SimpleSYN Documentation

  • Introduction

    Applies to version: Version 1.x, Version 2.x

    Welcome and thank you for choosing SimpleSYN Mobile Outlook® synchronization. SimpleSYN Mobile enables you to synchronize your Outlook® data on all your mobile devices like smartphones and tablet computers in a fast and easy way and allows you therefore to always work with your most up-to-date data such as e-mails, appointments, and contacts.

  • Security advice

    Applies to version: Version 1.x, Version 2.x

    SimpleSYN Mobile is working directly with your Outlook ® data and it is also synchronizing deletions. Therefor make sure that you back up your Outlook ® data before the initial synchronization and in regular intervals afterwards to avoid loss of any data.

  • Installation

    Applies to version: Version 1.x, Version 2.x

    Administrator privileges are required for installing SimpleSYN Mobile.

    The installation of SimpleSYN Mobile is done in a few easy steps. A wizard will guide you through the installation.

  • Uninstalling

    Applies to version: Version 1.x, Version 2.x

    To uninstall SimpleSYN Mobile, you must have administrative privileges.

    To remove SimpleSYN Mobile from your computer, quit Outlook® and SimpleSYN Mobile.

    1. Select the Windows Start button and then go to "Settings -> Apps".
    2. Locate the entry "SimpleSYN Mobile" and click "Remove" or "Uninstall".

  • Quick setup

    Applies to version: Version 1.x, Version 2.x

    Before SimpleSYN Mobile can be used for synchronization, you must set up SimpleSYN Mobile once, configure the devices you want to synchronize and connect them to SimpleSYN Mobile.

  • Manual setup

    Applies to version: Version 2.x

    When you start SimpleSYN Mobile for the first time after installation, a setup wizard is started automatically, which guides you through the necessary setup steps. But it is also possible to set up SimpleSYN manually.

  • Manual setup

    Applies to version: Version 1.x

    When you start SimpleSYN Mobile for the first time after installation, a setup wizard is started automatically, which guides you through the necessary setup steps. But it is also possible to set up SimpleSYN manually.

  • Trial version

    Applies to version: Version 1.x, Version 2.x

    The trial version of SimpleSYN Mobile can be used for 30 days without restriction. The remaining test duration can be viewed in the SimpleSYN Mobile main window in "Information".

  • Activation

    Applies to version: Version 1.x, Version 2.x

    Any installation of SimpleSYN Mobile must be activated. SimpleSYN Mobile checks whether the license (trial license or full-fledged license) is still valid.

  • SimpleSYN Mobile notification area icon

    Applies to version: Version 1.x, Version 2.x

    The SimpleSYN Mobile notification area symbol appears in the notification area of the Windows ® taskbar. If the SimpleSYN Mobile main window is closed, SimpleSYN Mobile is not terminated, but minimized to the notification area. The state of the synchronization can be read at any time using various symbols.

  • Synchronization

    Applies to version: Version 1.x, Version 2.x

    After SimpleSYN Mobile has been configured and an connection has been established between SimpleSYN Mobile and the mobile device, synchronization will start automatically.

  • Configuration

    Applies to version: Version 2.x

    After the initial setup by the setup wizard, a user account is automatically created and all Outlook folders of the default data file are added for synchronization with the end device. In the Configuration area, you can adjust the synchronization if necessary and set up additional users. Each Outlook data file you want to synchronize requires its own user account.

  • Configuration

    Applies to version: Version 1.x

    After the initial setup by the setup wizard, a user account is automatically created and all Outlook folders of the default data file are added for synchronization with the end device. In the Configuration area, you can adjust the synchronization if necessary and set up additional users. Each Outlook data file you want to synchronize requires its own user account.

  • Device status

    Applies to version: Version 1.x

    In the tab "Devices" you  can see per user account which device you synchronize or have been synchronized in the past. Different information is displayed, such as the first and last synchronization, as well as the folders and number of items that were synchronized.

  • Device status

    Applies to version: Version 2.x

    In the tab "Devices" you  can see per user account which device you synchronize or have been synchronized in the past. Different information is displayed, such as the first and last synchronization, as well as the folders and number of items that were synchronized. Click the red X to clear the sync status from a device and remove it from the list of devices.

  • Tools

    Applies to version: Version 2.x

    SimpleSYN Mobile cannot only perfectly synchronize Outlook® but offers additional powerful features. These can be found in the SimpleSYN Mobile menu which is directly integrated into Outlook® in the submenu “Tools” or respectively in the SimpleSYN-ribbon in Outlook®.

  • Security

    Applies to version: Version 1.x, Version 2.x

    SimpleSYN Mobile takes the security of your Outlook data very seriously. The communication of SimpleSYN Mobile is always highly encrypted by default. For this purpose, SimpleSYN Mobile uses the protocol TLS.

  • Support

    Applies to version: Version 1.x, Version 2.x

    The SimpleSYN Mobile team is interested in providing a fully functional product. If you should despite our entire effort encounter a problem we would be pleased if you would contact us. This allows for elimination of the problem with the next update and perfecting of SimpleSYN Mobile for you. Before contacting the support, please follow the instructions:

  • Introduction

    Applies to version: Version 4.x, Version 5.x, Version 6.x

    Welcome to SimpleSYN. We are delighted with your decision to use the modern and high-performance Outlook® synchronisation with SimpleSYN. SimpleSYN enables you to synchronise your Outlook® data on all your Windows® computers in a fast and easy way and allows you therefore to always work with your most up-to-date data such as e-mails, appointments and contacts.

  • Installation

    Applies to version: Version 4.x, Version 5.x

    Administrator rights are needed for the installation of SimpleSYN.

    SimpleSYN has to be installed on all computers to be synchronised with each other.

    The installation of SimpleSYN requires only a few steps. A wizard will guide you through the installation. The installation of SimpleSYN checks in advance whether Microsoft® .NET Framework 4 is installed. In the case of non-availability it will be downloaded from the Internet. The installation of .NET Frameworks might require a reboot of the computer. The setup of SimpleSYN will be continued afterwards. Should the setup not continue automatically after the reboot, restart the setup manually.

    To install SimpleSYN on your computer, follow these steps:

    1. Start the computer on which SimpleSYN is to be installed
    2. Download SimpleSYN from www.simplesyn.net
    3. Start the installation of SimpleSYN with a double click on the downloaded setup file (“SimpleSYN.exe”, “SimpleSYN_Business.exe”)
    4. Follow the installation instructions

    Upgrade

    An existing SimpleSYN installation will be replaced by the installation. SimpleSYN has to be set up again. The initial synchronization will be run through once again.

    How to Unistall

    To remove SimpleSYN from the computer, close Outlook® and SimpleSYN. 

    1. Select the Windows Start button and then go to "Settings -> Apps".
    2. Locate the entry "SimpleSYN" and click "Remove" or "Uninstall".

  • Trial version

    Applies to version: Version 4.x, Version 5.x

    The trial version of SimpleSYN is useable without restrictions for 30 days. During the trial, a dialog indicating the remaining time opens when starting SimpleSYN.

  • Trial version

    Applies to version: Version 6.x

    The trial version of SimpleSYN is useable without restrictions for 30 days. During the trial, a dialog indicating the remaining time opens when starting SimpleSYN.

  • Set-up

    Applies to version: Version 4.x, Version 5.x

    SimpleSYN will have to be set up once before SimpleSYN can be used for synchronization. SimpleSYN contains a configuration wizard which will guide you through the steps necessary to set-up SimpleSYN. Alternatively, manual configuration of SimpleSYN is possible. More information about the settings can be found here.

  • Set-up

    Applies to version: Version 6.x

    SimpleSYN will have to be set up once before SimpleSYN can be used for synchronization. SimpleSYN contains a configuration wizard which will guide you through the steps necessary to set-up SimpleSYN. Alternatively, manual configuration of SimpleSYN is possible. More information about the settings can be found here.

  • Synchronization

    Applies to version: Version 6.x

    After configuring SimpleSYN and establishing a connection between SimpleSYN-client and SimpleSYN-server an automatic synchronization starts. It is possible to additionally synchronize user-defined Outlook® folders or elements manually.

  • Synchronization

    Applies to version: Version 4.x, Version 5.x

    After configuring SimpleSYN and establishing a connection between SimpleSYN-client and SimpleSYN-server an automatic synchronization starts. It is possible to additionally synchronize user-defined Outlook® folders or elements manually.

  • SimpleSYN main window

    Applies to version: Version 4.x, Version 5.x

    To open the SimpleSYN main window, start SimpleSYN and double click onto the SimpleSYN symbol in the Windows® notification area. Alternatively right click the symbol and select “Open SimpleSYN”.

  • SimpleSYN main window

    Applies to version: Version 6.x

    To open the SimpleSYN main window, start SimpleSYN and double click onto the SimpleSYN symbol in the Windows® notification area. Alternatively right click the symbol and select “Open SimpleSYN”.

  • Status

    Applies to version: Version 6.x

    There is a permanently available status overview under the menu entry “Status”. It shows which Outlook® folder are actually being synchronized in which direction.

  • Status

    Applies to version: Version 4.x, Version 5.x

    There is a permanently available status overview under the menu entry “Status”. It shows which Outlook® folder are actually being synchronized in which direction.

  • Synchronization conflicts

    Applies to version: Version 4.x

    Synchronization conflicts occur when Outlook® items assigned to each other have been modified on two or more computers without being synchronized in between the different modifications. A conflict also occurs when an Outlook® item is being modified on one computer and deleted on another.

  • Synchronization settings

    Applies to version: Version 4.x, Version 5.x

    In this area it is possible to configure in detail the method of synchronization. The options under “Synchronization settings” are differing depending on whether SimpleSYN has been configured as a SimpleSYN-server or a SimpleSYN-client.

  • Synchronization settings

    Applies to version: Version 6.x

    In this area it is possible to configure in detail the method of synchronization. The options under “Synchronization settings” are differing depending on whether SimpleSYN has been configured as a SimpleSYN-server or a SimpleSYN-client.

  • Security

    Applies to version: Version 4.x, Version 5.x, Version 6.x

    SimpleSYN is very concerned by the security of your Outlook® data. The communication of SimpleSYN is always highly encrypted. SimpleSYN uses TLS and SSL respectively to secure the connection between the SimpleSYN client and server. No Outlook data is stored on external servers (cloudless syncing).

  • Filter

    Applies to version: Version 5.x

    The filter function is only available in the SimpleSYN business version.

    The SimpleSYN business version additionally allows you to filter the Outlook® folders that are being synchronized. This allows exclusion of private elements from synchronization.

  • Filter

    Applies to version: Version 6.x

    The filter function is only available in the SimpleSYN business version.

    The SimpleSYN business version additionally allows you to filter the Outlook® folders that are being synchronized. This allows exclusion of private elements from synchronization.

  • Filter

    Applies to version: Version 4.x

    The filter function is only available in the SimpleSYN business version.

    The SimpleSYN business version additionally allows you to filter the Outlook® folders that are being synchronized. This allows exclusion of private elements from synchronization.

  • Manual synchronization

    Applies to version: Version 4.x, Version 5.x

    After setting SimpleSYN up and establishing a connection between SimpleSYN-client and SimpleSYN-server it is possible to manually synchronize individual Outlook® items or complete Outlook® folders at any time via the additional SimpleSYN Outlook® Add-in. The Outlook® folders do not have to be selected for automatic synchronization.

  • Tools

    Applies to version: Version 4.x, Version 5.x

    SimpleSYN cannot only perfectly synchronize Outlook® but offers additional powerful features. These can be found in the SimpleSYN menu which is directly integrated into Outlook® in the submenu “Tools” or respectively in the SimpleSYN-ribbon in Outlook®.

  • Tools

    Applies to version: Version 6.x

    SimpleSYN cannot only perfectly synchronize Outlook® but offers additional powerful features. These can be found in the SimpleSYN menu which is directly integrated into Outlook® in the submenu “Tools” or respectively in the SimpleSYN-ribbon in Outlook®.

  • Automatic updates

    Applies to version: Version 4.x, Version 5.x, Version 6.x

    SimpleSYN checks in default settings once daily whether a newer version of SimpleSYN is available. If a newer version of SimpleSYN is available, SimpleSYN notifies with a signal. If authorized to install it is possible to automatically install the SimpleSYN update. Otherwise a manual download and installation of the new version is necessary.

  • Support

    Applies to version: Version 6.x

    The SimpleSYN team is interested in providing a fully functional product. If you should despite our entire effort encounter a problem we would be pleased if you would contact us. This allows for elimination of the problem with the next update and perfecting of SimpleSYN for you. Before contacting the support please follow the instructions:

  • Support

    Applies to version: Version 4.x, Version 5.x

    The SimpleSYN team is interested in providing a fully functional product. If you should despite our entire effort encounter a problem we would be pleased if you would contact us. This allows for elimination of the problem with the next update and perfecting of SimpleSYN for you. Before contacting the support please follow the instructions: