Sync Outlook 2013 contacts and calendar (writable) with gmail

Hi,

Please advise howto sync Outlook 2013 contacts and calendar (writable not read only) with gmail.
I'm not prepared to pay any fee or buy a product.

Please advise.
J.
janhoedtAsked:
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Clark KentSoftware Engineer cum BloggerCommented:
Hi janhoedt,

I think you should use Google Apps to sync to transfer the Outlook items such as contacts, calendar, etc into Gmail. Its totally free and synchronization can be possible in few clicks.

So hope this will resolve your issue!!!

For more: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gappssync

Thanks & Regards
Clark Kent
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
For google apps you need a paying google account. Yes you do.
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Clark KentSoftware Engineer cum BloggerCommented:
Yes, Google Apps for business is no longer free and i guess you need to switch on any third party utility to accomplish this task like ZOHO etc.

These are the third party utility, so make sure about them before trying them.|
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
So nothing new and I m back at my original question.
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Clark KentSoftware Engineer cum BloggerCommented:
Yes,  but not completely as still there are some workaround which can help you to sync Outlook data items to Gmail:

To sync calender: configure an ical file of Gmail in your email client and it will automatically sync the events within it.

Import Vcard into Gmail: As you can import exported Vcard file into Gmail and can access the same contacts details into Gmail.

For more: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/183711?hl=en

Thanks & Regards
Clark Kent
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
iCal sync is one direction only. You cannot sync items you add in Outlook so it has no added value for me.
Importing contacts is a one shot, no contacts are further synced so not a valid option either.
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
I wonder if I could migrate to hotmail and solve this?
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
Please comment: if I d use live/hotmail calendar, this issue would be solved, right?
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BlueComputeCommented:
While that's a somewhat different question, the answer is yes, you can use the Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector to sync Contacts and calendar with Outlook bidirectionally. However, the earlier posters answered your initial question - no it's not possible to do what you want with Google and Outlook without buying Google Apps for Business.
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