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It is important to know, that !SyncMate does not take care about the '''Android accounts'''. !SyncMate will sync to the '''telephone account only'''. If you are using an '''Exchange''' account '''only''', you better stay with a '''Vcard''' file transfer for the contacts.

Android Contacts Sync

I wanted to sync the Android Contacts with the Mac OS X Adressbuch (Addressbook). This could not be done the groupware Zarafa, please see ActiveSyncZarafa.

Fortunately there is the free edition of SyncMate, which allow to sync Calendar and Contacts to the Mac.

Features wanted:

  • Sync bi-directional Adressbuch (Addressbook) and Android smartphone
  • Select the group
  • Sync via WiFi

  • Automatic sync is not necessary, because the contacts does not change so often

It is important to know, that SyncMate does not take care about the Android accounts. SyncMate will sync to the telephone account only. If you are using an Exchange account only, you better stay with a Vcard file transfer for the contacts.

I will describe what I found in the following chapter.

SyncMate installation and use

Program SyncMate for Mac OS X, I have installed:

  • Version 3.6.1701
  • Size 38 MB
  • Release date: 2012-01-13

Program SyncMate for Android, in the market. It is possible to sync via:

  • WiFi - you should specify an allowed IP address for sync, for security.

  • USB - cable
  • Bluetooth

Then you have to setup in SyncMate under Mac OS X a connection to the Android device.

  • Specify the host name of the Android device by looking in the WiFi router table.

  • Select what you want to sync: Contacts, set a mark with the mouse in front.

  • Select in the parameter window for Contacts the Sync direction.

  • Get the groups of Adressbuch (Addressbook) by clicking on update list.

  • Mark the group Contacts for sync.

It is important that you setup in Adressbuch (Addressbook) and select in SyncMate the group contacts, no matter what language you have on your Mac. Otherwise your contacts from the Android device will not be shown in the Adressbuch (Addressbook) after sync. Have also a look in the Knowledgebase #1 and Knowledgebase #2.

List of pages in this category:

-- RudolfReuter 2012-02-08 05:34:31

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