How to assign categories to your Android contacts and calendar using DejaOffice

DejaOffice - Category SelectDejaOffice, a robust suite of contacts, calendar, tasks and notes apps for Android, allows you to assign color-coded categories to your contacts and calendar for easier organization. If you manage a large amount of contacts, splitting them up into categories can make it much easier to find the records you need. DejaOffice includes a category manger to create and rename global categories for use across contacts, calendar, tasks and notes.

DejaOffice also supports automatic sync of Outlook categories using the CompanionLink PC software. Once DejaOffice has been populated with categories, its easy to assign them to your contacts and calendar. Just select the record you wish to modify, press Menu and select Edit, and then tap the Category button to bring up a list of categories to select from. Save the record and you’re done – easy!

DejaOffice - Contacts filtered by Category

Learn more about DejaOffice for Android over at the DejaOffice Classroom. DejaOffice is available at no cost from the Android Market. CompanionLink’s sync solutions for Android devices begin at $39.95, with a 14-day free trial available at www.companionlink.com/android

BlackBerry Desktop Manager support for Outlook 2010 32/64-bit

RIM announced they will support Outlook 2010 32-bit some time in August 2010.  They will release support for Outlook 2010 64-bit in 2011.

BlackBerry owners who need to sync their Outlook contacts, calendar, tasks and notes rely on BlackBerry Desktop Manager to do this.  People looking for an immediate solution can use CompanionLink Express.  It supports both Outlook 2010 32 and 64 bit.  In addition to Outlook, CompanionLink can sync from other PC software like Palm Desktop, Lotus Notes, GroupWise, ACT! by Sage and Goldmine.  CompanionLink Express costs $49.95, one-time, and comes with free phone support.

Alternatively, CompanionLink also develops a $9.99 product called O2g, which will sync Outlook to your Google account.  The Google Sync service (offered by Google) will then sync Google Contacts and Calendar over-the-air with BlackBerry devices.

Video: How to wirelessly sync the new iPhone 4 with your PC

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The new iPhone 4 natively supports basic sync with Outlook contacts and calendar direct via USB using iTunes. CompanionLink lets you sync contacts and calendar from Outlook, Lotus Notes, ACT!, Palm Desktop and others to any Google account. The iPhone 4 can then automatically sync with Google using its wireless data connection. This means you can update your calendar from your iPhone, and it will wirelessly sync back to Google and then down to your PC.

For more info, visit www.companionlink.com/iphone

Sync the iPhone 4 with Outlook and your PC

Hot on the heels of the launch of the new Apple iPhone 4 with iOS 4, CompanionLink announces full support for synchronization with the iPhone 4. CompanionLink allows you to sync contacts, calendar, tasks and notes with the iPhone 4 from PC software such as Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes, ACT! by Sage, Palm Desktop, GoldMine, GroupWise and more. CompanionLink is also compatible with previous-generation iPhones running the new iOS 4.

Sync the iPhone 4 with your PC

CompanionLink offers four ways to sync to the iPhone 4:

  1. Local Wi-Fi sync
  2. Wireless sync through Google
  3. CL Wireless Sync using the phone’s data connection
  4. USB sync using Outlook and iTunes

Two-way sync is fully supported with the native contacts and calendar apps on iPhone 4, allowing users to create and edit data from their iPhone 4 and sync back to their PC.  Advanced contact management functionality for iPhone 4 is available through DejaOffice, suite of contacts, calendar, tasks and notes apps for iPhone 4.

CompanionLink’s synchronization solutions for the iPhone 4 are available for a one-time cost starting at $39.95. Free telephone support is included. More details and a free 14-day evaluation are available at www.companionlink.com/iphone

Maximize your productivity with DejaOffice – Contacts, Calendar, Tasks and Notes Apps for Android

DejaOffice is our robust suite of calendar, contacts, tasks and notes apps for Android. We’ve been hard at work adding a multitude of features that you can leverage to increase productivity and complement your workflow. To better showcase these features and how they can be used, we’re proud to introduce the new DejaOffice Classroom.

www.dejaoffice.com/classroom

The Classroom contains a guided walkthrough that will show you how to take advantage of everything DejaOffice has to offer. Some of the features you’ll find in the DejaOffice Classroom include:

  • How to Install DejaOffice
  • Import data from the native Android databases
  • Filter your Contacts by Category
  • Schedule a New Event with a Contact
  • Sort your Tasks by Priority, Subject, or Due Date
  • Manage Categories and assign colors
  • Search all DejaOffice data from one query
  • Add DejaOffice Shortcuts to your Android Desktop

DejaOffice is available from the Android Market at no cost, and is compatible with the HTC EVO, Motorola Droid, HTC Droid Incredible and other Android phones.

How to get subscription-free wireless sync between ACT! and your phone

Need your ACT! data on your phone?  Don’t want to pay monthly fees to get it there?  Here’s how to do it.

Sync ACT! to Google to phones

Using a Google or Gmail account and CompanionLink, you can get subscription-free wireless sync between ACT! and BlackBerry, Android, iPhone, iPad, Windows Mobile, and Palm devices. This is possible courtesy of a free over-the-air sync service called Google Sync (offered by Google).

Total cost: $49.95, one-time.  (Free phone support included)

How to set it up:

1. Download a free 14-day evaluation version of CompanionLink Express.

2. Create a free Google/Gmail account, if you don’t already have one.

3. Configure CompanionLink Express to sync ACT! to your Google/Gmail account.
(Here’s a video that shows you how.)

4. If you want to sync with an iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, or Windows Mobile device, set up the free Google Sync service with your device.  If you have an Android or Palm webOS device you don’t need to set up Google Sync because those devices automatically sync with your Google account.

That’s all there is to it.  We have setup guides and free support if you need it.  Happy syncing!

The upcoming HTC Aria

Will all the cool new Android phones recently released like the Droid Incredible and the EVO 4G, AT&T subscribers looking for an Android have reason to feel a little bit left out in the cold, as their only current choice on AT&T is the Motorola Backflip. On June 20th, AT&T subscribers will have another choice – the HTC Aria.


The HTC Aria is a slick little device that features a 3.2-inch display, a 600MHz Qualcomm processor, and Android 2.1 with the HTC Sense user interface. It manages to pack in all these features while keeping the size and weight down to minimal levels. It looks like it will be a great device for professionals focused on mobility.

CompanionLink has prepared for all the soon-to-be Aria owners looking for solutions to sync the HTC Aria with Outlook, ACT!, Palm Desktop, Lotus Notes and other PC applications. From the day the Aria launches, CompanionLink will offer complete two-way synchronization of contacts, calendar, tasks and notes. CompanionLink’s works with DejaOffice, a robust contact management application suite for Android devices. All the info you need to sync the HTC Aria to your PC can be found at www.companionlink.com/phones/htc-aria.html

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Android Tech Tip – Link Calendar items to Contacts using DejaOffice

DejaOffice, an application suite of contacts, calendar, tasks and notes apps for Android, now allows you to link your contacts to individual calendar entries, tasks and notes. This lets you easily check who an appointment or a meeting was scheduled with, or view everyone attached to a certain project in your task list. To link a calendar entry to a contact, open DejaOffice, navigate to the calendar, and bring up the details screen for a calendar event. From here, tap the ‘Add Contact’ button and your address book should open up. Select the contact you’d like to attach, save, and you’re done!

DejaOffice is available at no cost from the Android Market and at www.dejaoffice.com

DejaOffice Updated with New Productivity Features for Android Calendar, Contacts, Tasks and Notes Apps

DejaOffice for Android

DejaOffice, a suite of productivity apps for Android, recently released an update that adds major new features to its contacts, calendar, tasks and notes apps for Android. New features include:

• Link contacts to calendar appointments, tasks and notes
• Contextual menus that allow one-tap scheduling of a calendar appointments or creation of tasks with a contact name attached
• Password-protect sensitive data like contacts and notes
• Color-coded categories for contacts, calendar, tasks and notes
• Quick search any field, including custom user-created fields
• Full integration with the native Android contacts and calendar databases
• Two color themes – Dark and Light

DejaOffice was built for the mobile professional who demands that their phone fit into their workflow. DejaOffice is available at no cost from the Android Market and www.dejaoffice.com

Video: The HTC EVO 4G – Sync it to your PC with CompanionLink and DejaOffice

We want to take a quick minute or two to show you DejaOffice running on the HTC EVO 4G. DejaOffice is a suite of robust contacts, calendar, tasks and notes for Android. Using CompanionLink, the HTC EVO 4G can sync with Outlook, Palm Desktop, Lotus Notes, ACT!, and more. Data from the PC syncs to DejaOffice on the device. Take a look, and then download DejaOffice at www.dejaoffice.com

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More information on PC sync with the HTC EVO 4G, visit www.companionlink.com/phones/htc-evo-4g.html