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Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by Hockey4jack, Nov 3, 2009.

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    Hey guys, I am new to the Android operating system. I just wanted to know, how is the Droid's compatibility with the Mac (Snow Leopard) os? thanks.
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    Nice, thank you. Any word on when the release date will be?
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    no, but it says "features coming in updates later this year", so i assume very shortly.. :biggrin:
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    Sorry, I do not follow this. Will the Droid sync with a Mac computer? Thanks, George
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    Sorry Sam, I disagree with this one.

    I don't like missing sync products. I find them to be a huge disappointment and almost always a waste of money. I don't use see any reason why I would need this. Since I use Google for everything anyway, and you can sync everything to Google what's the point?
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    Sync Mac with Droid

    Dear Hook,

    thanks. So I use gmail and could just use that on my new Mac?

    Would like to sync the MacPro contacts and calendar with the Droid. I did that on the PC using CampanionSync which worked very well.

    Thanks again, George
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    For contacts and calendar spanning sync to sync iCal and address book with Google calendar and contacts. For iTunes and iPhoto to sync with your Droid sailing media sync.
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    My mac only has ical and I don't use Mac Pro Contacts. I know you can sync ical to gmail but I'm not sure about Mac Pro Contacts and calendar. I just tried a google search and I'm not coming up with much.

    Gmail is a key component to the Droid as is Google. You want to set up as much stuff as you possibly can in gmail (contacts) and Google (calendar) as the Droid is a Google phone.

    There is no guarantee that the Missing Sync will work with your programs either. If you can port your calendar to ical then you can make that work. I don't know about your contacts.
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    I'd love to find out how to do this also. I did this in a round about way by importing and exporting my Mac Address Book through the SD card. Haven't found a way to directly sync my google account with the Mac address book.

    Hook - can you give us the procedure for this? It'd be a great help! TIA! mike
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    Hook, Thanks! Using terminal worked like a charm on syncing ical! I had to reboot after the merge but after that it was fine!

    Nice tip! :) mike
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    I use a Mac. I decided not to go with the Sync software. My corporate account uses Exchange. I followed the Google instructions (Google Calendar Help). Under access options click sync.

    Here is another site that may help (How to Sync iCal with Google Cal)

    Mike
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    Thanks

    Thanks Hook, I will work at this to see what I can do. I appreciate your getting back to me. Best, George
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    I have a MacBook Pro and have been using the Droid since it's release date. I've stopped using iCal altogether and allow the Droid to do it's thing with the Google Calendar and the Google Contacts. It's seamless! When I connect my Droid to the MBP via the USB cord, it recognizes it immediately & I can drag/drop files and music (including mp4s bought through iTunes!) directly and they play without any problems.

    So, all in all, I've been pleased with the compatibility! Especially after coming from BlackBerrys... Ugh...
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    Yes - no problem drag/copying music and data files - that's a cakewalk. But exactly how is your Mac calendar and contacts "seamless" with the Droid? Can you explain that? I'm finding it very complicated (though doable) for Google to communicate with my Mac contacts. No seamless here... :( mike
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    I use doubleTwist on my iMac/MacBook to sync my Droid
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    Mike,

    I exported all my contacts in my Mac Address Book as a single vCard & then uploaded them to my Gmail Contacts on my desktop. As soon as I did that, it immediately synced the contacts with my Droid. Absolutely seamless! I've had no reason to return to my Mac Address Book since!

    Hope this helps!

    Jodi
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    Thanks for the tip, Jodi.

    I think I will delete my Google contacts and give your process a try.


    Mike
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    Hmmm - got a FEW Mike's here! ;)

    Jodi - I'll do the same! Thanks! mike, er, umm - maybe I'll just use cuskit? Nah! I was here first! :)

    The first Mike.. :)
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