I use a google accounts for mail/contacts/calendar. I use Outlook 2010 on my desktop and an iphone. Iphone syncs calendar/contacts/mail via what I presume is faux exchange mechanism, anyway it works.

Mail obviously works in Outlook using IMAP. I used to get calendar sync using google calendar sync - however this does not support Outlook 2010. Given this is something Google have been alerted to since 2009 - I presume they have no plans to fix it.

Is there a solution here? Can I make Outlook 2010 sync in a similair way to how my iphone works (using m.gmail.com ?). Any other ideas?


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Use gSyncit instead. It costs $15.

However, it:

  • supports Outook 2003, 2007, 2010
  • Can sync to Multiple Google accounts (including Google Apps for domain accounts)
  • Can sync not only contacts, but also calendar, tasks etc.
  • Is actively supported by the developer, unlike Google Calendar Sync (which is suffering from bit-rot)

I used to be a Google Calendar Sync user myself, until about a year back, when I got tired of the buggy software and switched to gSyncit instead.

  • I also use gSyncit, main point is that it supports Outlook 2010 x64 for which I don't think there's any alternative solution Jul 12, 2010 at 10:56
  • so many other microsoft/apple/google services integrate so seamlessly nowadays that I find it mind boggling that I have to use a (potentially non secure) third party app for this. How can two of the top companies in this field, that pride themselves on their secure technology, let this happen? Having said that, gsyncit works great.
    – safex
    Jul 31, 2022 at 12:56

As per the GMail Blog,

Google Calendar Sync now supports Outlook 2010 — our top feature request. Outlook 2010 comes in 32-bit and 64-bit versions, and currently only 32-bit is supported. To start syncing your calendar with Outlook 2010, download Google Calendar Sync version Once you install it, a Settings window will appear. Enter your account’s email address and password, choose your sync option and sync frequency, and you’re done! (Note: If you’re already using Google Calendar Sync, you’ll still need to download and install this new version in order to be able to sync with Outlook 2010. If you need help, take a look at our getting started guide.)

  • This is useful (although I can't seem to get it to work) but the problem is it's only 1 way - outlook consuming the web service as opposed to a 2 way sync. blog.sublogic.com/2010/03/08/… would have been perfect, but it seems this does not work with 64bit Outlook - which is why I presume Google have gone back to the drawing board on their the sync system. Jun 22, 2010 at 18:22
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    – Daniel Beck
    Jul 28, 2012 at 8:03


I've tried a dozen solutions and this is my favorite by far. I'm using it with Outlook 2013 x64


I use Go Contact Sync Mod since 2011 to have wireless, unattended, 2-way Outlook-Cloud-Phone sync. See more details here: https://superuser.com/a/803499/61033

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