True Google contacts and calendars sync! Finally!

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  1. Donoghan macrumors regular

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    Didn't see this posted yet, so here goes...

    For all of you that are looking to sync your Google contacts/calendars and ditch MobileMe, here you go!

    http://google.com/sync
     
  2. Donoghan thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. BroadcastDoc macrumors 6502

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    Of course, for those of us who are using Exchange for work email, the GMail announcement is of little use. I'll be sticking with MobileMe...still works great for me!
     
  4. TLewis macrumors 65816

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    Note that you can only have one Exchange account on the iPhone. If you're already using it for work email, you can't use it with google contacts/calendar unless you first disconnect your work email.
     
  5. BroadcastDoc macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, that's the downside for me, although since MobileMe works well for me, I'm not really losing out since I have all that syncing going on now anyway.
     
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    Well Apple just lost $100 a year from me. I have 3 months left and I'm using that as forwarding time to make sure I don't forget anything. Setup a free Google Apps account and I even have my own domain setup! Still looking for a good webhost - but finding something for under $100 a year will be a piece of cake.

    (Use DropBox for an iDisk competitor, works great so far)
     
  7. richpjr macrumors 68020

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    For those of us using Exchange in a corporate environment where calendars are not stored local, MobileMe continues to be useless when syncing my work laptop and my Mac at home so the Google announcement is very good news.
     
  8. BroadcastDoc macrumors 6502

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    Actually, it's still not good news for you. It uses Exchange, and you can only have one Exchange account set up at a time.
     
  9. richpjr macrumors 68020

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    I only have one Exchange account so it is doing the job for me. I have a BlackBerry and it syncs to it as well.
     
  10. BroadcastDoc macrumors 6502

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    Unless something has changed, you can only sync one Exchange account. GoogleSync requires setting up as an Exchange account.

    So, how are you syncing your office Exchange account and Google using Exchange?
     
  11. richpjr macrumors 68020

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    I use the sync that Google released to sync my calendars and contacts.
     
  12. BroadcastDoc macrumors 6502

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    I guess I'm not following.

    If you set up Exchange on your iPhone for your work mail, then you can't set up GoogleSync, since it also uses Exchange.

    You can either sync with Exchange at work, or Exchange with Google, but not both.

    Or am I missing something here?
     
  13. richpjr macrumors 68020

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    Sorry, I don't have an iPhone. I'm simply trying to synchronize Exchange with MobileMe. It isn't supported, but I can do this with Google's sync.
     
  14. BroadcastDoc macrumors 6502

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    Ooooooh!!

    Now it makes sense. Sorry for the confusion! :)
     
  15. dewser35 macrumors newbie

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    I actually use the Google calendar sync app to push my work exchange calendar to a google calender... I then use calaboration for iCal to pull it down to my home macbook. As for the iphone... I have exchange set up... but I keep the mail off unless I'm traveling for work... don't need those kinds of distractions at home ;)
     

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