gSyncit for Outlook (32-Bit)

gSyncit for Outlook (32-Bit)

Average User Rating:
2.2
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.8.22
  • Total Downloads:
    9,645
  • Date Added:
    October 11, 2013
  • File Size:
    5.15MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    114
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

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3 stars

"Paid version: App syncs, tech support sucks"

November 21, 2014  |  By lmonteros

 |  Version: gSyncit for Outlook (32-Bit) 3.8.22

Pros

Syncs Outlook calendar, contacts, tasks with Google
Can set preferences
Syncs quickly

Cons

Difficult to set up
Instructions on site are incomplete
Tech support is rude and unhelpful
Can only pay through PayPal
Expensive for what it does

Summary

I almost never pay for software, but I used the gsync free version until Google changed its way of handling recurring event syncs. The free version no longer worked, so I paid $20 for the full version for one calendar. I think this is a bit high for what you get, which is only the ability to sync tasks and contacts (which I don't really need) as well as the calendar, and the ability to set certain preferences. However, I need to access my appointments on my laptop and phone as well as my desktop, so I paid.

Though the product seems to work well and the sync is faster than the old Google sync, the instructions on the site leave out a couple key points: first, that you must create a new Google calendar, which appears to be a copy of the original one and make sure you are syncing to that; and second, that the preferences are not defaulted to sync Outlook to Google, but only the other way around. You have to check that box before you can sync.

I had several emails with a techie because I couldn't get it to work and even sent screen shots so he could see what my difficulty was. I am sure he neither read what I wrote nor looked at the shots. I also sent him the link to the instructions on the gsyncit site that told me to do something he was telling me not to do, and again, he couldn't have looked at the site because he did not address the question at all.

He finally wrote an email that made it pretty clear he thought I was an idiot, but I had gotten the sync working by then, by clicking around and analyzing what was happening. I emailed him what I figured out in the hopes that it will help someone in the future, though I doubt he will pass that on.

I have examined several sync programs, and the basic failing of all seems to be that they assume one wants to enter all their appointments online and sync to Outlook for...what? convenience? That makes no sense, since Outlook is a much more powerful program and easier-to-use program than online calendars, so if you are using Outlook, it would be your primary calendar. Otherwise, you woudl just stick to the online calendar. Gsyncit also assumes this, so once you get around that, you can figure out what to do.

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1 stars

"SPAM FLOOD"

November 06, 2014

 |  Version: gSyncit for Outlook (32-Bit) 3.8.22

Pros

It did sync my Google & Outlook calendars

Cons

They sold my work email address!! I had 6 years with ZERO spam (SIX YEARS!!!) and immediately after installing this product I started getting 30+ spam a day. AND it let it all bypass my "Safe List Only" selection for handling junk mail. I am hoping, now that I have uninstalled this POJ, that the spam starts landing in the junk-mail instead of my inbox. It is probably too much to hope for that it goes away altogether.

I am VERY disappointed with this company & their product and lack of email ethics.

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1 stars

"What a joke"

September 29, 2014  |  By rickyaz

 |  Version: gSyncit for Outlook (32-Bit) 3.8.22

Pros

None None None

Cons

I've looked at every setting I can think of. When you create a task from toodledo IT WILL NOT SHOW UP IN OUTLOOK 2013. What is the point of this? Do you test your products?! No way in hell I'm giving you $ 20 for this broken POS.

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1 stars

"Continuous problems"

September 09, 2014

 |  Version: gSyncit for Outlook (32-Bit) 3.8.22

Pros

Nice idea
Friendly support staff

Cons

Does not handle meeting invitations well
Creates duplicates
Inconsistent handling of meeting requests across timezones
Constant updates of new versions

Summary

Initially the product worked well but after a while, i started experiencing syncing problems between Outlook and Google Calendar. It creates duplicates (sometimes even 3-4) instances of meetings requests I receive. It then tries to remove the duplicates and sends declined notices which has caused havoc with my customers. Does not handle meetings sent from different time zones.

Support were very responsive in trying to resolve issues but frankly its more hassle than its worth. My advice - avoid at all costs

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1 stars

"Terrible Tech Support"

January 04, 2014  |  By Son_of_Asaph

 |  Version: gSyncit for Outlook (32-Bit) 3.8.22

Pros

Meets a need for Outlook.

Cons

Tech support is unresponsive. Purchasing process is antiquated (3 business days to confirm a credit purchase - in the 21st century - for online business!)

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.8.22
Version 3.8.22 corrects issue setting the DayOfMonth property on recurring events when syncing events created using the Android version of Pocket Informant and issue in syncing monthly events that occur on the last date of the month from the Pocket Informant calendar.
General
Publisher David Levinson
Publisher web site http://www.daveswebsite.com/index.shtml
Release Date October 11, 2013
Date Added October 11, 2013
Version 3.8.22
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory E-mail Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 8
Additional Requirements Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 and Microsoft Outlook XP (2002), Outlook 2003, Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010, Outlook 2013
Download Information
File Size 5.15MB
File Name gSyncit_3_8_22.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 9,645
Downloads Last Week 114
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $19.99

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