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    Keeping everything synchronized

    I'm sure someone could point me in the right direction...

    I'm a basic pop mail user (but utilize Outlook for contacts, and sync my iPhone with Outlook through iTunes). I'd like to keep my contacts on the TF similarly synchronized, as well as calendar items. There might be a way to start using my gmail account for this...

    But I digress...

    It would seem that I would be the norm, and that someone would have created an app by now that would synchronize contacts, calendar items, bookmarks, and other items I want with a central (cloud) server that would get the master version of these items from my desktop computer. I just don't see it popping out at me when I browsed the app store.
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    This is how I work:

    Calendar
    Master calendar in Outlook on desktop
    Google Calendar Sync running on desktop replicates my Outlook calendar to my Google Calendar - one way
    Google Calendar ends up on TF by cloud magic
    (Sync calendar to BlackBerry phone using BlackBerry desktop - two way)
    (Outlook calendar also published to Windows Live so my wife can get it on her laptop)

    Contacts
    Master contacts in Outlook on desktop
    Contacts synced to TF using Asus PC Sync - one way
    (Sync contacts to phone using BlackBerry desktop - two way)

    Notes and Tasks
    Outlook Notes and Tasks have been (for me) replaced by Evernote which syncs by cloud magic between web version (at work), desktop version (at home), Android version on TF and BlackBerry version on phone. I keep a weekly to-do list for home and work using two Evernote notes (using checkboxes) and a little manual interference.
    Last edited by moose; 09-09-2011 at 10:03 AM.

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    I use the Google Calendar Sync to keep my outlook calendar sync'd.

    Go Contacts Sync (SourceForge.net: Go Contact Sync Mod - Project Web Hosting - Open Source Software) to sync my contacts from outlook to my google account.

    My iPhone is set to talk to my corporate Exchange server, so that is automatically in sync.

    I then used ToodleDo to sync all of my tasks together. ToodleDo app on my iPhone, Pocket Informant on my TF (Calendar and tasks in one app) and the Toodledo Outlook Sync Application by Chromatic Dragon (which is no longer officially supported by Chromatic Dragon)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Frederuco View Post
    Go Contacts Sync (SourceForge.net: Go Contact Sync Mod - Project Web Hosting - Open Source Software) to sync my contacts from outlook to my google account.
    Excellent! Assuming that works well, I can dispense with Asus PC Sync and the manual step to get my contacts on my TF. Thanks, Fred.

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    It works quite well. I have been using it for months, even pre-TF to keep my contacts sync'd to my MacBook Pro. It is nice not having to tether the USB for anything but to charge.


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    I bought a bit of software called gSyncit (for Outlook, on your PC) when I had issues with my new Android phone and syncing. This syncs calendar, contacts and to lists from Outlook to and from Google. It doesn't sync memos directly, but it will either sync them with Google Docs or (brand new!) Evernote. Oh, and you need gTasks to get to-do on your tablet/phone (it's free)

    Since I installed gSyncit, all my sync issues went away on my phone and conveniently stayed away when I added the Transformer to my gadget line-up!

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    Thanks to all!

    Although one or all of these address my calendar/contacts syncing, still no solution for the favorites?
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    If you use Google Chrome on your home computer, it will sync the favorites to the stock browser.

    Otherwise, your best bet is Xmarks with a premium membership to sync across your browsers and devices.
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    Carajp, thank you for a very nice solution. I use Outlook as my primary calendar application and need to sync with TF but syncing through Google Cal first is not an option because it does not transfer recurring appts.

    Does anyone have a solution that does not cost 20 dollars?

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    This one is going to be subjective...

    I had been an Outlook / Outlook Express user for the last 15+ years... and just recently gave it up for Gmail, Google contacts and calendar. That plus using the Chrome browser make synching calendar, contacts and bookmarks with TF automatic. The Chrome browser is the fastest (if not the best) browser option out there. Automation aside, it's also good that Google provides for offline contacts and calendar access.
    Last edited by Ben2World; 10-05-2011 at 11:35 AM.

 

 

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