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NuevaSync Cloud Service to Best MobileMe

The NuevaSync cloud synchronisation service has long done many things right. It out Google's Google Sync and now it looks set to outdo MobileMe...

This week sees NeuvaSync add much requested remote wipe functionality meaning users can destroy all data on their handsets from the company's website should it be lost or stolen. The command is also sent to the handset in less than a second and should the handset be switched off/out of battery the wipe will occur the moment it is turned on.

Rather cleverly the wipe instruction can be cancelled at any time before it is carried out. Meanwhile a CAPTCHA requirement should stop the more blundering from doing it accidentally. Remote wipe functionality is for premium users ($25/year, available internationally) and adds to push synchronisation for email, Cloud syncing of up to 50 calendars, tasks sync, dedicated servers and priority tech support. The free service offers Cloud contacts sync plus up to 11 calendars.

Where NeuvaSync really excels however is - unlike Google Sync, which restricts users to Gmail accounts, MobileMe being iPhone only, etc - it works with any email service and virtually all mobile phone platforms including iPhone OS (+ iPod touch), BlackBerry OS, Windows Mobile, Palm's web OS, Symbian, Android, Maemo and even the likes of Pocket PC 2003!

Expect Google Sync, MobileMe, Microsoft's My Phone, Vodafone 360 and the rest to all fight back with new features of their own over the coming months, though it will be hard to see how any of them can be as platform neutral as NeuvaSync.

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kdot

December 18, 2009, 8:35 pm

Been using this for ages (I think because I saw an article on here actually!) It is very good and meant switching from the iPhone to the Hero was painless, no matter how many wipes I've done to my phone at least my contacts always sync back which I find is the one thing I would never want to lose on my phone.

xbrumster

December 18, 2009, 9:06 pm

im tempted to try this out, cant afford to lose my phone.

Gordon394

December 18, 2009, 9:29 pm

@xbrumster - it's good. I've used the free edition last year, before making the step up to the premium edition - it works very well. In fact, I lost my phone in December 2008 got a replacement, entered the NuevaSync settings and all my contacts and calendars repopulated over the air - was a lovely feeling!

xbrumster

December 18, 2009, 10:15 pm

Thanks Gordon, account creating in process :)

HisEnormity

December 19, 2009, 12:05 am

I started using the Pro version for push email from my Google account to my iPhone because Google push email service started getting very sporadic and they did the usual corporate thing of not aknowleding it or apologizing. NuevaSync service has been flawless and I shall continue to use it indefinately.

xenos

December 19, 2009, 12:16 am

S W E E T !

Retset

December 20, 2009, 3:27 am

Unfortunately I use Exchange for syncing with some some work stuff so cannot try this service. However, I sync my calendar and contacts with the Google apps, my tasks with Toodledo, my notes with Evernote and my email is all GMail. This means all my data is in the cloud, on my phone and (not notes/email) in Outlook 2007. Am I missing something, or is there anything more the free Nueva can offer?

Gordon394

December 20, 2009, 3:41 am

@Retset - what you're missing is NuevaSync also uses Exchange so the two may be compatible. It also means you don't need Google Sync, Toodledo and Evernote as NeuvaSync will do this all by itself. Plus it now offers remote wipe and is platform neutral so if you ever change your phone it will all resync with your new one.

Retset

December 20, 2009, 4:21 am

Gordon, It certainly sounds a neater solution than mine. Unfortunately though, the sign up page states "Note: if your phone is already syncing with a Microsoft


Exchange server, you will not be able to use our service." so my work syncing prevents me trying the service :(

Gordon394

December 20, 2009, 7:06 am

@Retset - ahh, thought you were looking for a replacement solution not an additional one. Some phones can use multiple Exchange accounts simultaneously, some (incl. the iPhone, can't) and you have to give up one or the other.

Retset

December 20, 2009, 2:32 pm

Yes, I have an iPhone Gordon!

DrDark

December 20, 2009, 9:32 pm

Boo, iPhones are crap


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P.S. in case anyone's new here, that's just a non-hostile jest ;).

Bobby D

December 21, 2009, 6:36 pm

Anybody got this running with Android? The NeuvaSync site is a little ambiguous about this. If it can do proper task sync with Exchange I'll be very happy.

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