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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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

How to sync the Motorola DROID X with Outlook

Sync the DROID X with your PC

The new Motorola DROID X, available today, rightly deserves its position is Verizon’s new flagship phone. The DROID X features a huge 4.3″ screen, a lightning-fast 1 GHz processor, an 8 megapixel camera, and it runs Android 2.1. With all these amazing features, it’s a bit surprising to learn that the DROID X does not include any way to sync with Microsoft Outlook out of the box.

Google provides a free tool called Google Calendar Sync that syncs Outlook calendars to any Google account. The DROID X can be configured to then automatically sync with that Google account. However, Google Calendar Sync is a bit limited, as it only supports the primary Outlook calendar, and does not include data range options or Outlook categories support.

CompanionLink is proud to offer two ways to sync Outlook with the DROID X. Sync contacts, calendar and tasks wireless via a Google account, or sync Outlook contacts, calendar, tasks and notes to the DROID X direct via USB. Both options support two-way sync, so that changes made on the phone will update in Outlook.

CompanionLink’s sync solutions for the DROID X works in conjunction with an Android app called DejaOffice. DejaOffice is a robust suite of business-class contacts, calendar, tasks and notes apps for Android. It features advanced functionality such as color-coded categories, search and sort by company name, linking calendar entries to contacts and much more. DejaOffice is a free download from the Android Market.

DejaOffice - Business Apps for Android

CompanionLink’s sync solutions for the Motorola DROID X begin at $39.95. More information, including a 14-day free trial, is available at www.companionlink.com/droidx

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

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.