fruux
fruux
2.2

4.5

fruux free download for Mac

fruux

2.2
29 August 2013

Sync your address book, calendars, tasks, and bookmarks between Macs.

Overview

fruux is a free service that takes care of your contacts, calendars and tasks so you don't have to. Never manually copy contacts and calenders between your devices again!

Features:

  • Contact, Calendar and Task synchronization.
  • Shared Address books (read-only and read-write).
  • Shared Calendars and Todo-Lists (read-only and read-write).
  • Public calendars (shareable via iCalendar feed).
  • Team address books/calendars/todo-lists; delegation support; scheduling (free-busy); user management and more.

What's new in fruux

Version 2.2:

Note: The new fruux is no longer available as a native application, but now exists only as a Web application. It is natively supported on both OS X and iOS via CardDAV and CalDAV. Updates are deployed automatically. If you are a current user, you don't have to do anything.
  • Completely revamped web application with contacts web app
  • Numerous performance tweaks & bugfixes
  • Many Interface tweaks

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Joeles
12 September 2008

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Installation and setup was very easy, but there is zero documentation (thats the reason for just 4 stars). I guess the lack of documentation is okay, because the app is still in beta and their support is very responsive (they replied literally within seconds to my email). Installation and setup is like this: - download the app - unzip (doubleclick the zip file) - doubleclick the unzipped prefpane - select "install only for current user" (got this hint from their support) - the app/prefpane starts - enter your emailadress, a password and a password confirmation - after a few seconds you get an email with your activation link - click it - activate "always synchronize" in the prefpane - click "synchronize now" in the prefpane - ready of course the app isn't very helpful if you don't install it on another computer. so do the same on another computer (i tried it on my imac and my macbook). of course you shouldn't create a second account, but use the one you created on the first computer. their support told me, that installation is easier if you decide which computer has your "master" addressbook and install on this system first, sync with the server, than delete the addressbook on the "slave" computer and install fruux there, too.
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Version 0.6
ZeroDark:30
07 November 2018
Thank you, MacUpdate, and, thank you, Fruux.

Here it is, late 2018, and I'm trying to extract myself from the caved-in "silo" of the Apple ecosystem in regards to calendar, contacts, and more that no longer "play well" with each other across multi-vintaged Apple OS/iOS products.

I really enjoy and use BusyMac products, which no longer worked effectively with a growing number of our resources/tooling due to new Apple security processes, including their implementation and the performance of two-factor authentication.

I appreciate Uncoy's info tidbit, along with others, so, finding this page as part of a Google search is a blessing!

In our DCC (Digital Content Creation) work and consultancy, I appreciate having parity across iOS, MacOS, Windows, Android, and Linux systems without relying on the Google interface and limitations.

While there are certainly a number of details to work out, including bringing in Thunderbird, at least Fruux, BusyMac, and other resources have some pretty awesomely lucid and workable Help available! Wow!

Thank you for keeping this page extant!
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Version 2.2
Uncoy
20 April 2015
Here's the lowdown guys. Syncs great to your phone. Apple's Address Book on the other hand has a very buggy CardDAV implementation and you will lose data. Here's how to live well with Fruux.

1. On desktop use Fruux in the browser.
2. Sync to your multiple phones, tablets.

Changes show up instantly and reliably.

Don't try to use groups (groups do not work consistently across devices/systems). You can use multiple address books (with pro account).

Fruux makes Blackberry 10, Android, Windows Phone viable for Mac users (Blackberry is best for productivity, Android for flexibility, Windows Phone for photography as examples of why you might want something other than iOS.

https://foliovision.com/2011/11/people-who-buy-iphones-are-image-conscious-fad-following-idiots
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Version 2.2
D9
13 November 2013
I guess I was anticipating this being more on the lines of BusyCal or Spanning Sync which would sync iCloud Calendar < > Google Calendar (e.g. - iCloud Work calendar syncs with Google Job calendar). Instead, this appears to be a substitute for a cross platform calendar like Google Calendar (can be set up on Mac OS X, iOS, Android). There appears to be no way to have these entries automatically sync with existing iCloud and/or Google calendars. I assume Contacts works the same way.
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Version 2.2
Beamy
28 June 2013
I click download, but then nothing downloads and nothing can be downloaded from Fruux. Therefore the "downloaded" program has no features, is not usable and gets a bad rating.
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Version 2.1.1
1 answer(s)
fruux
fruux
29 August 2013
Historically fruux was an application, we made it better and removed that requirement. These days it's just natively supported in your existing apps. See the spot on comment from Rob below.
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Penguirl
14 February 2013
This is *not* an app, so why is it listed on MacUpdate? You can't download and install it…
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Version 2.0.4
1 answer(s)
fruux
fruux
29 August 2013
Historically fruux was an application, we made it better and removed that requirement. These days it's just natively supported in your existing apps. See the spot on comment from Rob below.
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Rampancy
21 December 2012
I find it really annoying that this is still on MacUpdate, even though it is completely a webapp. There is no desktop client to download, or app to install; the fruux staff who've commented on this argue that they still support their old prefpane, but there's no clear link to download it anywhere on their site. By extension, should MU list all webapps on their site? This entry pretty much amounts to linkspam, as it misleads users into signing up for their service when they may have been expecting a desktop app-based system. Sad.
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Version 1.7
2 answer(s)
Rob-gendreau
Rob-gendreau
03 January 2013
I disagree. The logical alternative would be to develop some bogus little application just for the purpose of having a presence here, and on other download sites. I applaud someone who goes the other direction: Fruux went from requiring a prefpane to requiring nothing but the free stuff you already have. Lots of other sharing-type services (often ones using readily available tech like SH, VNC, file sharing, web dav, etc etc) require you to download applications that are nothing more than switches to turn on something or run a simple terminal command. You DO get a "desktop app-based system." You can use Contacts, Calendar, Safari, SOHO Organizer, BusyCal, or whatever else you want. Go Fruux!
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Regular-Warren
Regular-Warren
13 February 2013
We've chosen to continue listing fruux because it was once a prefpane; the same can't be said for most web apps. I agree that it's an unusual decision on our part, but some of users find this listing valuable (including Rob_gendreau).
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Dana-Sutton
04 June 2012
Dear developer: let me see if I understand this correctly. Since in the "Requirements" section of this page only PPC/Intel Macs and OSX are mentioned, are we to assume that this new Fruux scheme does not work with iOS portable devices?
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Version 0.5.0
1 answer(s)
fruux
fruux
05 June 2012
We support OS X, iOS and tons of other systems. We have a list on http://fruux.com - basically every device that supports the open standards CardDAV and/or CalDAV will work fine with fruux.
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J-Mueller-MacUpdate
23 February 2012
It's too bad that fruux went to a web-based service and is no longer a Mac app. They were really cool.
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Version 0.2.0
1 answer(s)
fruux
fruux
24 February 2012
Joel, we still are. If you have suggestions, feature requests or questions: Lets talk! Click "Email us" at http://support.fruux.com
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SickTeddyBear
23 February 2012
"Note: The new fruux is based on open standards and is no longer a Mac-only application." It appears that it's no longer an application, period, and is now only a service which works with existing applications like iCal. I'm not sure what the MU rules are in regards to listing services which don't have companion applications for their functionality (e.g., web apps).
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Version 0.2.0
1 answer(s)
fruux
fruux
24 February 2012
The legacy fruux still exists and we'll continue to run it. As for the new fruux: A companion app for the core functionality is no longer needed because we're supporting open protocols to make that happen. However there are plans to offer companion apps in the future that will help with stuff like account management and setup etc. - We'd love to hear your ideas. Click "Email us" at http://support.fruux.com
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misterjspencer
23 February 2012
What have you done to this excellent little piece of software. All this sign up at the website make fruux the default in your address book. Is this going where i think its going which is tied to you and then it becomes fully commercial. Look I know everyone has to make a living, but this isn't a piece of software anymore its a lifestyle choice.
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Version 0.2.0
1 answer(s)
fruux
fruux
24 February 2012
Macmend, fruux is a living project. Make yourself a part of it and lets talk. Click "Email us" at http://support.fruux.com If you prefer the legacy fruux app: We'll continue to run it!
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4.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 64
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
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