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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by bking6146, May 24, 2011.

  1. bking6146

    bking6146 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    is there a direct way to sync outlook with android phone without useing gmail?

    thanks
     



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  2. dvhttn

    dvhttn Android Expert

    Google 'MyPhoneExplorer'. Client on PC and app. on the phone.

    Dave
     
  3. tofugoat

    tofugoat Lurker

    i downloaded htc flyer from the htc website. no problems syncing my outlook with phone, nice and easy to use (and set up) :D
     
  4. HunterBrooke

    HunterBrooke Well-Known Member

    Doesn't do Contacts? Is that right?
     
  5. jimdroid

    jimdroid Android Expert

    MyPhoneExplorer definitely syncs Contacts.
     
  6. bking6146

    bking6146 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    myphone explorer dosent seem to sync for the nexus s
    any ideas ?
     
  7. bking6146

    bking6146 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    hi dave

    thanks for the tip but it seems myphoneexplorer dosent sync with nexus s any ideas

    thanks
    bking
     
  8. AngryHatter

    AngryHatter Android Expert

    It never synced my contacts, either.
     
  9. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

  10. RazzMaTazz

    RazzMaTazz Android Expert

    You can automatically synchronize Outlook email, contacts, and calendar with your Android device, for free, without using Gmail, and without installing any third-party software or apps by following the instructions at this link. This is what I do. It works perfectly.

    Beware of MyPhoneExplorer! It only handles 16 of the most commonly used Outlook Contact fields, and consequently MyPhoneExplorer destroys the Outlook contacts on your PC by deleting any information in other contact fields, like "Categories", "Business2 Phone", "Other Address", etc. MyPhoneExplorer also doesn't properly synchronize recurrning calendar events.
     
  11. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    I only hope that it works better than your link, which appears to be broken.

    Luckily, I already, in case you had not noticed, posted a link in my previous post, to your suggestion made on the MyPhoneExplorer Support Forum.

    Happily for me, MyPhoneExplorer does exactly what I want it to.
     
  12. jimdroid

    jimdroid Android Expert

    I've never seen any contact corruption. MyPhoneExplorer does only sync certain fields, but it leaves the other fields alone. So, if you have a Business Phone 2 field in an Outlook contact, you can't sync it to your phone, but nothing is deleted.

    If you modify the contact using Google (either on the PC or on the phone), you can't modify a field such as Business Phone 2, but syncing back to outlook doesn't delete that field.

    My experience has been with both Windows Vista and Outlook 2007 and Windows 7 with Outlook 2010.

    Perhaps I'm doing something wrong, though.

    I don't use MyPhoneExplorer to sync Calendar events, I use Google's Outlook Calendar sync instead.
     
  13. RazzMaTazz

    RazzMaTazz Android Expert

    Jimdroid: The last time I used MyPhoneExplorer here's what happened to me. Upon initial synchronization, MyPhoneExplorer failed to synchronize those unsupported contact fields onto the phone. (That's not good, but I could have lived with that.) But then when I resynchronized back to Outlook, MyPhoneExplorer deleted those unsupported contact fields from Outlook.

    Upon resynchronization I think MyPhoneExplorer saw a discrepency between the information contained in the contacts in Outlook and those on my phone, so MyPhoneExplorer decided that the contacts on my phone were "newer", and therefore overwrote the "older" Outlook contacts with the "newer" phone contacts (containing nothing in the unsupported fields).
     
  14. Sid_hkr

    Sid_hkr Newbie

    I've been using MyPhoneExplorer for a while and it does the buis for me.

    Re overwriting. There are options to 'force' to/from outlook/phone and you get a 'confirmation' pop-up which shows the difference between entry details. This allows you to force either way or abort.
     
  15. dvhttn

    dvhttn Android Expert

    Oh yes. Always have that option on. You never know when "user error" could happen ... :eek: :D

    Dave
     
  16. spile

    spile Android Enthusiast

    MPE defintelty does NOT delete unsync'd fields. It simply leaves them on the PC.
     
  17. RazzMaTazz

    RazzMaTazz Android Expert

    I want synchronization to work automatically, perfectly, and with no user intervention.

    Definitely? MyPhoneExplorer definitely DID delete my Outlook data. In this thread, the developer of MyPhoneExplorer says that the "problem happens from time to time but is very rare".
     
  18. takeshi

    takeshi Android Expert

    Sync Android/Droid with Outlook/Exchange is commonly suggested as a resource for those looking for Outlook sync options. I've only used gsyncit and only to sync contacts between Outlook and gmail. I really don't need any other Outlook sync as I'm on Exchange so I can't really comment much on complete sync solutions for Outlook.
     
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