How DejaOffice Compares to Native Android

The following is a look at of some of the Native Android Apps’ features and how DejaOffice Compares.

Contacts

Even with a quick glance the amount of information displayed by DejaOffice over the Native Contacts app is apparent. The DejaContacts give detailed information about your contacts without even opening the individual contact.

While the Native Contacts only offers a single list view and no sorting or grouping options, the DejaContacts can be sorted by First Name, Last Name, Company, Nickname, File As, or even a Custom Field. Grouping options include, Company, Category, City, City and Zip, Country, Country and Zip, and a Custom Field.

Android Native Contacts
DejaOffice Contacts

Calendar

The Native Android supports four views: Day, Week, Month and Year.

With the DejaOffice app you get six views: Day, Week, Work-Week, Month, Year, and Agenda (List).

DejaCalendar supports advanced recurrence patterns, categorization and quick editing of events. Further options for filtering and view settings can be found in the DejaCalendar Settings to display your data just the way you like it.

Android Native Calendar
DejaOffice Calendar

Widgets

The Native Calendar app has three widgets, one for a countdown to a selected event, the second for an Agenda (list) view, and lastly a Month view. Android does also offer a Task widget, but this task list is local only to the Android Calendar, currently Tasks created in the Android Calendar do not sync outside the device.

The DejaOffice has multiple options including a Contact, Calendar, Task, Note Widget. The Contacts, Tasks and Notes widgets give you a quick list of your data without even opening the app. There are several Calendar Widgets.

1. A small ticker which cycles through your event if space on your home screen is an issue.

2. A Today view, which displays any items scheduled for today. The today view can be adjusted to show contacts linked to events and tasks.

3. A Month view, from which you can see your entire month’s calendar at a glance.

All DejaOffice widgets display color categorization along with the data.

Android Native Widgets
DejaOffice Widgets

Tasks

The Native Android calendar does offer a simple task list, but this task list is local only to the Android Calendar, currently Tasks created in the Android Calendar do not sync outside the device.

DejaOffice offers full support for your Outlook Tasks, including Priorities, Status, Completion Percentage, and more. As with all other data synced to DejaOffice, Tasks can be sorted and grouped by several fields. DejaTasks support multiple Priority Styles including the Franklin style.

Android does not have native tasks
DejaOffice Tasks

Notes

The DejaOffice app supports the standalone notes portion of Outlook as well. Contact and Calendar notes will sync within the associated Contact or Event. As with all other data in DejaOffice, there are several Sorting and Grouping options for your Notes. Most Android’s do come with a Notes App. Typically these notes are local only to the device.

Android does not have native notes
DejaOffice Notes

Sync Options

Currently the Native Android apps only offer a sync via Google which does not support the level of information you get with DejaOffice. Google does not sync with Outlook by default.

Not only does DejaOffice allow for smooth synchronization of the DejaContacts and DejaCalendar to the Native Android Calendar and Contacts apps, but when the data is accessed within DejaOffice, the information is not limited to the fields and settings Android offers.

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