Recommended Way to Synch Email, Contacts and Calendar between Outlook (on desktop) and Iphone


I currently synch my Email, Contacts and Calendar between Outlook (on desktop) and Iphone using Google GMail and Google Apps Sync.
But I also use an add-on, called Tagwolf, on Outllook.  It helps me file emails into folder using intelligent filing system.  After noticing filed emails ending up in the trash, I found out from Tagwolf that the add-on has a conflict with google apps synch that causes this problem.  Google also confirmed that Google Apps Synch doesnt work properly with some Outlook Add-ons.
I have disabled the Tagwolf add-on in Outlook.  But now miss the intelligent filing.
So my thinking I might be best to ditch Google Apps Synch.
But need advice on alternative way to synch my Email, Contacts and Calendar between Outlook (on desktop) and Iphone.
Or another option to Tagwolf which doesnt involve an add-on in Outlook that may conflict with Google apps synch.

Hope someone can help
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I have sync'd my Outlook 2010 and then Outlook 2013 with my iPhone with both iTunes (works well) and Companion Link (also works well). Companion Link has a very flexible set of Sync options (Outlook and other Mail applications, and iPhone and other Smart Phones). It is worth a look.

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As long as you connect using the same protocol or service to your account/server you should be ok.

Try to avoid POP settings.  IMAP and ActiveSync are the best solution.

Remember, Outlook, Iphone, Ipad or any other device will have a copy of your emails but they will be on a central server;  Contacts, Calendars, reminders, etc. created on outlook, unless changed, will create these on the server, your default place for these on your mobile devices can vary for each device and profile cause you can have as many calendars, etc. as accounts created on the device: gmail, Hotmail, Exchange, Samsung, etc.

So, as long as you use the correct connectivity approach and set your devices to "always" use exchange you should be ok.  Like once you read an email in your phone it will be marked as read on your outlook and any other device you have set up the account.  Same for sent items and any other folder.... just take in consideration your folder settings on mobile devices.

Hope that helps
gh_userAuthor Commented:
Thanks John.  I file my emails into folders in Outlook, using Tagwolf add-in.  The filing is replicated on my iphone through Google apps synch.  Do you know if Companionlink will do this?  

I wonder if Tagwolf will conflict with Companionsync add-on in Outlook like it does with Google Apps synch?

Hi hecgomrec.  Are there any guidelines on the web on how to implement your recommended approach?

All.  Would work, including replicate filing done in Outlook on iphone?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Do you know if Companionlink will do this?   <--- I think it might

I wonder if Tagwolf will conflict with Companionsync   <--- This I do not know, except to say Companionlink worked well on my Windows 8 machine.

You can get Companionlink on a trial basis to determine if it meets your needs.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@gh_user  - Thanks, and I was happy to help.
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