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Favorite tools: CompanionLink November 13, 2008

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Uncategorized.

I have been searching for a tool to sync my Google Calendar with my PalmPilot. I had been trying to get GooSync to work for several months, but eventually gave up. In my preparation for the ATA conference I did a Google search for a good tool and discovered CompanionLink. It couldn’t have been easier to use.

CompanionLink is a great software application that is painless to install and configure for syncing a Google Calendar with calendars from applications like Outlook, Blackberry, Groupwise, Lotus Notes, Palm Desktop, Treo 700 via Hotsync. In just a few minutes I had synced my Google Calendar with my PalmPilot Desktop and then synced my PalmPilot Desktop with my Palm. I had to tweak the settings to not sync my contacts since I don’t use that feature in Gmail, but that was easy enough to do and now everything is working absolutely perfectly.

If you are looking for an easy solution to sync your Google Calendar with your handheld device or with PIM or CRM software like Microsoft Outlook, you should check it out. I still have two days left on my evaluation and am intending on buying it then. It’s only $29.95, which I think will be money well-spent!


1. Shannon - November 13, 2008

You can sync your Outlook calendar with your Google calendar for free using Google Calendar Sync (http://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/answer.py?answer=89955). I do this, then synch my Outlook calendar with my Palm Treo. Voila! Everything is synchronized for free 🙂

2. jillsommer - November 14, 2008

The problem is I don’t use Outlook. 🙂 I used to translate the Patch Tuesday texts for Heise. I try not to use software that is prone to bugs and other vulnerabilities. I prefer to stick with Eudora even though it is no longer supported. It suits me just fine. And CompanionLink is only $29.95 – and a tax-deductible write-off. We translators don’t have enough write-offs as it is.

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