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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
Windows ME, 2000, XP
Outlook 2000, Outlook XP, Outlook 2003
XPlay or iPod For Windows

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The program linked above (by Robert Atlanta) works great. I just installed it (the programmer gives a step-by-step description), and it works like a charm. Simplicity at its best.

Posted by dmbfan on February 24, 2004 at 9:55 PM (CST)


This program is immense - now it even has a system tray residing manager app which can be set to auto sync! With the inclusion of new and weather off the web it really makes my ipod even more fantastic - i sound like im being paid to say this, but it really is worth having a look at if u have an ipod on windows with outlook.

Posted by dmeineck on February 25, 2004 at 1:42 AM (CST)


it is a nice program, one that i wish wasn’t twenty canadian dollars. Kainjow? Please?

Posted by bkush on February 25, 2004 at 8:15 PM (CST)


This seems to have features similar to that of iPod Agent, but this costs money. If you want to manage all your contacts, news feeds, notes, et al, just download iPodAgent…..

Posted by XGamerX on March 22, 2004 at 3:45 PM (CST)


Quite a handy little program. For the record, is anyone else annoyed with the fact that every comments involves a Mac vs PC argument? Guys, seriously, funny at first but really irritating now. Also for the record, I’ve used outlook for 2 years and have survived every worm attack unscathed… common sense will get you through it.

Posted by piratepete on March 22, 2004 at 8:00 PM (CST)


well anapod is great but costs…iSync is only for macs and this doesnt do much more then the free iPod AGENT which is great

Posted by rivlinm on April 1, 2004 at 7:27 PM (CST)


Um… some of us HAVE to use outlook b/c we are on Exchange server… I use Firefox for web browsing and would use Thunderbird if the darn thing would just work with my exchange server. but one of the nice things about Outlook is the ability to fun VB scripts like the one linked to above. It is an outstanding piece of code that works just like it is supposed to. Now I can update my calendar and contacts with one click from within outlook.  Oh, and iPodSync doesn’t like Exchange server. It will work, but took an hour or so of fiddling to get it to do so.

Posted by Josh on April 22, 2004 at 7:21 PM (CDT)


And, Outlook 2003 won’t run any scripts you don’t expressly allow. As Dan pointed out, MS is playing catch up, but open source projects like Mozilla and Open office are forcing them to fix bugs and innovate rather than stagnate.

Posted by Josh on April 22, 2004 at 7:25 PM (CDT)


I’ve been using iPodSync for quite awhile now and couldn’t be happier.  As mentioned above, it’s elegantly simple and incredibly easy to use.  Try the trial, I think you’ll be impressed.

Posted by Mike on April 28, 2004 at 1:25 AM (CDT)


uh, tried it and here are my observations (i rate this as “flake-ware” 5 stars for trying but no stars in execution.  Here’s why:
* Outlook folders not recognized until after reboot, but no warning message
* no id on the version of this product, ie the interface is non-standard windows, no “about” splash
* Voice memos does not work - DELETES memos but does not copy to PC, no matter what the settings
* Weather does not work, even though it’s set right (I know, cause Weather for Me wiorks great with same settings
*  After a few syncs, ALL calendar appointments VANISHED!  darn, they were there for a moment!!!
* Same for the 2dos, they were there, then not! Uh oh, same for Contacts.  darn, it worked and I WAS impressed, for a moment.
* well, like I said, an A+ for trying! The interface LOOKS good…now, maybe V3 will work!

Ps. There was initial confusion over Outlook folders, where it could not complete the lookup, and that reminds me that that MS changed something in the folder design in a recent Security patch to Outlook 2003 SR1, that i have runnng in XP home.  Perhaps that’s the problem, but MS is doing some wierd stuff to Outlook these days…but at least my SonyErricson sync still works!!!

Posted by jiggles on June 4, 2004 at 6:44 AM (CDT)


ps. news feed does not work either!

Posted by jiggles on June 4, 2004 at 6:48 AM (CDT)


Um, the weather worked for me, as did everything else…

Posted by p0lar in Maine on July 31, 2004 at 7:05 PM (CDT)


is there a way to change the source of news and weather?

Posted by kevin on August 14, 2004 at 8:56 PM (CDT)


You can add news feeds using the Add button under news, but there is no way to change the weather source currently.

Posted by Mike Matheson on August 18, 2004 at 11:48 AM (CDT)


This product is fantastic. I had a small problem with an older version of the product, but I was pleaseantly surprised by the awesome service and the newest version of the product is flawless…. Buy this product!!!!

Posted by scokor in Denver, Colorado USA on August 24, 2004 at 7:25 PM (CDT)


Get Ipod Agent instead!

Posted by Duke on August 29, 2004 at 6:57 AM (CDT)


I downloaded iPod Agent to do all of the things listed above and it works superbly. It flawlessly brings in weather, news, and PIM information (from Exchange, too!) and is free, to boot!

Posted by PK on October 6, 2004 at 12:48 PM (CDT)


has anyone tried the recurring appointment thing?

i know a lot of people had gripes with that…

my ipod is with applecare…

apple service is stupid.

Posted by andrew on October 9, 2004 at 12:22 AM (CDT)

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