iMac and "Outlook" email
I just got my first iMac yesterday and am wondering....I'd like to use Microsoft "Outlook" as my email program because I get headaches with the other programs and have heard good things about Outlook. Does Microsoft 'Outlook' work well on a Mac?
Also, I plan to sync my BB curve on my PC laptop....can I call up my Outlook in that computer and do the sync with my BB there instead of on the iMac?
Last edited by cbmember; 11-29-08 at 03:30 PM.
- 12-02-08, 09:47 AM #3
Outlook vs iCal
Congratulations on switching to the Mac!
I went from using Windows to Mac. This is my experience with BlackBerry.
I found it extremely difficult to sync with Microsoft Entourage. Installing additional plugins, jumping through hoops, etc were involved in setting up Entourage. Now, I find using iCal a lot easier than syncing with Entourage. This is the best setup I have found for Mac and BlackBerry, no wires are even needed!
Calendar: iCal. Google calendar will sync with iCal, and google calendar will sync wirelessly with bb
Tasks: either iCal or RMT (Remember the Milk, you have to pay $25 to sync wirelessly over the network with your bb, but it is way worth it!)
Email: IMAP server
I don't have a need to sync notes, if I need a note on the computer, I just email it to myself and download it that way.
I hope this helps. If you have any questions on how to set it up, PM me
- 12-02-08, 11:09 PM #4
so, on my side it was very easy to sync my bold with pocket mac and entourage . everything sync , the only thing that didn t sync was the picutres attached with the contacts. did anyone succed to get the picutres attached to the contact by syncing form the bold to the entourage?
beside that , yes its totaly diferent than windows but i dont miss it at all.
i just hope that blackbery will finaly launch the DM for mac in order for us to do some updates, a proper sync and also very important backup the phone
- 12-03-08, 09:22 AM #5
Getting the feeling its time to move from BIS to BES. Advice very appreciated
I am a BIS Mac user
I am used to Ical, Mac Mail & Contacts
I am getting the feeling I should perhaps move over to BES to get everything in sync on my BB and on my Mac laptop..
But that means dumping iCal (and I spent a year persuading my wife to ditch move over to Mac and ditch Outlook / Entourage )
It will cost me an extra 40 ($80) per month to make the move the BES..
Perhaps I could make do with PocketMac and some well featured IMAP email?
That way I could keep the family's iCal diaries ??? And avoid Entourage?
Any experienced overviews?
At present to get my Laptop and Ical calendars synced - I have to do a manual USB cable sync and although it DOES sync I am getting error messages and issues with deleted entries having to be confirmed (kinda driving me crazy to be honest)
The server based BES might be able to grab / subscribe to my wifes DAVCal / iCal feed..?
I am a sucker for a gadget - if it works and saves me time - I have no shame paying for it!
Love to hear from any other Mac users that made the jump from BIS to BES and from Mac calendar, Mail & contact applications to Entourage to make it all work.
Any regrets? Things that don't work as advertised? Hidden issues?
Many thanks in advance..