Exporting task into outlook so they will sync with I-cloud

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I have no problem syncing tasks into Outlooks task folder. However my I-phone will only sync to a different folder ("tasks on icloud"). Is there a way to tell mindmanager what folder to sync the tasks to. I tried to work around it by dragging the items to the correct folder in Outlook. But then it would not sync anymore. It would say "it could not find the Outlook item". Can someone help?
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This is actually a problem caused by Applie's implementation of Reminders on the iPhone/iPad, and not due to any fault of Mindjet.

As this thread on an Apple forum attests, you need to be very, very careful using Outlook with iCloud: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/...

Apparently installing iCloud creates duplicate task and calendar folders (the latter whether you need it or not) and syncs only with these. Outlook itself apparently can't be made to recognise the iCloud task folder in the Tasks sidebar; likewise MindManager syncs only with the Outlook default task and calendar folders and as far as I know can't be made to point to the iCloud folders either.

The upshot of this is that it's probably better to avoid iCloud (and Reminders) all together and use a third-party program to handle Outlook to iPhone/iPad syncing. This is the route I've taken; there are several options but the one I use is Todo for iPhone/iPad from Appigo.

Theis comprises an app for the iPhone, a similar but better-looking one for the iPad and the Appigo Sync for Windows server which you install on the PC. Once you install both the app and the software the iPhone/iPad app generates a passcode which you enter once only (for each device) on the PC; after that task syncing between MM, Outlook and the iPhone/iPad is relatively straightforward.

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