Outlook and OsaSync
Outlook all Outlook items are stored in one .pst file and
this file cannot be shared. The .pst file also cannot be
synchronized on Windows by making it an offline file. Using file syncing
software to sync the .pst file is also not a good idea and can cause
corruption in the .pst file.
To go beyond these restrictions we developed
OsaSync enables the synchronizing of Outlook items
between two or more .pst files on different computers.
Keeping an exact copy of your Outlook items on all machines. Every change to
a contact, appointment or other Outlook item is carried through on the other machines.
This is very useful when you alternate working on a desktop computer
and a laptop computer or when you work in a small office and want to use
the same customer contacts folder as your colleagues or want to use a
Synchronization in OsaSync works fully automatically. An Outlook item
is automatically synced when it is changed, deleted or created.
You only need to prepare the folder for synchronization once when you start
synchronizing for the first time. When a folder is prepared for
synchronisation, the folder will be created by OsaSync on the other
computers. If the folder already exists the folder contents will be
merged on all computers.
Syncing over the internet
With OsaSync PRO 9.0 and up it is very easy to sync over the internet
using a free Dropbox, Skydrive, Google Drive or other Cloud service
account. OsaSync syncs the contents of Outlook by exchanging small files
with the other computers in the sync group. These files can, in turn, be
synced by the cloud service to other computers. In this way OsaSync does
not need to connect to other computers.
OsaSync PRO also supports the configuration of OsaSync in
In Client-Server mode it is also possible to
sync computers over the internet via a FTP server account (you can use
your FTP account offered by your Internet Service Provider so you do
not have to run your own FTP server). This is the preferred way of
syncing remote computers if you do not want to use a Cloud service.
Easy installation and configuration
Ever tried to install, configure and deploy Microsoft's Exchange
server or IBM's lotus Domino? Then you are probably an IT-pro or someone
with a high IQ and a lot of time...
A major design goal of OsaSync was to create a solution that is
simple to install and configure. Everybody with a basic computer
software understanding should be able to do this.
After OsaSync has been downloaded to your computer it's enough to
double click the setup file and follow the steps
of the installation wizard. This works the same as 99% of other
Because using OsaSync involves the use of 2 or more computers OsaSync
has to be 'told' about the other computers to communicate with.
For this purpose we created the 'OsaSync connection wizard', a
wizard that will guide you through the steps necessary for configuring OsaSync
to share or synchronize outlook items with other computers.
This wizard can be run from within Outlook (from the 'OsaSync' -
'Options' menu) or as a standalone application from an icon on your
desktop or from the windows start menu.
OsaSync can be configured in Cloud mode, Client-Server mode or
We recommend Cloud mode because the setup is easy, fast and secure.
Supports all windows versions
OsaSync runs in Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016 but
only in 32 bit Office versions.
OsaSync runs on all Windows versions. However OsaSync does
NOT run in 64 bit Office versions. If you are running a 64 bit
Windows version then install the 32 bit Office in order to be able to
use OsaSync. Microsoft recommends 32 bit Office, also on 64 bit Windows,
unless you are running very big (>2 Gb) spreadsheets.
You can use OsaSync together with cell phone syncing software.
The Frequently Asked Questions page answers
questions in the sections:
- General questions
- Synchronizing and Comparing
- Installation, configuration and uninstalling
If you have a specific question not answered on the FAQ page you can
write to firstname.lastname@example.org