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Syncman synchronizes your Mac's built-in Address Book with your Gmail Contacts with a minimum of fuss, hassle and frustration. Syncman does one thing and does it well.


  • Three different synchronization strategies: Bi-directional sync between Address Book and Gmail, One-way synchronization from Address Book to Gmail, One-way synchronization from Gmail to Address Book.
  • Support for most standard contact fields: Name, Company, Title, Notes, Email Addresses, Phone Numbers, IM Accounts (AIM, Jabber, MSN, ICQ & Yahoo)
  • Scheduled synchronization with configurable 'bother level'.
  • Can more...

What's New

Version 1.2.3:
  • Reworked how Syncman interacts with the Keychain. This will hopefully fix some password issues a few users were having. And in any case there is now proper error reporting instead of silently failing when writing to the Keychain fails.
  • Updated automatic updates to be more reliable and secure, and made the automatic update check interval configurable (hourly, daily or more...


Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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Ultgames Member IconComment+4

Purchased Syncman and the beginning of this year but found it a little unreliable. Nothing major, just strange results that I could not replicate and I had to keep reverting to backups of address book.

In the last week I have given it another try and whatever has been changed has made Syncman very stable and consistent. Always offers the same result, no duplicated contacts and no unexpected results.

Syncman does exactly what I need. Giving me the ability to sync whilst letting me have manual control of what and when.

I will purchase another licence just to support the developer. Was worth the wait.

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Version 1.2.2
PetieG Member IconComment+20

Been looking for this functionality natively from google... Guess not yet. This product just lost some information I had placed in my address book -- it didn't sync to the web, and it is now lost in AB ... also, company only names keep coming up as changed... i have 11 that come up changed all the time and nothing has been done to them... what gives?

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Version 1.2.1
Dezitall Member IconComment+3

Nice app. This app is a wonderful alternative to Apples built in sync with Google, a free feature that has been available since OS 10.5.3.
Syncman has good interface and it works well and is very stable. Well thought out and elegant design. Is it necessary? Definitely for those not up to 10.5.3 or higher or for some who find Apple sync challenging but for me Address Book already has automatic syncing built in for Google, Yahoo and Exchange servers not just MobileMe.
Just go to preferences, select the General tab and turn on your desired syncing. Now the next time you sync, you're done.

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Version 1.2.1

Actually it only is available either through 1) the use of an iPhone or iPod Touch or 2) a hack as documented on Lifehacker.com that seems to have mixed success.

larrymcj Member IconReview+235

Every so often an application comes along that actually changes your life...or at least makes your life easier and you wonder how you ever lived without it. SyncMan is one of those rare one-trick ponies that does exactly what it's created to do...perfectly!

As do many, I rely heavily on Gmail but I hate how it automatically adds contacts for every sent email, like replying to a support message, etc. No one wants all that stuff in their contacts...we generally want the same contacts in Gmail that are in our desktop Address Books.

SyncMan does this...and does it either in a completely automatic mode at any schedule you want, or you can monitor various things and manually confirm them (you will be in the auto mode very soon when you see how accurate SyncMan is). My sincere thanks to the folks at Wateree Software, who have developed this gem and who are kind enough to even answer emails, should you need to talk to them.

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Version 1.1
bogen Member IconReview+5

For those who don't have an iPhone or iPod Touch, Syncman seems to be a more than viable alternative to Apple's built-in synchronization. It just works (which IMHO is all one can ask for). It even seems to be better at coping with company-type contacts.

The ability to sync just a certain Address Book group or just e-mail contacs would be nice, though. My Apple Address Book contains quite a number of contacts without e-mail addresses and I don't really need those in Gmail …

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Version 1.1
Billy He Member IconComment-1
Billy He

not quite sure what the point of this app is after 10.5.3 ...

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Version 1.1

Um... Because..

1) 10.5.3 only offers Google Address Book syncs if you have an iPod.

2) This offers scheduled syncs

3) Not everyone is running 10.5.3

Harry Hirsch Member IconComment+0
Harry Hirsch

Great. Works as advertised now with version 1.0.2. I'm really happy with it.

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Version 1.0.2
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Version 1.2.3
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Downloads 4,643
Version Downloads 1,437
License Shareware
Date 04 Mar 2010
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $13.00
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