45 Million smartphone users

AdMob has just published a report comparing smartphone platforms from November 2009 and February 2010. As expected, Android has shown the most growth, almost doubling its market share in 3 months (most likely thanks to the Moto DROID). Windows Mobile continues to lose share, and Palm is also showing signs of distress. The Blackberry and iPhone remain largely unchanged.

CompanionLink offers sync solutions for all five of the platforms mentioned. No matter what device you choose, you can rest assured that CompanionLink will help you sync your data from the desktop. More information about CompanionLink’s sync solutions can be found at www.companionlink.com.

Announcing DejaOffice for iPad and iPhone

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DejaOffice, a mobile office application suite, is now available for iPad and iPhone in the Apple App Store. Designed for professionals who need quick access to manage their schedule, DejaOffice offers business-friendly contacts, calendar, tasks and notes for iPad and iPhone.

DejaOffice lets iPad and iPhone users efficiently view, enter, update and manage contact and schedule information. The app supports advanced business features such as categories, custom fields, advanced search and sort options, expense tracking, and linking of contacts to calendar. DejaOffice also takes advantage of the iPad’s large screen to offer additional display modes like dual-pane viewing. DejaCalendar

The iPad is a leap forward in mobile office productivity. Business professionals can pull up DejaOffice and easily take a few moments to organize their week’s schedule, plan business tasks, jot down expenses and make contact notes.

DejaOffice is compatible with CompanionLink’s PC software that provides two-way synchronization with applications such as Microsoft Outlook, IBM Lotus Notes, Novell GroupWise, Microsoft Outlook Business Contact Manager, ACT! by Sage and Palm Desktop.

DejaOffice for iPad and iPhone is currently available for free from the App Store. More information is available at www.dejaoffice.com.

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Google planning Android-powered television

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Google recently announced plans to bring their Android operating system into living rooms everywhere. Google, Intel, and Sony are working on a set-top box that would integrate traditional television overlayed with online elements. The potential is tremendous- news, emails, music, videos and more all instantly available on the TV, and integrated into the programming.

CompanionLink currently ships sync products for Android devices that allows users to sync their contacts, calendar, tasks and memos from their desktop PCs. It is not currently known if Google’s TV product will have modules for business functionality, such as a calendar. This is something we here at CompanionLink will keep our eyes on as it develops.

More info on Google’s project here.

Support Notice: CompanionLink USB for Motorola BACKFLIP now available in Android Market

When the Motorola Backflip was launched last week on AT&T, there was an issue with users not being able to find the CompanionLink app in the Android Market to download onto the Backflip. CompanionLink has identified the issue, and a new update has been published to address that. Users can now find the app in the Android Market by searching for “USB Sync”.

If you are unable to find the app, or are experiencing any other issues, please contact support@companionlink.com

Win a free copy of CompanionLink!

Have an Android phone? Win a free copy of CompanionLink Pro with the RunStart remote setup service! We are holding a contest over at droidforums.net. For contest details, click here https://www.droidforums.net/forum/companionlink-software/29209-contest-how-do-you-droid-win-free-copy-companionlink-pro.html

Droidforums.net reviews CompanionLink

We recently spotted a pretty detailed review of the CompanionLink software over at droidforums.net. Check it out, the review goes through the details of installation, configuration and support. There’s even a video walkthrough.

https://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-news/27927-video-review-companionlink-software.html

Urgent: Update available for CompanionLink users syncing their calendars to Google

Google has recently changed the URLs used to access the Google Calendar service. What this means for CompanionLink for Google users is that a software update is required to restore functionality to calendar sync. If you use CompanionLink to sync your calendar to Google (or sync to a phone through Google’s service), you will have to download an update to ensure continued synchronization.

The update is free to all CompanionLink for Google customers. To update your software, visit https://www.companionlink.com/downloads/updates.html to download the newest version of your software.

New Update to CompanionLink USB Sync

We have great news if you use CompanionLink to sync with Android via USB cable! We have just released a major update to the Android app that works with CompanionLink on your PC to sync data.

The update brings many new features to the Android onboard app, including month- and week-views to your calendar. Touchscreen navigation has also been improved with the addition of swipe commands to move calendar day, week and month forwards or backwards. In addition, we have updated calendar category support that includes color-coding for easier identification of key appointments. Speed and stability have also been improved.

There is no charge for the app update. Here’s how you get the update:

1. Tap on the Android Market app on your phone.

2. Tap on Downloads to see all the apps you currently have.

3. Tap on our app, which should say “Update available” next to it.

We always welcome feedback as it helps to improve our software. Send your thoughts to www.companionlink.com/feedback.

To download a 14-day trial of CompanionLink, visit www.companionlink.com/android.

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