01-30-2012 10:36 AM
I have my finger on the trigger to upgrade to ACT2012 now that the first service pack is out. Primary reason is to be able to FINALLY have one contact manager for office, home, laptop and Android smartphone. I HATE Outlook with a passion that cannot be put into words. For the first time in 20 years I can now NOT OPEN OUTLOOK ever!!!
Can anyone share their experience syncing their ACT database to Google Contacts? I'm of the mind to just remove all my Google contacts from my PC and Android and then just sync everything first to Google Contacts and then let it update my phone. I only have about 250 contacts.
My ACT database is pristine, my Google Contacts are iffy at best. I'm concerned with screwing up my ACT database with a Google sync.
Anyone done ACT/Google Contacts Sync and had their ACT database degraded?
Thanks in advance for sharing any experiences.
01-30-2012 11:02 AM
01-30-2012 12:42 PM
"Google sometimes will merge unrelated contacts... and, if it does, you can lose them in ACT!. When you also sync Google to a phone, changes to contacts/activities can sometimes appear as new and then create duplicates."
What do you mean by "unrelated contacts"? What I WANT to happen is a mirror image of ACT contacts with Google Contacts with Android phone contacts. That's why I'm thinking of upgrading to ACT2012, then wiping clean my Google Contacts, then doing a sync that brings ALL my ACT contacts to Google, which in turn will sync with my Android phone contacts automatically by Google.
Then..... If I use ONLY ACT2012 to work in, sync with Google every few days there should be no issue of having anything in Google that I don't want coming back into ACT. All syncing should be new ACT updates to Google Contacts and thus to my phone..
Is my thinking correct here??
01-30-2012 01:33 PM
02-04-2012 03:51 AM
I have an android phone and use Companionlink to synch wirelessly on my own network directly to their app DejaOffice. Seems to work great and even allows for custom fields from ACT. Worth a look
02-04-2012 09:53 AM
I dream of a world where a man can enter contact information ONCE into a database and have it auto sync (with no errors and duplicates) and update not just by the one program, but every program...and when a change is made on my laptop, my office pc, my android or any web based Google Contacs device I can RELY on the integrity of the data." Isn't this what technology is designed to do? Make us MORE productive.... not have to F### around with appliance apps and some other gimme your $69 bucks vendor to make my contact information usable. I'm finding my contact life getting 10 times more complicated than my 20 year old Dayrunner and my pencil was. Am I turning into a Ludite????
02-05-2012 03:48 AM
ditto. actually there must ba a solution. Anyone?
I think we can assume that gmail is not the answer. How about Companion Link. I am happy to pay extra if it will work. Anybody using a system that works that they can recommend?
02-05-2012 03:01 PM
01-18-2013 11:38 AM
Hello - this posting it seems started a year ago. I have the same problem. I have outlook, google and ACT and a couple android phones. I would like them to all sync - so any change in one place goes everywhere... Did you ever find a solution?? and I have Act 2011 - will that be a problem?? Actually, I don't use outlook for contacts anymore - I just use it to have email downloaded on the desktop - so take that out of the equation.