?
    I would really like to test if this works as good as with Samsung Kies - and then having additionally a backup in the google cloud :)
  5. companionlink

    companionlink Well-Known Member

    My company develops software called CompanionLink that handles Outlook contacts, calendar, tasks, and notes in one app. It's focused at people who want an all-in-one solution that is backed with free phone support for life. We do advanced things like categories for all data types, color categories that match Outlook, etc.

    Sync the Samsung Galaxy SIII (S3) with Outlook -- CompanionLink
  6. OzoneVibe

    OzoneVibe Member

    Well - the setup is complicated only by the number of instructions and the number of browser windows one ends up having open .... but once you've tortured yourself with getting everything into your head and into the settings, Companion Link works fine.

    Frustrating, since I use the info, I seem to have lost all the call/sms history against each contact. There must be a way around this ... shame this fact wasn't (more obvious?) amongst all the instruction pages.

    Another (mildly) frustrating thing was seeing within the CompanionLink setup that there is a Bluetooth connection possibility, but no instructions on how to set this up. I prefer no wires if possible.
  7. OzoneVibe

    OzoneVibe Member

    Oh .... and some control over notification sound/volume would be nice too. Missing appointments won't endear me to the software and get me paying a fairly large amount (in mobile phone app pricing terms).
  8. companionlink

    companionlink Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the feedback. We're working on making the configuration less involved.

    Your second comment refers to "alert volume".

    Alert volume is an operating system setting (generally under Android Settings -> Sound). You can adjust it if you want.
  9. OzoneVibe

    OzoneVibe Member

    Thanks for the response ... re volume I was really meaning the means to be able to select a different, and more "noisy" notification sound that identifies it as being related to calendar/task reminders.
  10. OzoneVibe

    OzoneVibe Member

    Oh - and it would be really nice if some background app on the phone could handle the sync. Keep forgetting I need to fire that up first .... too many years of Nokia and their PCSuite where you didn't have to. :p
  11. OzoneVibe

    OzoneVibe Member

    Oh - and Bluetooth, too, please! Two sync attempts without connecting the cable! duh! ditto previous Nokia comment :p
  12. Clcto

    Clcto Active Member

    OzoneVibe - Take a look at DejaCloud sync, which was just released as part of DejaOffice and CompanionLink. This sync method doesn't need a key to be hit to sync, and no cable either...
  13. OzoneVibe

    OzoneVibe Member

    I might be near clouds when on an intercontinetal flight doing some admin .... but I doubt laptop or phone will connect to them. Hence preference for BT connection.
    So far I've found this a bit flakey.
  14. Clcto

    Clcto Active Member

    Bluetooth Sync is now in DejaOffice and CompanionLink. We found in development that there are hardware dependencies. What are you finding on Sync? Is it not working right?

    You can email me directly: wayland@companionlink.com

    Wayland Bruns, CTO
    CompanionLink Software, Inc.
  15. OzoneVibe

    OzoneVibe Member

    I was trying to use BT just after it was available, had several problems and managed to get a call from one of your very helpful colleagues.
    He talked me through the BT setup and it worked first time.
    I tried again later and had error messages and after several re-setups and attempts, I gave up.
    But just tried BT again and it worked OK.
    I know there have been a couple of updates to DejaOffice since then, so perhaps the problem was addressed.
    I'll switch to wifi and back a few times to ensure that the changes are successful, and get back to you if I encounter any problems again.
    Thanks!
    D
  16. Clcto

    Clcto Active Member

    Great news! Yes, the number of releases we did this month is just cringe inducing. There was indeed a BlueTooth sync fix. So I'm hoping we have everyone covered there. Thanks for the reply and have a great holiday weekend.
  17. OzoneVibe

    OzoneVibe Member

    No holiday weekend here (England) this weekend :( ... but there was last weekend ... but I was in Scotland and they doesn't have the same holiday. LOL!
  18. OzoneVibe

    OzoneVibe Member

    Hi Wayland

    It's been more reliable - was basically OK until today when it refused to sync via Bluetooth.
    The phone was paired OK and the laptop was seeing it happily (retrieving available services, etc).
    Had to change to Wifi on both phone and laptop and then back to Bluetooth again before it would work.
    Would be good if it would sync without having to have DejaOffice open. (It does sometimes ... bun often it doesn't).

    Thanks

    D
  19. johnain

    johnain New Member

    I would absolutely love to use Kies with my brand new S3 . However I am unable to do so. Evey time I reconnect (USB) my S3 to my PC, Kies says I must reconnect in Samsung Kies (PC Studio ) mode.

    I would love to. But how? It gives me the path (Settings - > Applications -> Development -> USB debugging(x) ) to follow.

    There is no such path !! There is a similar one ...

    Settings -> Applications manager. But no Development option on it.

    Is this how life with Samsung will be?

    Can anybody help?
  20. OzoneVibe

    OzoneVibe Member

    Johnain
    It's under Settings > Developer Options .... right near the bottom of the Settings menu
  21. mikep2005

    mikep2005 New Member

    I find KIES takes forever on synching the calendar, can anyone help?
  22. Clcto

    Clcto Active Member

    KIES is one of many options available. Here's a chart Sync Android/Droid with Outlook/Exchange For a free solution if you don't mind it installing crapware on your PC try MyPhoneExplorer. For a paid solution that installs virus-free CompanionLink will handle any phone or tablet for $14.95.
  23. OzoneVibe

    OzoneVibe Member

    Bother! Wish I'd found that chart BEFORE I bought CompanionLink! :p
    Only two (minor) complaints with CompanionLink ......
    1) when a remider is dismissed, this doesn't carry across to the other device, and
    2) I wish the LED flashed for a missed reminder on my SGS3

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