02-03-2014 05:42 AM
from my limited knowledge abotu these things, it seems that the syncing seems to work for the BES (exchange) and for certain business linked BB users. But for an individual using the phone, for business or not, they seem to have reduced this functionality.
There appears to be no way to contact BB directly, and no chance of getting any response. You would have thought they would at least check thier own forums, but NO!!. i also sent a message on facebook, which yielded a similar non response.
some good things on the BB10 software, but some frankly rubbish parts, very much reduction in user exerience.
Good luck with your smartphone hunting...
02-03-2014 03:05 PM
Well.... I gave up on BB because they gave up on all of us! I went with an iPhone. I don't like the imaginary keyboard, but all of the phones now have it. I had to make a choice and decided to take the iPhone because most people I know have it (built in support). I will also be able to use an iPad at ballgames and such. Even the AT&T rep said I would be better off with either the iPhone or the Samsung. Now using it for about two weeks. It works very well but I still miss the real keyboard.
This will be my last post
02-03-2014 03:18 PM
02-03-2014 03:22 PM
02-12-2014 08:14 AM
I am a long time BB user (previous Palm user) and I just bought a Q5. I noticed the Task sync issue and found this thread, and I am outraged that BB developpers didn't think about synchronising Outlook Tasks. I am joining my voice to all the others here and I believe that BB people should really add this feature.
Meanwhile, I have found this info:
a kind of workaround with Evernote. I don't like Evernote that much, but I will try this and hope it works.
02-12-2014 08:46 AM
For the record, I hav tried this "work around":
and it doesn't really synchronises Outlook. You can import your Outlook notes to Evernote and starts using Evernote, instead of Outlook, to sync your notes with your BB.
It does nothing with Tasks.
The problem remains for me, I need to sync my Outlook task with my BB device.
I am still within my 15 days to return the BB : any suggestions on another type of phone that can synchronise with Outlook? A Windows phone perhaps (I assume)?
02-12-2014 08:50 AM
02-12-2014 09:35 AM
Hi parallaxe and minpar,
Sorry the "work around" didn't work out for you. I think I wrote that, if not, I wrote one like it.
minpar, you are absolutely correct, it is a hassle to say the least and not even close to how seamlessly simple it was with OS7 and Desktop Manager to sync Task, Notes, Calendar and Contacts. That was a great system they had going. This workaround worked for me, though, with Outlook Notes. The big caveat being that I needed to stop using outlook notes and start using Evernote along side of Outlook for Contacts and Calendar.
parallaxe, as a final workaround, I am not using BB10 at all, I have switched to android (with a 10 month stint with iPhone, then trying android for several months before trying the Q10, which barely made it a week, then going back to android). The simplest syncing between android and outlook that has worked for me (keep in mind, I have read reviews that this has not worked for others) is with something called Android-Sync http://www.android-sync.com/ It is not free, but it works much like Blackberry Desktop Manager did with OS7 syncing direct via usb cable. It creates new "accounts" on the android device (I am using a Motorola Razr HD) called Andoid-Syn Tasks and Android-Sync Notes that the Outlook Tasks and Outlook Notes sync to; the Outlook Calendar and Outlook Contacts sync directly to the respective stock Calendar and People android apps.
For full disclosure, I don't actually use this system anymore either. It absolutely worked perfectly for me, but for other reasons, I needed to sync to my Google account in the cloud and have found yet another system that is working for me. It really has been quite a regretfull pain in the a$$ over the past couple of years once I switched away from BB OS7!! Desktop Manager was great.
If I can be of more help, please let me know. I think I have some knowledge behind a lot of my attempts at making things work that may be of assistance, and I would be more than happy to pass that on to anyone.
Or if I am just making life more difficult for people and a pain in the a$$, I can shut-up too! ;-)
02-14-2014 10:52 AM
For the record, I have installed "DejaOffice" on my BB Q5 and "CompanionLink" on my PC (Windows Vista with Outlook 2007). "DejaOffice" is free on BB World but "CompanionLink" is not. I am currently on their 15 days free trial. This syncs perfectly Outlook Tasks, Notes, Contact and Calendar between Outlook on PC and DejaOffice on BB Q5 both ways. No problems so far.
The down side is that their sync proceedure is ackward and requires several plugging / unplugging between the PC and the BB device. But I could get used to it. The DejaOffice interface in the BB is oldish, from an another era, like on an old Palm. But it seems to work.
But I still believe that these features should be added to BB Link.