At work, I use IBM’s Lotus Notes as my primary email and calendar client. It works well enough, but there are some issues. My main problem with it though, is that syncronising calendar data with Google Calendar is nigh on impossible, at least out of the box.
Finding this annoying, I talked to a colleague of mine, and asked him if he had any clues as to third party software that could solve my problem. The answer he came up with turned out to be the very thing I’d been looking for. The app is made by a company called CompanionLink Software, and is called Companionlink for Google.
The program is available as a 14 day free evaluation, after that it costs $29,95. Frankly, just under 30 bucks for this piece of software is pretty cheap. It is easy to use, and it just works.
CompanionLink supports the following PIMs:
- MS Outlook
- Lotus Notes
- Palm Desktop
- Novell GroupWise
When installed, CompanionLink creates two shortcuts on your desktop:
If you just want to sync data, just click the Synchronise shortcut, wait a bit, and see the magic happen:
The setup shortcut allows you to modify what is synced, as well as start syncronisation:
I am rarely as impressed with any given piece of software straight out of the box as I have been with CompanionLink. I am very happy with the program, and will happily recommend it to anyone that might ask. As for the price, it is worth it, no doubt about it.