Sync Outlook (& More) To Google+

Google+ is still very new, but it’s shaping up to be quite popular among early adopters. Invites are beginning to flow more freely, and more and more users are getting to try out the hyped new network.

That said, many users receive a Google+ invite only to find an empty site because all their contacts are stored in Outlook, not Google. Currently, Google does not provide an import tool for Google+ (though they are working on it). So how can you populate your Google+ network and maximize its potential? It’s simple: use CompanionLink.

CompanionLink allows you to sync contacts from Outlook, Palm Desktop, and other PC software into your Google Contacts. From there, you can simply log into Google+ and connect with (or invite) your contacts. It’s that easy! Before you know it, you’ll be experiencing Google+ as it was designed to be used.

Whitepaper – Desktop Sync Options for Android

CompanionLink has published a whitepaper that explores the options for syncing Android to the desktop. Compare features and benefits between Google Calendar Sync, the Microsoft Outlook plug-in for Google Apps Premier, HTC Sync and CompanionLink’s wired and wireless sync options. This can be extremely helpful when looking for a solution to sync contacts, calendar, tasks and notes to an Android device. Feel free to download the whitepaper for your own reference or to distribute to friends and clients.

You can download the whitepaper here.

Follow up to ACT! road show (San Francisco)

The road show went great!  People left with a clear understanding of what ACT! 2010 offers and how CompanionLink allows them to sync ACT! data with virtually any major smartphone on the market today.

This broad compatibility with all smartphones makes CompanionLink unique.

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Video: How to sync ACT! with Google

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Why sync ACT! with Google?  Because then you can use the free Google Sync service to sync data between Google and your phone.  This gives you free wireless sync of ACT! contacts and calendar with your phone, courtesy of CompanionLink (a one-time purchase) and Google Sync (free).

Here’s more info about how it works.

Closing ACT! activities and creating history item

CompanionLink allows you to complete an ACT! calendar activity on your phone.  CompanionLink allows creates a History item for the completed activity.

You can do this by inserting a forward slash “/” in the subject line of the calendar activity on your phone.

For example, if you have a phone call at 2:30 that needs to be marked as complete, you can insert a “/” at the beginning of the subject of the calendar activity:

/(c) Follow-up with CompanionLink

When CompanionLink will sync this data back to ACT!, it will complete the activity and create a History item in ACT!.  Of course, History needs to be enabled under the Note Options tab.

Lotus Notes to Google Apps migration

Google just released a tool to migrate Lotus Notes data to Google Apps.  Companies that want to migrate their users from a Lotus Notes/Domino server to Google Apps now have a seamless solution for one-time migration.

For companies that choose to stay with Lotus Notes but also want to take advantage of the benefits of Google (such as their free mobile sync solution called Google Sync), CompanionLink has a solution!

CompanionLink for Google will sync Lotus Notes data with Google.  Then, users can use Google Sync to sync over-the-air with their phones.  This gives Lotus Notes users a mobile sync solution without paying any monthly subscription fees.

Google Apps Status Dashboard

Do you use any of Google’s services like Gmail or Calendar?  Google has released a new Status Dashboard that shows what the state of their services are.

You can access the Google Apps Status Dashboard here.

If your CompanionLink solution is giving a connection error when trying to sync with Google, you may want to check out this Dashboard first.  It might be that Google is having some problems.

Updated PowerPoint for Affinity Partners

CompanionLink has an updated PPT for Affinity Partners.  The PPT does a good job of explaining some basic solutions, and the ability to sync with Google and use Google Sync to get free wireless sync with your phones.

ACT! Affinity Partners can download the PPT here.

GoldMine Affinity Partners can download the PPT here.

Sync ACT! data with Palm Pre

CompanionLink already has the capability to sync ACT! data with the Palm Pre — even before the Palm Pre has been released!  How’s that for fast?

Using CompanionLink Express, ACT! users can sync their contacts, calendar activities, to-do items, notes and histories to their Palm Pre using their free Google account as an intermediary.

Here’s how it works:
ACT! data <> CompanionLink Express <> Google account <> Palm Pre

Visit this page for more info.