Researching Intellisync VS Activesync for Pocket PC

by oneafrikan on December 7, 2004

I’ve been through the mill, so to speak, when it comes to getting everything off my PC, onto my iPAQ so that I have it available all the time and can get things off my head, and then back onto my PC if needed. Added to that, I would really like to be able to get my “stuff” onto my home PC as well so that I have one unified view of everything – “mind like water” to paraphrase David Allen.

So far, the best solution I can find, is to set up partnerships with both desktop machines, and then allow activesyn to sync as normal – the one MAJOR problem I have with this is that it does something to the calendar entries, and from my research this has something to do with the identifiers Outlook uses for each item….

I’ve installed the Intellisync trial, and it seems to do an OK job, but at the moment I’ve not the time to play with both machines to see what I have to do to get Intellisyn to talk to Activesync to talk to Outlook.

This is a good overview of what Intellisync does – the trial version I installed did pretty much what it says it can do.

This forum post seems to have an ambivalent answer, whereas this one seems to put it all together nicely, but leave out nitty gritty.

This is probably something the giant from Redmond should look into if they want to keep their marketshare (I think more and more people have the same needs) [soapbox: acquisition anyone?]

This link looks at the different options available, and if you follow the advice on the page, it leads you to this post, which in turn leads you to the giant from Redmond

BAH!
Anyone following the white Rabbit?…

2 comments

can u tell me how to download active sync for my pocket pc.I alredy have active sync 4.2 on my dektop.

by kjpeter on February 2, 2007 at 8:27 am. Reply #

Kjpeter here is the link for MS. YOu should upgrade to 4.5 on the desktop and look here for the mobile download version: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/en-us/help/synchronize/device-synch.mspx

by Mike on June 15, 2009 at 7:58 pm. Reply #

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