Sync Kolab works well Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have found this to be a top little add-on. Initially I did have problems with the loss of some shared calendar entires exactly as per ikpetrof mentioned. However I figured out why. I am using Citadel as my IMAP server and it seems that Citadel can accept Sync Kolab with either the ICAL/Kolab1 OR XML/Kolab2 formats - but not both together. That means ALL clients need to sync in the one format - one or the other. If just one client is using a different format, sooner or later you WILL lose calendar entries. I can only speak for Citadel, I don't know how other IMAP servers react to differing sync formats. Having said that, one thing I would like to see, is a way of stopping clients from fiddling with their sync settings. Still all-in-all, it's a great and very useful little addon.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Very promising module but unfortunately it is not reliable yet.

I installed it for two different companies on two distinct networks and both of them suddenly lost half of their calendar appointments some days later.

Once this HUGE BUG is corrected I'm ready to put a five stars evalutation.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Contact sync seems to work ok, but calendar sync is completely broken for me. Stuff routinely moves by 1 day on the calendar, and occasionally just disappears.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Tanks a lot, It's a great solution to backup and share my contact on many PCs !

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2). 

One-way sync with Exchange server, nice! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Wow, all my outlook calendar-events from the exchange-server at my work are neatly imported in TB-lightning! The route back does not work, but at least I can now sync with, and use my PDA for, both work and private calendar. Thank you!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2). 

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Gibt es die sync Funktion auch für Filter? Wäre klasse, wenn man auch seine Filter regeln über ein IMAP Ordner abgleichen könnte. Ich hoffe so etwas wird in zukünftigen Versionen implementiert!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2). 

Nice idea. Doesn´t work, though. Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I was using version 1.0.2 on Thunderbird 2.0.0.19 on a WinXP machine.

First let me state that this tool is potentially very useful. I hope that this tool will work some day.

The feature I found most irritating was that despite my checking the appropriate box under the settings I was never ever asked when a conflict arose between server and local data. Example: when I had 4 to-dos on the server, but 6 stored locally, the program simply deleted the two unmatched local items (it did this dozens of times). This really is a kiss of death for any synchronization tool, sorry.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2). 

Nice Add-on Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Really a nice and helpful add-on!

One question: I´d like to sync more than one calender. In Lightning I can set up e.g. calender 1, 2 and 3. Now I ´d like to sync Kolab IMAP calender 1 with the local calender 1, Kolab IMAP calender 2 with the local calender 2 and so on so that the different calenders show the entries in the local calenders in different colors. Is this possible? How?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent - use with Lightning for full mobile Contacts and Calendar (v1.0.3 needed for the Calendar syncing to work properly). No more continuously Importing and Exporting the Address book between different machines

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2). 

wrong allow remote pictures options Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This add-on can't sync the 'allow remote pictures' options.
[linux (kubuntu): thunderbird 2.0.0.18].

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great tool for syncing.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2). 

Sync Kolab - Address book sync Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Have been using this add on for approx 6 months, only the address sync function. Curently I am using it to sync address between a laptop (vista), 2 ubuntu Linux computers and 1 Computer running XP.
I find the program extremely useful and would hate to go back to the chaos I had before I found this add on.

Thank you

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great Tool, but Syncing Mailinglists doesnt't work. It would be great if this could be implemented.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Unless I'm missing something...

It doesn't sync my iCal contacts (an ICS file, which is seemingly the only format that iCal will export), so it doesn't do what it says.

Please correct me if I'm wrong, because I'd love for this to work. However, if this extensions doesn't support iCal, then you need to modify its description.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very helpful indeed.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1). 

Great, but a suggestion Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a great add-on, and it has solved a nightmarish problem for me.

But I have a suggestion for the auto-sync feature. Having it sync periodically (say every hour) works well for a desktop workstation that you leave on a lot. But for a laptop installation, it'd really help if there were an option to sync every time you start Thunderbird (and/or to just ask if you want to) -- And on exiting Thunderbird, check for new address-book entries and ask if you want to sync them before exiting.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1). 

Works very well! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a very useful extension and it works perfect for me. I'm synchronizing my addresses and my tasks on my Vista laptop and my office desktop running XP (the calendar is synchronized via gmail). I think that's a pretty common setup amongh people for this extension.

I've been using the extension for a few weeks and I've have had absolutely no problems so far. Everything seems to work. I do have two minor suggestions (at least I thik they are minor) for the future that would make this excellent extension even better:

1. make it possible to set it to sync automatically when I start and close TB. Ideally, make it possible to set it to overwrite from the Server when I start-up TB and from the local database when I close things down.

2. make it possible to have DIFFERENT sync schedules for addresses, tasks and the calendar. For example, I would like my tasks be synchronized automatically every time I open and close TB, but I don't need to sync my addresses this often and I would prefer to do it manually (since it does takes quite some time to sync the addresses).

Anyway, these are minor issues and overall this is an excellent extension. Many thanks!

Ma

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Useless. I was looking for something to synch the calendar from imap to my local computer. This just freezes every time and didn't import a single entry.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1). 

probleme mit der synchronisation Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Eigentlich scheint Synckolab das Program zu sein nach dem wir schon lange gesucht haben, allerding haben wir Probleme mit der Sychronisation. Das Programm bietet zwar die Möglichkeit an zu entscheiden welche Quelle überschrieben werden soll und welche überhaupt Schreibrechte hat, leider ändert sich bei uns aber nichts - egal mit welcher Einstellung Sychronisiert wird, die Kontakte auf dem Imap-Server werden nicht aktualisiert und die Kontakte am lokalen Rechner werden überschrieben. Auf der Mailinglist von gargan.org wurde diese Problem zwar von einem Nutzer beschrieben, jedoch ohne darauf eine Antwort zu bekommen.
Vielleicht klappt es ja auf diesem Weg das Programm zum laufen zu bringen?!
Grüsse Isabel

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1). 

Soo nice Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Forever and a day, I've wanted a contact sync that did not share my private data with someone who I did not know. Finally, Niko has done it! Thanks dude.

So, how do I use the auto sync capability you state on the web page?

Thanks!

Joe Daddy

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1). 

auto sync

just setup synckolab for sync, set the time interval for autosync (ie. 60 to check once an hour) also check the \"hide window\" checkbox and you are good to go. once an hour synckolab will sync your configuration (you will see a progress at the bar bottom right corner)