Sync your Outlook contacts and calendars with Google accounts
Is there a chance to take up the challenge of managing a wide variety of accounts, calendars, profiles and contacts used every day at work or at home? If you frequently use Outlook and have at least one Google account, the need to synchronize your Outlook and Gmail contacts and calendars becomes evident quite soon.
Outlook4Gmail is a must-have Outlook add-in that provides easy synchronization of your Outlook and Gmail accounts (contacts and appointments).
The add-in supports synchronizing of Outlook and Google contacts with maximum details: Name, Company, Phones, Emails, Addresses, Dates, Persons, Notes, Contact Picture, Categories and Google Groups, etc. You can sync or update either Outlook or Gmail contacts storages (one-way synchronization) or choose to update both storages simultaneously (two-way synchronization).
Outlook4Gmail provides various ways of syncing Calendars: Import a calendar from Google into Outlook, Export an Outlook calendar to Google, Syncing existing calendars, Syncing multiple Google calendars, Creating new calendars, etc.
|Possibility to choose contact sync direction (Outlook ⇒ Google, Outlook ⇔ Google, Outlook ⇐ Google)|
|Synchronization of Contacts from multiple Google accounts with Outlook|
|Synchronization of Contact Categories with Google Groups|
|Synchronization of Contact Pictures (user's avatars)|
|Synchronization filter (skip unreliable or incomplete contacts)|
|Synchronization of custom Outlook Contacts folders|
|Calendars and Appointments|
|Synchronization of Calendars from multiple Google accounts with Outlook|
|Support for recurring appointments|
|Support of recurrent event's exceptions (occurrences)|
|Possibility to synchronize any (custom) Calendars|
|Possibility to synchronize multiple Calendars to one Calendar|
|Possibility to choose appointments sync direction (Outlook ⇒ Google, Outlook ⇔ Google, Outlook ⇐ Google)|
|Support of Internet Calendars and shared users' Calendars|
|Support of multiple Outlook Data Files (*.pst)|
|Automatic scheduled synchronization by time interval|
|Support of large amount of data to be synchronized|
|Application ribbon (Outlook 2010 or higher)|
|Application menu and toolbar (Outlook 2003-2007)|
|Possibility to find and remove duplicates in Contacts and Calendar events|
|Prevent Outlook Security Programmatic Access Warning|
Outlook4Gmail supports customization of conflict resolution rules. The rules are applied whenever application finds identical addresses in different contacts storages. By default, "Full Name" contact field is used as a key field to differ accounts from each other. If such contact field is not defined or missing, email address is used (“Email1Address" for Outlook and "PrimaryEmail" for Gmail). User can prioritize Outlook, Gmail contacts or recently updated contacts to make sure that they will appear in the Contact list after synchronization.
Outlook4Gmail allows to automate synchronization with help of automatic check-up for contact’s updates by time interval (every 5, 10, 15, 30 minutes, every hour or every 2 hours). All you need is to configure the settings just once and that would be enough for the add-in to update your contacts information automatically without any efforts from the user side.
What's more, Outlook4Gmail supports synchronizing of multiple Google accounts. Apart from synchronization of Google contacts and calendars, the add-in synchronizes Outlook contacts and appointments to Google as well. When you select two-way synchronization, the data will be read in two iterations and contacts will be synchronized both for Outlook and Google accounts.
If you use Outlook for more than one work and personal stations you can easily synchronize all clients by completing of two-way synchronization of Outlook clients with the required number of Gmail accounts.
Notice, that Outlook4Gmail establishes a secure connection on synchronizing items with Gmail. It is a requirement since Google supports only HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure).
Since Google ended support of Google Calendar Sync, the commercial version of Outlook4Gmail can serve as a reliable Google Sync alternative by providing replacement of its functionality and more.