Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by zmaster, Nov 17, 2009.
Have anybody tried to sync Droid with Entourage?
Entourage is a piece of crap, but you should be able to export your contacts out to a csv file then use gmail to import them. I'm not sure on the calendar though. The only app I could find that does it is a yearly subscription.
i am using iMac, so is the Entourage, in the office, so i am stock with crappy app from MS.
Any way, i will try your suggestion for my contacts.
thank you barry.
Not sure about Entourage (used to use it, no use Apple Mail) but if you get the contacts into Address Book, you can sync that and iCal using Spanning Sync. In theory, you should need no 3rd party app as both iCal and Address Book are supposed to, via preferences, sync to Google but I couldn’t get the sync to work reliably and others here suggested Spanning Sync. Great tech support and works like a charm.
If you can find something to sync Entourage to iCal and Address Book, you’re done.
Entourage syncs great, and for what it is worth, I like Entourage a lot is contrast to the earlier comment. I sync via Exchange Active Sync over the air. I am very happy with Android and the Droid and it works great with the Mac. As to Syncing Music, I am using Salling Sync which also works great to sync iTunes music and podcasts.
This is done by ActiveSync which you have on the phone. However, you must have email, contacts hosted on a Microsoft Exchange Server. If you have a regular POP email account you can't do it.
Most people with Exchange Server accounts either have it because their employer does it, or they sign up for one and pay per most for Exchange Hosting (e.g., 123Together.com, etc.). I think there may be a few free Exchange Server offerings, but not sure who and how that works.
I understand that you may be able to get a Gmail account that does syncing of your contacts, calendar and email with the Droid, but someone else who knows if this is correct and, if so, how to do it will need to speak up.
One more thing. You won't see Microsoft ActiveSync on the Droid. Go to add your email account and choose the option that is an Exchange Server account and you'll need to know the server details, etc. to enter, password, and also have access to an Exchange Server account. How to do it is also outlined in the Droid user manual. Its simple to set up.
Just looked on the phone and it says you can set up Gmail to push email, as well as sync contacts and calendar.
Some more time has passed and needed to know if anyone has had any luck sincing Droid to Entourage without using an Exchange Server. Had an iPhone and trying to boycott the no insurance allowed people. FYI...Missing Sinc does a confusing job with no calander sincing and Spanning Sinc sincs the calander nicely however its contacts syncing are not congruent.
I was using Entourage for a while until my BlackBerry decided to screw up my calendar. So.... I exported all my Entourage calendar data to a Google Calendar... I haven't looked back. So, when the Droid came out, this was a "no brainer." I continue to use the Google Calendar... I like the automatic sync between my computer and my phone and have no worries about the syncing, nor if the phone is lost (*gasp!*) then at least all my information is safe on the Google cloud.
Thanks, I did find the Calender syncing a breeze, however, the contacts still do not sync right? If you have any idea on how to sync contacts from Entourage to Droid, that would be extremely helpful.
You could try this. Will get them to the Mac address book which syncs with google.
I've not tried it, so back up your stuff!!!
I use entourage as a suite (calendar, tasks, projects, etc.) so its important for me to sync w/droid. With my old Blackberry I used Calgoo (free app) to sync gmail calendar with entourage using ical as a "middle man". Contacts between Gmail and Droid will sync over the air one way for sure gmail to droid, not sure if it does it droid to gmail. emails on gmail and droid sync over the air. I would love to find a way to sinc email, calendar and contacts over the air. I had several bad experiences with Mark Space products, do not recommend them.
So....any over the air way to sinc entourage and droid (calendar, email, contacts?) thanks
This company has an app that looks promising for syncing Entourage: Sync Phones to Mac and Windows - Synchronize Palm Pre, iPhone, BlackBerry, Nokia, Palm, Windows Mobile - The Missing Sync.
yes, it seems thst this app should work, but for 40 bucks....it is pushing it
Did you sync with and export from iCal? I have had nothing but problems in syncing calendars with iCal (it creates duplicate entries). Is there any other option? I don't have trouble with Entourage contacts, just the calendar.
I've been using MarkSpace Missing Sync to interface my Mac & Treo 700w with great success. I've now moved to the Android X (yes, I finally retired the brick) & again, it's the only app I've found to do the job...Entourage, Calendar, media, files, etc. It's a bit pricey, but the time savings might warrant the cost. At least check it out. Solid app, great support and clean gui.
Though it is an old thread, I hope my reply will be helpful for those, who is still searching for sync solution for Android and Entourage.
SyncMate can sync your contacts and calendars in Android with Entourage for absolutely free - you will only need to install its free edition on Mac and client app on Android and sync data with Contacts and iCal sync plugins. (To enable Entourage sync, please, read this article)
Missing Sync for android works really well and you dont have to load your data to googles cloud bs. Simply sync your data and calendars to ical and address book and run the app on your droid and mac. Works wonderfully!