Help my partner and I sync up!
March 1, 2012 1:55 AM Subscribe
How can my partner and I share a calendar - with iPhone, Android, and Outlook Exchange accounts on separate secure networks?
posted by t0astie to technology (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My partner and I want to be able to enter an event once, ideally from our respective desktops in Outlook, while we're at work, and have it show up on our phones.
I have a iPhone 4s and a Windows laptop with Outlook Exchange. I can access Gmail/Gcal at work. I sync my Outlook and Gmail mail and calendars to my iPhone with no problems. I can't install any software on the laptop. My partner has an HTC Wildfire S and Outlook Exchange on a Windows desktop. He can't sync his Outlook account to his phone and he can't access Gmail/Gcal from the desktop.
I thought the solution would be to set up a shared Gmail account, have both of us create appointments in our respective Outlooks, then either add the Gmail email address as an invitee or just forward the appointments to it. Not working! The appointments just show up as text.
So... What are our other options? We don't want to enter appointments in Outlook then repeat manually to get them on the phone.
We're not wedded to Gmail/Google for the shared account either, it just has to be able to accept Outlook appointments, and work with both phones. If it has a web interface he can access at work, bonus, but not essential. Halp!