Turn the Galaxy S5 into an extension of your office by installing the DejaOffice app (free) and integrating with Outlook. You can enable push sync or set up USB connected sync between Galaxy S5 and Outlook contacts, calendar, notes, tasks, categories, and journal entries. This is a cost-effective alternative to hosting data in Microsoft or Google’s cloud.
Why you need a Kies alternative
Many people try to configure Samsung Kies to sync with Galaxy S5. Users have recently reported missing sync options, missing data, and general connectivity trouble when trying to synchronize. You can read about these problems here, here, and here. You can also read about one USATODAY.com editor’s experience using Kies.
If you value your Outlook data and need a solution that works out of the box with Galaxy S5, turn to CompanionLink. It’s been downloaded more than 1.2 million times and is the #1 independent provider for Android sync with Outlook.
Your options for S5 Outlook sync
CompanionLink’s configuration lets you choose the Outlook data you want to sync. You can toggle Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, Notes, and Journal. You can select two-way sync or limit it to just one-way transfer. You can even select the sync direction (Outlook > S5, or S5 > Outlook).
If you have multiple Outlook PST files and Folders, you can select which ones to sync. Let’s say you have an iPad and use iCloud. Your Outlook client will have your default Outlook Contacts/Calendar folder (PST file) as well as a separate iCloud Contacts/Calendar folder (PST file). It’s important that you are able to choose the right Outlook folders to sync with Galaxy S5 so you do no accidently mix data.
You can select to sync specific Outlook Categories to sync with S5. Many professionals store leads and clients in the same Outlook Contacts file under different categories. Or, they store Personal and Business data. It’s important to have flexibility to select which Categories to synchronize with Galaxy S5.
You can pick how you want to synchronize. CompanionLink allows sync to Galaxy S5 over USB, WiFi, DejaCloud, and using a Gmail account. Each sync method has its merits; click here for a complete discussion on this. No other Android Outlook app offers this breadth of sync options to fit the needs for security and convenience.
Someone to call in case you need help
CompanionLink extends free phone support and email support to Galaxy S5 owners. Visit this page for help if you need help.
CompanionLink also serves step-by-step guides to configure each type of synchronization:
You can also purchase a $49 RunStart package that schedules time with a CompanionLink technician who will log into your PC and set up the synchronization. This guarantees a correctly configured Galaxy S5 to PC sync and the peace of mind knowing your Outlook database isn’t being accidently corrupted.