fruux
fruux
2.2

4.5

fruux free download for Mac

fruux2.2

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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55 Reviews of fruux

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Joeles
12 September 2008
Version: 0.6

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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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ZeroDark:30
07 November 2018
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!
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5
Uncoy
20 April 2015
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
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D9
13 November 2013
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.
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Beamy
28 June 2013
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.
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Penguirl
14 February 2013
Version: 2.0.4
This is *not* an app, so why is it listed on MacUpdate? You can't download and install it…
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Rampancy
21 December 2012
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.
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Dana-Sutton
04 June 2012
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?
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J-Mueller-MacUpdate
23 February 2012
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.
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SickTeddyBear
23 February 2012
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).
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misterjspencer
23 February 2012
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.
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Andrewm8
13 October 2011
Version: 0.9.7.1
Seems that update to Lion 10.7.2 broke fruux, unless there is again a problem with fruux servers....
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Dale-Garrison
08 September 2011
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.
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mitchump
22 June 2011
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.
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5
Rofra
08 May 2011
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.
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5
Wolfgang-Kaps
07 May 2011
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.
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4.5
Hammersb
06 May 2011
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!!!
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5
Fracai
06 May 2011
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.
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5
Novascotian
06 May 2011
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.
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4.5
David210
05 May 2011
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 ;-)
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4.5
Frevoi
05 May 2011
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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5
chazawa
05 May 2011
Version: 0.9.7.1
Uncomplicated syncing. Does what it says it will without any user interaction. The support guys rock. Looking forward to iOS support coming soon.
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4.5
jjford5
05 May 2011
Version: 0.9.7.1
Fruux works great as a replacement for MobileMe. I'm very happy I switched. My support questions have always been answered promptly, especially considering the difference in time zones.
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5
Richard-S
05 May 2011
Version: 0.9.7.1
Fruux is well worth 5 stars, IOS or no IOS. It's also very impressive how quickly they addressed the recent issue with the .9.7 update. and how much effort they went to to keep in contact with us and keep us updated.
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bueti
05 May 2011
Version: 0.9.7.1
Very good software, very friendly support. works as advertised. unfortunately there is no iOS support, so i can give it only 4 stars, when this feature is implemented i'll give 5 :-)
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Alex-Myagkov
04 May 2011
Version: 0.9.7.1
Great software and excellent support! Apart from last issue with 0.9.7 worked for me like a clock for more than a year without any attention from my side. Just did what it was made for - syncing. Guys keep up good work! Thanks a lot!
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macmanMH
04 May 2011
Version: 0.9.7.1
Version 0.9.7.1 works. This is excellent software and it comes with excellent support.
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PorkPieHat
04 May 2011
Version: 0.9.7
No longer works since the 0.9.7 update. Replacing the data in the cloud has no effect — it just says "Syncing..." forever, and it doesn't create any log to help you figure out why. So, it's dead......again. Shame, it was the best of them for a while.
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PorkPieHat
04 May 2011
Version: 0.9.7
How can they continue calling this "beta" software? Have they been 'testing' this free, then not free, then free again service since 2007? I understand the problems they've had supporting it, but it stopped making sense to call this "beta" software like three years ago. If they do it just to avoid liability, can't they just say "it's free, so don't blame us for any issues it may cause on your machines"?
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Andrewm8
28 April 2011
Version: 0.9.7
fruux run perfectly for past several months... until it updated itself today to version 0.9.7 - now no syncing anymore, only "Unexpected error: iSyncSession record validation failure..." now what????
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Macmend-com
02 August 2010
Version: 0.9.6.7
great product when I can get it to work, the tick wont stay in always synchronise and sometimes it just wont sync
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Stassi
06 May 2010
Version: 0.9.6.7
This is a great tool! But, I do wish it would sync my tasks, without having to sync my calendar. I use Spanning Sync for google calendar sync, so I can also sync with my Blackberry (need that calendar always in tact), but I'd love to use this to replace the fact that Google and my iCal tasks don't talk. I'm glad they gave us choices of what to sync (for snow leopard, anyway), but I'd just love that ONE more choice.... Guess I'm greedy...
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Maclover1-1
03 February 2010
Version: 0.9.6.6
In replacement of my MobileMe I use Dropbox and Fruux and am quite happy with this setup :-) I also have Evernote for quicknote stuff.. which sorts of fits into the equation.
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Maced
14 January 2010
Version: 0.9.6.6
this tool is a tiny little gem! works like charm and these guys deliver excellent & quick support via email. the only missing link is iphone syncing, but i'll happyily plug-in the usb cord into my iphone in the meantime until fruux syncs my iphone, too (instead of paying the mobileme tax). i thought about rating this tool 4 stars, because the iphone syncing is still missing, but ultimately decided giving a 5 star rating. hopefully we'll see fruux iphone syncing very soon!
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E101
11 December 2009
Version: 0.9.6.5
It should be noted that fruux is actually not an application but an online service which does not encrypt your very personal data on their servers (same as the apple mobileme service) readable for them and for any government entity/hacker. Quote from their "privacy" policy (emphasis mine): "Personal data will not be transferred to government bodies or public authorities EXCEPT in order to comply with mandatory national legislation or if the transfer of such data should be necessary in order to take legal action in cases of fraudulent access to our network infrastructure. Personal data will not be transferred to third parties for any other purpose."
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Pirx
10 September 2009
Version: 0.9.6.4
I get a 403 forbidden error, when using the download link. This aplies to both, MacUpdate and the developers site.
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Penguirl
18 August 2009
Version: 0.9.6.1
MACLOVER1.1 Lets take exaggeration to the extreme why don't we? Leopard was released in October 2007, which means Tiger is 1 year 10 months "out of date" if you want to call it that, and the Mac Classic was discontinued in September 1992 making it 16 years and 11 months old. Don't be ridiculous, there will come a day when your OS of choice is less than two years old and support is rapidly being dropped and you are going to wonder why is a $130 OS out of date less than two years after the release of the "next big thing." Seriously, your lack of maturity is showing. Grow up.
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Maclover1-1
17 August 2009
Version: 0.9.6.1
PENGUIRL... I have a Mac Classic with a tiny screen and I cannot seem to make bloatware Photoshop CS4 work on it ?!!! Damn they should support all computers and systems, forever and ever and ever.. actually they should even allow us to blow paint on cavewalls as page layout. E'd call "Quark my Cave". Hello, move on people, move on... or do not deal with computers... I'm wondering if Fruxx can backup my morse code ?! PS: No I do not have a Mac Classic ! lol
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Rarufu
25 July 2009
Version: 0.9.6
great app! just as simple and plain as they promise! quickly responding and continually developing!
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—Dan
14 July 2009
Version: 0.9.6
Simple interface. Necessary Service. No bugs so far just uncomplicated reliable service. It doesn't get any better than that.
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Penguirl
24 April 2009
Version: 0.9.5
I would love to try fruux but cannot because it's Leopard only. Leopard is fine for some people, but for me it is bloatware that reduces the efficiency of my PPC Macs. Only supporting one OS version is not good IMO, are all the Leopard users going to be left behind when Snow Leopard comes out?
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Joellevin
27 March 2009
Version: 0.9.5
Needs an iPhone app! :)
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Babyfett
25 March 2009
Version: 0.9.4
This program looks very interesting, but how do we know that other, more sensitive, information isn't being broadcast to the cloud?
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Murryfax
24 February 2009
Version: 0.9.3
Not only is fruux a very nice little applications which works seamlessly - until it doesn't. But then this company has something else to offer which is very rare, support which is rapid and to the point
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Maclover1-1
24 February 2009
Version: 0.9.3
I'd love for this to work.. but when I try synching my computers I get this error message "Cannot deserialize response dicitonary: Conversion". Whatever that means, I tried reinstalling a few times, I can usually get one synch done then the subsequent ones give me the error. SO I am giving up on Fruux, too bad it seemed to be what I was looking for... As for all the other backup stuff (Sugarsync, Oakspider, Mozy etc....) are way more than I need so I guess I'll get it all done thru various little gizmos that let me use Google as a centralized base... though I find all this a little cumbersome... beyond that no matter what one says.. MobileMe, which is too expensive for me at this point, is the only one that truly does things right and simple.
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Gregr
20 January 2009
Version: 0.9
Great stuff. Address Book group syncing lets me get starting on testing this program. It looks exactly like what I need. Simple. I want to keep the AB and iCal on my two laptops in sync. Bookmark syncing isn't super necessary but I'll enjoy the bonus.
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Zeus1
20 January 2009
Version: 0.9
Does not work behind an http proxy server. I contacted support, received an answer within minutes...They promised to look into it and try to remedy this omission.
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M-t-
20 January 2009
Version: 0.9
...and SELECTIVE Syncing????????? (see Roadmap fruux)
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Erunno
21 November 2008
Version: 0.8.3
Great app, also also for people who want to backup their bookmarks and calendars online and don't use Time Machine or just need to sync data between several Macs. After reinstalling my OS X it restored my bookmarks and calendar entries without a hitch. There are still some interface issues which I hope will be resolved in the upcoming versions. An auto updater is still missing so you have to manually check out Macupdate occasionally. I also haven't been able to find a way to change the password after the account has been created. Anyway, thanks to the developers for offering this service for free!
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Joshp
18 October 2008
Version: 0.8.1
Their claim is NOT that it's a MobileMe alternative. Here is the claim from their site itself: "Just Sync, No-frills!"
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Aljuk
16 October 2008
Version: 0.8
Leopard only? :o(
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Machhead
10 October 2008
Version: 0.8
TimTim: Where did they claim that they offer a MobileMe replacement? They offer a replacement for the syncing stuff, their app is still in beta and even though it works already very stable. fruux is simply the most promising initiative related to syncing I have seen in a while. They get 5 stars from me, even they currently lack docs and the app has still some minor issues. It's free (at least at the moment) they reply in seconds to my mails and their app is still in beta. I am really looking forward for the future of this project. The only issue (for me) is, that it's currently not possible to select which data is synced, but they told me that this feature will be added soon. For a 0.8 version fruux is really great.
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info-789
07 October 2008
Version: 0.8
They say it is a MobileMe alternative, it's definitively NOT. - No Interface for syncs (Not online and not in the PrefPane). - Are you sure about WHAT you really "sync" if you click that button? No! - "Logs" don't work... - Anything for iPhone? No! - Mail? No! - System integration? No! - Acceptable sharing? No! - Gallery? No! - "iDisk"? No! - 20GB storage they say, for iCal, Bookmarks and Address Book? Ha, ha, not funny! You would need 1 Billion Bookmarks/iCal- or Address Book-entries for
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Maclover1-1
20 September 2008
Version: 0.6
I wish someone would develop something like this as a hybrid ftp/synch software that would synch chosen my own chosen preferences, mails, calendars and so on but using my own domain/ftp.
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Christoph3
13 September 2008
Version: 0.6
I use mobileme
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Joeles
12 September 2008
Version: 0.6
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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