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Calendar Apps: Syncing Outlook -> GMail & iPhone (or alternatives)


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#1 Durrane

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 08:39 PM

Hello,
 
I use Outlook as my primary calendar app at home, and either GMail or my iPhone calendar when I am away. Unfortunately, I can't seem to get these three services to talk to each other.
 
Does anyone know of any programs or services I can use to keep my calendar synchronized? I wouldn't mind dropping GMail from the loop entirely and just having Outlook <-> iPhone synching to each other. Or if anyone has any suggestions for other super awesome calendar apps I'd consider that - but I admit I am pretty fond of Outlook at the moment.
 
Thanks for your help.

 



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 12:57 AM

Are you using a personal email account with Outlook, or a company account? If you're using a company account, you can set up your email on your iPhone using the Exchange account setup wizard, and that will sync over your calendar to your phone.

 

If you're using a personal email account, it's probably either POP or IMAP. Outlook calendar and contacts can be synced to your iPhone, but you'll have to use a manual sync with the phone connected to the computer: http://www.sync-iphone.com/contacts-calendars-email/sync-iphone-with-outlook.html#sync-iphone-with-outlook-two-way

You can also sync Outlook to Gmail, but you'll again need to hool up the phone to the computer and download Google's calendar sync program to your desktop: http://www.ehow.com/how_7172202_sync-outlook-calendar-gmail-calendar.html

 

Hope this helps.



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Posted 25 June 2013 - 04:24 AM

Are you using a personal email account with Outlook, or a company account? If you're using a company account, you can set up your email on your iPhone using the Exchange account setup wizard, and that will sync over your calendar to your phone.
 
If you're using a personal email account, it's probably either POP or IMAP. Outlook calendar and contacts can be synced to your iPhone, but you'll have to use a manual sync with the phone connected to the computer: http://www.sync-iphone.com/contacts-calendars-email/sync-iphone-with-outlook.html#sync-iphone-with-outlook-two-way
You can also sync Outlook to Gmail, but you'll again need to hool up the phone to the computer and download Google's calendar sync program to your desktop: http://www.ehow.com/how_7172202_sync-outlook-calendar-gmail-calendar.html
 
Hope this helps.


Unfortunately, I believe Google stopped support for syncing Google Calendar to Outlook and they no longer allow you to download the Sync app for Windows:

https://support.google.com/calendar/answer/94020?hl=en

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 04:27 AM

Hello,
 
I use Outlook as my primary calendar app at home, and either GMail or my iPhone calendar when I am away. Unfortunately, I can't seem to get these three services to talk to each other.
 
Does anyone know of any programs or services I can use to keep my calendar synchronized? I wouldn't mind dropping GMail from the loop entirely and just having Outlook <-> iPhone synching to each other. Or if anyone has any suggestions for other super awesome calendar apps I'd consider that - but I admit I am pretty fond of Outlook at the moment.
 
Thanks for your help.


Which version of Windows are you using? And which version of Outlook?

If you are using Vista SP2 or newer for Windows and Outlook 2007 or newer, then you could use iCloud to sync contacts and calendars between Outlook and your iPhone (this also assumes you are using an iPhone that has a version of the iOS that support iCloud).

Here is the link to the iCloud Windows Control Panel:

http://support.apple.com/kb/dl1455

The other option I believe would be to use Outlook.com. I am pretty sure you can get it to work with an iPhone.

Edited by smax013, 25 June 2013 - 04:29 AM.


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 03:00 PM

Thanks for the heads up re Google, smax013. That rules out that option. :P  Outlook.com would be available from the iPhone's browser, so it wouldn't require any syncing or app downloads. But I'm guessing you want access to the calendar and contacts without opening up a browser, so the PC sync is probably your only option. Although you do have an option with the apps, either the link I posted or the one smax013 posted.



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Posted 25 June 2013 - 05:58 PM

sflatechguy, on 25 Jun 2013 - 4:00 PM, said:
Thanks for the heads up re Google, smax013. That rules out that option. :P Outlook.com would be available from the iPhone's browser, so it wouldn't require any syncing or app downloads. But I'm guessing you want access to the calendar and contacts without opening up a browser, so the PC sync is probably your only option. Although you do have an option with the apps, either the link I posted or the one smax013 posted.

I am pretty sure that Outlook.com can be set up to sync calendar and contacts with the iPhone...meaning you will get the calendar info in the Apple Calendar app:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/outlook-to-go#1TC=t1

And you should also be able to do that same on Outlook running on a Windows computer:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/outlook/outlook-connector

And I KNOW you can do it with iCloud (assuming you are running a new enough version of Windows and Outlook on your computer). You just need the iCloud Windows client to get stuff the iCloud account to sync with Outlook on Windows and the iPhone will have iCloud support built right in (assuming it is running a version of iOS that supports iCloud).

No browsers needed.

Google is the one that is now broken. It used to be that could sync Google Calendar (but not contacts) with Outlook on Windows, but they killed that function. There may be third party applications that will do it. Google Calendar still works with the iPhone just fine.

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 08:02 AM

You can visit http://syncoutlook.com/ and find third-party sync app that suits you best.

Set up automatic Outlook synchronization with your Gmail account and after access it on your iPhone.



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Posted 10 March 2015 - 02:21 AM

You don't need to drop Gmail. Because im also syncing Gmail/iCloud/Outlook with each other.
I just use an Outlook add-in called EVO Collaborator for Outlook. It offers 2-way sync for all these devices at the same time.

Might be worth taking a look at ? I just something I know that works and might be what you're looking for.

blogpost on this :

http://outlookandmacosxserver.blogspot.com/2014/10/synchronize-iclouds-contacts-and.html






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