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Posted by Ken
Sep 6, 2011 at 02:42 AM

 

Alexander Deliyannis wrote:
>I’m not on iOS or Mac, but I’ve been using Google Calendar as the sync hub for my devices
>(Android and PC) for quite some time with no problems. Is there a particular issue that
>you’ve encountered?

Hi Alexander,

My problems have been mostly related to recurring events, advance notifications for recurring events, and some general syncing issues with various native and Pocket Informant calendar clients on iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices.

For example, past recurring events that were deleted were showing up in Pocket Informant on my iPad2.  They believe that this was an issue for people who opened up Google+ accounts, but they were not certain why.  The issue is supposed to be resolved in the next software release.

The problem with not receiving advance notifications is a long-standing issue with Google, and they have acknowledged it.  It appears that advance notifications, in this case e-mail, do not always get sent.  This would explain why I missed a few birthdays earlier this year. :(

The last issue is related to how far back you can sync back a calendar on a mobile device.  Using Google sync, you used to be limited to the past 90 days.  I am not certain if this is still true because the only new device that I have recently set up was the iPad2, and I was using Pocket Informant’s sync.  All in all, as much as I like Google products, I think that their calendar and sync software needs a lot of work.  Even though it is convenient, it is a bit too fragile for my tastes, especially in comparison to DateBk.

—Ken

 


Posted by Alexander Deliyannis
Sep 6, 2011 at 05:37 AM

 

Ken,

Before I switched to Android, I used GooSync http://www.goosync.com/ with my Nokia phone and was very happy with it.

Your use of the calendar seems more sophisticated than mine, i.e. I don’t rely so much on recurring events and don’t use notifications at all—I’ve got enough mail already- so I can’t vouch for its suitability for your needs, but GooSync does appear more advanced than Google’s own services.

 


Posted by Ken
Sep 7, 2011 at 03:17 PM

 

Alexander Deliyannis wrote:
>Ken,
> >Before I switched to Android, I used GooSync http://www.goosync.com/ with my
>Nokia phone and was very happy with it.
> >Your use of the calendar seems more
>sophisticated than mine, i.e. I don’t rely so much on recurring events and don’t use
>notifications at all—I’ve got enough mail already- so I can’t vouch for its
>suitability for your needs, but GooSync does appear more advanced than Google’s own
>services. 

Alexander,

I initially tried GooSync when I purchased my iPod Touch several years ago, but then ended up using another sync program (the name of which escapes me at the moment).  Pocket Informant, however, uses their own sync with Google in iOS, and it has been working reasonably well.  I do live in my calendar and task list programs, but all of the devices that I use seem to be a bit lacking with respect to these two applications when I compare them with DateBk.  In looking back, I would have to say that Ecco and DateBk were my two favorite pieces of productivity software.

—Ken

 


Posted by Ken
Sep 8, 2011 at 08:13 PM

 

A very quick update.  I finally got around to syncing up my Toodledo Pro account with Pocket Informant on my iPad2.  It feels a bit like a reincarnation of DateBk on iOS!  I am hopoing that this will be the BBD (Bigger and Better Deal) that might lure me away from that pen and paper I have grown to carry around in my pocket during my “times of technological transition”.  its not perfect, but its possibly the best for my needs (to date), and it is quite affordable.

—Ken

 


Posted by Dr Andus
Sep 11, 2011 at 07:08 AM

 

Ken,

I’ve been looking into Pocket Informant for both the iPad and iPod, but customer feedback seems to be very negative for the last several months. Considering how expensive it is (2 x GBP8.99) the average customer rating of 3 stars out of 5 is not very encouraging… From the customer comments it looks like a business that is imploding!

 


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