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NuevaSync - Free OTA Calendar & Contacts To iPhone

Gordon Kelly


NuevaSync - Free iPhone OTA Multi-Calendar & Contacts Sync

I'll admit from the off that I'm slow on the uptake with this one, but having tried out the NuevaSync for the first time at the weekend I'd not be doing my job properly if I didn't point you in the way of this wonderful service...

In the company's own words it "allows direct, over-the-air, native synchronization of certain smart phones and PDA devices with public PIM, and calendaring services including Google Calendar. NuevaSync does not need any software installed on your device because it uses synchronization protocols that are already built in."

Plaxo contact support is in there too and one other thing: it's all free!

Now while support platforms like Windows Mobile have this sort of thing already, the big news is really what it can do for iPhone/iPhone 3G and iPod touch owners. It supports multiple colour coded calendars direct from Gmail - something the products are supposedly incapable of doing - and it works brilliantly. On top of this you get MobileMe/Microsoft Exchange-esque functionality with OTA two way syncing between your Gmail contacts and calendar while Tasks and Email are in the pipeline. (Tip: import contacts/calendar from Outlook, to Gmail/Google calendar first! It's a simple process)

Of course you may ask how NuevaSync plans to monetise such a useful service and for the meantime the simple answer is it doesn't. Speaking to NuevaSync representative David Boreham he explained that a premium paid service is planned "to cover the cost of running the service" but that it isn't imminent.

NuevaSync provides idiot-proof instructions and setup walkthroughs if you fancy giving it a try. After a weekend of testing it has allowed me to give up Outlook completely and, in Gordon World, that's about as big a compliment as I can give...




January 20, 2009, 5:13 am

Because it uses an exchange server though, its of no use to anyone with a exchange mail account already on their phones as the iPhone is limited to just one...


January 20, 2009, 5:15 am

@nalo - as you point out that's a fault of the iPhone rather than the software. Think you might find yourself hamstrung on a few handsets with that one.


January 20, 2009, 3:13 pm

This isnt the fault of the iphone, regarding the exchange accounts limits. Its teh smae on windows mobile, and Outlook. You can only ever have one exchange account


January 20, 2009, 3:29 pm

I cannot find it in the app store... I have been after this kind of app for a while. Arrrrrrrgggg.

Andy Vandervell

January 20, 2009, 3:51 pm

will definitely be trying this out. Might be able to finally drop Outlook and juggling .pst files.

Andy Vandervell

January 20, 2009, 4:12 pm

It's not an application. You need to go to the website, sign-up and then follow the instructions. Just tried it myself, but looks like their servers are down atm. :(


January 20, 2009, 5:31 pm

@Dylantherabbit As Andy says it ISN'T an App Store app - hence the link provided in the story.

@Andy mine is working just fine. Make sure your status lights are green so everything is tightly configured. I found shifting a lot of information, for example, in the initial contacts and calendar switch can take up to 10 minutes or so to come through.

Andy Vandervell

January 20, 2009, 7:21 pm

Officially awesome -- just wanted to point that one out.


January 20, 2009, 9:50 pm

@Andy - told you so ;)


January 20, 2009, 11:25 pm

Cheers...Have signed up. Now learning to read ;-)


January 21, 2009, 4:20 am

@Dylantherabbit - you won't regret it (the service OR the learning to read ;)


January 21, 2009, 9:14 am

It is particularly good to say the least ! It deserves an Oscar or such like.


January 21, 2009, 5:45 pm

very good, cant get contacts to work properly yet because export from Outlook doesnt display everything correctly, (got numbers and no names and then got some names and company names instead of the contact name :/ )

Make sure you backup your iPhone just before you sync incase something goes wrong, nothing worse than thinking you've lost all your contacts!

Calendar works great but seems to push the data a little slow to my phone, atm it seems to be 10 mins or more


February 2, 2009, 1:41 am

just tried this and it only syncs the calendar two weeks back!! not quite useless but very disappointing. what it does it does great though.


February 27, 2009, 11:56 am

Freshly registered I am. Why? Well, just tried nuevasync (I kid you not, it works!), while listening to THE THE's "dogs of lust" on spotify....boy...Brave New World we're entering. Thanks for the shortxs :)

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