Snycing DROID X and MS Outlook

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    Has anyone installed the software to sync (via USB cable or wirelessly) the DROID X and Microsoft Outlook? How difficult was the installation of the software? I am about to switch from my Blackberry Storm to the DROID X, and want to keep MS Outlook as my laptop email/contacts/calendar/notebook application.
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    Use the import/export in outlook to make a file to put on your desktop. Then import it to your gmail account. After this tell your phone to sync with gmail. All your contacts will be there.
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    But thats not a continuous sync, thats a one-timer.
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    That's how I have been doing it since I switched from my BlackBerry Storm. Everytime I change something in my Outlook contacts or Outlook calendar I export the file and then import it into my Gmail account.
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    IMO, this is a huge fail for the X (which i love). and the lack of copy/paste
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    Sync Outlook to your favorite Droid

    Do it the simple way. Sync your Outlook to the Google cloud (contacts). Use Google contacts as your main contact base. From that point you'll be able to sync with your home computer, cell, work, laptop, etc...to you hearts content. Did I mention, it is as close to a no-brainer as they can make it. BTW I did this about two years ago (the old fashioned Google way) with my Omnia i910 WinMo. Don't know how I could do without it. The cloud...and its fee. :)
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    comcast email on google

    Great on the contact sync. What about email? I don't want to tell everybody to email me via my gmail account. What's the best way to receive my comcast email on the Droid X?
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    e-mail to X

    Go to your G-Mail account in Google as it will sync with your Droid. First thing first, next to your e-mail account name you will see a little beaker then Import Mail and Contacts. Click on Import Mail and Contacts and attempt the simple method of entering ComCast e-mail address follow the prompts. If that does not work you may need to try the POP sync with ComCast.

    All pretty straight forward. :icon_eek:
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    Here is a link that discusses what is out there.. Home | syncdroid.net - because Androids need a good Outlook sync

    I personally use gSyncIt...it is a two way app - you download the software into Outlook and then configure it with your Gmail address...It syncs my Calendar and Contacts both ways - so I can make edits in Outlook, Google or on my X...
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    Outlook sync


    This program is $40 if I remember correctly. This seems a bit extreme to do something that should be native since Outlook is so widely used. Synching with Outlook directly also does not leave your info floating around on the cloud for someone to hack. I agree with the poster above; all things considered about android OS, this is the major fault of the OS. It almost seems that Google has put out a silent C&D order to keep MS in the background. WP7 is starting to look worthwhile looking at for this simple reason.:icon_evil:
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    id pay the 40 bucks if it worked.... im sure it was operator error but i couldnt get it to work consistently for me
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    gSyncIt is $15... http://www.daveswebsite.com/software/gsync/ ($14.99 actually :))...it is easy to setup in my opinion and the dev is very responsive to questions...
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    You can copy/paste in Gmail with 2.2...I am not sure about exchange or other email accounts as I only use the stock Gmail app... (it is still not the best, but it is better than current...)
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    gSync for Outlook



    You are correct. I was thinking about CompanionLink. I bought this program and it worked like a charm. Thanks very much for making us aware of this. My X is due tomorrow and it synched with my Droid 1 today; yippeee.
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    I used it on my D1 for many months - and I know you can guess this - but there are no changes you have to do with it when you setup your X as everything is sync'd with Google which is awesome!! Glad I could help...
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    I've had a problem syncing my phone calendar to Outlook ever since upgrading to 2.0!!! Not happy about that at all. Worked fine on the original version but was told I can't go back. Now I can't trust my calendar on my phone until they do a" fix". Anyone heard when that may be?

    Sent from my DROIDX
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    Use gmail sync from google, keeps you outlook in sync with gmail.

    Sent from my DROIDX using DroidForums App
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    What if I don't use gmail for anything but to send an email from my phone from time to time. I don't use my google calendar for anything. Only use my Outlook calendar at work for both my work and personal stuff. Would what you suggest still work?

    Sent from my DROIDX
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    Try My Phone Explorer FJ Software Development Easily sync's w/ Outlook.
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    Here is my workaround that was simple: When you create an appointment invite your google email address that you have on your phone and it will put the appointment in your droid calendar. I just named mine "Droid" in my contact list so its easy to add it to the appointment.

    I used to do the same with my blackberry because I run outlook from a server (not an enterprise server) and didn't want any synch software installed on my server.
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