Now that I’ve got my calendar sync set-up solved by switching to Google Calendar, I just needed a sync solution for my contacts. Matt pointed to Plaxo for this a little while back, so I set up an account and was all sync’ed up a few minutes later. Very nice.
So now I’ve got a fairly decent SOHO Mac BlackBerry solution:
- Calendar – Google Calendar, subscribed to in iCal on multiple Macs but I primarily use the web interface. Sync from iCal to BlackBerry using PocketMac (hopefully OTA sync using GCalSync soon). Offline event creation via queued SMS on the BlackBerry, or via export/import to GCal.
- Contacts – Sync Macs using Plaxo, sync to BlackBerry using PocketMac (hopefully OTA sync using Plaxo soon, 8703e on Sprint is not yet a supported device).
- E-mail – forward non-spam from my FastMail1 account to my BlackBerry. No IMAP like functionality, but I’ve become rather comfortable with the BlackBerry as a sort of “mail notifier”.
Everything is free except the e-mail account, but you can certainly get free e-mail if you like. All in all, I think it’s a pretty decent suite.
- I might be ditching FastMail for TuffMail, I haven’t done it yet due to the migration hassle. [back]