buying advice needed

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Cullulloo, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. Cullulloo

    Cullulloo New Member

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    Need to migrate from old paper address book, because paper has finally fallen apart in both wife's pocket address book and our house kitchen address book.

    Itouch seems the right way to go but I/m not sure and need some advice.

    Don't use games, some use for itunes and perhaps email.

    Want to use google gmail, contacts, and calendar but will settle for apple mail, address book and ical if absolutely necessary.

    Our google calendar is synced between my wife and myself and works great, can we do the same with mac address book or google contacts on itouch?

    Can I use the itouch when out of wireless range with either the google or apple package?

    It feels like overkill to purchase a $200-$400 device mainly for our address book and calendar needs but there apparently ain't any any software out there anymore to format and print our contacts from gmail or mail, onto page ready hard copy, so we can punch it into a binder. Ahhh technology. And i do like the idea of updating 3 address books and calendars at once (combined wife purse-kitchen itouch, my mac and her mac) which I hope this system will do.

    Apparently the new $300 32gig itouch has a upgraded wireless chip (not yet in use by apple) as well as a faster operating system. Is it worth the additional $100 to avoid premature device extinction?

    Suggestions most appreciated.

    thanks
  2. Tommm

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    You can use googles web services on the iPod, they have versions for the iPhone and iPod Touch. However its best to go with the Mail app built into the iPhone, it will sync up with a google account.
    http://www.google.com/mobile/products/sync.html#p=apple

    iTunes lets you sync contacts with a Google Account so they will appear in the Contacts app on the iPod Touch.
    If sync your contants and email with the Contact and Mail app, yes.
    If your're just using it for mail and contacts then you don't really need the extra power. As for the Wireless "N" chip, unless you have super fast internet it wont make a difference.
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    Cullulloo New Member

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    Thanks

    Thanks Tommmmm for your timely reply.

    I gives me a bit more confidence about purchasing the new itouch.

    BTW, is the correct name ipod touch, or can I just use itouch?

    I presently get all my mail on apple mail, and have it send directly to gmail where I read it and respond.

    I'm assuming that's what you ment when you said I should continue to use apple's mail program.

    Again my thanks
  4. _JKK_

    _JKK_ Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It can be iPod touc or iTouch, after all it is your device. Either way, I do reccomend it highly.

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