DejaOffice responds to Google Disruption

The high tech keyword for our century is Disruption.  Investors seek disruptive partners.

Disruption means an innovative company enters a stable market environment, generally with a low cost service, and knocks the current players out of the market by providing lower prices and better service. In this sense, Google has been disruptive to the Search Engine industry by providing a fast effective tool without visible advertising.  They have also disrupted the Cell Phone OS market, the Internet Browser market, and the Online News market. They have captured a firm lead in all these areas.

There is a second aspect to disruption that investors seek.  Once a company gains ascendancy over the competition, the disruptive company raises their prices to consumers so that the disruptive company becomes highly profitable. Consumers end up being worse off than they were before.

With Google, the profit motive appears to increasingly be made by isolated Silicon Valley based executives, with little feel for how they play out in the real world.  It is a sad truth that where Google once stood for innovation and low cost development tools, now they are nearly a constant headache to fend off their mistaken motivations and increasing prices.

Google Calendar API – Batch Endpoints Change

In March 2018, Google Announced that their Batch Endpoint for many API commands was changing.  The current API URL is to be deprecated March 25th 2019.  Somehow, Google figures that every customer with an API dependent software tool created before March 2018 will update their tool within this year grace period.  Clearly Google Management has no idea how long software cycles are.  We still have customers using Windows XP!  No one likes to change software versions.  More information is available here: https://www.companionlink.com/support/google-batch-endpoint-advisory.html

Google Geocoding API – Whopping Price Increase

In June 2018, Google announced that their website Geocode API was going to increase their pricing.  Geocoding is what is used when we look up an address, and replace it with a Logitude/Latitude value for map purposes.  Google Geocoding also includes location pictures and mini-map.  We use this in DejaOffice for iPhone, DejaOffice for Android and DejaOffice on the PC.

The price for a basic lookup changed from $0.005 per lookup to $0.02 per lookup.  What this means for DejaOffice is that our service in map lookups changed from being under $100, to suddenly becoming a $2000 per month bill.  This is for a free APP on the App store!  We quickly changed our Android and IPhone map lookups to the new Mobile Maps API, which was suggested by Google as an alternative. Customers saw this change go into place in November, and it seems to be a good drop-in replacement.

Google Geocoding API – Whopping Price Increase – Redux

So in February, Google announces that they “improved” the Mobile Maps API.  We have a six month window to switch to the improved version.  The improved version will change $0.02 per lookup.  Just Wow!

First we have a required App change, and second, we get our $2000 bill back.

So in DejaOffice you can count on mapping changes again in the next four months.  It is likely we will add an in-app tool to add funds for people who use a lot of mapping features.  Also we will be adding more location info to our sync, so once you map a contact or calendar event, you do not have to look it up again, thus avoiding a chargeable item.  Isn’t Disruption fun!

Google READ_SMS and READ_CALL_LOG Permissions

In November 2018, Google informed us that they would be removing all apps that used READ_SMS permission on Android.  In DejaOffice, we use these to add SMS text to Contact History.  We also use READ_CALL_LOG to add call followup information, and DejaOffice Caller ID.

Google’s handling of this issue is largely machine based, and heavy handed.  We have requested an exception.  However, DejaOffice does not fit into their set list of apps that are allowed these permissions.  They will remove DejaOffice from the App store if we do not remove these capabilities from the App.  We have applied twice, but can’t get by their machine blocker (probably named HAL – Open the Bay Door, Hal!)

So in February 2019, we have been forced to remove a number of DejaOffice features from our Android product:

  1. Read SMS Text to Contact History
  2. Identify incoming calls using DejaOffice Contact list
  3. Follow up on inbound calls to add a Contact History item

We are seeking another external tool, maybe Whatsapp, which may allow us to restore this functionality through that tool.  But obviously, Google Android is wanting to limit our access, and cannot be flexible because an innovative product does not fit their rigid expectations.

Google is a great technology partner.  But these moves show they clearly are going the path of IBM, then Microsoft, then Apple, then Google.  An innovative Disruptor, upon market dominance, becomes an intractable barrier to innovation.

10 Ways to Secure Your Information Across Your Devices Online

The digital revolution has brought great advances in public access to information. Before the internet, you needed a set of encyclopedias or a visit to the library to find things out. Now, almost any information you desire is at your fingertips, on the computer. But the same technology that permits information access online makes us vulnerable to invasion by others seeking valuable information or resources from us. So it is vital in this digital age to take strong steps to protect yourself and devices.

Here are 10 ways to secure your information across your devices online:

  1. Pick Strong Passwords

This is the obvious one, but you’d be amazed how many people choose simple passwords that are easy for sophisticated hackers to hack. Algorithms can go through millions of simple possibilities in seconds. A good password should contain/include alphabetical, symbolic, and numeric characters. It should be of sufficient length, 10-12 characters, and not contain obvious names or words. Acronyms make good passwords because they are easy to remember, yet do not present discernible patterns for hackers. Also, obviously your passwords across different apps should be different, not the same.

  1. Protect Your Passwords

They are the keys to your digital kingdom! Do not give your passwords to others. Password manager apps are one great answer for those who have many passwords. If you do use a password manager app, make sure their reputation is excellent and security strong. After all, someone who gains access to that information will pretty much gain access to all that you own, in one form or another. Change your passwords when notified of any security breach.

  1. Maintain Separate User and Admin Accounts

Maintaining separate user and admin accounts is a common, almost universal, practice in business settings these days. It is a good idea for your home devices as well. Protect your admin account with a password. Use this account only for admin purposes. If your computer is hacked, the hacker will not automatically have access to make administrative changes. It also makes sense to protect your user account with a password. If your computer is stolen, the thief will need to know the password to immediately access any information you keep on file.

  1. Keep Software Current

This is done automatically, in large part, these days on many computers. If you don’t have your computer set up to automatically update at specified times, do so. Many updates are security fixes to combat vulnerabilities in programs. There is a continuous race between developers and hackers who wish to exploit these vulnerabilities. If you are not updating, hackers can easily win this race! Back up your files. It is also a good idea to back up all vital information on two flash drives. Store one and keep the other with you when you go places. In the unlikely event of some kind of disaster (fire, hurricane, theft, etc.) you will maintain your vital information.

  1. Connect With Care

Connect only to secure sites. Do not use public Wi-Fi to conduct personal or business affairs. If you must connect to sites where security is questionable, use a strong Virtual Private Network (VPN) like Surfshark. Try it here.

  1. Practice Multi-Factor Authentication

Two-factor, or multi-factor, authentication is the use of more than one form of identity verification to gain site access. Passwords are one method. Security questions are another often-used form of authentication. But many times the information commonly used is easily available to identity thieves as well. So, if you are going to use a security question, make sure the information is personal and truly private. Biometrics is another method growing in sophistication and popularity. Facial recognition or iris identification should someday be the norm in all computers. Fingerprints or voice identification are other good examples. Biometrics authentication is the future state of the art, although all methods still face challenges. Some devices have biometric capability now. Passwords will become a thing of the past, although they’re still vital currently! Setting alerts on your online accounts is another good practice.

  1. Use Caution with Emails

One of the most common security breaches comes from replying to or opening links in fraudulent emails. This is commonly known as phishing. Never open a link in an email unless you are absolutely certain it is from a trusted source. Don’t even open it then. A common hacker practice is to gain entrance to one account and use that account to send phony messages to all contacts, with requests for money or information. Phishing emails have led to many notorious security breaches. Think of the 2016 elections, when a phishing email led to the massive DNC security breach.

  1. Use a Good Security App

This is just good common sense. In this day and age, a good security app is a must. Many decent apps are free, but this is one area where it likely pays to pay. Consumer advocate sites rate the top security apps each year. If you don’t have one, hurry to check these ratings out, then purchase a good app. Visit at least 2 or 3 sites to get a consensus. Then check customer reviews as well.

  1. Minimize Physical Access Possibilities

Physical access to any of your devices may be the easiest way for someone to gain vital personal information. Don’t leave your computer up and running in public. Do not leave important applications open anywhere while you are absent. Protect access with a strong password. Although best practice with passwords is to not keep physical copies, in the real world, where you might have 50 passwords, this is often not practical. Keep password information in a secure spot.

  1. Utilize a Virtual Private Network (VPN)

The VPN has become vital to maintain strong internet security. VPNs encrypt information and route your connection through a remote server. Your actual identity and location are masked by that server. VPNs also permit connection to sites that are geographically restricted or forbidden. They protect information when using public Wi-Fi. VPNs can be used to stream video such as Hulu or Netflix. VPNs permit download access without a digital footprint. Business users can log on to their business networks while traveling. One of the highest rated VPNs is Surfshark. Surfshark has more than 500 servers in all parts of the globe to facilitate strength and speed of connection. They were recently named a top VPN newcomer. Surfshark now offers annual plans with decreased cost and 24/7 support. Presently, a no risk trial is available. This is an excellent opportunity to secure a strong VPN network at an unusually low price.

12 Awesome Resources For Developers On App Marketing

Developers often dislike marketers. The reasons for that are often quite simple – they had a bad previous experience where the marketer didn’t understand their product enough and oversold it. This only brings poor results and no one is happy.

However, this also comes from the fact that app developers don’t really understand marketing well enough. It has a different approach to the app – marketers are focused on users and what would work for them even though they might not always understand what it takes to make it happen.

This means that app developers, aware of what they can do, should try to learn the basics of marketing in order to market the app themselves or have a better relationship with their marketer. Here are some useful resources to begin with:

Gamasutra

This resource covers game development and the business of making and marketing games in general. In various sections you can find many useful tips on app development, marketing and crowdfunding.

They have a lot of posts and the community posts often as well. Some of the most quality posts come from established game developers but there are also a lot of useful tips from amateurs that can help you with all elements of app development”, – says a content marketer at UK Writings and State of Writing, Sarah Gilles.

Relate – The Digital Mag For Marketers

This app used to be called Appboy but they rebranded and published a great resource for people looking for marketing tips on various elements like deep linking, retention and much more.

People with experience share posts here and they share their personal tips an stories which is great.

Apptweak Blog

This blog is set on publishing fun, thorough and entertaining content on marketing and promotion. Here, you can learn everything you need to know about ASO, beta testing and much more.

Mobile Marketer Blog

This is always a great read because they often do case studies and conduct various research experiments to bring you the best conclusions and information they can. They serve a large market of big companies but also small businesses just starting out as well.

You’ll be able to find a lot of great data here.

The App Guy Podcast

This is a fun podcast which offers a lot of useful information on all aspects of app marketing. There are a lot of episodes and you can hear from app entrepreneurs, startup founders and so on. People really love it and have found it useful in the past”, – says Tina Gruber, an app marketer from Simple Grad and Academized.

App Savvy – Ken Yarmosh

App Savvy is an amazing book dedicated to all app marketers out there. Ken really dedicates his time to elaborate the subject and bring it closer to the reader. This book may be a bit old but its still timeless.

Touch Arcade

This is a forum dedicated to game developers and helping them solve their issues. Here, a lot of experienced people and amateurs alike post their tips and advice in order to help others create a better marketing campaign for their apps.

Tune Blog

This blog is publishing great content from industry experts on several areas, making it one of the most helpful blogs out there for app developers.

Appentive Blog

Appentive makes a point out of creating valuable pieces for their readers. “They cover a wide range of topics but you will most likely be able to find anything you need on this blog” comments April Cordero, a tech writer at Let’s go and learn and Student Writing Services.

Fiksu Webinars

These webinars can help you learn amazing things about app marketing and it’s especially good because you can ask questions at the end of the webinar and get all of that extra information that you need.

iPhoneDevSDK

This is an amazing blog and a great place to exchange some information and tips between independent developers. There are interesting debates and insights from time to time.

Arkenea

This is a mobile app development company that offers a blog on app development and design, app marketing and so on. There are also interviews with successful people from the app and startup industries.

Find The Best Way To Market Your App

Marketing can be difficult and seem terrifying but it becomes much easier once you learn how to do it properly. Who better to market your app than yourself? You know what you can do and what is possible, so learn the basics and dive a bit deeper into the specifics. Hopefully, these resources can help.

Improving User Attentiveness Using Just Six Mobile Content Tips

These days, a mobile phone has literally become a device possessed by everyone. When it comes to creating mobile content that is top-notch, one essential skill required remains copywriting. Most online content created are usually aimed at being easily accessed on mobile. However in spite of this, there are certain other factors that have to be considered in ensuring that these content can get the viewer’s attention and pique his interest. Doing this would require taking certain measures.

  1. Use Less Images and More Text

On the average, humans are attracted to images rather than written texts. This is due to the fact that images can easily be looked at and understood without requiring further study of any kind. Therefore, the use of images should be limited except that is all you require to pass your message.

Removing or limiting the number of images you use when publishing your content ensures that mobile viewers actually read the content. When reading blog posts, press releases or web contents on mobile devices, users would easily get distracted when they see an image and would tend to focus and spend more time on the image.

Therefore, if images are not entirely necessary to use with your content, then do not use them.

  1. Create an Eye-Catching Intro

Since mobile users can easily swipe away anything that disinterests them, one way to ensure that your content is read is by starting with something that would catch their attention and captivate them. Once you have gotten their attention with your introduction, you can be pretty sure that they would read through.

“Bringing your best points or details forward to the beginning of your content ensures that after their attention is captured, they subsequently continue to read through till the end. Making your intro something lacklustre would effectively drive the user’s attention elsewhere and they would end up not reading your content,” says William Lefevre, a Content manager at Stateofwriting and Eliteassignmenthelp.

Therefore, an effective way to capture user attention is the use of powerful and impactful intros.

  1. Use Only Necessary Words

When creating mobile content, one very effective way of making users lose interest is the use of unnecessary words. The use of complicated words and sentences in places where simpler statements could be used is downright unnecessary. The use of mobile keywords should be your paramount interest and goal.

Whatever message you intend on passing across should be done using relevant facts before users lose interest and swipe away. The faster you get to the point, the higher the likelihood that your mobile user has gotten the message you are passing across.

The only way you can achieve this is ensuring that you do not include irrelevant information before they get to read the actual content.

  1. Create Easy-to-read and Friendly Content

Keeping in mind that you are creating content for mobile, you should ensure it can be easily understood. To create very explicit and easily understandable content, use these tools:

Via writing and Academ advisor are some guides which would assist you in creating user-friendly content.

Academized is a content editing tool endorsed by Australianreviewer that helps remove unnecessary stuff in your content.

Study demic and Writing populist are online tools that help you proofread and eliminate errors.

Paper fellows and Australian help are content formatting tools that assist you in getting your content into the best format.

Mywritingway is an online grammar checking tool that ensures your words and sentences do not have grammatical errors.

Bigassignments and Oxessays help you generate captivating titles and subheadings among others for your content.

  1. Ensure Availability of Your Content

To guarantee that your content is having the type of impact you want, you need to ensure that it is easily accessible by a wide range of mobile users. This implies that you have got to place your content on strategic websites and pages that are visited by a very wide range of mobile users.

Since just about everybody makes use of a mobile device, you should make deliberate efforts to ensure that nobody is exempted from seeing your content. This is a step you can take by placing your content on virtually every channel and device they make use of until their attention is drawn to it.

Exemption of any channel implies a number of people who do not have access to your content.

  1. Use Concise and Captivating Headlines

The heading of any article or write-up goes a very long way in determining whether or not readers would end up reading the content. A dreary or lifeless headline would effectively kill the morale of mobile users so much that they would not have any interest in determining the contents of this article.

The use of an attention-drawing heading makes mobile users very interested in wanting to determine what the remaining part of the content has to say before they swipe away. When mobile users see a captivating headline, they are encouraged to go beyond just the headline and end up reading your content. Also, in creating the headline of the content, you have to ensure that it is something a wide range of mobile viewers would be interested in.

Basically, these are some tips that would help you capture mobile user attentiveness. Using these tips, you can effectively engage reader attention while ensuring that their attention actually lasts long enough to get your message.

An Ode to Ecco Pro

As we begin the rollout of DejaOffice PC CRM, some of the pioneers of small business Contact managers are on my mind.

A caller this week mentioned Ecco Pro, which was a very popular program back in the mid 1990s.

Ecco Pro as I recall was built on a foundation of an outline manager. Originally it was only an outliner. As it grew, there was a Contacts, Calendar, Task and Notes application. Originally published by Arabesque software, the company got purchased by NetManage in Seattle.

I don’t recall that it was very expensive at the time. Maybe $99 or $59 or something like that. I never used it. At the time we were working primarily with TeleMagic (DOS) and GoldMine (DOS). Both TeleMagic and GoldMine used dBase II format files, an so it was easy to make add-on products. Ecco had a proprietary file format.

By 1997 Ecco Pro had about a million users. Inexplicably, NetManage closed down the entire program. There were rumors for years that someone would buy it, but no on ever did. Ecco died a corporate death; sold to a company that did not know what they had.

Douglas P. Rice has a great writeup about being hired by NetManage just before the big fccollapse.  We don’t often think about how software was sold before the internet was commonly used, and it’s funny to read that they did not ship product updates online.

More resources:

James Kendrick – Memory Lane – Ecco Pro

Wikipedia – Ecco Pro

EccoMAGIC – EccoMagic Forums

A decade after Ecco went off the market, the Ecco User’s Group approached CompanionLink to write a sync to Phones at that time (BlackBerry, Pocket PC).  I was staunchly against it. First, there is no API. Second, the user base could not grow; only shrink. The CompanionLink Meme is to provide free telephone technical support to our customers. Some call this foolish, but I feel that many people need the help from time to time. But I don’t want to get caught getting unlimited phone calls for an unsupported product.

For those that wanted Ecco Pro to be a Contact Manager, we finally have a new product for you. DejaOffice PC CRM Standalone will handle Contacts, Calendar, Tasks and Notes, and synchronize them easily to Android and iPhone. At $49.95 we hope it can be a worthy successor to this industry pioneer.

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Google Sync for Outlook – Competitive Upgrade for Batch Endpoint Move March 2019

A year ago, Google announced a change to their Batch Endpoint URL  Batch enpoints are used by any application that wants to update a number of records in a Google API.  One can hardly have an efficient Google Sync if you do not use the batch endpoints.

The announcement states that the old endpoints will cease working on March 25, 2019.

Free update for CompanionLink Customers:  CompanionLink Customers with software purchased after January 1, 2014 (a five year period) will get a free update for their software.  Purchases from 2014 through 2016 can update CompanionLink 7.  Purchases from 2016 through 2018 are current with CompanionLink 8.  Please download your update from our updates page.

$29.95 update for customers using Competing Products:  CompanionLink extends our upgrade pricing to competitive products.  Upgrade to CompanionLink 8 like you are one of our family.  The upgrade price for CompanionLink for Google is $39.95 and we offer a $10 discount.  Click here to purchase it for $29.95.  You can also purchase CompanionLink for Outlook for the same price, which offers direct support for sync from Outlook to Android/iPhone using USB, Wi-Fi or DejaCloud sync.

DejaOffice PC CRM – Beta Released!

Having spent nearly 6 months developing this, it is a great moment for us.  The first time we can show what we have been working on!

Download to try it out yourself:  https://www.companionlink.com/downloads/download-dpc.php

Setup guide:  https://www.companionlink.com/support/kb/DejaOffice_PC_CRM_Sync_Setup_Guide

This is a 14 day demo but we are happy to extend the demo.  We are looking for feedback and ideas.

Tech Support:  (503)243-5200 hours – 7am-3:30pm
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DejaOffice PC CRM – Dec 2 Update

Here is a new video we made.

We are now feature complete.  As you can see from the video, moving from screen to screen is working well.  Pinned windows are awesome. Most features are working well.

What is not working currently is that auto-sync is brand new, and still a bit bumpy.  Sometimes the app stops while sync is in background.  There are still some crashing behavior for advanced operations  like Add task, then add category within the add task view.

We are going to have a first-launch wizard for settings and I don’t think that is done yet.  That’s at least a day’s worth of work.

We will be doing advanced inhouse testing December 3-8.  We will know in a week whether we are on schedule for the beta test December 15th.

Other Schedule Changes:

Act! Assistant is moved up due to changes in the Act! community.  We finished some Act! Specific features like History and Opportunities so they will be available in the December beta release.

Outlook Plugin – moved the date out a bit so our Programmer can have a Christmas break.

Hoping to get to beta Dec 15th.

If you have not opted in already – do it here.

DejaOffice PC CRM – Nov 9 Update

Welcome to everyone who is interested in this product.

When we first started this in July, I had hoped to have a beta released by October. Our dates have obviously slipped a bit. We are still going to deliver this product. It will be GREAT!

Pictured here is DPC today.  The main screen you see shows a contact list and contact view.  In the background you can see “Pinned” windows for Month View, Day View, Tasks and Contacts.

The pinned windows can stay on your desktop.  This has become the main feature of DPC.  The reason is that they are so darn handy. You can size them small but when you need to add a new record, or look up a contact, just one click and you are “live”.

Click on a contact list, type a name “bob” and all records matching that name are shown.  Hit down arrow and hit enter, and you see all the details.  Hit enter again to edit the record.  All popups show in under one second, and you can fully navigate without a mouse.

Using your mouse you can click on the calendar, move the month forward to see next months schedule, click for a day view and schedule an appointment.  All popups under one second.  Schedule and save is under one second.

Our toolkit is built on Microsoft’s Fluent Design framework.  In addition to being very fast, it allows some very nice transparent effects.  We use the transparency and some nice pictures to make a pleasant workspace  This is an app that really shows how Windows 10 is supposed to make life better.

DejaOffice PC runs on Windows 7 and Windows 8 also.  However, the transparent effects are not available on those platforms.  We can’t support Windows XP.

Q. If I switch from Palm Desktop and don’t like it, can I go back?
– We call this a migration, and the migration App is INCLUDED in DPC, not superseded by it.  So setting up DPC will connect Palm Desktop/Outlook/IBM Notes to the DejaOffice App, and keep it fully up to date.  This is real-time sync.

Q. How does this work with DejaOffice on my Phone.
– In addition to migration, DPC has built in sync to DejaOffice on Android and iPhone.  You can use Wi-Fi, USB or DejaCloud sync.

Q. Does this replace CompanionLink for me?
– If you use CompanionLink for Outlook, Palm Desktop or Google then DPC effectively replaces the product.  That is; you will not need to use CompanionLink any more. You can always go back though.  This product does not remove CompanionLink settings or modify them in any way (except to turn them off).

Q. Will there be an Outlook Add-In?
– DPC Standalone will sync with Outlook.  In addition, DPC for Outlook will have an add-in for Outlook that allows you to launch, view, and modify DPC from inside of Outlook.  Using the Add-in is optional, but it will extend the features of Outlook.  For instance, in Outlook 2019, with IMAP folders, Color categories are not available.  DPC will allow you to set categories for calendar events, tasks and contacts.  Outlook will show the colors.

Q. What about Act! and GoldMine
– DPC from the start will be able to show data from Act! and GoldMine.  But we anticipate adding more specific features in those products in 1qtr 2019.

Right now, development is centered on the myriad of small features we built into DejaOffice for Android.  Address lookup, selecting multiple categories for a record, We are allocating about three more work days for our current sprint.

Our in-house alpha test will start Mid-November.  If this goes well, the DejaOffice PC CRM should be in open beta by December 1st.  Development on the Outlook Plugin will start then, and we are hoping to release that to beta by the end of December.  So we are looking at a January 2019 release date for the full product.

Right now, December 1 for release to beta testers.  Thank you for your interest.

If you have received an email from us, you are signed up for our beta.  If you have not signed up for the beta please do it here:

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How to synchronize Outlook to Nokia 7.1 without using Exchange

Nokia has announced the Nokia 7.1 with Android Pie. At $350 this is a strong mid-range phone with a good feature set. This price point is ideal for people who mean business, but can’t afford the $1000 flagships offered by Samsung and Apple.

This phone has a dual SIM capabillity.  One of the SIM card takes up the Micros SD slot, so you cannot have both SD and a second SIM card.

Exchange is great if you want to pay for it.  But many people use Outlook IMAP folders, and also older version like Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2007.  CompanionLink provides the ideal solution by providing sync without using Exchange.  When you sync using CompanionLink’s system you get many features that Exchange Sync lacks; Color Categories, Task sync, Notes Sync, and Calendar Events linked to a Contact.

To sync Outlook to Nokia 7.1 without Exchange

  1. From Google Play Store, install DejaOffice on your Nokia 7.1 phone
  2. On your PC, download CompanionLink for Outlook on your PC.
  3. Configure both for DejaCloud Sync
  4. Watch your Outlook Contacts and Calendar appear on your phone.

DejaOffice is Free.  CompanionLink runs on a two-week trial.

Click here for more information on Using Microsoft Office without a Subscription.

The most Powerful part of the CompanionLink system is having Widgets on the Android Desktop.

What is a widget?  A widget shows App information on the phone desktop.  A widget allows me to quickly see my day view, and my contact list – without opening an app.  I can quickly tap on the location and get to my next appointment.  No search, no scroll.  Just one tap and I’m in maps.  One tap and I can call or sms.  Automatically updated all day.

Special features of DejaOffice:

  • Time zone management, so when you land your Calendar doesn’t go wonky
  • Calendar Colors that match Outlook
  • Templates that save time entering new Appointments and Tasks
  • Persistent alarms to be sure I don’t miss anything.
  • Recurring tasks compatible with Outlook
  • Optional:  Franklin Covey task priorities  A1, B2, C99
  • Works same on Android and iPhone, Phones and Tablets.

Check out https://www.dejaoffice.com for more information.

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