Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by phillymonster, Nov 2, 2009.
Please someone explain how to do this.
was told it would not sync with outlook out of the box. I did get some apps and got it to pull the contacts and such.. not sure what app it was, the Moment is my wifes phone. it works great my hero tho.
i will see what app it was when she gets home and post it if you don't find it by then.
Thanks...let me know what the program is.
I used Google Calendar Sync made by Google. It installs on your computer and syncs the calendars.
Getting started with Google Calendar Sync - Google Calendar Help
gsyncit from www.daveswebsite.com $14
It's a plugin for outlook that syncs calendar and contacts with google. No need to connect any wires. Outlook syncs with google. And Android phone syncs with google. That's the cleanest solution I could find...
Google has their own calendar sync, but not contacts. Don't understand.
Tasks, and notes..... not sure yet. Dave does lot's of updates. Says notes sync avail soon....
(google does sync contacts by the way)
tired of all this sync to google, google sync to phone crap. No offense to the posters trying to help. It's just pure ignorance on Google's part to not sync to long standing PIM's when Google's PIM is behind the curve, and it's bad enough people have had to severely revamp their current info to work within Google's constraints. These are smartphones and all Google has done has dumbed them down. Palm jumped right on board and did the same thing. I forget someone's name of the 1300 plus contacts I have, and it's a nightmare trying to quickly narrow things down. Can't search by last name. Can't search or filter by company. Filtering by category is a chore to get to. Only have notes. No custom user fields. Everything crammed into one note section which has a limited number of characters compared to Outlook. For sales people trying to keep a lot of personal info about clients and facilities, it's a pain.
And then when Google upgrades their PIM, it's like "wow, look what we can do now!" when most have been doing it with Palm and Outlook for years.
It's great they've done all this with the OS, but I don't want any part of Google mail, contacts and calendar. It was bad enough I had to revamp my PIM for Outlook when ditching Palm. Now with google we lose memo syncing. And there is nothing out there that does it. There's some online options, but they're junk at the moment and/or they're apps that cost money. Like I have the time to convert all my memos to word docs. And even then I'd have to pay for the Premium version of docs to go so I can edit them and create new ones.
Even HTC's Sync is basic, faulty and doesn't do it all. It's just amazing how difficult it is to just do a simple desktop sync and maintain info you've been used to syncing for years because Google is on the rise and responsible for the dumbification of smartphones.
OK, rant over. Like the phones. Like the OS in general. Hate being forced to do something one way when it's worse than the way it's been done for well over a decade. And I hate to put it all on Exchange and have to make sure that this is marked private, this is public and so on.
I just got my samsung moment the other day and am i trying to sync my outlook with it. I am using the google calendar sync, and that works fine, but how can i get my contacts to sync as well.
thanks in advance.
Really easy, Export your contacts and or calendar from outlook to a csv file.
Log in gmail, the go to calendar or contacts and then import.
Go to phone calendar or contacts, sync with google account. All gets automatically updated on your phone.
When you need to update later on, just update from gmail.
hope this helps
jyst an fyi...the questions are about "syncing". Syncing is back and forth, two way. We're not talking about just exporting or migrating to just use google. People would like to actually use Outlook on a normal basis and adding "export" steps all the time kinda kills that.
The cleanest solution is to subscribe to a hosted Exchange service, and use the excellent pre-installed Moxier Mail app.
It is NOT however the cheapest solution, hosted Exchange services cost about ten bucks a month.
It's unfortunately the only "direct" way to sync outlook. Otherwise for 10% of one year's cost of a hosted exchange account, gsync is probably the best indirect method. Now if we can only get a synced notes app on to android... Major thing to left out of a PIM.
Exchange does mail, calendar, notes, tasks, and contacts. Oh yeah, public folders too. It also has a small SharePoint portal thrown in, but I haven't configured that yet.
It's a little spendy, but it works well for me. Your results may vary.
Android doesn't do notes/memos so it doesn't matter what method one uses to sync, they're not going back and forth from the phone to your pc. I use Exchange for work and use Moxier. Use public folders and the whole shabang. I have a separate Outlook setup for the personal side. I use gsync. It is what it is at the moment (no pun intended).
Part of my rant is that local syncing using industry standard PIM's has been FREE and HASSLE FREE on all smartphones up until Google stuck it's nose into the business. They took it upon themselves to change that, and it's the price you seem to have to pay to get out of the so called dark ages.
here try this
Keep your life in sync with The Missing Sync for Android from Mark/Space
if you have outlook web access (OWA) - you can use moxier mail to sync to that... at least mine is working.
set your server as:
and enable SSL.
some people have said you can use:
as well. i had to do it a couple of times for it to go through, which was weird.
I'm really amazed that in 2009, so many people are worried about old-school syncing to a desktop app. It's just way to static in this dynamic connected world in which we live!
Unchain yourselves from the desktop!! The face of computing is changing!
I want my email and calendar to be accessible from where I am, no matter what device I'm on. That's why I switched over to google mail and calendar services years ago. It doesn't matter of I'm on my phone, my computer at work, my laptop at home, my desktop at home, on any of a number of operating systems, or even on a friends computer.
I'd rather have my data anchored in a carrier grade data center than on my home desktop PC any day.
That may work for you, but for me, my secretary has to have access to my calendar and the ability to schedule. We have an exchange server at work, so the almighty cloud does not meet my needs.
Aside from the fact that you can grant other users access to your Google calendar...
The data doesn't have to be in the "cloud"...
If you have an Exchange server... why on earth would you try to sync android with Outlook? Sync Outlook and Android directly with the Exchange server instead of daisy-chaining from Exchange > Outlook > Android.
I guess my point is simply to let the master copy of the data be on a server (be it Exchange or Google) and simply sync the various clients to it.
The Samsung new PC studio will sync with Outlook without using any 3rd party servers:
Samsung's Digital World
If you have Exchange just use Moxier Mail to sync Mail, Contact, Calendar and Notes.
quick point. Samsung's Studio does not sync with the Moment unless they just released a brand spanking new version. It is for the dumphones only, not their Android phones.
If you have Exchange it's a moot point. Thanks for stating the obvious ramiss. And if you're using outlook via web access you pretty much have exchange and the point again is moot.
Again, not everyone has access to exchange. Not everyone feels like shelling out $120/yr for exchange access, and they shouldn't have to. More and more reason to hope HTC comes out with a slider Android phone since they seem to get the fact that there are better pim's out there besides google and their phones should sync with them out of the box.
To address the ferret:
It's amazing people in 2009 have such simplistic needs that the out of the box google PIM works just fine for them. It's amazing in 2009 that google couldn't learn from PIM's that have been around for over a decade before forcing people to use their product without paid 3rd party intervention.
No one is against change and the convenience of OTA syncing is nice. But the product it's sycning to is completely inadequated compared to what people are used to who have been smartphone users for years.
@Ramiss, have you used the s/w pointed by your link to sync Moment with Outlook? Seeing your note, I went to Samsung web-site looking for details on New PC Studio. The latest release is dated Oct 15, 2009. When Moment was released on Nov 1, while I was frantically looking for a way to sync Moment with Outlook, Samsung stated PC Studio was not supported for Moment. Would you please point to a Samsung PC Studio web-page where your claim is stated. Thanks. And, I agree with dbpaddler about PIM. I'm here with Android giving up WinMobileOS because Google has been doing a lot of things in the right direction. However, in the matter of PIM, it has put me back by a decade (when I was wait-listed, paid couple of hundred premium to get Compaq iPaq and current Outlook features were a 3rd party add-on). IMO, after spending a lot of time on the Market and web, clearly, in terms of PIM, the cloud is not yet ready for prime-time.