Watch your productivity skyrocket with Tasks on Android

Many business professional rely on the “tasks” or “to-do” functions found in popular desktop software such as Microsoft Outlook to help keep themselves organized. Tasks are useful for prioritizing your day, or just keeping track of the things you don’t want to forget. Anyone who has read David Allen’s Getting Things Done will tell you that the key to time management is to organize your priorities on an external to-do list. This way, the brain has can better focus on the task at hand than on keeping track of all your tasks.

CompanionLink’s software for Android phones allows you to carry your tasks with you, ready to access at a moments notice. Users are able to sync tasks/to-dos from Outlook, Lotus Notes, ACT! by Sage, Novell GroupWise, Goldmine and Palm Desktop to an Android phone via a secure USB connection.

CompanionLink works through the CL USB Sync app users download to their Android phone. This app has advanced Tasks functionality to group and sort by category, date or alphabetically. Power users who use categories to manage their Tasks on the desktop will be pleased to find that these categories sync across to the phone. With the powerful built-in search feature, managing hundreds of tasks is a breeze.

For more information and to download a free trial, visit www.companionlink.com.

CompanionLink Support Notice for DEVOUR and CLIQ

Motorola DEVOUR and CLIQ use a technology called MOTOBLUR.  While our software syncs contact data correctly to these phones, MOTOBLUR impedes the “viewability” of the data so it appears that contacts have not synchronized over correctly.

We recommend all DEVOUR and CLIQ users sync their contacts wirelessly through Google using CompanionLink for Google and not via direct USB sync. We are currently working on a solution to the problem, and will post a notification once the fix is available.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Any questions or comments can be directed to support@companionlink.com

CompanionLink supports Motorola DEVOUR

Motorola DEVOURCompanionLink Software is proud to support the new Motorola DEVOUR with MOTOBLUR. The Motorola DEVOUR builds on the great features of the popular DROID phone. The DEVOUR runs the Android operating system, allowing users access to the thousands of apps currently available.

With CompanionLink, users can synchronize contacts, calendar, tasks, and notes from popular information management software such as Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes, ACT! by Sage, Novell GroupWise, Palm Desktop and GoldMine to the Google account set up with the DEVOUR. Once data is synchronized to the Google account, the integration between Google and the DEVOUR will ensure data is transferred to the phone. CompanionLink is a cost-effective answer to people asking how they can get their desktop data on their DEVOUR in either a wireless via Google or wired USB fashion.

A 14-day evaluation version of the software is available at www.companionlink.com/android.

Leverage the power of Notes on Android

Sort your Notes and Memos by category.Many phones in the market today, specifically those running the Android operating system, do not have support for the ‘Notes’ feature that so many business professionals find essential. CompanionLink is proud to offer a solution to this problem.

CompanionLink’s software for Android allows people using  Outlook, Lotus Notes, ACT! by Sage, Novell GroupWise, Goldmine and Palm Desktop to sync all their notes/memos to an Android phone via a secure USB connection.

CompanionLink works through the CL USB Sync app users download to their Android phone. This app has advanced Notes functionality to handle thousands of records. Power users who use categories to manage their Notes on the desktop will be pleased to find that these categories sync across to the phone. Users can sort their notes by categories, and find the data they need with the powerful built-in search feature.

For more information and to download a free trial, visit www.companionlink.com.

CompanionLink offers ACT! to iPhone wireless sync service

Sync ACT! to iPhoneACT! by Sage users who also own an iPhone can use both technologies as part of their business workflow.  CompanionLink offers ACT! to iPhone synchronization that allows for two-way wireless transfer of ACT! contacts, activities, to-dos, notes, histories and opportunities.  CompanionLink also allows ACT! users to  link activities and notes to contacts for optimal organization of business data between ACT! and iPhone.

CompanionLink offers two ways to synchronize data between ACT! and iPhone – wired USB sync and wireless sync.  Wired USB sync transfers contacts and calendar data between ACT! and iPhone using Outlook and iTunes.  Wireless sync between ACT! and iPhone can be configured in one of two methods – sync via Google or sync via CompanionLink’s wireless sync service.  Sync via Google requires a Google account to hold ACT! data, and the Google Sync service to transfer data over-the-air.  Sync via CompanionLink’s wireless service transfers data directly between ACT! and iPhone.

A 14-day evaluation version of the ACT! to iPhone wireless sync software is available at www.companionlink.com/iphone.

CompanionLink set to Introduce Business Apps for iPad

With the introduction of the Apple iPad, business professionals have another option to be productive while away from their office or desks.  Apple announced that the iPad is compatible with the thousands of apps that are currently available for the iPhone.

CompanionLink plans to fully utilize the tablet-friendly format of the iPad by launching a suite of business apps to manage large volumes of contacts, calendar events, tasks and notes. Managing this wealth of data will be even easier with voice commands and dictation features that CompanionLink will integrate into their apps.

A sign-up form for updates and announcements about CompanionLink’s new business apps for iPad is available at www.companionlink.com/ipad.

Read CompanionLink’s press release on business apps for iPad here.

Sync Microsoft Exchange Calendar with your Nexus One

Sync Nexus One with Exchange

The new Nexus One from Google is a powerful device; however, multiple reports indicate that the Nexus One does not have built-in support for synchronizing Microsoft Exchange calendar.  This lack of Exchange calendar sync support has been verified by CNET.com in their reviews as well.

CompanionLink solves this problem by synchronizing not only Outlook/Exchange calendar with Nexus One, but also contacts, tasks and notes.  CompanionLink offers two methods to synchronize – secure USB sync and wireless sync via Google.

“CompanionLink supplies a key missing link that ensures calendar information flows accurately from the corporate database to the phone,” says Wayland Bruns, CEO of CompanionLink Software.

Visit www.companionlink.com/android for more info.

USB sync of Contacts between iPhone and Google

USB sync Google contacts with iPhone using iTunes

If you’re looking to sync only contacts between iPhone and Google, and don’t want to use the free Google Sync wireless service, use the built-in sync feature in iTunes.  The latest versions of iTunes have the option to do a USB sync of Google contacts with iPhone.

If you’re looking to do a USB sync of Google calendar with iPhone, CompanionLink can help.

Sort order for names on Android phones

Name sort options for Google and Android phones

Google combines the the first and last names into one “Name” field.  For example, if you had a contact record with a first name of “Bob” and last name of “Smith”, Google will combine that into Bob Smith.

Android phones (like Droid, Nexus One, CLIQ, etc.) also do this.  But what if you need to sort by “last name, first name” format?

CompanionLink has a new Name Order feature that addresses this with Google and Android-based phones.  Users can choose which format they’d like contacts to appear on their Android phone.

CompanionLink will sync PC with Nexus One


Credit (Nexus One): Google

CompanionLink announces two-way PC sync with Nexus One on the same day Google unveils the device to customers.  PC users who need to get their contacts, calendar, tasks and notes onto the device have two options – wired USB sync and wireless sync.

Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes, GroupWise, ACT!, GoldMine, and Palm Desktop are support.

Visit companionlink.com/android for full details on the sync options available.