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  • 1.0 stars

    "This is rubbish!"

    December 2, 2009  |   By osman671

    Version: Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5

    Pros

    nothing at all

    Cons

    Connect the mobile to usb it start deleting your updated data on your mobile automatically, doesn't even ask if you want to replace the data in pc or mobile! more over sometimes I don't want sync at all, I connect to copy pictures to pc!

    Summary

    This is the most stupid program ever! Remained me Sony's stupid programs they give free with their more stupid cameras and then offer you to buy a real software!!! Try to find alternative!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Microsoft Active Sync"

    November 17, 2009  |   By shadowca1964

    Version: Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5

    Pros

    For older operating systems, active sync is required to sych various devices with you computer. Once installed and it recognizes a new device, it could not be simpler to do. I needed it for my Samsung Jack (i637) and it synced flawlessly and easily.

    Cons

    None as its a very effective sync application

    Summary

    Once installed and it recognizes a devise to be synced with you computer, it could not be easier. It asks what you want backed up and sets up a folder and subfolders in my documents and sychs the contents between your device and your computer. It then checks for any changes made and resyncs accordingly every time the device is plugged into your computer.

    Updated on Nov 17, 2009

    Forgot to mention that Active sync is for Win Xp and older Microsoft Operating Systems. Windows Mobile Device Center is for Vista and Windows 7 (Updated for these operating systems but otherwise does the same job)

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  • 1.0 stars

    "This product is not ready!"

    November 13, 2009  |   By TripleDiamond_YandD

    Version: Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5

    Pros

    On a simple straight forward level, it works fine.

    Cons

    The program only works if you only enter data on/from one device.

    Summary

    BUT; if you try to sync with say, a laptop AND desktop, or similar, you are going to have problems. If you add info to your desktop, and your phone, the program won't let you update and save your latest entries, it will only go computer to mobile device, or the other way. So, if you enter data in the "field" and at the desk, when you "sync", you are going to lose information. Now if you add data to your mobile device, laptop, and desktop, your going to lose the new data on two of these. Also, at times the program has frozen during a sync, and all, ALL the information on the target side is lost! (ie, all the contacts and settings on my phone...) When outlook data was transfered from my desktop to my new HTC touch HD, and then tried to sync to my laptop, all the contacts on my laptop not perfectly identical were doubled. Then when I deleted the ?relationship? with my desktop on my phone, activesync deleted ALL of my contacts, emails, and notes that were ever affiliated with my desktop. User beware!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Constantly becomes useless, frequent uploads required"

    November 7, 2009  |   By RRedsy

    Version: Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5

    Pros

    This syncing tool is pretty good. It syncs what I check off and is done quickly.

    Cons

    After a few syncs (both my Vista Home Prem local pc & WinXP sp3, network pc) on either pc, I have to uninstall and reload it. Works well but goes bad quickly. Using ActiveSync for more than a year and its failures are soooo frustrating.

    Summary

    If you have to use this for your Windows phone OS, you'll have to get used to uninstalling and installing it with frequent regularity.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "good! it will do what it says it can do"

    September 1, 2009  |   By john.limb

    Version: Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5

    Pros

    smooth transfer between hrdware

    Cons

    nothing springs out to say bad

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  • 1.0 stars

    "In one word - dog crap!"

    June 29, 2009  |   By shubhsd

    Version: Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5

    Pros

    No - Can't think of anything! Only a mother could like this monster!

    Cons

    The software does not work 50% of the time. The fact that Microsoft has an inbuilt trouble shooter tells you that even Microsoft does not expect it to work most of the time.
    It sometimes refuses to sync your device with anything. No reason is given.

    Summary

    Buy the iPhone, Mac OS, Linux, Google Android but not this crap.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "ok--have used it b4"

    June 21, 2009  |   By joanruth

    Version: Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5

    Pros

    when it reconizes my ppc it*s great

    Cons

    about every 6 times it won*t work

    Summary

    latest vista doesn^t use it but I need it for my ppc--the new deal will not work

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Couldn't use as I have Vista, needed Windows Download"

    June 17, 2009  |   By daveweibel

    Version: Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5

    Pros

    Windows Download 6.1 works very well with my older Moto Q.

    Cons

    None really

    Summary

    Functionality is great, transfers are quick, good product.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "ok app, needs more OS coverage"

    February 11, 2009  |   By arnelguiang

    Version: Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5

    Pros

    Not a bad app for Windows Mobile

    Cons

    Only works on Windows Mobile, looking for an app that is supported on multiple phones. Try mSync which is part of mTools suite. http://mtools.guiang.net

    Summary

    Only works on Windows Mobile, looking for an app that is supported on multiple phones. Try mSync which is part of mTools suite. http://mtools.guiang.net

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Microsoft should be tarred and feathered for this one.."

    February 9, 2009  |   By phil_k13

    Version: Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5

    Pros

    It's free. That's about it.

    Cons

    This software is so bad that a NEW install of WinXP, a NEW install of ActiveSync, and a fresh (aka, hard reset) of my PDA STILL couldn't find each other and sync.

    Summary

    Some one at Microsoft should lose their job over this - oh, wait, the entire series of ActiveSync programs have been almost equally as bad. Jeez, Microsoft, you made ALL the software involved here, and you STILL can't get it working right. Sigh, I'm just venting here - its not like Microsoft would ever invest the time/money improving this software.

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