Spanning Sync

Licence: Commercial with demo
Version 3.1.1 | Release Date: 2010-05-30 | Download
  • Contacts with an invalid URL could cause the sync to abort
  • The user is now notified of software updates without having to open the pref pane
  • Delete protection is handled better when calendar filtering of old events is turned on
  • Now syncs the contact "department" property
  • Syncing of the calendar "classification" property can be turned off
  • Fixed an error ("attempt to insert nil") that could halt the sync
  • Fixed a problem where the background notifier app wouldn't relaunch after an upgrade
Version 3.0.4 | Release Date: 2009-12-06 | Download
  • Fixed a problem which in rare circumstances could cause contact information to be lost after syncing with Google
  • Minor UI improvements
  • The last sync date in the menu bar wasn't updating
Version 3.0.2 | Release Date: 2009-09-23 | Download
  • Removing a recurrence rule's "until" date from Google Calendar now syncs to iCal
  • Fixed a problem that could cause the sync to loop if the "sync events older than N days" option was on
  • Changing an event so that it's not "all day" wasn't syncing in some cases
  • Trickle syncs are faster
  • Exchange calendars will sync as read-only
  • CalDAV calendars weren't showing up as read-only, now they are
  • The sync app was crashing in some cases
  • Trickle syncs are now delayed by 10 seconds and coalesced
  • Some errors sent from the server weren't being displayed
  • Spanning Sync will now abort if Apple Sync Services doesn't respond within 10 minutes
Version 3.0.1 | Release Date: 2009-08-25 | Download
  • Calendar data synced from Google wasn't getting sent to iCal in some cases
  • Default alarms weren't getting created in iCal when alarm syncing was off
  • Spanning Sync no longer creates the iCal default alarm for if alarm syncing is turned on
  • Backups weren't getting made after upgrading
  • Behaves better with locked Mac OS X login keychains
  • IM labels weren't getting synced
  • Deleting of postal address properties is handled better
  • Small fixes to German localization
  • The chances of getting a "server timeout" error are greatly reduced
  • iCal default alarms were getting deleted in some cases
  • Better handling of canceling a sync during the push phase to Google
Version 3.0b2 | Release Date: 2009-07-15 | Download
  • Snow Leopard compatibility
  • Fixed messages being replicated in the user log
  • The sync app could crash if the notifier wasn't running
  • Fixed a problem with alarm syncing
  • Fixed a problem where the pref pane wouldn't completely load immediately after an upgrade
  • Fixed a problem with contact group filtering and sync batching
  • Eliminated common cause of "** Couldn't load Info.plist..." logs
  • In some cases starting a sync would silently fail
  • Added support for syncing the deletion of certain properties (like birthdays) from Google to the Mac
Version 3.0b1 | Release Date: 2009-06-27 | Download
  • Event alarm syncing
  • Customizable alarm types
  • Syncs more contact properties, including birthday and nickname
  • One-way syncing option for both contacts and calendars
  • Option not to sync older calendar events
  • One-way syncing for CalDAV calendars
  • Much faster sync times
  • Reduced memory usage
  • Easier installation process
  • Uses Sparkle for software updates
  • Bug fixes
Version 2.1.3 | Release Date: 2009-03-27 | Download
  • Fixed a rare crash
  • Fixed a problem that could cause detached events to be deleted from iCal when there were duplicates on Google Calendar
Version 2.1.1 | Release Date: 2009-03-01 | Download

Fixed a problem that could cause the program to sync in a never-ending loop.

Version 2.1 | Release Date: 2008-12-03 | Download
  • Spanning Sync now sends changes to Google in small batches. Batching has the following benefits:
    • Greatly reduced memory usage on large syncs
    • Eliminates various timeout errors on large syncs
    • Information will show up on Google faster
    • Total time to finish the sync is about 25% faster
  • Fixed a rare crash
  • Syncs that were canceled or aborted at just the right time would miss records on the next sync
  • Better UI for over-quota conditions
  • Reliability fixes
  • Small fix to French translation
  • Human readable log now includes event dates & times
Version 2.0.2 | Release Date: 2008-10-08 | Download
No changes specified
Version 2.0.1 | Release Date: 2008-09-22 | Download
  • Fixed a problem that would cause the pref pane to hang when signing out in Mac OS X "Tiger"
  • Fixed a problem with the "show menu bar icon" checkbox in the pref pane
  • Fixed some issues that could cause the sync to abort
  • Memory optimizations
Version 2.0 | Release Date: 2008-09-16 | Download
  • Contact syncing! Spanning Sync now syncs Address Book with Google contacts.
  • Contact photo syncing!
  • Trickle syncing! Changes in iCal and Address Book are automatically pushed to Google as they're made.
  • Improved, easier-to-use preference pane UI.
  • Dramatically improved network performance.
  • Improved support for syncing huge (10,000+ events) calendars
  • Improved support for syncing large numbers of contacts
  • Improved support for multi-Mac configurations.
  • Improved compatibility with MobileMe.
  • New user-friendly log window for troubleshooting or checking status.
  • Improvements to the "create troubleshooting report" system.
  • Tons of other bug fixes and improvements.
Version 2.0b356 | Release Date: 2008-09-15 | Download
  • In order to minimize conflicts with Address Book, no longer syncs the "primary email address" property
  • Small changes to German translation
Version 2.0b354 | Release Date: 2008-09-10 | Download
  • Added checking for mutant detached events, which can keep a sync from ever ending
  • Makes sure MobileMe doesn't try to sync our preferences to other computers
  • Prevents street address conflicts with MobileMe
Version 2.0beta339 | Release Date: 2008-06-19 | Download
  • Improvements to user logging
  • Better handling of detached calendar events
  • Fixed two causes of "you referenced without pushing errors" which could abort the sync
  • Addresses another cause of "referenced without pushing" errors involving calendar items
  • Fixes a namespace problem with Google Calendar entries
Version 2.0beta336 | Release Date: 2008-06-13 | Download
  • Changed behavior on refresh syncs where the user didn't explicitly select "Replace Data on Google"
  • Account status was defaulting to "trial" with no Internet connection
  • Company contacts from Google weren't handled correctly, eventuallly resutling in duplicates
  • Changed first time calendar sync alert logic
  • Found and fixed a possible cause of duplicating calendar events
  • The client now refresh syncs when a supported sync property changes
  • Fixed two possible causes of "you referenced without pushing" errors which would abort the sync
  • When a calendar's sync pairings are altered in the UI, its events are correctly sent to the server
Version 2.0b | Release Date: 2008-05-23 | Download
  • Contact syncing! Spanning Sync now syncs Apple's Address Book with Gmail and Google Apps.
  • A user-friendly log window is now available from the Advanced tab. The log may be useful for troubleshooting or checking status.
  • The preference pane UI is new and easier to use.
  • Lots of fixes for various problems, especially those involving shared calendars and shared accounts.

Important: Before you start, please back up both your Gmail and Address Book contacts. Instructions are in the ReadMe.

Version 1.2 | Release Date: 2008-02-28 | Download
  • Extensive updates to both client and server sync engines
  • Syncing is up to 5 times faster!
  • Events synced from Google Calendar will inherit iCal's default alarm (Leopard only)
  • Server-based calendars no longer show up in the Spanning Sync pref pane, since Apple doesn't allow syncing them
  • Fixed a problem that could keep the next sync from getting scheduled
  • Fixed a problem that could cause detached events to get deleted from Google Calendar
  • Fixed a problem with deleting a recurrence in iCal
  • Fixed a problem where deleting a single occurrence of a recurring event from Google wouldn't sync until the main event was changed
  • Spotlight no longer tries to index the sync log
  • The "Don't sync events older than N days" option is no longer needed and has been removed
  • Events will now sync properly after moving from one calendar to another in iCal
  • Lots of other minor bug fixes
Version 1.2b211 | Release Date: 2008-01-29 | Download

On Wednesday, one of Google's datacenters went offline, taking many Google Calendar accounts with it and resulting in many of our users seeing a Spanning Sync error message like the one shown here.

The Google problem was fixed, but was followed by similar problems last night and this morning at PayPal resulting from planned maintenance. Some automated payment notifications to our system were dropped, so if you've paid for Spanning Sync in the last 24 hours but are still seeing the Trial message, please send an email to [email protected] and we'll update your account.

Version 1.2b208 | Release Date: 2008-01-17 | Download
  • Major updates to both the client and server sync engines
  • Syncing is up to 5 times faster!
  • Events synced from Google Calendar will inherit iCal's default alarm (Leopard only)
  • Turning on "Don't sync events older than N days" with detached events no longer causes an error
  • Server-based calendars no longer show up in the Spanning Sync pref pane, since Apple doesn't allow syncing them
  • Fixed a problem that could keep the next sync from getting scheduled
  • Fixed a problem that could cause detached events to get deleted from Google Calendar
  • Spotlight no longer tries to index the sync log
Version 1.1.3 | Release Date: 2007-11-12 | Download

Fixes a problem where lengthy syncs would fail

Greatly reduces memory usage when syncing large calendars

Eliminates a "referenced without syncing" exception that could happen after resetting Apple Sync Services

Fixes a problem where the sync would repeat twice in a row unnecessarily

Fixes a crash that could happen when running Mac OS X in Japanese

In Leopard, allows syncing of the Birthday calendar from Address Book, CalDAV calendars, and subscribed calendars

Eliminates a false delete protection alert

Fixes a problem with Google passwords containing a "=" character

Spanning Sync no longer appears to be "not responding" in Activity Monitor when syncing large calendars

Version 1.0.5 | Release Date: 2007-05-20 | Download
  • Fixes a crash that could occur when opening the pref pane
  • Fixes a memory leak
  • Fixes a problem in which recurrences created in Google Calendar could get out of sync with iCal
  • Fixes a problem which caused the pref pane to become unresponsive while a sync was occurring
Version 1.0.1 | Release Date: 2007-03-15 | Download

Fixes an issue affecting several users that results in an "attempt to insert nil" error message and prevents sync operations from completing. Several other bugs are also fixed.

Version 1.0 | Release Date: 2007-03-12 | Download

• No longer a beta and available with final pricing.
• $25.00 / year or $65.00 for a permanent license.

Version 1.0b15 | Release Date: 2007-02-23 | Download
No changes specified
Version 1.0b14 | Release Date: 2007-02-10 | Download

IMPORTANT: To take advantage of these fixes, once you've installed v1.0b14 you must click "Reset..." in the preference pane and then check "Reset info on this computer".

* Recurrences weren't syncing for events with exceptions
* Detached events could cause the sync to fail
* Google calendars no longer get erased when the paired iCal calendar is deleted
* Added protection against syncing a Google calendar whose ICAL feed is also subscribed in iCal
* "+" symbols in titles and descriptions weren't syncing
* Localization fixes

Version 1.0b13 | Release Date: 2007-02-05 | Download
  • New icon!
  • Localization fixes
  • Prevent sync conflicts having to do with ordered and non-ordered dates
  • Fixed a bug having to do with detached events that would cause syncs to fail
Version 1.0b12 | Release Date: 2007-02-04 | Download
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