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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by XR_1, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. XR_1

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    FYI for other users that are switching to a G1:

    Basically I am huge user of Outlook 2007 & the rest of the MS Office family

    I have/had a T-Mobile Dash and I love it but its time to move on :D

    The 2 biggest deals breakers for me was no tethering (sp?) with my laptop
    and no sync for outlook (basically for calender as contacts get less updating and go directly on the phone)

    Tether- hopefully someone will make it work (come on, I got the internet on my Dash for 5.99 with just 2 proxy settings)

    Well back to the point.....

    There are a couple of ways to get your contacts to your G1

    First...
    I tried downloading the Wrike program and guess what, it does not work because I don't have Exchange Server 2007 yet maybe 90% of this site doesn't either

    Second...
    I tried exporting my Outlook contacts into a CSV file then importing them into my Google contacts but some names did not come up properly, so that did not work

    Third...
    I finally decided just to load all my contacts from my old phone onto my SIM card (each phone varies on this process but it is pretty simple), then I popped into my G1.
    After that, go to your contacts, click Menu, then settings, then SIM contacts importer.
    BAM! it work perfectly, of course I do not get any emails with my contacts but names and numbers are more important

    Now.. Outlook Calender Sync

    Click or Copy Paste this link
    http://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/answer.py?answer=89955

    Download the program which is made by Google and install it
    And thats it!!!!

    But it gets even better ..... Way better.


    Now you can just modify everything thru Gmail on any computer at any time
    Contacts - you can update emails,names, numbers and etc.
    Calender - you can plan, update appointments and etc.

    Contacts will sync between Gmail and your G1
    Calender will sync between Outlook, Gmail and your G1

    EVERYTHING WILL BE UPDATED AUTOMATICALLY WITH NO CABLES!!!
    No more damn USB errors or forgetting to sync it!!!

    I just wanted to post my experience so maybe it can help others :cool:
     

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  2. pestilence

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    Excellent find! Not having work calendar events in my phone was one of the few issues I wanted to take care of and google calendar sync handles it perfectly.
     
  3. gewgluvr

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    Thanks for the tip ... but I discovered this solution yesterday. There are so many press and blog bytes about Android not syncing with Outlook and Exchange and it does!
     
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  4. TreyFefty

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    This isn't exactly syncing. Someone needs to write a real Exchange app for mail and calendar
     
  5. Sivan

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    Whoever creates an Exchange syncing app will have to license ActiveSync from Microsoft. I'm pretty sure that Google didn't want to get into this mess when supporting an open source platform.
     
  6. nustherapy

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    Great find thank you for pointing this out, i'm very happy already with the G1 and this just makes it that much better.
     
  7. Flatman

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    But there is still no way to actually "sync" your contacts between google and outlook, right?
     
  8. Flatman

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    Found a program that will sync contacts and calendar both. Gsyncit. I am trying it out, but it seems to work well so far. $9.99 for the full version. Will let you guys know how it goes.
     
  9. Hilly

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  10. scottslc

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    I couldn't get this to work. (Gsyncit) I look forward to your experience. As a footnote, I wouldn't go back to activsync. Too much hassle, the google calendar sync is a way better system for keeping your calendar up to date.
     
  11. Ash

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    Hi, I presume that you have successfully done the above ?
     
  12. richy240

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    Just whatever
    H-Town, sucka!
    I'm sync'ing Outlook (and indirectly, Exchange) with Gmail and Google Calendar using gSyncIt. It works great, except for a couple speedbumps.
     
  13. nightshiftc

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    The trick is to merge the cells for "First Name" and "Last Name" into one cell named "Name".

    Hope that helps. :cool:
     
  14. Flatman

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    Me too. It seems to work pretty smoothly so far. I am about to get the full version... :)
     
  15. Spabe

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    I use SyncMyCal to synch outlook contacts and calendar and it seems to work great so far.
     
  16. I7oobie

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    I can't get gsyncit to work, nor the google app. Seems to miss some appointments. If i can't get this fixed, i'm going to have to take it back.
     
  17. Flatman

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    Are you using the full version or the trial?
     
  18. I7oobie

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    Trial, but it only syncs about half of my calendar dates. Actually, Gsyncit didn't work, and the Google app only synced half of my dates... :eek:
     
  19. Flatman

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    It worked perfectly for my calendar...hmmmm.
     
  20. I7oobie

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    Mechanical Designer, Best Buy Co Inc.
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    Work or home?
     
  21. ryannosaurus.rexx

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    +1 for gSyncIt.
     
  22. I7oobie

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    Got it to work, so +1 for gSynIt also... :D:D:D
     
  23. Korwin

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    is gsyncit a program that needs to be physically running in order to work? does it work while my computer is shut off?

    I'm trying to convince the boss that we need G-1s :D
     
  24. Flatman

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    Nope, you need to leave Outlook open for it to continue to sync (at your defined intervals) with google.

    Good luck...I wish my work would provide these for us :)
     
  25. Flatman

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    Work.
     

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