CompanionLink Announces New Outlook Sync Product

CompanionLink Software releases a new Microsoft Outlook sync product called CompanionLink for Outlook. CompanionLink’s sync software for Microsoft Outlook syncs Outlook contacts, calendar, tasks and notes with Android, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Palm webOS, Windows Mobile, and Google. CompanionLink for Outlook offers four methods to sync:

  1. Direct USB Sync
  2. Local Wi-Fi Sync
  3. Sync via Google
  4. CL Secure Hosted Sync

Direct USB Sync provides a fast and secure method to sync Outlook contacts, calendar, tasks and notes with any Android, BlackBerry, Palm webOS or Windows Mobile device. This method ensures maximum data security because it does not use a cloud-based service to store or exchange data.

Local Wi-Fi Sync allows synchronizing Outlook contacts, calendar, tasks and notes to iPhone, iPad and Android (coming soon) using a home or office Wi-Fi network. The PC and mobile phone are connected to the same network, through which CompanionLink synchronizes data. Users get a secure wireless sync with no monthly fees.

Sync via Google takes Outlook contacts and calendar and syncs them with any Google, Gmail, or Google Apps account. Using the free Google Sync service, Google provides wireless sync of contacts and calendar to any Android, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Palm webOS, or Windows Mobile device.

CL Secure Hosted Sync is a wireless subscription service ($9.95/month) that provides secure and automatic wireless sync of all data types to Android, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, and Windows Mobile devices.  Data will sync automatically anywhere the device has a wireless data connection.

CompanionLink for Outlook is available for $39.95. More information and a 14-day free trial of the software are available at www.companionlink.com/outlook/

Phone breakdown of Android platform (October 2009)

Android phone breakdown by AdMob (October 2009)

In the October 2009 issue of AdMob Mobile Metrics Report, the company has a telling chart that lists the phones people are using on the Android platform.  While the Droid has been available for less than one month, it has managed to grab nearly 25% of the Android market.

CompanionLink continues to align closer with Android devices.  CompanionLink already offers a two-way sync solution between PC and Google, which natively feeds the address book and calendar on Android phones.  CompanionLink is also working on a two-way USB sync between PC and Android.  This will allow users to sync PC (ie – Microsoft Outlook) contacts, calendar, tasks and notes to their Android using the USB cable that came with their device.

The first to release two-way sync with Google Android

In staying true with our corporate culture, CompanionLink Software is the first company to annouce and release a two-way sync solution for Google Android phones.

Our software synchronizes contacts, calendar and tasks between Android phones and desktop software like Microsoft Outlook, IBM Lotus Notes, Novell GroupWise, ACT! by Sage, FrontRange GoldMine, and Palm Desktop.

Read more details in the press release.