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Microsoft ActiveSync

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.1 stars

    out of 150 votes

    • 5 star: 34
    • 4 star: 40
    • 3 star: 22
    • 2 star: 12
    • 1 star: 42
  • Current version:

    2.9 stars

    out of 95 votes

    • 5 star: 15
    • 4 star: 28
    • 3 star: 15
    • 2 star: 9
    • 1 star: 28
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  • 3.0 stars

    "Ok for old phones"

    July 31, 2013  |   By Plaff

    Version: Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5

    Pros

    - No other solution for XP and Windows phones pre-Windows 8
    - Works well for me

    Cons

    - Doesn't sync non-default folders

    Summary

    This product is a bit dated, so it's hard to give a rating that will reflect the situation. It either works for your situation (old OS, phone) and is great, because nothing else will work, or it sucks because it won't work for you at all.

    For the best summary of its capabilities, you should check out the Wikipedia article on it at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ActiveSync. That's about the best documentation you're going to find on a product in its sunset years like this.

    To get around the non-default folders issue you can use a third-party solution like Add2Outlook, which will sync non-default folder contents into a default folder where you can pick it up with ActiveSync. Not the handiest solution, but even Exchange 2013 lacks a solid folder sync option. You'd think Microsoft would have solved these issues by now, but no. Add2Outlook is at http://www.diditbetter.com/add2outlook.aspx.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Doesn't Work with Windows Vista or Later!"

    May 4, 2013  |   By 1PunchKO

    Version: Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5

    Pros

    Looked good at first, but only if you use a OS older than Vista

    Cons

    It won't work on systems that use Vista or newer

    Summary

    Who doesn't use atleast Vista by now? Vista, Windows8, etc all not supported by Microsoft? Upon installing you will get a message that says to go to Windows Mobile Media for another solution. Hope this helps!

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Does not work with SP to Win 8 Phone"

    April 21, 2013  |   By BlueOn2

    Version: Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5

    Pros

    If it works with your system, it offers to make a quick and simple way of keeping your PC/Laptop and phone in sync. If it works

    Cons

    Could not get it to sync my PC running XP and a Win 8 Phone.

    Summary

    Does not appears to work with some set-ups

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best sync program I have used so far."

    January 15, 2012  |   By whitejuneau

    Version: Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5

    Pros

    Easy to install. The program gives easy to understand opening window that allows you to sync in either direction between cell and pc. It also gives me the option to sync with either internal or external memory. Tranfer rate is quick and easy to locate.

    Cons

    None so far.

    Summary

    Of the three different sync programs I have used over the last eight years this one is the best. I do not have to search for the memory area in the cell to add or remove information. Every thing is right in front of me when I open the program.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It appears to do what it's supposed to."

    November 3, 2011  |   By tecter100

    Version: Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5

    Pros

    Sychs my HP Jornado just fine.

    Cons

    None at this time.

    Summary

    The program works just fine, but isn't it SAD that I had to buy a 12 y/o pocket PC, because my $350.00 2011 tablet, does not have an address book and I cannot seem to locate such a rudimentary application for that purpose.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Weak and disappointing"

    October 29, 2011  |   By jurassien65

    Version: Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5

    Pros

    Sometime allow a sync

    Cons

    Most of the time cannot connect, and even after reboots problem persists. Not compatible with Avira Antivirus....difficult to parametrize at least!

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Too unpredictable for professional use."

    August 15, 2011  |   By The-Thought

    Version: Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5

    Pros

    Works well, when it works.

    Cons

    Incredible unreliable program.

    Summary

    Sometimes (sometimes!) works in an instant. However, most of the time it takes hours to connect suddenly to the desktop pc. Can waist valuable unproductive time, when trying to synchronize fast during the day.
    I tried many firewall configurations, yet, this annoying, but essential program seems to have a will of its own.
    Thus, i recommend to use this at the end of the working day. If lucky, it gets the job done.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Work around"

    August 10, 2011  |   By jrbdab

    Version: Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5

    Pros

    Works well, when it works

    Cons

    Hangs up, takes 50% of CPU,

    Summary

    starts multiple killnt.exe.... go to task manager and kill them all , it will restart them but, just keep killing them till its not running at all. also keep connections disabled except while actually in use, or it won't release the port its used

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  • 1.0 stars

    "NOT working ???"

    June 23, 2011  |   By mattfromabove

    Version: Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5

    Pros

    no pro as it is NOT working

    Cons

    everything AGAINST - Microsoft is a ****** company that releases software that is not compatible with their own products

    Summary

    I got cellular with windows I got PC with windows i got active Sync - pity it is not doing ANYTHING apart cousing 'dangerous/serious' damage to system (blue screen- closure, etc). Now tell me - in what way an ordinary consumer, who has no doctorate in informatics can deal with microsoft products? Their help and checking for problems is useless. APART this problem with ActiveSync, I found something really 'FUNNY' - my NEW notebook with XP is NOT transmitting problems to Microsoft (of course some BUG), I'm NOT able to register windows, the operating system has inside Bluetoothe support (I used it on my old PC), but it is partially BLOCKED on the notebook, so i'm not able to use microsoft software but the third party.... REALLY the leading company of the XXIst century.... WHY this company still exists???

    Updated on Jun 23, 2011

    SIMPLY NO COMMENT.... any attempt to send ANY problem status (automatic) to microsoft....


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  • 5.0 stars

    "I use Active Sync all the time. I really like it."

    June 20, 2011  |   By stratcom

    Version: Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5

    Pros

    It's really nice to be able to use Microsoft Word and Exel on the Pocket PC and Desktop both and update with the Pocket PC or the Desktop and transfer between the two.

    Cons

    I don't really have any cons.

    Summary

    It is a great program and very useful. I use it all the time.

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