sync HTC Hero on Orange with Mac OS 10.4.11


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    chilvers New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi
    does anyone know if I can sync my HTC Hero with my mac so that I can copy my address book over? Cheers.
     

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    JayCee Well-Known Member

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    The only way you can do it is with a Gmail account.
    Sync your mac address book with contacts on Google.
    Sync your Hero with your Gmail.
    That's what I did with my MacBook Pro and it works.
     
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    chilvers New Member This Topic's Starter

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    can this be done with OS 10.4.11? Thanks for your help
     
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    JayCee Well-Known Member

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    I don't know TBH. I'm on Snow Leopard 10.6.1 upgraded from Tiger.
    Why not just try it and see?
     
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    chilvers New Member This Topic's Starter

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    looks like it's pretty straight forward when using OS Leopard as there is an option to sync with Gmail but in OS 10.4.11 there isn't so I am still looking for a work around. I've searched a bit on other forums but no luck so far.:(
     
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    I have been a big fan of Mark/Space since I owned one of the first Palm Treo phones and wanted to sync and tether it to my MacBook Pro. I have downloaded his Beta app for syncing my Mac with my Hero. Seems to be putting all my contacts in the phone. If it is unsuccessful, I will post further.:)
     
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    If you haven't already found a useable solution to your needs, check out Spanning Snyc which has a version that supports 10.4.11 and neatly ports and updates your iCal and Address Book info to sync with Google (which should then sync over the air with Hero).

    It does cost ($25/year or $65 to buy it outright) but that can be a lot cheaper than a new computer if you're like me and trying to squeeze another year out of a Mac that tops out at 10.4.11.

    I started using it the other day and it works very neatly and easily transfered my iCal info (a few elements don't always mesh) and my contacts. You may need to do a little playing around with default alarm settings on your Hero and Google to get them to recognize the reminders you've set on iCal.

    The groups I'd set up in Address Book did not make the transfer. Perhaps there's a way to make it happen automatically (there's a screen to select transferring only selected groups) but I had ported all contacts at once.

    Most recent issue I've encountered is that I changed an address in Address Book on my Mac but it still hasn't shown up on the Hero. I thought it was Spanning Sync not doing its job but when I checked Google, the new info was there (just hasn't updated in the Hero for some odd reason).

    Overall, I'm pleased with Spanning Sync -- and the best part is that I can keep using the elegant and user friendly interface of iCal and Address Book for data entry.

    Spanning Sync 3 - Sync iCal with Google Calendar, Sync Address Book with Google Contacts
     
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    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

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    An alternative would be to open Address Book, select all and then choose File -> Export and export as a vCard file (all of your contact info will then go in to that one file).

    You can then go to Gmail on the web, select Contacts and under the More Actions pulldown at the top of your contact list, Import that vCard file.

    You can follow the same process in reverse to get from your Gmail/Contacts to your Address Book in Tiger.
     
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    heya, Earlymon!

    Thanks for the suggestion/instruction. I had been operating without the "groups" being transferred to my phone until I used your advice. I still need to test how this configuration of Spanning Sync/Google ota to Hero will handle updates/corrections to individual contacts (preserving the group labels, allowing changes to group labels, etc) but you have certainly helped me increase the functionality of contacts on my phone. You ROCK!
     
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