Sync your mobile devices to Google Calendar

Sync your mobile devices to Google Calendar

Summary: CompanionLink for Google Calendar allows you to sync your mobile devices and desktops with Google Calendar. Multiple operating systems and desktop calendar solutions are supported.

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My company uses Novell GroupWise for email and scheduling, while I use Outlook for my personal calendar and this presents some challenges when trying to keep one calendar in sync to show both business and personal events and then trying to sync to mobile devices. I have tried a few 3rd party GroupWise syncing solutions (my favorite is PortaMail/SmartSYNC) and they work fairly well if you stick with a single mobile device operating system. As a mobile enthusiast I change devices frequently and want flexibility in my syncing solution. You can also use your GroupWise calendar via a web interface using their web access module, but this requires a wireless data connection and has a poor user interface that runs with Java and limits functionality on mobile devices. I currently have separate work and personal calendars where my work calendar remains on my desktop and my personal calendar is managed with my mobile devices, MacBook, and other PCs using a hosted Exchange service. I love the way the Exchange server solution allows me to keep a single calendar in sync and wish I could do the same with GroupWise.

Lately, I have been using Google Calendar since I enjoy using the Ajax interface and can easily view and share calendars with family and friends. I am also a Gmail fan and user so the integration with Calendar is another bonus. Google made their APIs available and it looks like CompanionLink Software is the first to come out with a way to sync Google Calendars with Windows Mobile, Palm, and BlackBerry devices as well as Outlook, GroupWise, Lotus Notes, and Palm Desktop with their CompanionLink for Google Calendar product. If the software works as advertised then I won't hesitate to pay the US$29.95 for a solution that brings Google Calendar syncing to all my devices and PCs.

I just downloaded the 14 day free trial and will load it up and attempt to sync my work GroupWise and personal hosted Exchange calendars to Google Calendar as well as to my mobile devices and am quite excited about the prospects of this application. Since the Google APIs are still being modified there are a couple of known issues, such as no support for recurring events.

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  • Another option

    Here is a similar piece of software:

    http://www.saraiya.com
    random374
  • how was it?

    I tried installing SyncMyCal and wasn't successful with the installation.

    I have a Cingular 2125 Windows Mobile Cell phone and use MS Outlook. I recently installed the trial version of CompanionLink and so far, so good. One thing I noticed: I have a few calendars under "My Calendars" and CompanionLink only syncs one of them.

    Question to the original writer: did you end up using CompanionLink? Anything I should be aware of?
    oceanbeats
  • RE: Sync your mobile devices to Google Calendar

    If I may be allowed to shamelessly plug our work here, you can now sync Windows Mobile devices with Google Calendar without installing software on the device :
    http://www.nuevasync.com
    dboreham
  • RE: Sync your mobile devices to Google Calendar

    What I am really looking for is a sync for google calendar and blackberry that does NOT require me to be connected to my desktop to do it. Essentially, I would like to use my google calendar as I do, and then the calendar would be automatically sync'ed with the blackberry calendar.

    Companion Link is good, but you have to connect to your desktop to sync. Well, who wants to be connecting a blackberry to the computer several times a day to do a sync? I sure don't.

    Anything like that exist? I have searched and not found it.
    johnpentony
    • Sync Google Calendar with mobile

      Hi,

      We are developing an app whereby this can be completed seamlessly with the option of no Human Interaction required in the sysnc process. We are keen to build a Beta audience to trial the software on as many handsets as possible. NB. No PC interaction required.

      Check out our website mobiun.com and send us an email to register interest. sales@mobiun.com
      owenrooney
  • RE: Sync your mobile devices to Google Calendar

    I have started using NotifyLink to sync email, contacts and calendar with my iPhone and Groupwise over the air, which works great. It also works with our Blackberrys, Windows Mobiles and Palm Treo.

    We are looking at Google Apps and NotifyLink works with that as well.

    Have a look at www.notifylink.londonweb.net which has lots of good info.

    John
    jbalfourlynn