Years ago, PalmSource offered an online synchronization service called WeSync. This allowed users to share, sync, and wirelessly refresh their calendars and contacts through an Internet-based server.
PalmSource has sold the technology behind this service to Tanner Research, and it’s now available again as ClearSync 1.0.
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The new version of this service allows groups of users to share and sync multiple calendars and contact lists between any combination of PCs and Palm OS handhelds or smartphones.
Like Outlook, ClearSync allows access to calendars and contacts even when Internet access is not available. And like Google or Yahoo Calendars, ClearSync allows people to share calendars and contact lists with others with whom they do not share a common server.
Calendar and contact information can be created and edited on either PCs or handhelds and these changes propagated to the other platforms.
ClearSync also offers a browser-based viewer so calendars and contacts can be viewed on any platform with a web browser, including Macintoshes and Linux PCs.
Users can share their work calendar with their coworkers, a separate calendar with their families, and yet other calendars with other groups they belong to such as sports teams, schools, clubs, scouts, etc. Multiple calendars to be stored, viewed, and edited, on the Palm OS device.
More information on ClearSync 1.0 is available on Tanner Research’s web site. The price depends on the level of service the consumer wants, from a free version with minimal features to a Gold version with many more.