First up I tried exporting the contact to CSV (gmail's only option) and then convert to vCard (vcf) using a CSV to vCard on-line converter here. Worked, but the results were a bit disappointing with a few '&' characters appearing on the iPod. Usable but not as convenient as I would like. I would like to be able to view the edited data is a grid before saving to the iPod.
I found GreySquare Blog which shows how to use the Windows Address Book as an intermediate contacts store. Works well.
- Export outlook CSV file from gmail.
- Import the CSV file into Windows Address Book.
- Configure ITunes to auto sync contacts from the Windows Address Book.
Other iPod related tools I found while doing this: