e2Sync
e2Sync
2.8

1.8

e2Sync free download for Mac

e2Sync2.8

20 June 2006

Use iSync to sync Entourage contacts, tasks & calendars.

Overview

Note: e2Sync is no longer under development, and it is no longer available for sale.

e2sync... Entourage was great - now it's a lot better. e2Sync brings full Entourage integration with iSync and your mobile devices. e2Sync syncs your Entourage Contacts, Events, and Tasks with iCal, AddressBook and all iSync compatible mobile devices including over 60 mobile phones, Palm PDAs, the SonyEricsson P900/910, even the new Motorola Razr V3, and of course your iPod.

What's new in e2Sync

Version 2.8:
  • Fixed: Problem with categories corrupting data on Palm OS devices.

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50 Reviews of e2Sync

Rick Baskett
19 November 2004
Version: 0.9

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I sure hope the $39 is for the Pro version and not this version. That is mighty steep for this type of program. The bugs mentioned in the ReadMe is enough to let me know that Im not sure I want to even try the software at this point. It's a good idea and one that has been done in Applescript, but is not as nice as this has the possibility to be. Ill come back after a couple more version and we'll see how it goes from there.
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Outlaw
24 January 2007
Version: 2.8
I know it's been about two years since your post but I am having syncing problems using missing sync and e2sync. I noticed you found an updater for your palm and all is well. I was wondering if you could share we me the name of the products you are using to perform you syncs. Any help is would be greatful. Rick
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Fed-Up2
11 December 2006
Version: 2.8
HELP!! CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS WANTED. IF YOU"VE EVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH THIS PRODUCT OR COMPANY. SPEAK OUT!!! DON"T LET THEM GET AWAY WITH IT ANY MORE!!! This is the most useless product you could ever try. don't be duped by the fancy website. Take a really good look at exactly what you get and don't be duped. Have you ever seen an FAQ page that doesn't answer anything at all. A product that doesn't have a troubleshooting page online anwhere and zero techinical infomation or help pages? . A PDF manual that is a couple pages and doesn't explain as single thing except how to set it up. (and doesn't even do a good job at that). A demo movie that doesn't show you anything excpet the porgress bar moving. That dupes people into thinking that it makes entourage work with spotlight when all it does is sync to ical so spotlight can read Ical. that doesn't work and when you try to find any information about what could be going wrong there is no problem solving process other than to email their customer support and they don't return your emails. WOW! How did this company get away with being around this long? Where are the software police??? Are you pissed off too? Band together and let's put this bad bad company out of business. Don't think that it's not worth the time to voice your opinion here. That's how they get away with it. I've used a lot of software and this one is the absolute worst of the worst. Just pray that after you buy it something (probably everything about it) doesn't work. Because you have no resources to get it fixed and no recourse. And trust me probably all the positive reviews you see here are from the owner of this nasty self serving no service scam operation and his cohorts. Save your money and put it into a product with real people behind it who care about you and aren't just in it for the money. I had a run in with these people some time ago when I purchased their product and it just didn't work at all. I couldn't get an answer. I had a nightmare getting a refund that went on for over a month, And shamelessly I didn't write about it here to help others from falling into the same pit. Sorry about that. My conscience and slacker attitude finally gave way and I had to write this. I had the worst experience I have ever had with a tech company and then was given a bunch of Christian gobbledeygook and lies. I don't know why these people don't know that what you put out there comes back to you, but they have created a substandard product and then when someone complains they whine and blame you for complaining. I wanted to try to think the owner was a nice guy. He plays music and stuff, but truth is he's a scam artist and should be arrested for stealing money from unsuspecting unschooled software buyers looking for an answer to the entourage problem. Trust me, you have an 80% chance it won't work. And most people will just write it off and eat the cost and that's how this company survives. Crappy, crappy, crappy product. Install it and it eats your database, creates cuplicates, doesn't sync things right, everything goes wrong and nothing works and you can problem solve until the cows come home to no avail. Good luck! You'll need it!!! Maybe somewhere, somehow, if you knew all the ins and outs of this product and had a really good trouble shooting manual you could figure out how to get it to work, but don't expect to plug it in and have it workt right out of the box. And with all the bugs this beta-like product should at least have a decent manual you could read to problem solve it yourself but they obviously didn't want to spend that much time on it. They keep it vague and info sparse to make you think it's easy to use and user friendly right out of the box. Hah! If you bought shoes from a shoe store and when you got home and tried them on your shoe's exploded they'd get arrested. But software developers do that to us all the time and we allow it. There should be some kind of government regulation for this sort of thing. For now we have to policy the industry ourselves. Product developers should speak out about this product. Download a demo and try it and then speak out about it. It gives your the whole industry a bad name. I hate to bag on people so I held off for a year before I got the nerve up to write this. But fact is I feel a duty to post this as my civic duty. I'm tired of wasting money on useless junk that makes me crazy because there is no quality regulation in the industry. I waited a year to see if they would get thier act together and decided to try it again just out of curiosity and it's still as bad as ever. I still can't get it to work right. I use hundreds of software products and I've never found one that I absolutely can't get to work like this one. Any software snake oil salesman can sell a product that doesn't work and keep taking people's money. As long as we don't stop to speak out and warn others about it they get away with it. My suggestion. Is to stay clear of this company completely. And not only that, spread the word. Don't let companies like this take your hard earned cash and disrespect you in the process. And if you are a current customer and you don't get an email reply within a few days from them when you have a problem, yell bloody murder. Post it all over the internet. Put the word out on every tech site on the internet. FIGHT BACK!!! If you have had problems with this company before post your complaints here and complain to regulatory agencies. The owner of this company does a podcast for Christians. Maybe that will help his bad Karma while he picks your pocket. He should take a really close look at what he is doing and if he doesn't have the time and resources to create a decent product shut his company down. That would be the Christian thing to do. It's too late to give the money back. But you can always make amends and try to do better. I spent probably twenty hours the first time (because I hate it when I can't get something that is supposed to be simple to use work) and a couple hours (stupidly) this time trying to get this junky product to work and I think of myself as pretty pretty tech proficient on the mac.. Sad. Sad Sad. Don't be duped. If you have been duped also spread the word. Let's put them out of business. They should call their product e2stinks. Because it sure does! I took the time to write this not because I am mad, and the lost time is not the issue, but because I think it's wrong. If the company is out of business the next time I check back maybe this time wasn't spent in vain. At the very least maybe this will make them actually spend some money on hiring some tech people who can create a stable reliable product that actually works. If you feel the same way about this product and company speak your minds too !
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info-809
19 March 2006
Version: 2.6.2
Re: Intel. We will be releasing a Universal Binary soon, but there's very little need for it. It will make zero difference to anything. But because we will get asked all the time, we will do it, promise :) Re: Microsoft's new built in syncing. The new built in sync does a wholesale sync of everything in Entourage with everything in AddressBook and iCal. There is no way to select what gets synced, or more importantly, what does NOT get synced. If you have 20 contacts in Entourage, the new built-in sync is probably just great for you, but if you have any more than that, forget it, it's not going to be very helpful. e2Sync allow you to select via category or individually, what gets synced. It will also sync immediately upon clicking the iSync button instead of waiting for Microsoft's non-disclosed schedule. This alone makes e2Sync infinitely more powerful and useful than the new built-in sync, and yet e2Sync has many other powerful features beyond this. Honestly, we were worried MS was going to kill us when they released this, until we saw that what they actually gave users is nearly useless. It's a token effort so they can claim to be compatible with iSync. e2Sync though is a powerful and yet easy to use Sync tool made primarily for business users or anyone with more than 20 contacts. e2Sync
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~hell
16 March 2006
Version: 2.6.2
e2Sync can severely mess up (and by that I mean destroy) your contacts. It is also way overpriced and always was. However, the bang-for-your-buck ratio has been dumped to near zero by the new Office 2004 update that supports Spotlight and iSync. Now Microsoft supports Entourage-iSync capability out of the box. Look at www.microsoft.com/mac and download the 11.2.3 update or run your Office 2004 Update Wizard.
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Jim@macfactory
07 March 2006
Version: 2.6.2
Has anyone tested this on Intel based systems yet?
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Astoriakarl
08 December 2005
Version: 2.6a
I use e2Sync solely for synching my Entourage address book with Apple's Address Book. Provide support for those applications and utilities (there are quite a few) which depend on it for address look-up. For this purpose it has, so far, worked flawlessly, and it's much faster and easier than the Apple-Script based solution I had been using before.
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Anonymous
06 November 2005
Version: 2.6a
e2sync is a sorely overpriced application, given how little it does. Many of the functions are overstated. For example, it claims: "Now you can use Tiger's Spotlight instant search to find all your contacts and calendar events without even opening Entourage." This really isnt true. The only reason Spotlight can see your contacts and events is that e2sync populates iCal and Address Book. There is in fact no interoperability between Entourage and Spotlight. All e2sync does is add complexity to your system by creating redundant calendars and address books that need to be maintainted. Terrible.
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Anonymous
24 October 2005
Version: 2.6
Entourage >< Entourage syncing is easily done with e2Sync and a .Mac account. We allow it to be installed on 2 machines for this very purpose.
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Anonymous
24 October 2005
Version: 2.6
That's the strangest list of new features in an application I've ever seen.
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Anonymous
24 October 2005
Version: 2.6
Why is there NO Entourage-to-Entourage synch? need to synch address book and calendar...PLEASE, somebody do this. Thanks!
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Anonymous
16 October 2005
Version: 2.5.3
RE: Troubleshooting by Anonymous Well alarms don't transfer over...and there is no fix. And, repeat events work properly if you set them to repeat x amount of times (but not setting an end date. There are no solutions to this as far as I know.
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Anonymous
15 October 2005
Version: 2.5.3
2.5.3 seems to sync fine, but none of the events in iCal that came/synced from Entourage have alarms. Any suggestions from anyone? The developers seem to be ignoring my many emails asking for help with this (I'm even registered, but they don't seem to care).
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Anonymous
06 October 2005
Version: 2.5
Most current v2.5.1 version still has major bugs in calendar syncs. Not usable and very frustrating. Starting to loose hope!! Stay away until this developer gets it together!!
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Anonymous
03 October 2005
Version: 2.5
would someone please write a simple entourage-to-entourage synch?
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Anonymous
21 September 2005
Version: 2.0.2
The support of this product is absolutely bloody apauling - I purchased it after trialling it for a day - Consider the product to be reasonably good. Unfortunately though, My hard drive on my PC packed it in and I lost my authentication number. Short of it is I cannot get any response out of the company after handing over my money - now I'm out of pocket, pissed off and don't have anything to show for it... This has been going on for over a month now. I am going to track the bastards down and get my money back if nothing else!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Anonymous
28 August 2005
Version: 2.0.2
In a word. Nightmare. Running this application was remniscent of runnning 2 applications on a Windows system. I was not able to run any other application, during it's syncing process. To the person who said "enjoy doubling your entries" correct. Was this even tested before layed out for consumers? I rather go back to using Sync-Entourage. Yes it requires a bit of brain power, but it works. Let me know when you guys finish doing your Beta testing on us, I thought that was a Windows gimick to push software that never worked.
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Anonymous
16 July 2005
Version: 2.0.1
I tried this software in around v1.3 and spent a while having to clean my contacts after a less than perfect sync. I'd like to think that all is good now that version 2 has been released, but with the advent of 2.0.1, I'm not so sure. I really don't want to go through that again - If it settles down with a few positive reviews, maybe I'll risk it... :/
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Anonymous
15 July 2005
Version: 2.0
If you ever wondered how much better your life would be with several copies of every calendar in iCal, then look no further than e2sync. It has managed to replicate several calendars over and over again, and better yet - some of them ("Errands") not only occur several times, but SOME of my Errands are in "Errands A" and others are in "Errands B". It seems to be completely schizo.
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Anonymous
13 July 2005
Version: 2.0b25
Sorry Bruce, but your post below is a complete fabrication and did not happen. Why are you people out to hurt our product? Competition is good. If your sales are dropping like flies, it's because our software works and yours does not.
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Anonymous
12 July 2005
Version: 2.0b25
Before you dare try, backup all your databases. I tried the Panther version, supposedly a release version ($40), which corrupted my Entourage database. Tried the Tiger version, listed as beta (still costs $40), which syncs nothing. I sent the developer the db, who at first wrote a terse response, then a ranting response, and now no response. Use at your own risk. Microsoft is planning on releasing a free iSync update for Entourage 2004, so I'm waiting for that.
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Anonymous
01 July 2005
Version: 2.0b22
PLEASE The Developer isn't writing me back. I have made the following short video to demonstrate what happens when I run e2sync. My Entourage contacts never make it over to Address Book, and therefore cannot make it to my P910. So: Enjoy the show. "When customers attack," or something. http://homepage.mac.com/sempai/e2sync-fails.mov
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Anonymous
01 July 2005
Version: 2.0b22
The e2sync website no longer allows you to download the application demo. It is a link to the purchase.html page. Something sinister, or what?
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Anonymous
30 June 2005
Version: 2.0b22
Still no word from e2sync. I've emailed them twice now, supplied what they asked for. Its been 6 days. I have 40 dollars for you, if you will only support your product. Until then, buy your own dinner tonight.
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Anonymous
29 June 2005
Version: 2.0b22
I have written a short review on VersionTracker also but wanted to share my views with a many users as possible so they don't do the same mistake and buy this software. I really cannot verify the ecstatic reviews I read about e2Sync. I have written two weeks ago that this piece is in beta forever and the developers have not yet corrected one of the most serious bugs: "Fails to read some Entourage Database fully. This is our most serious and pressing bug to date and we are fixing it." This practically renders it unusable. I mean, come on - Tiger has been given out to developers for over a year now. To the ones who care to join the ADC program, of course. I believe that I can expect someone who sells full-priced software ($39 + VAT is NOT shareware pricing) to be an ADC member, right? Well then, whichever way you turn it, the company really messed things up. Because, either they are ADC members and did not work as hard as they tell everyone or they are not members and only had the opportunity to really start working on a new version as soon Tiger was shipping. To me it seems that the latter is the case - and that is not what I believe to be "excellent customer service". Everything would be far less bad if there was a fully working version of e2Sync out now. But not even the bug I reported directly after trying e2Sync out for real in my "production setting" as a promotion professional (which was over 6 months ago) is corrected now: The correct setting of the country flag for address-formatting when synching contacts from Entourage to Address Book. It LOOKS okay in Address Book but try accessing the data with third party programs like the Dymo LabelWriter software (which hooks directly into Address Book data to print out labels for envelopes). There the addresses are displayed and printed in american format - very annoying if you don't happen to live in the US which I don't. Besides messing up my contacts and their categories and projects every time I try to sync. I tried (very friendly and expanctant due to the statement "we live for customer service" on their website, which they now took off) to submit this two times to the so-called customer service but I only got a reply when I started complaining about a missing Tiger version. Is it that what you have to do everywhere nowadays? Yell at people so they will recognize you? Haveing read some other reviews here I get the impression that they are like the major telecommunication companies: as long as you are not a paying customer, you're interesting an everything will be done to get you bound by a contract. But if you become a customer, then there is no one authorized or willing to speak to you at all - except if you want to spend more cash. And they always rest themselves on the fact that they are the only ones in the market to supply a certain service. Well, "customer support".. Please fix what you have to fix quick or otherwise I hope that the Apple/Microsoft solution for syching between Entourage and iSync, I read quite something about, comes first to get you. Sorry that I have nothing positive to say about e2Sync as of today.
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Anonymous
25 June 2005
Version: 2.0b22
2.0b22, Tiger Server, Mac OS X 10.4.1 Data from Entourage never ends up in iCal and Address Book, and because of that fact, it never gets synced to any other devices you may have. I don't know what glue they have people huffing over there, but if I had paid for this software in the state it is in today, I'd probably put my head through a window. I have "turned on Entourage sync", and told it to sync contacts, calendars, and tasks. No luck. I even clicked "Advanced" and told it to refresh EVERYTHING from Entourage, and that doesn't do anything either. I emailed the developer, and included a console log. The developer wrote me back and asked for a crash log. I dutifully included the crash log, sent it back, and still haven't heard anything. It has been around 24 hours. There are some shareware applescripts available that are slow (very slow) but actually work. You may want to consider using them instead of this software until they turn this car around. As of today, it is driving straight for a cliff. Hang on Louise!
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Anonymous
09 June 2005
Version: 2.0b21
The reviews below are irrelevant as they do not relate to this software at all but another piece of software called e2Sync PE. e2Sync Tiger is not the same.
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anonymous
29 April 2005
Version: 1.3.4
Very buggy program with developers releasing new versions every few weeks. Not a professional release of software that is supposed to be passed beta. It causes duplications and deletions that propagate throughout iSync. $40 is a joke. I would recommend that you wait for Microsoft to release a for the free conduit reported to work with Tiger iSync, rather than mucking up your calendars and contacts with this buggy product.
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Anonymous
05 April 2005
Version: 1.3.3
In slightly less fervent terms, I agree with Mr. Frustrated. Earlier versions of e2sync seemed to work okay, but now, after purchasing it and entering the code, it doesn't sync at all. e2sync support was also okay prior to the purchase, now I can't get any kind of response other than the auto-response. Was this some kind of elaborate, expensive scam?
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Anonymous
29 March 2005
Version: 1.3.3
This is the most horrible software I've ever encountered!!! When it's not creating multiple records (in iCal, my PDA, my mobile phone, iPod AND, of course Entourage) it's not syncing in iSync at all. I'm fervantly trying to get my money back. Instead of simplifying my life, I've been nothing but extremely frustrated by spending HOURS fixing my records. Four words: DO NOT DO IT!!!
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Anonymous
19 March 2005
Version: 1.3.1
I've tried this a couple of times during it's evolution and always had problems; - duplicate entries - crashes when syncing - problems adding a new device to the mix (added my iPod and it went to sh!t for a few syncs) - new features being added before old bugs are fixed - no reassuring plans for the future / knowledge of what you're actually buying for your $ - consistent solution that makes it easy to manage contacts / calendar in Entourage then sync all contacts to Address Book but partial subset to the phone (I don't want all 1000 contacts on my phone, but need at least some categories in Address Book for other apps and I'd also like certain Calendar events to sync both ways but other categories never come back from iCal For the price it's not worth the effort for me (these things should be invisible to be good)... I'm going to wait and see what the promised upgrade for Office2004 / Tiger brings (sync integration was mentioned)
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Anonymous
22 February 2005
Version: 1.2.1
Getting very frustrated with newest changes. Things were working fine and then everything started failing 2 weeks ago! They've since releases 1.2.1 and suggested fixes - nothing has worked. I'm starting to feel like I've been taking for $40.
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Anonymous
22 February 2005
Version: 1.2.1
Michael, I checked out logs. We did reply, asking you to complete the support form. You then replied to that saying the answer to your problem was not there which had no correlation to what you were asked to do and you were once again asked to complete the support form. You never did. Without the info we request on the support form, it's impossible to begin to help you. So we have responded and tried to help you. Previous posts both here and on VT confirm that our support is near-revolutionary. Most support requests are answered within minutes, if not, a few hours at the most. Please be more honest in your appraisals.
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Michael Jardine
21 February 2005
Version: 1.2.1
This does not work. It duplicates entries each time I try to synch. In addition, categories that are created in Entourage are not recognized in Palm, and when they are re-syncrhonized the second time, Palm sends them back to Entourage all as one category, which creates a triplication. Three emails to e2sync people and no response.
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Anonymous
03 February 2005
Version: 1.1.2
The duplicates are caused by old data on your iPod. Just choose "Reset all Devices" from the iSync menu once you've deleted the duplicates and it'll all be fine. The duplicates problems were squashed some time ago. e2Sync
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Anonymous
03 February 2005
Version: 1.1.2
A great idea that isn't quite working yet. Syncing from Entourage to Address Book and iCal works fine, but bringing in a Palm and phone throws everything out of wack. Each sync creates more and more duplicates, even after erasing data in all places except Entourage. Using this also means abandoning the sync of memos/notes between Entourage and Palm, something I've always used quite a bit. I'll look forward to updates, though...
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Rudolf Lehn
17 January 2005
Version: 1.0.1
I have big problems synchronizing my "Notizen" (remark) and "Aufgaben" (task). Some days have two, three or more identities. I don't know how to solve this problem. I have an Sony Ericsson mobile phone and it's hard to see what e2Sync makes with my Entourage data.
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Russ Jacobson
15 January 2005
Version: 1.0.1
Tested out this software with my Kyocera 7135 to see if the combination with iSync (which I had also not been using would work). While the iSync work to the iCalc and Addresses works just fine e2Sync 1.0.1 still does not do it for me and Entourage 2004. Contacts worked just fine with Entourage but I had lots of trouble in it syncing right with the events in my Palm calendar. It took over 2 hours the first time to sync (yes documents warned this was a problem but that is awful long time). Then I got syn failures and conflicts as well. And when I looked (and corrected the conflicts) I found that all my events with more than one day in them were reduced to one day in Entourage and of course then it took the events in my Kyocera 7135 palm device and reduced them to one day (first one of the repeated even). I read in documents that this had been a problem with some of the last Beta's and supposedly was fixed in November but in my experience it was not. Thus for me this is an unacceptable situation. I went back in and tried from several directions to correct the multi day events and then chose that item in iSync (Entourage, iCal, or Kyocera Palm device) to be the one which updated the other two. But still ended up with multi day events reduced to single day. As a result I followed instructions to delete the 10 day trial. I have left the iSync setup though and am using my calendar, addresses and such with iApps now rather than my Palm desktop. They work just fine and mult day events sync in either direction so it was definately e2Sync that still has this problem which for me is not acceptable behavior. Another thing was when I altered the events again to try and sync them to multi day (from any of the 3 of Palm device, iCal or Entourage) then e2Sync would take an inordinate amount of time to update. One time in fact the updating of the events in Entourage to fit the Kycera 7131 corrected events caused Entourage 2004 to crash repeatedly with each move of an event id by iSync/e2sync and thus 14 event changes took nearly 2 hours to do, nearly as long as the first sync did. The result was again the multiday events being reduced to one day on all 3 items in iSync (iCal, Kyocera 7135 and Entourage 2004) If the event syncing could be fixed for me this would be a nice application to purchase but at this time I would not recommend for my own situation. Perhaps it works better for those with non-Palm phones they want to sync??? Russ Jacobson Illinois State Geological Survey Champaign, IL
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Anonymous
12 January 2005
Version: 1.0
Horrible. This application needs a LOT of work. I'm sticking with GoBetween.
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Anonymous
12 January 2005
Version: 1.0
Actually we fully support Entourage Categories. Not sure why you think we don't. All Entourage Categories AND even Projects are created within iCal.
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Anonymous
12 January 2005
Version: 1.0
I was using GoBetween for a month or so when this came up. I uninstalled GoBetween to try this out. It is definitely a slicker UI and better-integrated with Sync, however: a) no Calendar categories (GoBetween handles these fine for me) b) *some* munging of contacts happening (especially the on first sync) So after since I actually like having categories copied across I have switched back to GoBetween for now.
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Anonymous
10 December 2004
Version: 0.9.2.5
.9.2.5 ... contacts work fine, no surprises ... still no calendar sync to Entourage from my T610 though Concerned about buying now with the threat of later versions also costing more, and also the "pro" option with the useful features not actually being defined (in terms of functions of cost differential)
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Anonymous
01 December 2004
Version: 0.9.2.1
The general consensus is ambiguous, but I'm pretty excited about this product. It's aim seems like the simplest, most elegant solution to getting Entourage to play nice with the rest of the Mac world. Further, I can see from their monitoring of these forums that they're committed to getting everything right. I'm a little too nervous to give it a test drive just yet, but when it hits 1.0, I'm all over it.
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Anonymous
30 November 2004
Version: 0.9.2.1
I forgot to mention that GoBetween works with the newest SonyEricsson phones, i.e. the k700i and the s700i and I am please with the way they sync the data between as well. I also use a Palm Tungsten C and this syncs perfectly also. Cheerio
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Anonymous
30 November 2004
Version: 0.9.2.1
I am currently using GoBetween and it seems to do the job however the developers do not seem to be inclined to go further with it. I guess, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" is their mentality. I did ask them if they were going to develop more functionality and they simply asked back what should they do. Anyway, as I always try to innovate, what would be a good reason to plunk down $39 and go for this product? Thanks in advance. Don Trammell
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Anonymous
30 November 2004
Version: 0.9.2
contacts work fine - sync from my T610 to Entourage and back again with no drama (updating Address along the way !) Appointments however are a no-go... while they get from the phone to iCal it's impossible to get them to appear in Entourage. Salling (of SallingClicker fame) have a sync solution for SE phones and Entourage that's cheaper. Also PocketMac have the GoBetween product... a very capable rival. Perhaps if I'd had any response to bug reports I'd be more inclined to give the developer some more stars
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info-809
23 November 2004
Version: 0.9
Documentation will be included with the release of the product. It's pretty normal not to get much if any documentation with beta software. The non-syncing of repeating events is a bug only introduced into the last beta. This will be fixed in the next build.
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Anonymous
23 November 2004
Version: 0.9
I have been looking for a good way to leave my palm behind and just carry my contacts and appointments in my phone, so I spent a few hours experiementing with e2Sync beta 0.9. Although the utility has potential, it is what should be expected from beta software - it is not quite done. I used a G4 laptop running OS X 10.3.6, Entourage 2004 (with the latest patches), iSync 1.5, and an Ericsson T616 phone. While I was able to sync Entourage data to my phone (contacts worked great) there were some problems with appointments - specifically recurring appointments would not sync. Unfortunately, this seems to be a common problem among all the Entourage syncing utilities I have seen so far. Pros 1) e2Sync is easy to install and use. 2) Once you know how, it is not difficult to change the settings, but you have to figure out how it works in iSync, which I have never used before. 3) It appears to work with a broad variety of phones. 4) Contacts copied flawlessly. Cons 1) No documentation aside from a brief ReadMe that mostly covers the development history. I could not locate even a simple help, FAQ, or tutorial document. Note: e2Sync has since started adding to an online FAQ, although there is only one entry so far. 2) Recurring appointments do not appear to copy at all. This is a big problem if you are looking for a way to use your phone to track all your appointments. The bottom line is that some good documentation would help a lot, but if e2Sync is really unable to sync recurring appointments then this utility really isn't worthwhile.
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Anonymous
22 November 2004
Version: 0.9
Microsoft does not provide any way to sync Entourage with iSync for any price. Paul's 2 AppleScripts are $38 and do not have anywhere near close to the functionality that e2Sync has for just $1 more. So $39 is not expensive, and creating such a Sync tool as e2Sync is NOT easy. It's still requiring an insane amount of development hours.
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Anonymous
19 November 2004
Version: 0.9
Doesn't Microsoft offer a free Entourage sync tool that works through iSync on their website?
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Rick Baskett
19 November 2004
Version: 0.9
I sure hope the $39 is for the Pro version and not this version. That is mighty steep for this type of program. The bugs mentioned in the ReadMe is enough to let me know that Im not sure I want to even try the software at this point. It's a good idea and one that has been done in Applescript, but is not as nice as this has the possibility to be. Ill come back after a couple more version and we'll see how it goes from there.
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