The Motorola DROID 2 is here – Sync the DROID 2 with Outlook using CompanionLink

The Motorola DROID 2, available today, is the next big Android phone to land here in the US. It follows on the heels of the original Motorola DROID, one of the top selling Android devices thus far. New owners looking to sync the DROID 2 with their PCs have few options. Google provides the free Google Calendar Sync tool to sync the primary Outlook calendar with any Google account. The Motorola DROID 2 has built-in support to sync contacts and calendar with a Google account through its wireless data connection. However, this solution is limited to only the primary Outlook calendar, and no support for contacts or other data types, such as tasks and notes.

Sync the DROID 2 with Outlook

CompanionLink offers two ways to sync the DROID 2 with Outlook – wired USB sync and wireless sync through Google. CompanionLink’s wireless sync via Google supports two-way sync of contacts and calendar, and offers the ability to sync multiple Outlook folders. CompanionLink can also sync Outlook tasks to the Google calendar as untimed entries. CompanionLink’s USB sync with DROID 2 works in conjuction with an Android app called DejaOffice. DejaOffice is a contact manager application suite with modules for contacts, calendar, tasks and notes, with support for advanced features such as categories. Outlook data will sync to the DejaOffice business apps for the DROID 2.

CompanionLink’s sync solutions for the DROID 2 start at $39.95. Free technical support is included. More information, along with a 14-day free trial of the software can be found at www.companionlink.com/droid2

DejaOffice 1.6.2 Released

CompanionLink is proud to announce DejaOffice 1.6.2 for Android. DejaOffice, a suite of contacts, calendar, tasks and notes apps for Android, adds the following new productivity features in version 1.6.2:

  • Create and edit recurring calendar events on the device
  • Full integration with the native Android contacts and calendar apps with specific account selection
  • Tap-and-hold context menus to access on-the-fly search, sort and display options
  • Audible calendar and task alarms using the Android notification system
  • Faster internal sync process
  • Full support for Android 2.2 “Froyo”

Read the full press release here, then get DejaOffice free in the Android Market. Visit www.dejaoffice.com for more info.

Video – How to Sync Android with Outlook via USB using CompanionLink 4.0

Earlier this week we posted a new video showing you how to sync Outlook with Android via Google. Today we have another new video, this time showing you how to sync Outlook with Android direct over secure USB using the new CompanionLink 4.0. CompanionLink’s USB sync with Android works in tandem with DejaOffice, a suite of contacts, calendar, tasks and notes apps for Android-powered devices.

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If you need additional help using DejaOffice, visit the Classroom at www.dejaoffice.com/classroom

CompanionLink 4.0 improves PC to smartphone sync

CompanionLink 4.0 is now available. The new version improves on CompanionLink’s best-selling product line by adding:

– new visual interface
– refined de-duplication engine that works with data fields on the latest devices
– Microsoft Outlook 2010 support (both 32-bit and 64-bit)
– new licensing system based on email address; allows easy switching between PCs

CompanionLink for Google 4.0 — $39.95
Allows sync from Outlook or Palm Desktop to any Google, Gmail or Google Apps account. Sync happens over-the-air.

CompanionLink USB 4.0 — $39.95
Allows sync from Outlook or Palm Desktop directly to Android or Palm webOS devices using USB cable. Secure and fast exchange of data without going through Google.

CompanionLink Express 4.0 — $69.95
Allows sync from ACT!, Lotus Notes, GoldMine, and GroupWise to phones or Google.

CompanionLink Pro 4.0 — $129.95
Includes everything the Express version has plus advanced CRM-like features such as Opportunity sync, support for multiple data sources, and an optional wireless sync subscription.

All prices are one-time charges. Technical support by phone and email are included at no extra cost.

PC World Reviews CompanionLink for Google

Yesterday, PC World writer Preston Gralla posted a helpful review of CompanionLink for Google. The review details the dilemma many users have in synchronizing their Android phones with Microsoft Outlook. CompanionLink for Google syncs Outlook contacts, calendar and tasks with any Google, Gmail, or Google Apps Premier account. Google can then wirelessly sync your Outlook data with most smartphones using the free Google Sync service.

Read the PC World article here. You can download a 14-day free trial of CompanionLink for Google at www.companionlink.com/google

Master DejaOffice for Apple with the DejaOffice Classroom

Class is in session! The DejaOffice Classroom is now open for the Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. DejaOffice is a business-class suite of contacts, calendar, tasks and notes apps for Apple and Android devices. The Classroom offers a complete walkthrough guide, tips & tricks, and tutorials with accompanying screenshots on how to perform common tasks in DejaOffice. Whether you’re new to DejaOffice or a seasoned pro, you’re sure to find something useful in the Classroom. To see exactly how to turn your iPhone or Android into a powerful business tool, head on over!

www.dejaoffice.com/classroom

Tech-Tip: Samsung Captivate owners need to enable Mass Storage Mode for USB Sync

To successfully sync via USB, the Samsung Captivate must have Mass Storage Mode enabled. The Captivate defaults to MTP mode, which disables DejaOffice from syncing correctly. To synchronize using DejaOffice, you need to change the device’s default USB Settings to allow Mass Storage mode. Here is how to do so:

1. On the device, open Android Settings › Applications › USB Settings.
2. Change the option to either “Mass Storage”, or “Ask on connection”.
NOTE: If “Ask on connection” is selected, you will need to manually choose “Mass storage” each time you connect the USB cable.

General information on CompanionLink’s sync solutions for the Samsung Captivate can be found at www.companionlink.com/phones/samsung-galaxy-s.html

Tech-Tip: Ensure "Charge Only" Mode is set when syncing with DROID X

When connected to the PC, the DROID X offers multiple options for the USB connection mode. The default USB mode, “PC Mode” for DROID X, prevents DejaOffice from synchronizing since it doesn’t allow mounting of the SD card. To fix this problem, DROID X users need to change the USB mode from the default “PC Mode” to “Charge Only”. Here is how to do so:

1. Connect the phone to the PC via the USB cable.
2. Pull down the Android notification bar (tap the very top of the screen ans swipe down) and select USB Connection.
3. Select “Charge Only”, then tap OK.

Once this has been done you can sync with DejaOffice as usual. “Charge Only” will remain as the default setting, so you don’t need to go through the above steps every time. See more info on CompanionLink’s solutions to sync with DROID X.

Sync the Samsung Galaxy S Series with your PC – Sync with the Vibrant, Captivate, Fascinate, and Epic 4G

Samsung recently announced that their Android-powered Galaxy S Series of smartphones will be available in unique flavors for the major U.S. carriers. The Samsung Vibrant is available on T-Mobile, and the Samsung Captivate just launched on AT&T. The Samsung Fascinate will soon be available on Verizon, and Sprint is planning the launch of their second 4G phone – the Samsung Epic 4G. All four of these devices pack some mighty powerful hardware, but unfortunately lack an easy way to sync with Microsoft Outlook and other PC applications.

Sync the Samsung Galaxy S Series with your PC

Using CompanionLink, it’s now possible to sync contacts, calendar, tasks and notes between the Samsung Vibrant, Fascinate, Captivate and Epic 4G and PC software such as Microsoft Outlook, ACT! by Sage, Palm Desktop, Lotus Notes and more. You can sync direct via USB, or wireless through Google. Find more info, as well as a 14-day free trial, at www.companionlink.com/galaxy

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How to Sync BlackBerry with Outlook 2010 – Video

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Many users have been reporting that they’re having trouble synchronizing their BlackBerry devices with Outlook 2010. CompanionLink offers multiple solutions to sync BlackBerry with Outlook 2010; both 32-bit and 64-bit editions are fully supported. For more information on how to sync Outlook 2010 with BlackBerry devices, visit www.companionlink.com/blackberry