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OS X Mavericks forces use of iCloud to sync Contacts, Calendar & Mail Accounts (discussions.apple.com)
9 points by josephby on Nov 3, 2013 | hide | past | favorite | 6 comments

With Mavericks, you can't sync via USB anymore. But you can still sync with your own server through CalDAV, ActiveSync, etc. You're not forced to use iCloud.

Any idea what (self-hosted) applications can be sync'd with? I'm sure that Exchange (via ActiveSync) is on the list but if you know of popular open-source web apps that it will work with I'd love to hear about them.

Apple's Calendar and Contacts Server, which is part of the $20 OS X Server package, is open source: http://trac.calendarserver.org/

Oh as far as "popular" Zimbra is probably popular enough to count (someone just bought them from vmware but they are still open source)

TIL people still use a USB cable to sync their calendar and contacts. The last time I did that was with a palm pilot. :)

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