06 Mar 2015 - Münster (by Dominik)

Syncing contacts and calendars with Outlook

At fruux we're working hard on tearing down barriers that hinder your ability to use your contacts and calendars easily on all of your devices. Thanks to our commitment to open standards (such as CardDAV for contact and CalDAV for calendar synchronization) and an ever increasing number of companies joining us in supporting these standards it's already quite straight forward these days to keep everything up-to-date with many applications and devices.

But not everyone supports open standards yet

If you are using Microsoft Outlook on a PC and want to sync your contacts and calendars easily with e.g. a BlackBerry, an Android, an Apple device or even another PC running Outlook via CardDAV and CalDAV you are out of luck. Microsoft simply does not support these popular open standards (yet?).

fruux Outlook Connector to the rescue

But we have your back. We've just released our all new and free plugin for Microsoft Outlook. After a quick download and installation you'll just have to enter your username and password and off you go.

Our plugin keeps your Outlook contacts and calendars up-to-date with fruux and all other devices and apps that you are syncing with fruux. Every time you make a change in Outlook, it automatically syncs with your other devices and every time you make a change on any of your other devices, it syncs back to Outlook.

Plugin highlights:

  • Supports Outlook 2007, 2010 and 2013 on PCs.
  • Keeps your contacts up-to-date (full two-way sync via CardDAV).
  • Keeps your calendars up-to-date (full two-way sync via CalDAV).
  • Updates automatically.
  • Free for all fruux users.

If you are an Outlook user on a PC, you can download the fruux Outlook Connector right away and give it a try. We hope you'll like it! :)

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.