Does anyone know an easy and cheap way to sync Outlook to the Droid for other than Google email accounts?
Hi...I just got my Droid and use Microsoft Outlook. I rely on the calendar, contacts, notes and email -- now I am told only Google will sync with the new phone. Help....does anyone know of a fix so I can sync my outlook accounts with the Droid?
I use a paid program called CompanionLink. It cost me $20 or $30 can't remember. It was a no-brainer linking my Outlook contacts with gmail. Almost all of my contacts linked correctly. Took me about ten minutes to get the problem ones sorted out.
I use gSyncIt...you download the software to your PC and it two-way syncs your outlook to gmail and gmail to outlook - you can add a contact on your phone and it will update in both gmail and outlook or you can add a contact in outlook and it updates to gmail and ur phone. The software also allows calendar and notes syncing. I believe it cost me around $15 and updates are free. You can also import your contacts into gmail thru a .csv file but it does not update automatically which I do not care for. Good luck and hope this helps.
I agree with the others. I install gSyncit for my customers and they like it and the price. But you said "for other than Google email accounts". That could mean you don't want to sync using Google's services, so gSyncit may not be an acceptable solution for you. If you want to look into the other solutions, you can visit www.syncdroid.net to find a complete chart of available software, the price, what they sync, whether they use Google or a USB cable, and more. There is also an overview of each software solution.
I also use Outlook on my PC, and have K-9 Mail on the Droid2. I'd like to sync the two. Gmail is out. I moved the company over to GMail, and then back after 48 hours. Too many headaches, etc, etc.
Anyway, I would really like an auto-sync via internet. Any app candidates?
@Cairo, there is nothing to do an auto sync directly through the internet from Outlook to your Droid... Yet...
You do not need to "use" Gmail to use the gSyncit software. You simply need a Gmail account, which you have set up already, and it will act as the "internet conduit" between your Outlook and Droid, much as a USB cable is also a conduit.
Now, if you REALLY don't want to use Google's free services, then there are PAID services available through other providers that act as the "internet conduit". CompanionLink has a Pro wireless version with a price tag of $129.95 (jumped WAY up from $99.95 recently) PLUS $9.95 per month. Here is the direct link: http://www.companionlink.com/product...anionlink.html
I suppose there are a lot of people who think that is worth the price if they can ask that much and keep selling it. It does do a lot more than just sync a Droid, but for our purposes, that is what we are talking about.
I use my D2 for business, and send business emails. I use K-9 to handle this. I hope that the gSyncit app doesn't add some watered down commercial to my emails? After looking at the gSyncit site, it seems that the app syncs Outlook to Google programs, but I don't use GMail, and the balance of Google's offerings. I'm using The Android Calendar for now, but using K-9 for mail, and NoteEverything for notes. I'm not thinking Gsyncit will do what I want. In fact, I don't know that maybe there's nothing that will fill the bill for me.
Thanks a lot for that insightful post Emperor
Last edited by Cairo; 10-01-2010 at 09:45 AM.
@Cairo, gSyncit is a PAID application and they do not add commercials. It will be a sad day when you have to pay for software and they add their advertisements. No, wait. Intuit () already does that with QuickBooks and they get away with it. I just hope nobody else notices.
There is also a BRAND NEW piece of software I was notified about today. It is called Android Manager Wi-Fi and is free. It syncs through Wi-Fi, wirelessly, the Outlook Contacts and Calendar. Their headquarters is in Shindian, Taipei, Taiwan. It is brand new and as such we have no reviews of it available. Personally, I'd stick with the tried and true gSyncit, but you can give it a try if you like. You can find it at www.syncdroid.net by selecting Android Manager Wi-Fi in the chart.