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fruux
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fruux

Version 2.2

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

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fruux 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 version 2.2

Updated on Aug 29 2013

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

Information

License

Free

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Developer’s website

http://fruux.com/

Downloads

33388

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 64
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • Contact Synchronization
  • iOS 4.0 or later or
  • any CardDAV compatible device/application
  • and a fruux account (both free and pro accounts are available)
  • Calendar & Tasks Synchronization
  • iOS 3.0 or later or
  • any CalDAV compatible device/application
  • and a fruux account (both free and pro accounts are available)
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ZeroDark:30
ZeroDark:30
Nov 7 2018
2.2
0.0
Nov 7 2018
0.0
Version: 2.2
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!
Uncoy
Uncoy
Apr 20 2015
2.2
5.0
Apr 20 2015
5.0
Version: 2.2
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
D9
D9
Nov 13 2013
2.2
0.0
Nov 13 2013
0.0
Version: 2.2
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.
Beamy
Beamy
Jun 28 2013
2.1.1
0.0
Jun 28 2013
0.0
Version: 2.1.1
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.
Penguirl
Penguirl
Feb 14 2013
2.0.4
0.0
Feb 14 2013
0.0
Version: 2.0.4
This is *not* an app, so why is it listed on MacUpdate? You can't download and install it…
Rampancy
Rampancy
Dec 21 2012
1.7
0.0
Dec 21 2012
0.0
Version: 1.7
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.
Dana-Sutton
Dana-Sutton
Jun 4 2012
0.5.0
0.0
Jun 4 2012
0.0
Version: 0.5.0
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?
J-Mueller-MacUpdate
J-Mueller-MacUpdate
Feb 23 2012
0.2.0
0.0
Feb 23 2012
0.0
Version: 0.2.0
It's too bad that fruux went to a web-based service and is no longer a Mac app. They were really cool.
SickTeddyBear
SickTeddyBear
Feb 23 2012
0.2.0
0.0
Feb 23 2012
0.0
Version: 0.2.0
"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).
misterjspencer
misterjspencer
Feb 23 2012
0.2.0
1.0
Feb 23 2012
1.0
Version: 0.2.0
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.
Andrewm8
Andrewm8
Oct 13 2011
0.9.7.1
0.0
Oct 13 2011
0.0
Version: 0.9.7.1
Seems that update to Lion 10.7.2 broke fruux, unless there is again a problem with fruux servers....
Dale-Garrison
Dale-Garrison
Sep 8 2011
0.9.7.1
5.0
Sep 8 2011
5.0
Version: 0.9.7.1
I feel like I've finally wandered out of a wilderness. Fruux at last offers an easy, even transparent way to sync my Macs' To-Dos, Bookmarks, etc. It took a minute to figure out, in part because it's easier than it seems it should be! Had one day where the server was apparently off and on, but otherwise no problems. Do make sure you understand how to delete data on a "target" Mac so you don't have duplicates after syncing, but this is one great program.
mitchump
mitchump
Jun 22 2011
0.9.7.1
5.0
Jun 22 2011
5.0
Version: 0.9.7.1
Really good product. Does exactly what it says on the tin. Plus, when I did have a problem (user error), the guys at Fruux sorted me out quickly and efficiently. Highly recommended, though it looks like iCloud will duplicate much of what it does. We'll see.
Rofra
Rofra
May 8 2011
0.9.7.1
5.0
May 8 2011
5.0
Version: 0.9.7.1
Ever since I discovered fruux, I habe been using it on my 2 MacBooks and my iMac. Initially i experienced some troubles, but they were always solved by the fruux-guys, consistently and speedy. Now, the software is as reliable as the fruux-team itself! Have been trying MobileMe several times, but in the end the Apple-feature is no match for the combined efforts of fruux and Dropbox. Wherever i go in Europe and abroad, my MacBook(s) are up-to-date and i have all my appointments, addresses and files at hand. Looking forward to include my iPhone in the sync-process; a feature which is - as I understood- under development.
Wolfgang-Kaps
Wolfgang-Kaps
May 7 2011
0.9.7.1
5.0
May 7 2011
5.0
Version: 0.9.7.1
Should i buy mobileme or fruux? That's the question. No question. The answer is fruux. Great features, very easy to use, much less expensive, ok there is no webspace, but you can get webspace for free at every corner in the web, so the only problem you have is to synchronize your devices. Synchronize with fruux is very easy. Install the preferance pane in (all of your macs) the system control (very easy, you can download from the fruux website), create an account and you can start at the moment. The support is perfect. If you have any problem, write to the guys and they are working hard to solve the problem. Fruux is one of best and important little helper in mac universum. Fruux gets a full buy recommendation.
Hammersb
Hammersb
May 6 2011
0.9.7.1
4.5
May 6 2011
4.5
Version: 0.9.7.1
The Fruux app was working fine then an update caused some confusion. Most people were fine after another update but I had lingering problems. The support crew stayed with the problem until it was solved and the response time was quick. Rarely will you get this high level of support under any conditions. Now all my syncing is done automatically and my Macs are happy again!!!
Fracai
Fracai
May 6 2011
0.9.7.1
5.0
May 6 2011
5.0
Version: 0.9.7.1
Fruux is one of those apps that you forget about until something goes wrong. And then it's the end of the world. And then you contact the developers and they have a fix in just a few days (in my case 0.9.7 to 0.9.7.1). And then you wonder how you could have ever forgotten about such a wonderful tool that provides so much, asks so little, and doesn't get in your face while you use it. Fruux is in that class of apps with DropBox and LaunchBar that takes on a task, executes flawlessly, and requires zero interaction to be just plain awesome. And to top it off, the developers are helpful and dedicated.
Novascotian
Novascotian
May 6 2011
0.9.7.1
5.0
May 6 2011
5.0
Version: 0.9.7.1
This is beta software, so there are occasional glitches, but overall this is a really great service for keeping a Laptop and a Desktop Mac in Sync for a ton less money than Apple charges. Bearing in mind that I'm in North America and these folks are in Europe, their tech support is near instantaneous. Great program.
David210
David210
May 5 2011
0.9.7.1
4.5
May 5 2011
4.5
Version: 0.9.7.1
Yes, there are rare glitches, usually around infrequent server down time or version updates (wish they were not automatically pushed out to client macs without the ability to return to a previous version if things happen to go south). BUT, the support is fantastic and my experiences over a long period of time have been overwhelmingly positive. Overall, I have a high level of confidence in the fruux service - keeping bookmarks, iCal calendars and Address Book data in sync in the background as frequent changes are made here and there on the fly. Seamless! Still, a good idea to archive data, as the 0.9.7 update attests ;-)
Frevoi
Frevoi
May 5 2011
0.9.7.1
4.5
May 5 2011
4.5
Version: 0.9.7.1
I've been using fruux for a very long time. With the exception of the quickly fixed bug in 0.9.7, it has always worked flawlessly for me. The support team is very responsive, friendly and helpful. I wholeheartedly recommend this application.
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