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Snowandscience

Sad to see you go. Thanks for your great service and hard work over the years.

Risoldi

This is quite sad. Thanks for the great help you gave me, both with my personal and work calendars. I'll miss the small icon in the system bar, it was definitely one of the most useful, unobtrusive, "it-just-works" pieces of software I have ever used.

John Hawkins

At my office we are devastated to hear this news! For those of us on Exchange, sync applications like Spanning Sync were the only reliable way to sync Google and Exchange on a Mac.

It is a sad day, but we are appreciative of all the time and effort you put into this wonderful software over the years. Happy journeys and best of luck on whatever your next venture may be!

Dave Pipe

Damn. Well, thank you for everything you have done! Spanning Sync was truly a godsend and I would not have been able to function without it.

Thank you again for all of your hard work!!!

Jose Sun

I have used Spanning Sync for 3 years, so I'm sad to see this end. But I hope you guys could find a new opportunity. Thanks for your effort and hard work. It's a really great service for me.

Codethug

I have been a very satisfied Spanning Sync customer for a couple of years now, and I'm sad to see it go. Thanks for the great product! Too bad Apple got in the way of a good product.

Sam Burdick

Thanks guys for providing such a stable and useful service! You can count me among one of your many satisfied customers who are less than enthusiastic about this decision that Apple made. I will still happily use the cleanup software I purchased from you all.

I'm switching to the cloud for now for calendar and mail syncing. But, I'm not too happy that Apple has decided to be as horizontal and as closed in their product offering. What's next? FaceTimeBook where they close off avenues to Facebook?

Account Deleted

Thank you for all the good work you have done! I'll miss your great product and your incredible customer service.

D

I must be missing something. Prior to 10.7.4, Spanning Sync was the only solution that still allowed me to share my iCal calendars via iCloud with my wife (she has a Mac and iPhone) and still allow me to sync these same shared calendars with my Google Calendar (I have an Android phone). If you guys rewrote to the new standards and this still worked, I can't imagine you wouldn't corner the market for users like me.

Chuck Tomasi

Thanks for all the years of wonderful service! You will be missed.

I'm curious what others are doing to fill the gap. I find myself with Outlook 2011 (to Exchange 2007) and cannot get my calendar entries over to Google so my wife knows when work schedules my time. SpanningSync was the perfect fit for this.

Kristybhansen

Count me in among the very satisfied customers -- As a mac user with an Android phone, this was the absolute perfect solution for me. Dare I ask if anyone knows an alternative?

Account Deleted

Real sad to go. Its one the best apps and may be the only doing it to seamlessly. Excellent company with superb support.

I am from Pakistan and we do not have Paypal yet here and I was so grateful when thee guys offered me free services.

I wish them all the best for future.

twitter.com/mbaizman

Just saw this news. It's been quite a ride. Charlie, thanks for your dedicated customer support and patience with the "OMG ALL MY CONTACTS ARE GONE!!! (or DUPLICATED!!!)" panicked help requests. I hope the roller coaster was fun, and looking forward to the next chapter for Spanning Tools and Spanning Backup. Good luck!

Paul Taylor

Really sorry to hear this. Basically it will mean I lose sync ability because my mac won't support 10.7 - I am stuck on 10.6 until I upgrade the hardware which I don't plan to do for a while yet. This is going to mean having to completely rethink my calendar strategy: I don't want to put my entire life into my Outlook/Exchange calendar at work because my employers won't let that data leave the building, so I'm now going to be looking for some other way of getting my personal life into the cloud so I can at least see it from the office. I imagine there will be other people in a similar situation who would be happy to continue renewing Spanning Sync until upgrade time.

Prashant Verma

Just upgraded my mac and realized that Spanning sync won't work anymore! Really sorry to hear this. Spanning sync was an awesome product that worked flawlessly for me for the last 2 years. Thank you for building and supporting it!

Lea

very sad to hear that! wish you all the best and thanks for everything!

Darrell Butler

Very sad indeed. Byron, you have been a big help over the last couple of years through my challenges of getting "the big three" to play nice. After a number of attempts with other syncing products, Spanning Sync was the only solution that "just worked" (as someone stated earlier) in syncing Microsoft Outlook 2011 on Mac to Google contacts/calendar for use with my Android phone and iPad.

We may be relatively small in number, but know that there's still a market that wants to use the best Personal Information Manager (Outlook) on the best hardware (Mac) with a feature rich cloud service (Google/Google Voice). If you rewrite the code, we'll market the heck for you!

As of now, I'm still one of the fortunate users with OS 10.7.4 that's able to sync. I don't have another solution when the switch is turned off next June so any advise is welcomed!

John Boardman

I just switched from windows to a mac and am so sorry to hear this! Could you please update your home page to note that you no longer sell your product and it isn't compatible with 10.7.4+? That would save people like me wasted time downloading an app that won't work.

Theo Stacy

Too bad. I uninstalled Lion and back to Snow Leopard due to lack of syncing with anything but iCloud and other software incompatibility. I use a droid so iCloud is non-functional. Will have to look for another solution. Thanks

Marc Malkwitz

Sad to hear that this great tool will soon be unavailable. But in fact I don't encounter any problems. I'm running 10.8 "Mountain Lion" and Spanning syncs perfectly my Google data with iCal and Contacts. Has the 10.7 bug disapeared in 1.8?

Steve Rogers

(a) Spanning Sync will continue to work until June 19, 2013... but my subscription just ran out and I can't buy another, so I am blocked from continuing until June even if I want to pay! And by the look of this forum, the devs have gone home and aren't listening - they haven't relied to my email either :-(

Charlie Wood

Hi Steve-

No, we haven't gone home and I promise we're still listening! We'd like to be able to extend everyone's service past their subscription expiration date and provide service to everybody through next June, but at this point we're writing checks out of our own pockets to pay the server bills, and it's only by natural attrition (as people reach the end of their subscriptions) that we're able to keep doing this.

We really appreciate your support and desire to keep using Spanning Sync. We've talked to the guys at BusyMac, makers of BusyCal, and they're offering a discount to Spanning Sync customers. Just email them at info@busymac.com and mention that you're a Spanning Sync customer.

Thanks again for your support.

Regards,
Charlie

Rafberger

Hey Charlie,

Too bad news. I am sorry.

What about the people who paid a lifetime account? do they get the money back?

Cheers,
r.

Charlie Wood

Hi Raphael-

We're handling cases like that on a one-by-one basis. We tend to look at how much service we've delivered since the customer signed up and figure out how much they would have paid if they had bought a yearly subscription. So if they purchased a lifetime sub less than three years ago, they've essentially paid more than they would have had they gone year-to-year and are entitled to a prorated refund. Ultimately though we do what everyone decides is fair.

Thanks,
Charlie

Account Deleted

Sorry to see you go.

A tip for the orphans: In 5 minutes I've migrated my syncs from SpanningSync to Google in OS X Settings. It is pretty simple for both Contacts and Calendars.

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