Google is no longer just a web-based email service. It’s an enabler of data; it’s a mobilizer of data. Harness its power, and you’ll get a suite of free tools and mobile services. Business users can leverage the tools to mobile their PC data to any smartphone.
If you use PC software to organize your contacts, calendar, tasks, and notes, you can leverage the power of Google to mobilize this data to your phone. All you need is a way to link you PC software to Google. The rest is history (and free).
Here’s what you need to do:
1. Get a free Google or Gmail account. www.google.com/mail
2. Download a 14-day evaluation version of CompanionLink. This software will link your PC data to your Google account. CompanionLink supports Outlook, Lotus Notes, GroupWise, Palm Desktop, ACT!, and GoldMine data.
3. If you have an iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, or Symbian S60 phone, enable Google Sync to work with your phone. This will sync your Google data with your phone. If you have a Google Android-based phone or Palm webOS phone, do nothing. Those phones automatically sync with your Google account.
That’s it. You’ll never pay any monthly charges for wireless sync. Your only software purchase is for CompanionLink, which is a one-time cost from $39.95 to $99.95 depending on what PC software you’re synchronizing.