Can iPhone 3G import Outlook tasks?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by simplequestion, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. simplequestion macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2008
    An amazingly simple question with an amazingly difficult answer (apparently).

    Can someone who has the new iPhone please help me out.

    I've been told by two AT&T reps that it could but haven't heard anything online about it.

    This is a deal breaker for me.

    Can it import tasks from Outlook out of the box?

  2. alaBENbama macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2008
    I don't have a 3G iphone but a 1st gen and I am trying. BUt I don't think it will. Because I don't know where it would put it. If that makes sense. You have a notes app. but I don't believe it syncs with anything. i"ll let you know.
  3. simplequestion thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2008
    Thanks man for the reply.

    Anyone else....please please please chip in here!
  4. Fibonacci macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2008
    Just what I have heard/read on other posts and sites, the answer is NO. We're up the creek for now, but I am praying that someone will build an APP for both Notes and Tasks.
  5. alaBENbama macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2008
    The only thing I can find is a list in your calendar app. that list everything happening during the days of the week.
  6. simplequestion thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2008
    Thanks for the heads up.

    What the heck is wrong with Apple?
  7. simplequestion thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2008
  8. PoitNarf macrumors 65816


    May 28, 2007
    Northern NJ
    Outlook/Exchange tasks are not supported, only contacts / calendars / mail.
  9. nwlaurie macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2008
    YEEEES!!! It CAN be done ...

    ... but Oh So Tedious! I've found that by moving my Outlook notes (from a WM6 PDA) to my iMac, then importing them into my Mark/Space notebook (which I had to have to be able to get at any of my PDA stuff onto my new - and first - Mac) I could then drag them, one by one (that's not even the tedious bit yet!) into a selected date on my iCal.
    The date I chose was 01/01/1000.
    I then had to squash each entry down to the minimum (1/4 hour) size and stack them neatly.
    It was a bit of a pain for my 100 or so notes, but at least I can now reach them on my iPhone (3G - I queued!).
    Like others, I hope someone will come up with a more flexible app than the built-in nonsense.
    And cut 'n paste...
  10. Jowl macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2006
    The answer is NO (apart the above!)

    And it's so annoying! I use tasks a lot on Outlook from my PDA days. I'm trying to replace my PDA with the iPhone. I'm using the simple 'ToDO' app from the App store - but no way to sync (on Windows) and only basic.

    It's similar for Outlook Notes - I work a lot in schools and have notes listed for each school. Ive got around this by pasting the notes into the Contacts 'Note' field.

    Come on Apple - we need these options! Businesses need these!
  11. chrisdancy macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2008
  12. brian5 macrumors member


    Jul 15, 2008
    CT, USA
    Yeah, I've been using their products on the Palm and had good experiences there. Going to probably get this. I say probably because they plan to license it for $9.95 PER YEAR! I don't really like the subscription plans unless the product is changing e.g. Zagat guide.
  13. FreeLunch1 macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2008
    I Agree. Charging per year to sync your tasks is too much. I'd rather buy it once then have to pay to sync tasks every year.
  14. augustus-mcrae macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2008
    What's the holdup? Why isn't it available now? It looks perfect, even though a little expensive. But I figure something better will come along before they get a second year's fee.
  15. djrobsd macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2008
    Try Omnifocus

    It seems to be one of the best task management programs out there. It works only on a Mac iCal and the iPhone though, so if you have a PC you're SOL.

    In the meantime, I suggest moving all your tasks to calendar events.
  16. robinroop macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2009
    sync outlook tasks with Iphone

    I use an App called KeyTasks by Chapura to sync my outlook tasks with my Iphone
  17. Dre325 macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2008
    There's other apps that do this as well in the app store. Just search for Outlook Task. There's some that are free that use your Exchange server to sync directly.

    After searching through literally hundreds of ToDo list applications in the app store and trying many of them out, I settled on Toodledo. It works excellent and syncs with for backup. You can import your tasks from Outlook into without any problems initially. Just depends what you are looking for out of your to do list program.
  18. brian5 macrumors member


    Jul 15, 2008
    CT, USA
    I decided to look into this Outlook task synching again to see if there were any elegant solutions yet. Unfortunately, there are not :( Maybe there will be in iPhone OS 4.0...

    KeyTasks from Chapura is gone (at $9.95 per year it was a bad model anyway).

    The best option right now appears to be to use the Toodledosync Outlook Synchonization application (on Windows) to automatically sync to the Toodledo cloud. Then use the Toodledo app on iPhone ($3.99). This appears to all work pretty well -- the tasks do sync.

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