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gSyncit Updates

CURRENT RELEASE: v5.4.38 (June 2019)

NOTE: Close Outlook before installing.

NOTE: 64-bit version requires Outlook 2010/2013/2016 64-bit. Otherwise, install the 32-bit version of gSyncit including if using Windows 64-bit.

If you encounter a problem installing the 32-bit or 64-bit version where the installer indicates you must have a specific "bit" version of Outlook installed then please click here for details on how to address this issue.

We use rapid release cycles meaning that we release in quick/short iterations resulting in frequent updates. This is opposed to longer release cycles which would otherwise delay customers receiving fixes/updates to the software. 

We send update availability notifications via the software when determined that the update includes a critical set of changes important for maintaining stable syncing. We prefer to avoid frequent software update notifications and will continue to take steps to reduce the frequency of notifications.
While not recommended, users have the option to disable the check for updates on the gSyncit settings / general panel by unchecking the option to check for updates and install updates as they choose.

v5.4.38 - June 2019 [June 15rd, 2019]
  • FIX: Corrects issue where if only the option to sync with Google Keep is enabled then the sync warns that no sync mappings are configured.

  • FIX: Corrects object reference error when syncing user defined / custom fields with Google contacts.

  • FIX: Corrects case where gSyncit is unable to sync a recurring event exception based on the error "You changed one of the recurrences of this item, and this instance no longer exists. Close any open items and try again." At a lower level when trying to acess the recurrence exception using Exception.AppointmentItem this error is sometimes returned where-as using RecurrencePattern.GetOccurence(date) does not return this error. This appears to be yet another oddity in Outlook's data model. 

v5.4.34 - May 2019 [May 29th, 2019]
  • UPDATE: Migrated the gSyncit build to use the latest Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 toolsets.

  • UPDATE: Updated error messages related to loading the .Net Framework runtime to help troubleshoot permission related issues.

  • UPDATE: Updated the Microsoft.Office.Outlook.Interop assembly reference to latest release. This component is used to interface with the Outlook API.

  • UPDATE: Added prompt to warn about closing before saving on the gSyncit settings dialog.

  • UPDATE: Adds option to explicitly allow Outlook to send meeting responses to meetings that are synced from the Google calendar. For example, if the Google event meeting response is marked as not attending/denied then when the change is synced to the Outlook calendar then Outlook can be set to sent a response. By default Outlook will only send responses for meetings marked as accepted/tentative. This option is available on the gSyncit Google Calendar sync mapping / Other tab.

  • FIX: Corrects issue causing "HYPERLINK" to appear on the contents of a Google event when syncing a rich text formatted description to a Google event description.

v5.4.30 - April 2019 [April 15th, 2019]
  • UPDATE: Refreshed the Google client libraries to the latest updates.

  • UPDATE: Updated handling of advanced task prefix mappings where if a category prefix starts with [ < or { then a assumed prefix of ] > } will be applied. This is to address cases where the categoriy name is "[name]", "<name>" or "{name}" and the trailing postfix character should be retained but not included in the name that is mapped to the target field. 

  • FIX: Corrects error that may occur while deteciting Outlook offline status.

v5.4.26 - April 2019 [April 7th, 2019]
  • FIX: Corrects issue where syncing event with no end date may appear in Outlook with a pre-set end date.

  • FIX: Corrects issue where email display name may incorrecly be reset when syncing email addresses with Google Contacts.

v5.4.24 - March 2019 [March 25th, 2019]
  • UPDATE: v5.4 upgrades the software to use the Microsoft .Net v4.5 Framework. This update allows gSyncit to use the latest Google Client libraries and changes to maintain compliance with Google service updates/changes. 

  • UPDATE: Updated software to use Microsoft .Net Framework v4.5 and updated dependencies to the latest updates including the Google Client Libraries and Windows 10 SDK. Refreshed all third party components to use the last available updates. This build requires Windows 7 or higher.

  • UPDATE: Updates gSyncit Google Drive sync Google API project id. This change may require re-authorization to allow gSyncit to access users Google Drive account.

  • NEW: Added "Support Request" button to main settings dialog

  • CHANGE: Removes option to automatically install updates. Feature presents security issues since it requires running Outlook with elevated permissions. We will look into providing a more secure way to install updates automatically.

  • CHANGE: Made settings window modeless to allow accessing Outlook while settings are open.

  • FIX: Corrects issue where if the Outlook event is modified after the Google event is deleted but before the changes are synced then the Google event fails to be deleted from the Outlook calendar.

  • FIX: Corrects case where meeting event time zone may not be correctly syned to the Google calendar.

  • FIX: Corrects issue where CalDav task reminder time/date may sync with the incorrect time.

  • FIX: Updates to Todoist sync workflow. Corrects issue syncing completed tasks and corrects issue were due date and reminder time not adjuste for local time zone.

  • FIX: Corrects issue syncing contact country information with Google contacts where the country code may appear as the country name instead of the expected country name.

  • FIX: Corrects issue where cancelling/declining a single occurrece of a Google meeting event caused the entire Outlook event to be deleted. This same fix corrects issue where cancelling a single occurrence of that same meeting from the Outlook calendar did not delete the occurence from the Google calendar.

  • FIX: Corrects issue where a yearly recurring event might be incorrectly flagged for deletion if it occurs outisde the active sync date range and the sync date range is less than 365 days.

  • FIX: Corrects time zone mapping for Mexico/Cancun.

  • FIX: Corrects issue where if a meeting is received outside the local timezone and synced to a CalDav server the local time did not correctly reflect the local time of event in the event timezone.

  • FIX: Corrects time zone mapping for Puerto Rico.

  • FIX: Changed option to only sync meetings marked as tentative/accepted to be enabled by default. 

  • FIX: Updated system tray app repair feature to work if unable to initialization the system tray app.

  • FIX: Minor revisions.

  • FIX: Added new experimental option on the gSyncit settings / general panel to enable/disable using experimental features which includes Google Keep syncing. Experimental (subject inclusion or removal) features are not supported and disabled by default. IMPORTANT: If you want to sync with Google Keep then you must explicitly enable the option to use experimental features on the gSyncit settings / general panel.

  • FIX: Corrects issue saving the option to sync private events on the CalDav sync mapping.

v5.3.32 - February 2019 [February 24th, 2019]
  • UPDATE: Updates gSyncit Google Drive sync Google API project id. This change may require re-authorization to allow gSyncit to access users Google Drive account.

v5.3.31 - February 2019 [February 11th, 2019]
v5.3.30 - February 2019 [February 9th, 2019]
  • FIX: Corrects issue syncing contact country information with Google contacts where the country code may appear as the country name instead of the expected country name.

  • CRITICAL: Corrects issue where cancelling/declining a single occurrece of a Google meeting event caused the entire Outlook event to be deleted. This same fix corrects issue where cancelling a single occurrence of that same meeting from the Outlook calendar did not delete the occurence from the Google calendar. This issue results in unexpected deletes and inconsistencies between the Outlook and Google calendar events for recurring meetings with cancelled or declined events.

v5.3.29 - February 2019 [February 6th, 2019]
v5.3.28 - February 2019 [February 6ths, 2019]
v5.3.26 - January 2019 [January 31st, 2019]
v5.3.25 - January 2019 [January 30th, 2018]
v5.3.24 - January 2019 [January 27th, 2018]
v5.3.23 - January 2019 [January 11th, 2018]
v5.3.22 - January 2019 [January 11th, 2018]
v5.3.21 - January 2019 [January 8th, 2018]
v5.3.20 - January 2019 [January 8th, 2018]
v5.3.19 - December 2018 [December 19th, 2018]
v5.3.18 - December 2018 [December 12th, 2018]
v5.3.17 - December 2018 [December 3rd, 2018]
v5.3.16 - November 2018 [November 26th, 2018]
  • NEW: Added option to only sync contacts once per day when automatically syncing.

  • NEW: *Experimental* Google Keep notes sync support. Sync Outlook notes with Google Keep notes. The implementation supports sync of non-list Google Keep note entries with Outlook notes and allows for syncing categories with Google Keep labels. This implementation uses a "unofficial" Google Keep end point. Please use at your own discretion.

  • UPDATE: When changing the defualt gSyncit settings path the existing settings will now be copied to the new location.

  • UPDATE: Updated Google libraries for Calendar, Tasks and Drive access to the latest releases from Google.

  • UPDATE: Removed Nozbe notes sync; feature no longer available through Nozbe.

  • FIX: Corrects "Object reference not found" error sync using the gSyncit system tray.

  • FIX: Better error message when unable to parse Todoist due date.

  • FIX: Corrects issue when syncing sync custom fieldon Google contact that conflicts with reserved fieldname used by Outlook. For example "Nickname" and "Company" are reserved outlook field names.

  • FIX: Corrects issue where Outlook event is assigned the wrong category when using the event colors option on the Google sync mapping. The root issue is related the Google calendar color having a different color id from those on the event color.

  • FIX: Corrects issue where most recently used configuration was not properlty auto restored when the main settings file could not be loaded.

v5.2.46 - October 2018 [October 31st, 2018]
v5.2.45 - October 2018 [October 31st, 2018]
v5.2.44 - October 2018 [October 13th, 2018]
v5.2.43 - October 2018 [October 2nd, 2018]
v5.2.41 - September 2018 [September 20th, 2018]
  • UPDATE: Restored Wunderlist support. Microsoft, in April 2017, indicated they will shut down Wunderlist which they acquired in 2015. It's now 2018! Microsoft's To-Do, replacement for Wunderlist, still lags due to on going technical details. So, we decided to restore Wunderlist sync until Microsoft officially deprecates Wunderlist.

  • UPDATE: Updated Google Calendar and Tasks libraries to the latest v1.34 release. Google is requiring developers to migrate to the latest library client releases by March 2019. Google will discontinue support for the older json-rpc API calls used in the older libraries sometime in March 2019.

  • UPDATE: Updated interface to support Windows high contrast mode for visually impared.

  • UPDATE: Updated Google Drive client libraries to latest release.

  • UPDATE: Update for issue that triggers "Failure while searching for matching Outlook task" caused by attempting to sync a task with a subtitle/title that exceeds what outlook permits and exceeds a normal task description use cases.

  • UPDATE: Update to handling case that causes "Card parsed successfully, but was invalid:Cards are not valid without N, FN and VERSION Properties." This issue is caused when attempting to sync a contact from Outlook to the CardDav server where the contact is missing a name or fullname property.

  • UPDATE: Updated to certain application error messages to include additional context.

  • UPDATE: Revision to displaying Evernote sync "system" error messages.

  • FIX: Corrects object reference not found error when Outlook fails to retrieve Outlook event.

  • FIX: Corrects "invalid start date" error when updating Google event attachments.

  • FIX: Update to time zone handling logic for detecting event organized time zones.

  • FIX: Workaround for recent report reading PrimarySmtpAddress from exchange server.

  • FIX: Corrects issue where if task contains ' character in title it may be duplicated when syncing.

  • FIX: Corrects Toodledo sync error when folder name is filled with only spaces.

  • FIX: Corrects issue where CalDav sync may stall when downloading entries from CalDav server while parsing event description.

  • FIX: Corrects 'source' error when syncing Todoist tasks that do not have reminders defined.

  • FIX: Corrects reported case where deleted recurring event exceptions may not be deleted from the Google calendar depending on the time zone of the Google calendar.

  • FIX: Corrects issue when where Google event color may not sync with Outlook category if the event color matches the default color of the Google calendar.

  • FIX: Corrects issue where default calendar color may not appear in the list of avaialble event colors on the Google calednar sync mapping.

  • UPDATE: UI update to the Google event color picker control. Displays the standard Google color name.

  • FIX: Corrects HTML parsing error syncing Evernote content with Outlook notes

  • FIX: Corrects issue syncing Outlook events when Outlook is not configured for email.

v5.1.72 - June 2018 [June 27th, 2018]
v5.1.71 - May 2018 [May 26th, 2018]
v5.1.70 - May 2018 [May 16th, 2018]
v5.1.67 - May 2018 [May 4th, 2018]
v5.1.66 - May 2018 [May 1st, 2018]
v5.1.65 - May 2018 [May 1st, 2018]
v5.1.52 - April 2018 [April 15th 2018]
v5.1.50 - April 2018 [April 8th 2018]
v5.1.44 - March 2018 [March 23rd, 2018]
v5.1.41 - March 2018 [March 17th, 2018]
v5.1.40 - March 2018 [March 10th, 2018]
v5.1.25 - February 2018 [February 27th, 2018]
v5.1.17 - February 2018 [February 12th, 2018]
v5.1.15 - February 2018 [February 11th, 2018]
v5.1.13 - February 2018 [February 7th, 2018]
v5.0.132 - January 2018 [January 24th, 2018]
v5.0.124 - January 2018 [January 12th, 2018]
v5.0.123 - January 2018 [January 1st, 2018]
v5.0.119 - December 2017 [December 14th, 2017]
v5.0.115 - November 2017 [November 20th, 2017]
v5.0.109 - November 2017 [November 3rd, 2017]
v5.0.107 - October 2017 [October 27th, 2017]
v5.0.106 - October 2017 [October 20th, 2017]
v5.0.105 - October 2017 [October 17th, 2017]
v5.0.103 - October 2017 [October 16th, 2017]
v5.0.101 - October 2017 [October 5th, 2017]
v5.0.94 - September 2017 [September 29th, 2017]
v5.0.91 - September 2017 [September 21st, 2017]
v5.0.90 - September 2017 [September 21st, 2017]
v5.0.72 - September 2017 [September 4th, 2017]
v5.0.71 - August 2017 [August 29th, 2017] (Official Release)