Much thanks for all of the help.
My goal is to keep all of my PIM data in sync across several components: a
desktop, an Android phone, and occasionally a laptop; the desktop and
laptop run some version of Fedora linux and evolution.
Previously, I had a Palm Centro phone, and I used J-Pilot on my desktops
to sync PIM data. USB cabling was all that was required.
With an Android phone (HTC Design 4G) replacing the Palm Centro, USB
cabling apparently became unavailable, at least for those using a Linux
desktop/laptop. HTC only provides software for Windows platforms (HTC
Consequently, the cloud seemed to be the expedient alternative, with
several choices available.
Google seemed to be an uncritical default w/ so many of Android's
functions tied to Google's services. However, since Google is in the
search business, PIM data seems to be something that I personally would
like to keep separate from my search engine or Google Reader histories.
So, I've been working/syncing with three different services: Memotoo,
Funambol/Onemediahub, and everdroid (mobical).
Two areas of frustration: category-synchronization, and device
On my Android phone, PIM data is kept seperately from the default
(Onemediahub keeps the phonebook in a phonebook labeled "Onemediahub;"
likewise Memotoo). Is there are a way of making the cloudservice the
As for categories, Memotoo accepts the master data's (in my case the
desktop's) categories; Onemediahub doesn't. At the Android device level,
categories aren't imported during a sync; however, once you setup a
category that's in the sync'd data, the items in that category show up.
In the old days (twenty years ago), rationales for certain
internet-related procedures were first embedded in RFCs. However, there
seems to be a bit of a potential for inconsistency given the way PIM data
is used and moved by cloud services.