Nine - Exchange Outlook Mail for Android (google calendar sync sort of fix) £6.53
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Nine - Exchange Outlook Mail for Android (google calendar sync sort of fix) £6.53

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Found 30th Aug 2015
This is quite a neat app that connects your Android device to an MS Exchange email account. Your Exchange calendar then displays as a calendar on your Android device and you can view it using any standard calendar app such as Google Calendar, Jorte etc. I have been using Touchdown Pro until now but this has a much better interface and is cheaper too. Also, Touchdown doesn't allow you to view your calendar in any other app. Obviously you can also access your Exchange emails too. The app itself is free but it stops working after 14 days so you need an in-app purchase of £6.53 to unlock it (allegedly half price at the moment but I suspect it's permanently "half price").

I was annoyed when Google killed off their calendar sync utility and this seems to be the easiest & cheapest workaround. There are Windows utilities available as an alternative but they are quite pricey and for some of them you need to pay for updates.

If you need only Exchange email and can live without tasks & calendar I can recommend Type Mail (free) .

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So this'll let me see my work exchange calendar which I can't currently do on my Android phone?

This won't go and mess up my Exchange email that is working using the standard Android exchange app?

thanks

What's wrong with the outlook Web app?

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nipstyler

What's wrong with the outlook Web app?


Nothing, but this allows you to view your calendar without having to type in all sorts of password shenanigans every time. And you can add/edit/delete entries in whatever calendar app you use & it syncs with your Exchange calendar.
Edited by: "dwl99" 30th Aug 2015

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spannerzone

So this'll let me see my work exchange calendar which I can't currently … So this'll let me see my work exchange calendar which I can't currently do on my Android phone?This won't go and mess up my Exchange email that is working using the standard Android exchange app?thanks


Nope, it should run separately. You can try it for free for 2 weeks to see if it works.

thanks for the info, I'll give it a whirl, appreciate the heads up

the microsoft outlook android app is free

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marcuskhl

the microsoft outlook android app is free


Yep but I liked this one as it avoids the need to set all sorts of security policies on your device in order to use it.

Will Cloud Magic not do the same thing? They now have the functionality to sync work calendars too.

dwl99

Yep but I liked this one as it avoids the need to set all sorts of … Yep but I liked this one as it avoids the need to set all sorts of security policies on your device in order to use it.



I still don't understand whats wrong with the free M/Soft one. Only had to enter my details once and only the password again if I changed my work password. Inside the email press the hamburger button,choose calendar and can add,edit etc without the need to enter any other details. My works email is now on the Microsoft Cloud Exchange Server maybe that makes a difference?

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cecilmcroberts

I still don't understand whats wrong with the free M/Soft one. Only had … I still don't understand whats wrong with the free M/Soft one. Only had to enter my details once and only the password again if I changed my work password. Inside the email press the hamburger button,choose calendar and can add,edit etc without the need to enter any other details. My works email is now on the Microsoft Cloud Exchange Server maybe that makes a difference?


My work email forces you to set a lockscreen password for your device. I guess each organisation has its own policies.

dwl99

My work email forces you to set a lockscreen password for your device. I … My work email forces you to set a lockscreen password for your device. I guess each organisation has its own policies.



Awhh, my banks app does the same so probably never noticed as device already had forced pin code.

Is there an option/alternative to google calender sync app on PC so i can sync to google calendar via my devices

Couldnt find one at the time they ditched it

Odd, I sync my work exchange emails and calendar using the default apps and have done for the past 4 or 5 phones. Even carried on working when we moved to 365.

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phw198

You could also use outlookgooglecalendarsync.codeplex.com for a … You could also use outlookgooglecalendarsync.codeplex.com for a completely free solution.


Thanks, I wasn't aware of this one. It crashes when I try to configure it but clearly one to keep an eye on.

dwl99

Nothing, but this allows you to view your calendar without having to type … Nothing, but this allows you to view your calendar without having to type in all sorts of password shenanigans every time. And you can add/edit/delete entries in whatever calendar app you use & it syncs with your Exchange calendar.



​I had to put in my exchange password once and I am able to see all my appointments. It's always logged in for me. I have it running on box a work phone and a personal for work and I've not had the issues you mention. I'm running Android

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nipstyler

​I had to put in my exchange password once and I am able to see all my a … ​I had to put in my exchange password once and I am able to see all my appointments. It's always logged in for me. I have it running on box a work phone and a personal for work and I've not had the issues you mention. I'm running Android


My exchange server forces me to allow it admin rights to change the security settings of my device if I use the Outlook app. I don't have this problem with Nine. Other companies may have different policies.

I bought this app months ago, same price but I used my free credit from Google rewards and my chromecast.

This app is the best email app I use on my nexus 6, better than using the Gmail app and mixing home and work emails. You can also access your tasks as well. All that is missing is access to calendars shared with you (I believe this in an activesync limitation)

Am I missing something? I've been using the stock Android mail and calendar apps for years with Exchange activesync...???
both my Google and multiple Exchange accounts sync with the Calendar apps.
Edited by: "Uridium" 31st Aug 2015

Uridium

Am I missing something? I've been using the stock Android mail and … Am I missing something? I've been using the stock Android mail and calendar apps for years with Exchange activesync...???both my Google and multiple Exchange accounts sync with the Calendar apps.


I think some people wanted to keep email accounts separate when google pulled the stock email app in Lollipop and moved the functionality into gmail.
It's so easy to send email from the wrong address - I prefer having two different apps (and you get more functionality like access to notes and tasks within the app if you want it).
It's horses for courses - if it suits you then buy it, if it doesn't then don't
Personally this is the best email app I use on a mobile device - it is streets ahead of the Apple client on my iPad...

fiendishlyclever

I think some people wanted to keep email accounts separate when google … I think some people wanted to keep email accounts separate when google pulled the stock email app in Lollipop and moved the functionality into gmail.It's so easy to send email from the wrong address - I prefer having two different apps (and you get more functionality like access to notes and tasks within the app if you want it).It's horses for courses - if it suits you then buy it, if it doesn't then don't :)Personally this is the best email app I use on a mobile device - it is streets ahead of the Apple client on my iPad...



I'm running lollipop on a Note 4 and a HTC One...still using the stock email app for Exchange and Gmail app for gmail.....

brilliant app for exchange - tried quite a few when i moved over from iOS - if you need an exchange app then give this a go, i think there is a trial

Uridium

I'm running lollipop on a Note 4 and a HTC One...still using the stock … I'm running lollipop on a Note 4 and a HTC One...still using the stock email app for Exchange and Gmail app for gmail.....



Neither of those run stock android, both HTC and Samsung provide the exchange client. If you have a Nexus service there is no longer an email client, just a placeholder that seems you to Gmail.

It will be interesting to see how long this party manufacturers provide an email client for add they will have to develop the app themselves. There are so many third party email clients now to choose from including Outlook (which wasn't around when I bought Nine)
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