NOTE: This project is only here as an archive of the original author. Windows Live launched Facebook integration in April 2010
that links your Facebook contacts with your sync'd contacts.
In July 2010, Microsoft released the Facebook Connector provider for the Social Connector built into Outlook 2010, in addition to
the existing MySpace, LinkedIn and Windows Live providers already available.
Finally, Windows Phone 7 now directly integrates and syncs your Facebook contacts with your sync'd contacts.
With these vast options, OutSync has been discontinued.
Why did OutSync keep breaking? Because Facebook has gone through 3 API overhauls since OutSync was first created. This project
is just an archive of the original author's source code and project as a reference.
What is it?
OutSync is a free Windows desktop application that syncs photos of your Facebook friends with matching
contacts in Microsoft Outlook. It allows you to select which contacts are updated. So you can update all
contacts at once or just a few at a time.
The main benefit of OutSync is for users who sync their smartphones with Exchange or Outlook. Updated
contacts are copied to your iPhone/Windows Mobile/Android/BlackBerry devices, and their photos appear
during phone calls.
OutSync is compatible with Windows XP and newer (Vista, Win7, Server 2008), and Outlook 2003 or newer.
OutSync is released as a Windows MSI installer package. You may obtain the latest version below.
Tips and Tricks
- Hover your mouse over a contact to view their Facebook status.
- Double-click a name in the “Matched Contacts” list to open their Outlook contact card.
OutSync was originally written by Mel Sampat. He has gracefully allowed me to
post the original source code here for others to tinker with it as needed.
I may be making updates to the program overtime. I also welcome any user contributions.