CompanionLink announced the first USB sync solution with Palm Pre. Before this solution, users had to sync data over-the-air or through their web-based Google/Gmail account. For many, this was an unnecessary step that they didn’t want to do. Also, users with sensitive customer data could not store their data in the cloud or sync via WiFi.
CompanionLink for webOS USB is a new software solution that does a direct USB sync with Palm Pre using the MicroUSB cable that comes with the phone. Data is securely synchronized two-ways when the phone is docked to the PC.
Data is syncs:
- Tasks with categories
- Memos with categories and priorities
Take-aways from the tradeshow in Scottsdale:
1. CompanionLink has at least one way to sync ACT! data to all the top smartphones
2. Most smartphones have more than one way to sync with ACT!
3. CompanionLink offers 3 tiers of support
Google has updated their Contacts API. CompanionLink just released a free software update to ensure complete compatibility with Google’s changes.
Users who meet the following two criteria are advised to update their software to CompanionLink build 3076 or higher:
1. You currently use CompanionLink to sync contacts with Google, and
2. You currently use build 3075 or older
How to update your software
This update will only work if you have a registered version of a CompanionLink product.
1. Download latest version of your product from here
2. Once downloaded, launch the file to run the upgrade wizard
That’s it! All your settings should remain the same as before.
If you need additional help, CompanionLink offers a 12-month Premium Support service. This service allows a CompanionLink technician to log into your PC and configure and/or fix any problems you’re facing.
(Credit: Palm and CNET)
Palm today announced the second Palm webOS based phone – the Palm Pixie. The new phone will be availble during the 2009 holiday season in USA and will be priced lower than the Palm Pre’s $199 tag. It will have a keyboard and touchscreen functionality.
CompanionLink will support two-way sync between Palm Pixie and PC software like Microsoft Outlook, Palm Desktop, Lotus Notes and ACT! from day one.
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.
One June 9, 2009, Google announced a tool that can sync Microsoft Outlook contacts, calendar, and emails with Google Apps Premier edition and Google Apps Education edition. (Source)
But how can people with free Google or Gmail accounts sync with Outlook? And what about support?
Google says that the Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook is for Premier and Education edition customers. So you can’t use that.
CompanionLink has a solution for everyone using a free Google account. It’s called CompanionLink for Google. It syncs Outlook contacts, calendar and tasks (no email) with any Google, Gmail, or Google Apps account. CompanionLink works with all editions of Google Apps (Standard, Premier, Education, Government, Non-profits, etc.). The one-time purchase also comes with free email and phone support for as long as you own the product.
The GigaOm network of blogs and technology enthusiasts use CompanionLink for Google. Recently, they blogged about our product and why they decided to use ours.
Here’s the full blog post by them.
Thanks GigaOm team and Meryl Evans for the review!
While Google still hasn’t given us access to their Tasks API (so we can sync Tasks), we’ve created a workaround for the time being. CompanionLink will sync your Tasks in Outlook, Palm Desktop, and other desktop software to your Google calendar as untimed events.
If you have a phone that syncs with your Google account, you can complete the task on your phone by inserting (complete) at the end of the subject of the task.
Task: Send email updates on the new product line
Task: Send email updates on the new product line (complete)
When: September 1, 2009
The Bently Reserve (Map it!)
301 Battery St.
San Francisco, CA 94111
We’ve partnered with Power of 3 Consulting for this road show. Here’s the full agenda here.
Registration is free, and we’ll be giving away some goodies!
301 Battery St.
San Francisco, CA 94111
There are two ways that you can keep your private Outlook contacts from synching to ACT!:
1. Keep your private contacts in a separate Outlook folder from your corporate contacts, then configure DoubleLook to sync only with the Outlook folder containing your corporate contacts. You can find this setting under the Outlook Folders tab in the DoubleLook configuration.
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2. In Outlook, categorize your private contacts as “Personal”, then configure DoubleLook to ignore records in the Personal category. You can find this setting under the Personal Category tab in the DoubleLook configuration.
There are two ways that you can prevent your private Outlook contacts from syncing to ACT!:
1. Keep your private contacts in a separate Outlook folder from your corporate contacts. Then configure your CompanionLink product to sync only with the Outlook folder containing your corporate contacts. You can find this setting under the Outlook Folders tab in the software’s configuration.
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2. In Outlook, categorize your private contacts as “Personal”, then configure your CompanionLink product to ignore records in the Personal category. You can find this setting under the Personal Category tab in the software’s configuration.