People who rely on Microsoft Outlook to manage their business life and clients are often dismayed at the poor Outlook-integration options available for Android devices. If you have an Exchange Server, integration of contact and calendar is easy. You are still stuck with Notes and Tasks. If you are a small business and working with a standalone version of Outlook, then you are really stuck because there is no Outlook app for Android.
There are disjoint tools available on Google Play that handle one kind of data really well – such as a great calendar app or a reliable tasks app. However, business people don’t want to juggle between contacts, tasks, notes, and calendar apps built by different vendors. They want a single Outlook app for Android that allows data to work intuitively together, so calendar appointments and notes are linked to people in their contact list; category colors match up between PC Outlook and Outlook on Android; and notes on clients made on their Android sync up nicely to Outlook on their PC. This type of workflow matches their use of Outlook on the PC.
DejaOffice is best Outlook app for Android
DejaOffice CRM is an app suite built to replicate standalone Outlook on Android devices. It does everything that Outlook supports – multiple calendar, categories, reminders, contacts, notes, journal entries, and multiple task lists with priorities. It doesn’t do email; that is still handled by your Android’s email client.
The app is a free download from Google Play. It comes with a tablet-mode setting for dual-pane views that utilize the larger screen space.
Advanced Outlook features are now available on Android
Here’s a list of some advanced features that DejaOffice supports that power Outlook users will appreciate.
- Link contacts to calendar appointments, tasks, notes, and journal.
- Color categories that match Outlook on your PC.
- Sort contact list by File As setting in Outlook.
- Group by Company
- Search by any Outlook field – contacts, contact notes, address, phone number, email address, etc.
- Day, week, month, list, and year views with recurring patterns that match Outlook
- Task list with priorities that match Outlook (High, Medium, Low). You can also use other styles like Franklin Covey, Getting Things Done, Take Back Your Life, and Palm Desktop.