Okay, this one is super complicated, but I'll try my best to be clear and concise.

I am trying to help a user get his accounts together. The user has the following hardware:

  • iPad
  • Android phone
  • Windows PC at his workplace (Has Outlook)
  • Mac computer at his house

His line of work is somewhat private, so he's using a 'secure' email method through a third-party using IMAP.

Now on to the actual question: How can I sync his contacts and calendars across all of these devices?

Any ideas/apps/services y'all have some good experiences with? I know nothing of iCloud, but I heard that may be a solution. I'm not sure how that would work with the Android device though.

Any apps or services recommended don't need to be free! It would be great, but not necessary.

  • afaik, there's no way to use iCloud to sync with non-Apple setups - PCs work, as they have iCloud control panel, but not Android. iCloud can manually download sets of vCards, but that would require manual merge. – Tetsujin May 4 '15 at 18:09
  • There are actually several apps that can pull this off, but I was wondering if there were any 'best practices' that anyone had found really worked for them, even if they were particularly convoluted first-party solutions. Example of such apps can be found here. – Truefire May 4 '15 at 18:22

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