I just started using a new tool today called NuevaSync. It’s an online service that allows you to sync your Google Calendar and Google or Plaxo Contacts with your iPhone or Windows Mobile smart phone directly. It does this by creating a web interface to Google and Plaxo that mimics an Exchange Server. It’s a very clever service I have to admit.
Until I started using this tool I used to sync my Google Calendar with iCal on my Mac using Spanning Sync (which I still use and highly recommend). Then I would sync my Mac and iPhone. That worked pretty well, but sometimes it could be a pain, especially if I had put something on my Google Calendar, but wasn’t in a position to sync my iPhone and Mac. With NuevaSync, I remove a step, which is a pretty nice improvement. So far it’s been working pretty well, but then again it’s been only one day and the service is still a beta.
The service also allows Contact syncing with both Google and Plaxo. I tried syncing my Google contacts with my iPhone in this way, but the beta was showing though, and my contact names had a lot of odd characters inserted into them. Also, contact syncing is less time critical then calendar syncing and I am not a Plaxo user so I can’t speak to how well that works.
But take a look at NuevaSync. If you have an iPhone or Windows Mobile device, it might make your life a little easier.