As many Outlook users will tell you, categories play an important role in keeping everything organized. Categorizing your contacts, calendars, notes, & tasks helps you to break them down into manageable groups of information. Color-coding this information further helps by giving you the ability to interpret data at a glance. For example, I use yellow to signify a business call. I use red to denote a mission critical appointment. I use blue for business meetings, and green for personal meetings. Just by glancing at the color of an appointment, I know what it’s for.
Business people rely on similar systems every day to be productive. However, another thing many Outlook users will tell you is that they have not found a great way to sync categories to the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, & Android devices.
This is a major concern for many people. The ability to categorize data efficiently becomes severely limited when it is only accessible at the computer. We are a mobile society, and we need our information available at a glance if we are to stay productive on the go. Therefore, the ability to sync Outlook categories is not just convenient for most users, it’s quite important!
That’s where DejaOffice enters the picture. DejaOffice is a free iOS and Android app that we built in response to the need for a great way to sync data from Outlook, as well as a variety of other popular Personal Information Manager programs. Using DejaOffice in conjunction with CompanionLink for Outlook allows you to sync your existing category data from Outlook to your Apple or Android device over Wi-Fi or via CompanionLink Secure Hosted Wireless. With DejaOffice and CompanionLink, you are able to take your categories with you! For more information on how to set up and sync Outlook categories, visit our support page.
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.
Microsoft recently released Outlook 2010 to all Microsoft Volume Licensing customers, with full 64-bit compatibility being offered in core Office 2010 applications. One of the hitches about running Outlook 2010 64-bit is that 3rd-party add-ins generally must be written specifically for 64-bit.
Since Outlook 2010 has become available, some users have been reporting that they’re having trouble syncing BlackBerry to Outlook 2010 64-bit. CompanionLink has developed proprietary x64 sync technology which allows us to fully support sync with Outlook 2010 64-bit. CompanionLink is proud to offer three solutions to sync BlackBerry with Outlook 64-bit.
1. Sync BlackBerry with Outlook 2010 via USB
This method offers a simple secure sync of contacts, calendar, tasks and notes between Outlook and BlackBerry via the USB cable. Download Now
2. Sync BlackBerry with Outlook 2010 wireless via Google
This method syncs Outlook contacts and calendar to any Google account. The free Google Sync service can be used to wireless sync with BlackBerry. Download Now
3. Sync BlackBerry with Outlook 2010 using the CompanionLink Wireless Sync Service.
This method offers complete two-way sync of contacts, calendar and tasks between Outlook and BlackBerry using CompanionLink’s automatic wireless sync service for $9.95/month. Download Now
CompanionLink supports Outlook 2010 64-bit sync with BlackBerry, along with a wide variety of phones including Apple iPhone, Palm Pre, Android and Windows Mobile devices. For a full list of supported phones, and to download a free 14-day trial, visit www.companionlink.com/phones
Outlook 2010, now available to Microsoft Software Assurance customers, is a substantial update to the most popular email, contact and calendar management software in the world. New in Outlook 2010 is the option to install a full 64-bit version for enhanced speed and capability. However, many users are finding that they are having trouble syncing their phones with the newest versions of Outlook.
CompanionLink is proud to be one of the first to support complete sync for all versions of Outlook 2010. CompanionLink uses unique proprietary sync technology to deliver both 32-bit and 64-bit Outlook 2010 support in one software package. The PC-based solution supports two-way sync of contacts, calendar, tasks and notes. Sync with Google Contacts and Calendar as well as smartphones like Apple® iPhone®, BlackBerry®, Google Android™-powered devices, Palm® webOS®, and Windows® Mobile devices is fully supported.