Monday, February 09, 2009

Google Sync

Google announced a new application that automatically synchronizes your Google Calendar and Contacts with your iPhone, iPod touch, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Android-powered or other mobile device wirelessly. A warning appears on the iPhone/iPod touch download page, "During Sync setup, the iPhone will delete your contacts and calendar information. Please back up your data." I have been using the Outlook Connector to synchronize my Outlook contacts with my Hotmail account, and then synchronizing contacts to my iPod via iTunes. I have also been using the Google Calendar Sync program for Windows, which synchronizes my Google calendar with my Outlook calendar, which also gets synchronized via iTunes. I'd like to get everything syncing on one service and Google Sync looks like it will fit the bill nicely. (Sources: Google Sync, CNET)

1 comment:

  1. FYI…Google Sync does not support multiple calendars. And what’s worse, when you choose to sync Google Calendar and Contacts over the air (which works great), for some reason, you can no longer sync it with Outlook. This isn’t a problem because of the Google Calendar Sync app, but your Outlook contacts become stale because there is no way to sync them to Google Contacts automatically. My guess is that sometime this year Google will have the Outlook --> Google Contacts sync problem solved. In the meantime, I’m back to syncing my iPod touch via iTunes to Outlook for Calendar and Contacts. I’m syncing my Google Calendar in Outlook via Google Calendar Sync, and contacts to my Windows Live Hotmail account via the Outlook connector. Happy syncing!