What application to sync microsoft outlook calendar and tasks?

  1. ginger ninja

    ginger ninja New Member

    Hi all,

    I just bought the new HTC Dream on the 2nd and am finally getting around to setting it up. I downloaded Touchdown through the market, but am wondering if this is the best app to sync my microsoft calendar and tasks.

    Please let me know what you think as I hope to have it all set up this week to start work.


  2. wiineedmore

    wiineedmore Member

    The rodgers rom If you root your phone.
  3. GeraldNunn

    GeraldNunn Member

    I believe the Rogers ROM only allows you to sync with an Exchange server directly, it does not allow you to sync with a standalone version of Outlook.

    One alternative is to try one of the many programs that sync your Outlook calendar with Google Calendar which your phone will sync with. Google itself has one called Calendar sync.
  4. softwaretech

    softwaretech Member

    How about TouchDown. Try that one...I use the free part that gets my work email. I believe it does calendar as well. I just don't use my work calendar.
  5. Huntsman

    Huntsman Member

    Touchdown does sync the calendar but does not sync Tasks at this time. I reas somewhere with the recent update that they were currently working on adding Task sync but can't seem to find where I read that now.
  6. sounnas

    sounnas New Member

    Search for MyLink for Outlook ; it syncs all
  7. taxbuster

    taxbuster Member

    I'm evaluating companionlink for android right now. Seems to work OK - links via GMail for a standalone Outlook sync. Cost is reasonable.

    What kinda pisses me off though, is the contacts' notes in Android. I have some LONG notes (like 3,000 characters) and in order to read them I have to "edit" the contact and sometimes need to ensure that GMail picked up the entire note. Quite irritating!
  8. agent-5

    agent-5 Active Member

    Hi everyone,

    I've just switched from Symbian to Android and have looked all over for an app that would allow me to sync my Outlook calendar, contacts and notes via Bluetooth. It
  9. TheBrit

    TheBrit Well-Known Member

    Syncing with on-line services (Google ones) is an essential part of what Android is all about - it's how you sync. There's a taskbar app that syncs your OutLook Calendar to the Google Calendar in the 'Cloud' and your Android phone syncs with it almost in real time. If you don't want to do that then Android might not be for you.

    Android at present only has audio profiles (heaset etc) for bluetooth but more will come as the platform develops.
  10. agent-5

    agent-5 Active Member

    Thanks TheBrit. I'll take a look at that. Thinking about it I suppose having all my info stored in the 'Cloud' would make it easier when I'm away from my home/work computer and Hero (though that's a rare occurrence!). It would stop a lot of inconsistencies between my devices as well.


    Only had my Hero two days… but know it absolutely IS for me!
  11. agent-5

    agent-5 Active Member

    I know everyone keeps saying you should sync your entire life with Google's servers (as that’s the point of having an Internet device) but there are times when a quick sync with Outlook (or another client) is desirable just to back-up your contacts or to grab a file/contact through the use of Bluetooth. Hell, that’s what the technology was created for!

    Yes, I know everything is online with Android, but using BT to sync is something I took for granted with my Win Mobiles and Symbian devices. With me it’s a privacy issue, I don't want my entire life to be blasted off into the ether, transmitted across the globe, stored on a sever (in a country for which server security may not be a top priority i.e. Korea) and back again just to ensure my phone calendar is up-to-date with my computer's calendar.

    From my phone in my pocket to the computer sitting less than a foot away on my desk, Bluetooth seems the best solution.

    Yes, there's USB but that means plugging in a cable...

    Fingers crossed that MoDaCo or one of the other excellent dev's will implement OBEX into their custom ROM.
  12. vulshirsug

    vulshirsug New Member

    Great info! Really informative. It is helpful for me.:):cool:
  13. cyberbob25

    cyberbob25 Well-Known Member


    Not sure if you are aware or not, but the next version of Cyanogen will have OBEX support.
  14. agent-5

    agent-5 Active Member

    Was not aware of that, thanks. I'll be keeping an eye on Cyanogen's web site. Though I do have a Hero and AFAIK Cyanogen does not run on HTC's Hero.
  15. TheBrit

    TheBrit Well-Known Member

    HTC are currently working on an Android 2.0/HTC Sense implementation for the Hero. They are skipping 1.6. Android 2.0 has support for more BT profiles so if you are patient, you might find that it supports what you want. A quick look at the Android web site shows this:
    More digging might find more detail.
  16. agent-5

    agent-5 Active Member

    MoDaCo has listed a future feature as being OBEX. I expect that as soon as HTC/Google release stock ROM's well be seeing MCR with OBEX support.

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