How DejaOffice Compares to Android Outlook App

If you are using Outlook 365 and the Outlook App switching to DejaOffice will give a huge increase in usability.

  1. DejaOffice fully supports Categories
  2. CompanionLink allows you to control sync direction and data types.
  3. USB and local Wi-Fi sync supported, as well as DejaCloud Sync
  4. Time zone management so your Calendar stays the same when you travel.
  5. Contact Sort, Group and Filter options.
  6. Better Widgets (widgets are only on Android)
  7. Support for Outlook Notes and Tasks
  8. Use with IMAP/POP3 folders - DejaOffice is Exchange-Free
Outlook App DejaOffice
No Category Support Color Categories
No Tasks. No Notes Integrated Tasks and Notes
No Sync to Native Sync to Native Contacts and Calendar
No Sort or Search Advanced Sort and Search
Basic Widget Advanced Widgets
No Sync Options Full Control of Sync Direction
No support for IMAP/POP Fully supports Contact and Calendar
Sync for IMAP/POP Accounts

Contacts

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

Outlook App 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.

Outlook App does not have Search, or Map functions.

Outlook App Contacts
DejaOffice Contacts

Calendar

The Outlook Android supports two views: Agenda and Day view.

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.

Outlook App Calendar
DejaOffice Calendar

Widgets

The Outlook app has two widgets, one for a focus email inbox and the second for an Agenda (list) view of your calendar.

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.

Outlook App Widgets
DejaOffice Widgets

Tasks

Outlook App does not support tasks.

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.

Outlook App no Tasks
DejaOffice Tasks

Notes

Outlook App does not support notes.

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.

Outlook App no Notes
DejaOffice Notes

Sync Options

Outlook App synchronizes through Microsoft Exchange (Office 365). So you must have a subscription to this service. The sync is relatively slow, taking as long as 15 minutes to update information to your PC. Data is stored in Microsoft Servers, and is subject to their privacy terms, which allows them to provide "enhanced features" based on your data.

DejaOffice supports secure USB, Wi-Fi and DejaCloud Sync. DejaCloud will synchronize all your changes in seconds.

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