[APP][1.6+/2+/4+] Notes for Exchange

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By Hundera, Senior Member on 21st July 2011, 01:26 PM
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On android phone I miss synchronization of Tasks and Notes with MS Exchange. For Tasks synchronization, there are some (mostly paid) applications. But nothing for notes (without sending notes to third-party server). So I created one...

Notes For Exchange

Notes For Exchange is application to synchronize notes between Android and MS Exchange. This application will NOT store your Notes to some third-party server. It uses standard exchange synchronization of Appointments.
How it works?

“Notes for Exchange” has two parts:
* Outlook Add-in (, that will synchronized your notes with calendar appointments. It creates items at end of February 2036, so it will not collide with your standard events. Using standard Exchange synchronization, these are synchronized with your android phone.
* Android application (ExchangeNotes_x.apk), that displays these special “Appointment” as Notes. Also allows you to edit and delete them.

Android application can be used without Outlook add-in with any other calendar (e.g. gmail). In that case, it’s just simple notes application that stores notes into your calendar.

During testing and usage of this application, no data were lost. But backup of Notes and Appointment is strongly recommended.

This software is provided "as-is," without any express or implied warranty. In no event shall the author be held liable for any damages arising from the use of this software.

UPDATED 2012-06-11
Published on android market (v 1.7)
Notes for Exchange site
Android Market

Current version 1.7

version 0.5 (and above) is not compatible with 0.3 (and bellow)
When upgrading to 0.5(or above) from 0.3 (and bellow)
- synchronize all notes before upgrade. All notes created/updated on device and not synchronized to outlook will be lost!!!
- update both part - outlook addin and android application

APK - current version 1.7
Outlook Add-in - current version 0.7
v 1.7
- <html> notes
- new icon
v 1.6
- fixed crash on ICS
- fixed creating new notes on device
- fixed shortening very long notes
v 1.4
- fixed start on samsung galaxy nexus
- support for android 1.6
- minor layout fixes
v 1.3
- saved position of notes list and expanded folds
- localization - swedish (thanks to iorx)
v 1.2
- fixed lost of actual category after search
- localization - de(thanks to hermann17), cz
v 1.1
- fixed forced close in folded view
v 1.0
- folded by category
- few bugfixes
v 0.9
- fixed bug with forced close
v 0.8
- fixed uncategorized filter
- simple settings of colors and text sizes
v 0.7
- uncategorized in filter
- search in notes
v 0.6
- support for categories
v 0.5
- synchronization process rewrited
- moved to end of February 2036
v 0.3
- APK - layout for large screens
- Outlook - logs into users temp dir
- Outlook - fixed date format (causing duplicity)
- Outlook - ignoring non standard notes
v 0.2
- Outlook - fixed synchronization after hibernation
Attached Files
File Type: zip - [Click for QR Code] (274.1 KB, 3995 views)
File Type: apk ExchangeNotes_1.4.apk - [Click for QR Code] (71.6 KB, 2559 views)
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21st July 2011, 04:11 PM |#2  
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Thanks for all, who tested and reports issues/sugestions
Any feedback welcome...

There are no notes visible in android application
1, In MS outlook, look into calendar at 29.2.2036.
-> If there are some appointments, outlook addin is working fine
-> If not, outlook is not installed correctly. Check log file located at
Vista,W7: c:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp\ExchangeNotes.log  
 XP: c:\Documents and settings\<username>\Local Settings\Temp\ExchangeNotes.log
- if log file is missing, add-in is not installed at all. Try manual installation (see below)

2, On android device, check calendar at 29.2.2036
-> if there's no appointments, there is problem with calendar synchronization (probably unrelated to this application)
-> if there are appointments, check in android app, if coreect calendar is selected in settings.

Manual installation of outlook addin
- unpack to any directory in your PC
- rename ExchangeNotes.dl_ to ExchangeNotes.dll
- in this directory, run command
c:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.<ver. number>\RegAsm.exe  ExchangeNotes.dll /tlb:ExchangeNotes.tlb /codebase
- if there is following error: "Could not load file or assembly Extensibility", add this dll into same directory and run again.
- import addin.reg to you registry
- (re)start ms outlook

Manual installation on Win 7 64bit system with Outlook 2010 - thanks to saratv

Manual installation on Win8.1 (64 bit) , ms outlook standard 2010 (32 bit) - thanks to p.smurf
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23rd July 2011, 04:06 PM |#3  
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Brilliant way to think outside the box; will set this up next week when back in the office. Have missed the ability to sync Outlook Notes since I migrated to exchange 18 months ago upon joining a firm. I came from the Palm platform where such synchronization was routine, and I have never had the desire to have a separate system (such as Evernote) which would require a parallel system.

Of course, there's the problem of all those appointments I had already made for February of 2048..... ;)
24th July 2011, 03:05 PM |#4  
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Great idea! I'll give it a try.
26th July 2011, 09:46 AM |#5  
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ok man, you're are my frackin hero!
finally i can read my notes on my desire!

will it be possible to mark and display the categories too?

its not very good, that the logfile is in the root-folder of C.
cause of administrative restrictions it would be better in the own user folder or something...
26th July 2011, 10:00 AM |#6  
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I will try the app and drop by a feedback

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26th July 2011, 08:05 PM |#7  
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New version (0.3) with changed log dir and some minor changes in parsing appointments (causes duplicity on some outlook version).

It looks like, that on some devices, events after 2038 are not synchronized. Don't know if it's one device bug, or standard behaviour.
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27th July 2011, 11:11 AM |#8  
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great idea
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30th July 2011, 08:37 AM |#9  
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Good idea!!!

I try to install witn windows 7, it´s say "install success" but i can no get the aplication. where or how can install?

30th July 2011, 07:39 PM |#10  
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Originally Posted by osaba

Good idea!!!

I try to install witn windows 7, it´s say "install success" but i can no get the aplication. where or how can install?


Hi, there's two downloads on first post. One is zipped installer of outlook addin. It contains no application, just synchronizes notes, when outlook is running.
Second download is apk file - that's application for android device, that shows these notes.
2nd August 2011, 09:30 PM |#11  
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I cannot enable the Exchange notes addin - I get error that it cannot find the file. Using win7x64, with outlook 2k10.

I get this under load behavior:
Not loaded. A runtime error occurred during the loading of the COM Add-in.
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