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[Q] Calendar Sync

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By gbossley, Senior Member on 7th August 2014, 11:09 AM
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So, as heaps of you already know, Google has killed off Google Calendar Sync, as of 01.08.14 (that would be 1st August).

I find this pretty irritating - call me mean, but I resent that these people can play with us like this, but I guess it's their commercial prerogative. (Not exactly a goodwill winner though is it?)

From my research today there are a few apps available, but none are really free - examples include:

Sync2
gSyncit
DejaOffice (CompanionLink)
OutlookGoogleSync
AkrutoSync
OGGSync
SynqYa
Go Contact Sync Mod
Local Sync
Outlook4gmail

I'm about to test Local Sync

It seems like the going rate for anything worth a look is about $20.00AUD.

Is there anything worth a look that is truly free?

What experiences have you had with free / paid solutions?
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13th August 2014, 06:02 PM |#2  
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Originally Posted by gbossley

So, as heaps of you already know, Google has killed off Google Calendar Sync, as of 01.08.14 (that would be 1st August).

I find this pretty irritating - call me mean, but I resent that these people can play with us like this, but I guess it's their commercial prerogative. (Not exactly a goodwill winner though is it?)

From my research today there are a few apps available, but none are really free - examples include:

Sync2
gSyncit
DejaOffice (CompanionLink)
OutlookGoogleSync
AkrutoSync
OGGSync
SynqYa
Go Contact Sync Mod
Local Sync

I'm about to test Local Sync

It seems like the going rate for anything worth a look is about $20.00AUD.

Is there anything worth a look that is truly free?

What experiences have you had with free / paid solutions?

Just found another one...

Calendar Sync for Outlook and Google Calendar

calendar-sync/index.html (I can't post urls...pppindia.com is the site)

Free and paid versions...
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13th August 2014, 11:13 PM |#3  
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Imhawaii - you joined in 2007 so took seven years to post for the first time, and got a Thanks straight up!!!

I'll have a look at that website and explore that option too. First glance looks good - have you tested it or any other options?
14th August 2014, 01:19 AM |#4  
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MyPhoneExplorer is good for syncing calender and also contacts
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14th August 2014, 08:19 PM |#5  
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Imhawaii - you joined in 2007 so took seven years to post for the first time, and got a Thanks straight up!!!

I'll have a look at that website and explore that option too. First glance looks good - have you tested it or any other options?

Heh heh... yeah, i know... just mostly a browser for years - but this is a hot topic for me now.

I did test it out. It 'appeared' to work. I had a weird thing happen - some of the appts ended up at different times. I.e. a 10:00 appeared at 9:00. I'm not sure if it was my email client and how it connected to google. I was using eM Client for windows because it connects directly with google cal and contacts w/o a tool (Outlook 2013 didn't like my big mailboxes0. So, I'm still trying to figure out if it was something else.

On a positive note - It didn't screw things up too bad.... i was able to 'fix' some of the issues. However, I'm not ready to fully commit.

Here was my set up WorkPC(OL2010) > sync with tool from pppindia > gmail account > home pc(eM Client).
16th August 2014, 09:15 AM |#6  
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LocalSync
I'm using this - I think the tool has potential, but it's all very manual, and the QR Code option doesn't seem to work for me - so based on how I've been using it (and it could be "operator error") I find it clunky.

You need to open the software on your PC, then open the app on the phone. Then hit the Sync button.

I'm looking for something that syncs automatically, and will pay if I have to. But as I said, I resent paying for something that really should be free!
17th August 2014, 01:00 AM |#7  
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Well I downloaded the Windows client for this app last night, and woke up to a PC with "BlockandSurf" to annoy me. I can't of course be 100% certain that the source was the MyPhoneExplorer download, but it's likely. Not the best start.

However, it looks like a comprehensive (Donate if you like) app. How much or if I donate will depend on further evaluation.

First syncs seemed effective.

Now to see if it runs in background effectively...

EDIT - Dev's response - to be fair I didn't notice the option to deselect the Adware option.

Hi Gordon

MyPhoneExplorer is free but i have to pay alot of bills regarding MyPhoneExplorer, because of this you will get a additional software offer in the software - you can easily disable the installation of the ad-ware tool with a click on "Decline". The donations helps alot, but its not enough to organize all tasks related MyPhoneExplorer. There are alot Freewares which do it this way. I am not fully happy with the ads, but its the only option to handle it.

Best regards FJ
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18th August 2014, 05:54 PM |#8  
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One more to add to the list
Another one to check out...

Outlook4gmail

19.99 for a license...
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19th August 2014, 03:56 PM |#9  
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FYI,

Calendar Sync from pppindia is getting updates just about everyday. Looks like they are catching the bugs very quickly. One of the issues I mentioned above has been fixed.
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Lightbulb Try Calendar Sync +. Best replacement for Google Outlook Sync
Hi,

You can use Calendar Sync +. It is an open source utility, completely free. More features are being added with every release. You can also make suggestions to include a feature.
It syncs
- Outlook-> Google
- Google -> Outlook
- Outlook <-> Google (Bidirectional, with option to select master calendar)

Future plan includes contact and task sync.
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