DejaOffice 2.2 [new feature] — new icons that match Ice Cream Sandwich

We’ve redone our entire icon set and UI. We looked hard at Android’s guidelines for ICS and worked to make DejaOffice as consistent as possible without losing key business efficiency on the mobile form factor.

  • New header treatment
  • New home screen icons
  • New submenu icons
  • Action Overflow on all screens
  • New blue-themed icon family

Download DejaOffice 2.2 free from www.dejaoffice.com/androidapp

DejaOffice 2.2 [new feature] — Full database encryption

Security is a big deal for us. The data we put into our phones today is equivalent to the information people used to scrawl on tiny pieces of paper and stuff in their wardrobe in the old days. Having a phone that does not encrypt your valuable data is like leaving your house unlocked with a sign in the front saying, “Unlocked home, come get it!”

That’s why we’ve added full database encryption in DejaOffice. We don’t just encrypt select data types like notes. The entire DejaOffice database that resides on your phone is encrypted and locked. You can choose from a pattern-match challenge or an alpha-numeric challenge to unlock the database.

Download DejaOffice 2.2 free from www.dejaoffice.com/androidapp

DejaOffice 2.2 [new feature] — Record-level swipe gestures for quick actions

DejaOffice adds swipe gestures that can be engaged for each record. Simply swipe from left-to-right on a Contact in DejaContacts to bring up a useful Quick Action menu.

Quick Action menu options include:

  • Call
  • SMS
  • Email
  • Map

Download DejaOffice 2.2 free from www.dejaoffice.com/androidapp

Business features of Palm OS on your Android

The Verge recently did an excellent write-up on StyleTap’s app that emulates Palm OS on Android devices.  CompanionLink pays much reverence to Palm OS because we got our start with that platform.  However, we’re a strong fan of adopting the new Android OS instead of fighting it.

Bringing business features from Palm OS to Android

Palm OS had simple and functional capabilities for business contact management, calendar scheduling, task management, and note-taking.  We have developed a PalmOS-like business PIM/CRM app for Android.  It’s called DejaOffice and is currently available for free on the Google Play store.  The existence of DejaOffice is rooted in transforming Android devices into business CRM tools that mirror the simplicity and functional themes of Palm OS.  As topping on the cake, we wish to also take advantage of the powerful features of today’s smartphones (GPS, location awareness, etc.).

More info on DejaOffice available at www.dejaoffice.com.

DejaOffice 2.2 [new feature] – Account management

DejaOffice 2.2 configures as an Account on your phone.  This means you do not need to sync DejaOffice with the existing Contacts accounts to get things like Caller ID to work.  It just works!

This is a big deal for people who previously had problems with the perception of duplicate data.  The problem really stems from synchronizing DejaContacts to the built-in Contacts app on the device. When you did this, there were two sets of records (one in DejaContacts and one in the built-in Contacts app).  You would get the impression that this was one set of data, duplicated.

With our new account management feature, you don’t need to sync to the built-in Contacts app.  This eliminates the perception of duplicate data and cleanly keeps DejaOffice data in it’s own account on the phone.

 

DejaOffice 2.2 will be launching towards the end of Summer 2012. To try a Beta version of the app, visit www.dejaoffice.com/androidapp and click the red button.