Google Calendar -Blackberry Sync

Aaron first posted about Google Sync this afternoon on Twitter, before he posted a more detailed look on his blog today.

Naturally, I was excited to try it out when I saw him twittering about it, but this being the one day I left my blackberry at home, I had to wait until later this evening to do it!

I did get it downloaded, and let it do a first sync of my Google calendar. It created a couple of duplicate entries where I had entered events in both my work Outlook calendar and Google calendar that didn’t match up exactly. (My short hand for locations was different in the entries.) I guess that wasn’t too unexpected really. Would have been nice if it had simply asked me which one to keep when there were conflicting entries, but that’s a functionality that may be a bit more than this can chew.

Other than that, it works pretty well, and I can keep my Google Calendar in sync with my Outlook at work, and my BB device, at all times without any effort. That’s nice.

If you have a Blackberry, check it out and let me know how it works for you!

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  1. My first attempt didn’t go so well – nothing sync’d up or down. I’m going to give it another try, but I’m kinda disappointed.

    PS – Thanks for the head’s up. (Yeah, I really am that far behind.) 🙂

  2. I had no problem getting a first sync, it was the duplicate entries as it synched later that caused problems, quite the opposite from what you’re getting, eh?

    No worries on being behind, I have my fair share of things I’ve falling behind on lately!

  3. I too use Google sync. FYI – it will only retain past appointments on your bberry for one month. I suggest that you create a backup practice to avoid loosing data.

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