21 Jan 2008 - Münster (by Dominik)

fruux solves your sync conflicts

fruux is meant to simplify your digital life. When syncing different devices and services you might run into troubles called sync conflicts. Just think about the following scenario:

  1. you modified one of your contacts phonenumbers on the go via the (not yet demoed) fruux webapplication
  2. then you modified the very same contacts phonenumber on your laptop (lets assume you had no internet access while doing this)

The outcome of this example is a sync conflict. The fruuxServer and your local system now contain different phonenumbers for the same contact. As the system has no idea which phonenumber is the correct one, it just asks you.

Reviewing the sync conflict gives you a nice dialogue (left side shows your local addressbook, right side shows the data from the fruuxServer). Now it's really easy to choose the correct contact, by just clicking on the correct card.

After choosing the correct card you just restart the sync via the "Sync Now" button and immediately both your local system and the fruuxServer are in sync again.

About Dominik

Dominik started fruux back in 2007. He's a lawyer that writes code and has Amazon subscriptions for stuff that normal people buy in the supermarket. Follow him on Twitter or contact him via e-mail.

fruux is a free service that looks after your contacts, calendars and tasks so you don't have to. It makes sure that they are always in sync, no matter which device or operating system you're using. If you've not tried it yet, then why not check us out and let us know what you think! And if you're already using fruux, then we'd love to hear your thoughts and comments. You can also suggest a feature for any upcoming releases or tweet us: @fruux.