Give the Kindle Fire a Productivity Boost with DejaOffice!

Image credit: AmazonWe just finished putting the Kindle Fire through its paces, testing both CompanionLink and DejaOffice on the affordable new tablet from Amazon. The results? DejaOffice runs well, and sync with the Kindle Fire works perfectly!

In fact, everything is working as we expected, with the exception of USB sync, which requires a small, but simple workaround. The Kindle Fire automatically mounts its SD card. You must Disconnect from USB Storage, then open DejaOffice and hit sync. We’re looking into a fix to eliminate this step, however.

After testing the Kindle Fire, I think it is important to remember that it’s first and foremost a Kindle – great for consuming media. But with a few easily downloaded apps like DejaOffice, you’ll have transformed your Kindle Fire into a business machine, filled with your contacts, calendars, tasks, memos, and more.

An Update On Syncing the DROID RAZR

The DROID RAZR is now available! We’ve been busy testing ours to ensure complete compatibility with CompanionLink and DejaOffice, and I happy to report that it performs as expected.

To sync the DROID RAZR with Outlook (and more), just make sure you’re running the latest version of DejaOffice (1.12.3) and connect the RAZR in “Charge Only” mode. After that, you should be set to sync.

If you’re new to CompanionLink and DejaOffice, we have some great resources to help you get started. Visit our Getting Started page to learn how to set up a reliable sync. Check out our Android Setup Guides for help configuring our software. And head over to our Support Center if you need more help getting everything up and running. Whether your a seasoned Android pro or are new to the platform, we’re here to help!

Now go on and enjoy your sleek new phone!

Four New Devices Released – And We Sync With All Of Them

November 2nd has proven to be a rather popular day for new devices – HTC, Samsung, and T-Mobile have all released new devices today. HTC has released the Radar 4G – a new Windows Phone 7 device at an attractive price point. Meanwhile, Samsung unleashed the Galaxy Tab 10.1 on T-Mobile’s 4G network. And lastly, T-Mobile is bringing two new MyTouch phones to the table: The aptly named T-Mobile MyTouch and the MyTouch Q.

Read on for a closer look at these devices, as well as to learn about syncing each of them using CompanionLink! Continue reading

Sync Outlook to Windows Phone via Windows Live

 

Sync via Windows LiveGreat news for those of you using Windows Live and Outlook: Sync via Windows Live is now in beta!  As you might expect, it works like our Sync via Google option: just put in your Windows Live credentials and we’ll wirelessly sync Contacts, Calendars, and Tasks from Outlook to Windows Live. From there, the data syncs down to your Windows Phone 7 or any other device configured with your Windows Live account.

This feature is currently in beta, but you can try it for yourself today by downloading the latest build of CompanionLink 5 (build 5004). When you select Windows Phone 7 as your device, you’ll see Sync via Windows Live as one of the sync options. Just follow the prompts from there and you’ll be set to begin syncing with Outlook or any other CRM system we support.

I should note that you can also opt to sync directly to Windows Live by selecting “No Device – Sync with Windows Live – BETA”. This allows you to sync Outlook to any device that your Windows Live account is set up on. And it’s not just Outlook – you can sync ACT!, Lotus Notes, Salesforce, and more with our new Sync via Windows Live option! So go ahead and get started today.

We’d love to get your feedback on Windows Live sync! Send us a message at marketing@companionlink.com or leave a comment below!

Sync The HTC EVO Design 4G

Sync the EVO Design 4GJust the other day, Sprint released the HTC EVO Design 4G.  At just $99, this Android-powered phone is a great buy. In fact, the EVO Design 4G features a lot of the power and style of the EVO 3D – just without the 3D. When it comes down to it, the value you get for your money makes the EVO Design 4G a hard phone to beat.

Tech Specs:

  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 4” qHD display
  • 5-megapixel, 720p camera
  • 4G data speeds
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)

As with nearly all new Android devices, we’re able to sync the EVO Design 4G with a variety of CRM software, including Outlook, ACT!, Salesforce, Lotus Notes, and more. To learn more, visit companionlink.com/android/outlook or download your 14-day free trial at companionlink.com/downloads today!

Looking to Sync the Samsung Galaxy Nexus?

Image Credit: AndroidCentral

If you haven’t heard already, Samsung has announced the long-awaited Galaxy Nexus. The Galaxy Nexus will be the first phone to feature the newest edition of Android – Ice Cream Sandwich. For many users, this will be the biggest reason to get the phone. That said, the Galaxy Nexus packs enough power to compete with the DROID RAZR on specs alone.

Of course, if you’re looking to sync the Galaxy Nexus with Outlook, ACT!, Salesforce, or any other CRM we support, you may be wondering if CompanionLink will be compatible with the new phone, and more importantly, Ice Cream Sandwich. The good news is that we’re already on the job. We intend to fully support the Galaxy Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich at launch.

Update: We just got our Galaxy Nexus in the office and have begun testing it. It is working as expected, with the exception of USB sync. The Galaxy Nexus varies from other Android phones in that it has no SD card. As such, our standard USB sync method does not work. We are exploring our options, but in the meantime we recommend using WiFi, Secure Hosted Sync, or Sync via Google when syncing the Galaxy Nexus.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated on our status here on the blog. In the meantime, take a look at the Galaxy Nexus’s specs below and spend some time deciding which one you want more: the Galaxy Nexus, or the recently announced DROID RAZR!

Tech Specs:

  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 4.65 HD Super AMOLED screen
  • 1GB RAM
  • 5-megapixel, 1080p camera; 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 4G LTE data speeds on Verizon (US)
  • NFC (Near Field Communication)
  • Android 4.0
Look for the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon sometime next month!

Use CompanionLink to Sync the New Motorola DROID RAZR

Image Credit: MotorolaMotorola just announced their latest, and perhaps their best, smartphone yet – the DROID RAZR. As the name suggests, this phone is razor-thin. In fact, it’s one of the thinnest phones available, measuring just 7.1mm thick. Don’t let its size fool you, however, this slim phone packs plenty of power!

Tech Specs:

  • Dual core 1.2GHz processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 1800ma battery (over 12 hours of talk time)
  • 4.3” Super AMOLED display featuring Gorilla Glass
  • 4G LTE Speeds

In addition to the specs above, the RAZR features both consumer and business-friendly capabilities. Motorola’s famous docking features make the phone your computing hub, allowing you to transform it into a laptop or media center effortlessly. And the RAZR is ready for business, with access to enterprise-level services like Exchange, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Office, and more.

Can’t wait to get your hands on one? The DROID RAZR is available for pre-order from Verizon beginning October 27th for $299. And since it’s running Android, you can sync the DROID RAZR with Outlook, Salesforce, ACT, and much more with ease using CompanionLink!

To learn more, or to try it out for yourself with a 14-day free trial, head over to our Android Sync page.

USB Sync Comes to All webOS Devices

webOS USB Sync

If there’s one feature request we’ve received by webOS users more than any other, it’s expanded support for USB sync. We’ve heard you, and we’ve been working on a way to bring it to you. Today, I’m happy to report we’ve done just that!

With the latest version of CompanionLink 5, available for download today, Direct USB sync is supported for all devices running webOS up to the current version (3.0.4)! You can now sync contacts, calendars, tasks, & memos via USB directly to your webOS device!

Getting started is easy – just make sure you’re running the latest version of CompanionLink, then download the updated version of our “CL USB Sync” app on your HP webOS device. Grab it today from the webOS App Catalog. Then, follow the steps in our Setup Guide to sync with your CRM database!

We know this feature has been a long-time coming. We’re thrilled to be able to release it to you today and we’d love to hear what you think! Let us know in the comments.

DejaOffice for Android 1.12.2 Now Available

If all the hype surrounding today’s iOS 5 release isn’t your thing, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. DejaOffice 1.12.2 for Android has just landed in the Android Market and will be in the Amazon Appstore soon. If you’ve been following along with our beta builds, this is an official release. For those who haven’t, this update brings a host of new features. I’ve mentioned some on the blog already, but I think a few of them are worth highlighting again.

Time Zone Shifting

For the world travelers our there, this feature should prove to be indispensible. The next time you change time zones, DejaOffice will ask you if you’d like to enable time zone shifting. There are three options: Yes, No, and Not Decided.

Selecting “Yes” adjusts your tasks and calendar events to the current, local time zone. This means an event at 4pm PST will be display as 7pm EST, for example. Choosing “No” ignores your current time zone. This means an event at 4pm PST will display as 4pm EST. Opting for “Not Decided” simply allows you to choose yes or no every time you enter a new time zone.

DejaToday Widget Enhancements

The DejaToday widget is now able to displays events beyond the current day. This is great for those who like to have an idea of what’s on the agenda tomorrow. To enable this feature, head into the DejaOffice Settings, choose DejaTasks, then select the number of Future Days you’d like to show. It’s that easy.

Performance & Stability Improvements

Of course, with an update this big, there’s a large number of performance and stability improvements, as well as bug fixes. We’ve worked hard to make DejaOffice 1.12.2 a great update. It’s available now in the Android Market and Amazon Appstore, so update today and start taking advantage of the new features!

For the full list of release notes, head over to the DejaOffice website. And be sure to let us know what you think in the comments below!

DejaOffice Is Ready For iOS 5

Image Credit: Engadget

Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 5, will be released any time now. With a host of great new features, including improved notifications, wireless sync, and iCloud, many users will understandably be eager to update. However, some users may hesitate, waiting to ensure their most-used apps are iOS 5 compatible.

Today, I’m happy to report that DejaOffice 1.2.5 and above is iOS 5 ready!

We’ve been testing our app on the beta builds for some time now and have not seen any issues when using DejaOffice on iOS 5. So, just ensure you’re running the latest version of DejaOffice by checking for any updates in the App Store, then go enjoy the new features in iOS 5! We’re loving the new notification system – what about you?