iHub Basic
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iHub Basic lets you share contacts and calendars in your local network-it's wireless and automatic.

Use iHub Basic to share your calendars and contacts between all your Macs, iPod touch, iPads and iPhones. All devices can read and edit shared contacts and calendar entries.

No need for those clumsy cable connections. And you do not need iTunes or Mac OS X Server, either.

iHub Basic is based on open standards. There is no need for any special client software. It works out of the box with your Mac and iOS devices (Contacts sync needs iOS 4 on iPhones, iPods and
What's New
Version 2.3:
  • Improves compatibility with Address Book of Mac OS X
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 or later



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mayagaarda commented on 12 Feb 2012
I've been looking everywhere for the perfect syncing solution between my android and my MBP and this app looked promising but it still is not Lion compatible.
[Version 2.3]

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Nova Media Mds Gmbh (developer) replied on 26 Jul 2012
Hello,

thanks for the message. We will not update iHubBasic to work with Lion or Mountain Lion.

Kind regards
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Psychosynthesis reviewed on 11 Jul 2011
It works on our LAN and does it well much like Now contacts used to be with personal contacts and networked contacts.

It does not work across the network using our VPN, which is really annoying.

Its also quite hard to get support, and the trouble with the addressbook and contacts is that along with the diary is often central to a busy workday
[Version 2.2]

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Nova Media Mds Gmbh (developer) replied on 12 Jul 2011
Hello,

sorry for any problems. Support is always available at mac@novamedia.de and you can call us at +49 30 3909040. I am sure we find a way to use it via VPN.

Kind regards

Jan Fuellemann
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Psychosynthesis replied on 12 Jul 2011
ok, but I sent you guys an email using the support feature on your website....no reply.

So I uninstalled it. I don't think its a bad product but every product is only as good as its customer service.

1. All emails sent via the site should elicit a mail sent to the users email addy saying you got the mail and working on it, that alone would help.
2. Decide how you do your support, is it off the web site? with the address below or by telephone, the product is one that you have to get used to and most will need a little support on.
3. Why not build a small community and have a forum on the site where users can help each other?

Address book syncing and address duplication is a major problem for many users, especially those like me running small businesses. I don't have the time to install this product again right now and may come back to it in the future.
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Nova Media Mds Gmbh (developer) replied on 12 Jul 2011
Hi,

I want to follow up on the way the e-mail was processed with us. Can you tell me at info@novamedia.de which was the e-mail address you used in the mail to us? Then I can find your mail.

The person normally in charge of the support was not available end of last week, beginning of this week so this might have been a gap which happend for you not get an answer sooner.

(Although we do have had customers who demanded an answer within the hour, totally ignorant of the time difference between e.g. USA and Germany. And no, we do not do support while we sleep :-)


For the other thoughts - I get annoyed every time I get an automated support answer and I am happy to receive a real-person answer even if it takes two days. But you are right, of course, we need a better way to say "Sorry for any problems. Your mail has been sent to our support staff and we will contact you within the next days." or similar. I get to this end of this week!

A community would be nice, but it needs staff to interact with the customers. If this does not happen fast enough, it will backfire. We are a small development team and therefore decided against a forum or community.

Thanks again

Jan Fuellemann
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Mathieu_christe-Ny#a reviewed on 19 May 2011
We've installed iHub on our MacMini server and tested it with 1800 contacts. It didn't work for us, the sync process was slowing everything down to a point it was almost unusable. According to iHub's support, the app was tested with 3000 contacts with success… If you plan to use it, we advise you to test it with all your contacts, not only a few. Good luck!
[Version 2.1]

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Nova Media Mds Gmbh (developer) replied on 15 Jun 2011
Hello,

actually only the first sync takes quite a time and procudes a heavy load. After that, only changes are synced and the system should not slow down...

Kind regards,

Jan Fuellemann from nova media
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Mathieu_christe-Ny#a replied on 15 Jun 2011
Hello Jan,

In our case, the slow down occured every time we made changes on the already synced base. Even changing one phone number would trigger the fan and dry my hair…

Best,

Mathieu
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Nova Media Mds Gmbh (developer) replied on 17 Jun 2011
Hello Mathieu,

sorry for this behaviour. This is definitely not the way it should work. If anyone else has this issue, please contact our support at mac@novamedia.de.

Kind regards,

Jan Fuellemann
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Pirx reviewed on 14 Jan 2011
I did not like it, regardless of the flawless functionality. It feels big and heavy, whereas I would prefer a lightweight service that runs unnoticed in the background with no resource hogging.

All Addressbook and iCal data are moved. Upon uninstall iHub hung overnight and after a forced reboot after having removed the iHub service from the login items my Addressbook was empty and iCal still showed the moved data. I do not like the meddling with data.

However, and here goes a big thank you to the developer. iHub had the foresight to automatically create complete backups on my desktop, so all data could be restored to normal within minutes.

iHub is yet another super-professional tool from NovaMedia, but the way it is it is not for me.
[Version 2.1]


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Davlab reviewed on 10 Jan 2011
If you are looking for a shared Calendar and Contact system for Mac that works like and can replace the deceased Now Contact & Up-To-Date, then this the only thing I've found, other than several very expensive online systems. It's a tremendous bargain, since it is only a server and uses Address Book and iCal for the front end. Works great on a secure local network and does not require an internet connection (like Google offerings), plus it can sync wirelessly to all of your iDevices. For $30US you can't go wrong.
[Version 2.0]


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Flip2403 reviewed on 01 Dec 2010
iHub Basic ist der ideale Ersatz für alle User, die auf die anderen Mobile-Me-Funktionen verzichten wollen oder können, jedoch OVER-THE-AIR die Kontakte bzw. Kalendereinträge synchronisieren wollen.

Und: Kostet gerade einmal nen bissl mehr als ein Drittel einer MobileMe-Lizenz :) - und das für mehr als ein Jahr...
[Version 2.0]


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Happy-Buddha reviewed on 07 Oct 2010
Smart

iHub synchronisiert Kalender und Adressbuch sehr einfach und gut. Dazu muss man nur im Kalender und Adressbuch einen CalDav bzw. CardDav-Account anlegen. Danach Datenfreigabe aktivieren und schon kann mit seinem iPhone die Daten synchronisieren werden.

Im Gegensatz zu Mobile.Me viel günstiger, und zu Google viel sicherer!! :)

iHub synchronize calendar and address book very easily and well. First create a CalDav Account on your calendar and a CardDAV account on your address book. After that, enable data sharing and now you can synchronize all with your iPhone.

iHub is cheaper than Mobile.Me and much than Google! :)
[Version 1.0.1]

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Happy-Buddha replied on 07 Oct 2010
I mean: more secure than Google! ;)
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Cardwelld reviewed on 01 Oct 2010
I downloaded iHub a week ago and did testing between this application running on my MacBook Pro and my iPhone4... WORKED PERFECT. It takes a little getting used to as it will create additional Contact and Calendar items, but nothing to worry about. The WiFi module is useful if you don't have a local WiFi that you connect your Mac and phone to... otherwise you are good to go.

I had a couple of questions about the program, support, updates and contacted the vendor in Germany and received a prompt reply with the info I needed...

I was curious if iHub processes were running in the background:: so if you open a Terminal window via applications > utilities > terminal on your mac, and type in ps -ef | grep iHub you will see the processes are running in the background, even if you have closed out iHub.

I purchased this program this morning... don
[Version 1.0]

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Pl_svn replied on 09 Nov 2010
... what do you mean by "it will create additional Contacts and Calendars"? =:-/
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Fuellemann (developer) replied on 15 Nov 2010
Hi,

iHub Basic moves your contacts and calendars to its database, so they can be shared within the local network. This happens on the same Mac and there will be *no* dublicates or any other kind of change. Send me a mail to info@novamedia.de for any other questions about iHub Basic.

Kind regards,

Jan Fuellemann
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Lucytune commented on 24 Sep 2010
What is really needed is a similar ap which will sync with Android devices.
[Version 1.0]

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Nova Media Mds Gmbh (developer) replied on 13 Jan 2011
Available now. Look at http://www.novamedia.de :-)
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Version Downloads:750
Type:Business : Personal Info Managers
License:Demo
Date:12 Aug 2011
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
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iHub Basic lets you share contacts and calendars in your local network-it's wireless and automatic.

Use iHub Basic to share your calendars and contacts between all your Macs, iPod touch, iPads and iPhones. All devices can read and edit shared contacts and calendar entries.

No need for those clumsy cable connections. And you do not need iTunes or Mac OS X Server, either.

iHub Basic is based on open standards. There is no need for any special client software. It works out of the box with your Mac and iOS devices (Contacts sync needs iOS 4 on iPhones, iPods and iPads).

Share your calendars with your devices. With iHub Basic you can select existing calendars and share them with just one click. Or you can create new calendars and make them available on all your Macs, iPhones, iPod touch and iPads.

Share your contacts with your devices. With iHub Basic you can select existing address book groups and share them with just one click. Or you create a new address book group to share them with all your Macs as well as your iPhones and iPod touch running iOS 4.

Use your existing WiFi network or set up an ad hoc WiFi network: iHub Basic will use your existing WiFi network to synchronise your data with your devices. If no WiFi network is available, you can setup a new WiFi network in seconds using nova media's innovative MoHub® technology, built into iHub Basic.

No configuration pains. Just choose which contacts and calendars you would like to share and iHub Basic will set up the iHub server. All client Macs can use a setup assistant and all iOS devices can use a configuration profile to be configured automatically.


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