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Windows: iPodSync 2.21 released

View your Outlook Contacts, Calendars, Tasks and Notes on your iPod. iPodSync is a tool for Windows users to keep your Microsoft Outlook calendar and contact information synchronized between your PC and your iPod.

What’s new in this version:

If no contact name is specified, use the company name to allow the iPod to sort better.
Added support for exceptions to recurring appointments.
Added an option to include the date in the title of emails so they can be sorted by when they where received.
Added support for Company phone number.
Added better handling of duplicate personal folder names.
Fix bug parsing v1 news feeds.

License: Shareware $12.99
Requirements:
Windows ME, 2000, XP
Outlook 2000, Outlook XP, Outlook 2003
XPlay or iPod For Windows

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Comments

1

Like the iPod itself, this is an elegantly simple software program.  This program actually worked flawlessly and without a hitch.  An excellent tool.

Posted by Obadiah on August 1, 2003 at 4:27 AM (PDT)

2

Sounds like iSync for the PC…

Posted by mongoos150 on August 1, 2003 at 5:16 AM (PDT)

3

it is iSync for the PC

Posted by ti on August 1, 2003 at 1:05 PM (PDT)

4

well it looks and works like it

Posted by ti on August 1, 2003 at 1:05 PM (PDT)

5

The link doesn’t WORK!!!

Posted by Bob the Podder on September 4, 2003 at 1:58 PM (PDT)

6

If you are still using Outlook, you are at least partially responsible for attacks like MSBlast. Please consider using alternatives. I use Palm Desktop. It would be lovely to have iPodSync suync with it!

Posted by pbox on September 4, 2003 at 2:07 PM (PDT)

7

pbox.. MSBlast spreads through XP services, not E-mail.

Posted by Bob on September 4, 2003 at 5:31 PM (PDT)

8

anyway theres a patch for the baster

Posted by ti on September 5, 2003 at 7:52 AM (PDT)

9

$12.99 for the software!

Posted by mac on September 6, 2003 at 4:40 AM (PDT)

10

THE LINK STILL DOESN’T WORK!

Posted by Bob the Podder on September 6, 2003 at 10:37 AM (PDT)

11

outpod does this for free

Posted by orange on October 14, 2003 at 10:20 AM (PDT)

12

1. Pbox is a tard

2. Doesnt Outpod only export contacts and not sync them?

there is a dif

Posted by systimax on October 14, 2003 at 10:45 AM (PDT)

13

Pbox has a point.  Outlook Express is based on IE code, and neither is secure.  Any halfway knowledgeable PC user avoids MS IE and OE like the plague, except those who love spyware, adware, email worms, and viruses.  It would be great if Apple would support other PIM managers, especially Open Source ones.

Posted by Byron on October 14, 2003 at 1:34 PM (PDT)

14

Yeah, but Outlook is not the same as Outlook Express.

Posted by Ben on October 14, 2003 at 3:36 PM (PDT)

15

You Mac users are completely clueless about Windows PC. I use IE and Outlook for years, just fine. I don’t care if u make a shrine of Steve Job, just stay out of our face and let us use what ever the hell we want.

As Ben put it, Outlook is not Outlook Express.

Posted by Bob on October 14, 2003 at 9:44 PM (PDT)

16

You’re the clueless Windows user, Boob.  Be it Outlook or Outlook Express, they BOTH use IE to display HTML and web scripts.  Have you ever wondered why both Outlook and Outlook Express require IE to be installed?  It’s b/c they share IE’s HTML rendering code.  Want proof?  Read it from MS themselves:

Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 249972

Therefore Outlook and OE also share IE’s security vulnerabilities, of which there are plenty.  Just count all the hotfixes and security patches MS has released for IE.  Every three months or so, I go on Windows Update and download about five or so.  Why do you think that just about every email worm these days works by exploiting Outlook?  B/c it’s easy to exploit.  Why do you think that governments like Israel and Japan are considering banning all MS products in govt offices in favor of other alternatives?  B/c MS security sucks.  The fundamental design goal of MS software, unlike that of Linux, UNIX, the BSD’s, Mozilla, Opera, and other competitors, is market dominance, not product excellence.  If that means breaking good coding practices in order to add a flashy new feature, MS has absolutely no problem with that.  Any developer will tell you that. 

If you’ve had no problems using IE and Outlook, then you’ve just gotten lucky, so far.

And I’m no Mac user, primarily b/c I like to tinker with with my PC too much and b/c MS Office currently has the best Japanese and Chinese language support.  But neither am I blind to MS’s many shortcomings.  Credit where credit is due, or not.

Posted by Byron on October 19, 2003 at 6:34 AM (PDT)

17

Most of this functionality is now included in Anapod Explorer since 8.3.0.  Plus Anapod as many many other features.

Posted by podderman on December 4, 2003 at 4:30 PM (PDT)

18

Outlook 2003 won’t display images or run scripts or anything dangerous like that unless the e-mail is from a trusted person, ie someone on your contact lists - this is set by DEFAULT. - This is how all software should be from ms, but unfortunately in the past hasnt.

I can’t wait for my ipod to arrive to start using this sync software, it’ll put my pda out of use!

Posted by Dan Meineck on December 4, 2003 at 11:49 PM (PDT)

19

For the French people out there, just to let you know that this version has not solved the accent problem when synchronizing your outlook calendar. Accentuated letters will be replaced with Japanese (or is it Chiese) characters ! Srangely enough, there no problem whatsover with “contacts”.

Posted by hhvuong on December 5, 2003 at 1:53 AM (PDT)

20

http://forums.mediafour.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2825

Link to a free software program that puts an iPod icon on Outlook tool bar and with one click, copies calendar and contacts to iPod, cleaning out the calendar and contacts before adding—no duplication.  Pretty sweet program.

Posted by Robert Atlanta on January 12, 2004 at 8:44 PM (PDT)

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