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DJOCTO
05-02-2010, 12:12 PM
Welcome Everyone to our Forum!

We've been developing DejaOffice for six years now. Our nemesis has finally appeared, in the form of the Outlook App for Android.

We see a lot of space between the two products. Our DejaOffice is more "Outlook-Like". For instance, we have a week view, and calendar colors; Outlook App for Android does not.

For non-Outlook features; we support Mapping and Templates, which are not found in the Outlook App. We also have Android Desktop Widgets.

I think we can continue to stay ahead of Microsoft for business people who want a full featured app on the phone.

We remain an internally funded company. Our funding comes from selling PC Sync products. So every sale helps in a small way to fund our development. Every low star rating halts our funding and makes it more difficult for us to get the sales which pays for the developers.

We truly appreciate all the support here on the forum, and all the suggestions. Our goal is to stay in development mode to make the most powerful mobile business CRM on Android App Store.

For 2016 we plan a Material Design reboot. New icons, some adjustments to fonts and colors. Hopefully this will make the calendar, and the app as a whole more beautiful and less geeky. We will be adding group scheduling capabilities so you can see co-workers calendars (supported through DejaCloud). We will be pushing widgets. My dream is to have the whole app running as a widget on the Android desktop. What could be better than to have everything available all the time. This is not possible, because widgets run in low memory, but we'll try to get as much as we can to live on the desktop.

That's all for now. Thanks for your support.

Wayland Bruns, CTO
CompanionLink Software, Inc.

dtmfcc
05-18-2010, 08:04 PM
I am so excited to see this Forum, and this product. And I don't even have a Droid phone yet!

I am a long-term Palm user, with Goldmine (a contact manager) on my XP computers. I've used Goldmine for many many years. But it is no longer supported for single users. So rather than wait for a computer meltdown, a new computer with Windows 7, and no more Goldmine, I am switching to Act. That's step one.

Next step is upgrade encryption on my computer, to better comply with HIPAA regulations.

Once my brain adapts to all this, then I want a smartphone, and it will most likely be a Droid. Can't be synching my phone through Google, so hearing that CompanionLink has a USB direct sync is wonderful! Looking forward to seeing how your calendar application works. Will post on the wishlist forum -- looks like most everything is there already!

wildwestmt
06-04-2010, 12:21 PM
I am excited to find out about this. I use ACT and have used Companion Link before with my Blackberry. I changed to a Droid and have been frustrated trying to sync with Gmail contacts as I can't get the physical addresses to sync. I am waiting for my first sync to complete as I have over 2,000 contacts it is taking a while to purge and replace.

DJOCTO
06-05-2010, 08:22 PM
I'm very excited about making DejaOffice do basic CRM Functions like ACT!

Keep us posted how it goes.

Be sure to turn OFF your Google Contacts auto-sync, because the new data from USB is going to want to get up to Google, which sucks a lot of power and can lead to Dupes and other issues.

JoeM
08-02-2010, 05:34 PM
Be sure to turn OFF your Google Contacts auto-sync, because the new data from USB is going to want to get up to Google, which sucks a lot of power and can lead to Dupes and other issues.I have set DejaOffice to not sync to the Android apps. I thought that this would form a complete break. One of your other posts (maybe someone else at CL) seems to say that these settings only have an impact if there are more than 1500 contacts in DejaOffice.

1) Is there a way to keep the DejaOffice contact/calendar data and the native Android data totally independent from each other?

2) Is there a way to have the DejaOffice information passed to the native apps, but not the other way around? I am worried about Android's "Intelligent" Merge. I realize that this would require disabling the link between the native apps and Google contacts.

Thanks,

JoeM

Jason
08-02-2010, 08:53 PM
JoeM-
The 1500 contacts limit syncing to the native apps is not longer an issue. We figured out a way around it.

re 1) When you disable the native apps sync, which it sounds like you do, it keeps DejaOffice and the native apps completely separate.

re 2) Currently the sync between DejaOffice and the native apps is a two way sync. We'll look into adding a sync direction feature. As for the "Intelligent Merge" - the native apps try and merge the same or similar contacts but it only merges them on the surface. When DejaOffice reads a "merged" contact, we read them as 2 independent records. FYI, when DejaOffice syncs to the native apps it sets a flag in native to not merge - which works 99% of the time.

palmuser
09-27-2010, 11:04 AM
I've been so disappointed that Palm gave up on the Desktop which has never been adequately replaced. Now there is renewed hope, although you have very large shoes to fill and I admire your courage to go after it. Perhaps you can help guide me to make the big step to implement my dream plan:
- Carry the corporate Blackberry for Outlook business email as required and leave my personal stuff in the Palm Desktop 4 which still works flawlessly.
- Buy an Android phone (though my choice may not have Froyo yet). Any issues with AT&T and they way they muck with native phones? Any phones have a lot of issues with DJO or CL?
- License CL for Palm Desktop USB sync to DejaOffice on phone
- Do 2-way sync to the phone and on each of my 2 computers (Will this work?)
- Do you ALSO have to sync to native android contacts in order to call the number from the phone?
- Leave some of the old history on the desktop (11 years of calendar) - how much is practical to carry around?
- Number of contacts is no longer limited?
- What's a good practical amount of physical memory needed by the phone to do all of DJO? Does it change with Froyo? Can SD cards be used to expand DejaOffice data?
If the DJO Team could answer my questions, I can move out of analysis paralysis!!!
Thanks!




Welcome Everyone to our Forum!

DejaOffice was conceived in November 2009. After two years of the G1 phone, suddenly a flock of phones came out in October and November 2009 showing us clearly where Android was going. We realized that "social networking" is the focus, and business users were making do with non-business devices.

We decided it was time to address the needs people shared with us. We all know that Microsoft Office 2010 with Business Contact Manager is coming out. We know what old Palm, Pocket PC and BlackBerry's did. So we conceived of making an app suite that can handle everything the past organizers did. We've been hard at work for three months to create this, and still have another month to go to finish the initial phase.

Once we have all the capability of past devices, we are going to push into new capabilities of the Android platform. This includes advanced mapping, voice commands, text-to-voice functions, demon dialing, push notifications and using the power of the phone to enhance in-office and out-of-office functionality.

We recognize that Android is one of two leading phone platforms. So what we do for Android will also be available in DejaOffice on iPhone. This gives you flexibility to switch if you have to replace your phone in the future. We recognize that Android is a global platform, so our products are being localized rapidly into a number of prominent languages for local use. We recognize there are many options for synchronizing data, and we will be adding a comprehensive category management system to handle different methods; USB, Wi-Fi, Wireless, Touchdown, EAS, Google and more.

Feedback is welcome. I'll be updating this post frequently. Posted as sticky. Last update May 2, 2010.

Wayland Bruns, CTO
CompanionLink Software, Inc.

DJOCTO
09-27-2010, 08:28 PM
Much Confusion surrounds the name Palm. The Palm Computing that you are referring to, was spun out of 3Com around 2003. It was combined with HandSpring as "Palm, Inc.", but then unspun two years later as "PalmSource" for software assets (Palm OS and Desktop) with the Palm Treo hardware company being called "PalmOne".

PalmSource, the owner of Palm Desktop, was purchased by ACCESS, a Japanese Company, around 2006. ACCESS still exists. It's just that their effect on the US market (and any other market) appears to be minimal.

In the mean time PalmOne renamed themselves "Palm", took on the Stock symbol, and pretended they had 14 years of history. The jig was up when early in 2010 they sold themselves cheaply to HP to avoid an unattractive buyout by Taiwan HTC or Chinese Lenovo for patent assets.

So it's not really that "Palm abandon Palm Desktop". Indeed, ACCESS still owns it. It's that the company called "Palm" has been a sham for half a decade. Most people just have lost track.

CompanionLink is combining forces with Pimlical now. We will support Palm Desktop for many years to come. We are confident that we can supply Sync and Compatibility with Palm Desktop and Pimlical data for decades in the future, to all the new phones and new technologies that await us.

And yes, some gracious people have shared their "10 years of data" and it is part of our regular QA process now.

tbessie
09-28-2010, 11:19 AM
Combining forces with Pimlical, really? Well, that's good news! Although, of course, having been a long time user of software from That Other Company (Iambic), I'm biased away from Pimlico - years ago, there was DateBk(3,4,5,6) and Agendus (or whatever it was called before, I forget now :-) ), and I had to choose between them, and ending up choosing Iambic Agendus.

But I know both are excellent Palm apps, so I'll be curious to see how this work with Pimlico changes DejaOffice.

- Tim

TommyM
09-30-2010, 07:40 PM
I discovered this thread as a new Android owner who is still carrying around his old trusty Treo 650 as a PIM. I do this mainly because of Datebk 6/Pimlical combo. This combo is by far the most powerful PIM I have found which is due largely because of their"floating" events feature. Will CompanionLink and DejaOffice be able to handle floating events? If so, what is the timeframe for implementation?

nbrice
11-11-2010, 08:58 AM
We decided it was time to address the needs people shared with us. We all know that Microsoft Office 2010 with Business Contact Manager is coming out. We know what old Palm, Pocket PC and BlackBerry's did. So we conceived of making an app suite that can handle everything the past organizers did. We've been hard at work for three months to create this, and still have another month to go to finish the initial phase.


I started a thread that looks like i should have posted here. With my Palm Treo, when I include a contact in a calendar it inserts the contact names and phone number. DJO doesnt have that feature, it only inserts contact name. Are there plans to include this function in DJO?

Neil

runbikeswimfly
11-20-2010, 02:40 PM
Question: I really like the Deja Office software I've installed on my Droid X with one exception: it's incredibly slow to open the app on the Droid and also to switch between different parts of the app (like from Calendar to Contacts for example). I mean really, really slow. I don't think it's a general RAM problem with my phone because I don't have this problem with any other apps. It's bad enough that I'm considering finding another app to replace it. The indigenous Google contact and calendar apps, while not as functional or easy to use as Deja Office, are MUCH MUCH MUCH faster. Help! Any ideas? Thanks.

C430
11-28-2010, 05:52 AM
Same question here...I really like the program (even with all it's bugs) but it's SLOOOOOW! Any plans for a fix?

DJOCTO
11-29-2010, 06:45 AM
I see several field reports of slow performance. It's not something we are seeing inhouse. My reports so far involve only Droid X units. It's likely some process is "catching" and causing this. We would like to get a sample of a "slow database" so we can fix it.

If you are running slow, and can help us, please email us your data to support@dejaoffice.com To do this select Settings, General Settings, and simply hit the "Send Log" button. No log is needed. This option will email the database. Please put a note in saying "Slow database" and also your exact phone model and Android OS version. Thanks!

runbikeswimfly
11-29-2010, 10:51 AM
DJOCTO:

Thanks very much for responding. It's good to hear that someone is interested in improving the product. But if I understand what you are asking me to do, I would be sending you my entire database: contacts, calendar, to do list, and notes. Please don't take it personally, but there's stuff in there that I can't send to anyone, which is one of the primary reasons I'm using your product instead of storing it in the cloud on Google. Is there any other way I can help? For example, is there a way for me to give you the approximate size of the database (it's big, by the way, like over 10 years worth of Palm stuff) and would that help?



I see several field reports of slow performance. It's not something we are seeing inhouse. My reports so far involve only Droid X units. It's likely some process is "catching" and causing this. We would like to get a sample of a "slow database" so we can fix it.

If you are running slow, and can help us, please email us your data to support@dejaoffice.com To do this select Settings, General Settings, and simply hit the "Send Log" button. No log is needed. This option will email the database. Please put a note in saying "Slow database" and also your exact phone model and Android OS version. Thanks!

DJOCTO
11-29-2010, 11:12 AM
We frequently load up units with 10 years of data. It is worthy of concern, as past Repeating Dates in a database can trigger a background process to build the required calendar views. However, in DejaOffice 1.6 and higher this background building should be eliminated.

We got one users data for "Slow Performance". It has 300 or so contacts and just 15 calendar entries. When we load on an Droid X we see no visible performance lag. I'll reply specifically for this user.

The performance we expect is on Launching DejaOffice, DejaContacts or DejaCalendar the screen should appear in 2 seconds on the first launch, and within 1 second on any subsequent launches. Is this what you are experiencing?

Rudolf
12-03-2010, 07:39 AM
Hello,
I just started with DejaOffice (Android froyo 2.2) and CompanionLink for Palm Desktop (Version 4.1) . My experience with the Palm organizer lasts for over 10 years . I had hoped that Google did a better job with the office programs, compared to Palm. So I came to dejaOffice. The WiFi sync is great.

What I am still missing in the calender is (in priority sequence):
1. A presence indicator at the top of the screen if there is any entry in the day, because only 8 from the 24 hours day are displayed, so it is easy to overlook an entry if it is just not present within the screen window. Or, another possibility what Palm did, do cut out in the display non used hours in favor of used hours. The way Palm did it was very user friendly.
2. Show the birthday of the contact field at the proper day (all day) in the calender, as Palm did.

It would be great, if that could be added to DejaOffice, thank you.

With best regards, Rudolf

bethbelieves
01-03-2011, 01:29 PM
I completely agree -- birthday reminders are a critical need for me. Is there a plan to update this? Thanks!

djo123
01-08-2011, 07:08 PM
I am new to this software - Just bought a Spint HTC Evo Shift.... Want to sync my Outlook Contacts, Calendar, etc... Saw some discussion somewhere that my Contacts would get backed up online?? And/Out into Google Contacts online... Is this so? I don't want my contacts online anywhere or on any third party server - I just want them sync'd between my phone and my desktop computer....

Appreciate any help with this as to the process and where my contacts are shared/posted/backed-up or not....


Many thanks - !!

PS - I guess I should add: The phone is Android 2.2 and my desktop is Win7 x64. Outlook 2007

AEHH
01-11-2011, 06:01 AM
Hi - I just set up DejaOffice on my Samsung Mezmorize i500 phone to sync my contacts and calander with my Outlook2007 on my laptop. I completed my first sync and all seemed to go well. I was concerned about some of the warnings about possiblity of duplicating records or deleting records [ongoing occurances in calander]. I also wanted to have someone walke through with me the settings on the DejaOffice App on my phone. Is there a phone number that can be call to talk to tech support?

Also the first time I set up / ran CompanianLink [application on laptop] the set up instructions suggested I select "purge & reload" to avoid duplicating records. Is that suggested to be selected each time I run a sync or was that just for the first time sync?

Thanks

whydoyoucare
01-13-2011, 07:25 PM
I completely agree -- birthday reminders are a critical need for me. Is there a plan to update this? Thanks!

is it that important to you? Shit, if that's the case makes me wonder if you use this to import data about your dog or child (if applicable) use your head for birthday issues, this is simply an amenity just as if there's a gym in you apt complex

gassoc
01-22-2011, 06:28 PM
I just recently started using the program with companionlink because I am a dyed in the wool Palm user of many years and needed to continue to use Outlook directly syncing with my PC. I need Tasks and Notes too, and I really didn't want to spend a lot of time in learning several other apps to make that work, and cannot upload extensive data to a cloud server. So the concept is great for an old dog willing to learn some new tricks and newcomer to the smartphone and android market. What frustrates me is not being able to get a bird's eye view of my entire day in the day screen or week screen of the calendar. You have to scroll through hours of unfilled cells in order to see everything, and that can be downright dangerous. Palm has always handled it by eliminating hours that are unused, thus collapsing down the screen so you see all the populated cells. Are there any plans to change this in the near future? The $40 pricetag is high but otherwise well worth it, if that were fixed. Otherwise, I might be forced to keep looking for individual less costly programs that sync the additional components that I need from outlook.

Also, is there a way to link between contacts and tasks? Right now, if I want to remind myself to call someone, I copy the contact data and paste it in tasks.

Thanks for any help you can give. An Android Newbie

tbessie
01-23-2011, 02:09 PM
is it that important to you? Shit, if that's the case makes me wonder if you use this to import data about your dog or child (if applicable) use your head for birthday issues, this is simply an amenity just as if there's a gym in you apt complex

If you have 1000 people in your contacts list - many of whom you're not in regular contact with, yet wish to wish them a happy birthday anyway (just to be nice, or for business reasons, or whatever), being signaled by the device that their birthday is coming up is very useful. Until they added the "birthday in the calendar" feature to the Palm, I used to enter birthdays separately in the calendar (then, when they added it, going through and REMOVING all those Calendar entries so I didn't have double reminders).

People have all sorts of reasons for wanting to know when it's someone's birthday, and for them it's not just an amenity, it's important. Ideally, DejaOffice will evolve to something that can do all the most common cases (of which birthday-from-birthday-field->Calendar-entry is one).

Just my 2 cents.

- Tim

Thomas
01-24-2011, 08:53 AM
I completely agree -- birthday reminders are a critical need for me. Is there a plan to update this? Thanks!

Beth,

We have consistently recieved feedback form our customers requesting birthday notification be turned off. So DJO does not automatically notify users of contact birthday's. This can simply be remedied by setting up a notification in Outlook or Act.

djo123
01-24-2011, 09:07 AM
We frequently load up units with 10 years of data. It is worthy of concern, as past Repeating Dates in a database can trigger a background process to build the required calendar views. However, in DejaOffice 1.6 and higher this background building should be eliminated.

We got one users data for "Slow Performance". It has 300 or so contacts and just 15 calendar entries. When we load on an Droid X we see no visible performance lag. I'll reply specifically for this user.

The performance we expect is on Launching DejaOffice, DejaContacts or DejaCalendar the screen should appear in 2 seconds on the first launch, and within 1 second on any subsequent launches. Is this what you are experiencing?


Hi,

I am using your product for about 2 weeks now - The program launches quickly and runs quickly, but after doing a contacts read on my PC, it can take pick a number.... 10 to 20 minutes to complete "Updating Android Contacts (13%)" on the phone - I have a brand new Sprintg/HTC Evo Shift... I do have a lot of contacts.. like ~2,500.... but this process happened very quickly when I was running WM6.5 on my TP2 and using Sync Center... (for all it's buggieness otherwise).... In the time I have taken to write this, it has progressed from 13% to 16%.... I just watched it for a moment and it's taking about 40 to 45 seconds per 1% update... so that is??? 40/45 seconds per 25 contacts updated.... or 4500 seconds total -that is 75 minutes... I am up to 23% now....

That's the element of slowness that I am seeing.

Thomas
01-24-2011, 09:11 AM
I am new to this software - Just bought a Spint HTC Evo Shift.... Want to sync my Outlook Contacts, Calendar, etc... Saw some discussion somewhere that my Contacts would get backed up online?? And/Out into Google Contacts online... Is this so? I don't want my contacts online anywhere or on any third party server - I just want them sync'd between my phone and my desktop computer....

Appreciate any help with this as to the process and where my contacts are shared/posted/backed-up or not....


Many thanks - !!

PS - I guess I should add: The phone is Android 2.2 and my desktop is Win7 x64. Outlook 2007

The answer to your question is yes...
CompanionLink Desktop Software in conjunction with DejaOffice allows you to sync your data to your preferred PIM
You can get help with the specifics and see all the options we offer based on your specific configuration and needs by using the link below.
http://www.companionlink.com/products/

Welcome aboard!

Thomas
01-24-2011, 09:13 AM
Hi - I just set up DejaOffice on my Samsung Mezmorize i500 phone to sync my contacts and calander with my Outlook2007 on my laptop. I completed my first sync and all seemed to go well. I was concerned about some of the warnings about possiblity of duplicating records or deleting records [ongoing occurances in calander]. I also wanted to have someone walke through with me the settings on the DejaOffice App on my phone. Is there a phone number that can be call to talk to tech support?

Also the first time I set up / ran CompanianLink [application on laptop] the set up instructions suggested I select "purge & reload" to avoid duplicating records. Is that suggested to be selected each time I run a sync or was that just for the first time sync?

Thanks

You can contact the support department at:
http://www.dejaoffice.com/support_contact.html

Welcome aboard!

djo123
01-24-2011, 09:17 AM
The answer to your question is yes...
CompanionLink Desktop Software in conjunction with DejaOffice allows you to sync your data to your preferred PIM
You can get help with the specifics and see all the options we offer based on your specific configuration and needs by using the link below.
http://www.companionlink.com/products/

Welcome aboard!

Didn't answer my question: Are my contacts transferred/posted/stored anywhere online? I do not want my info shared/stored onto any 3rd party server -I just want to transfer my data between my PC and my phone...

azzabcd
02-16-2011, 12:15 PM
Beth,

We have consistently recieved feedback form our customers requesting birthday notification be turned off. So DJO does not automatically notify users of contact birthday's. This can simply be remedied by setting up a notification in Outlook or Act.

I'm synchronizing with Lotus Notes and that functionnality does not exist. I don't want to be notified for every birthdays I have in my contacts (some are from very old contacts) So why can't we have a "Notify" check box beside the birthday field? In that way only the required birthday will be notified? I think this option is very easy to implement and will cover every requirements.

Thanks

marwerno
03-10-2011, 11:21 PM
I only can second that request (Birthday notification).
A check box next to the date would be great!

Thomas
03-11-2011, 10:19 AM
Didn't answer my question: Are my contacts transferred/posted/stored anywhere online? I do not want my info shared/stored onto any 3rd party server -I just want to transfer my data between my PC and my phone...

DJO,

With Secure Hosted Sync service the data is stored on our secure server. I totally understand if this is not an option that appeals to you.
Sounds like WiFi or USB sync is a better solution. Nothing is saved on an external server with WiFi or USB sync.

Regarding Secure Hosted Sync, CompanionLink does not farm any of our customer data like Google or other "Cloud" services.

I hope this information helps.

Melisa
03-16-2011, 07:26 PM
***Moved this question to its own thread****

Hi there -

I am using DejaOffice for Android for the Sprint Edge. I am still under the trial period, but diligently trying to make this work for me, since the default installed calendar option doesn't meet my needs. I am specifically using this for the Outlook categories and Outlook to Android sync.

Anyhoo, when I use the Monthly view, I can see that if there are multiple categorized events, it displays one color, rather than multiple colors (makes sense).

Is there a way to either 1) turn off or prioritize categories so that a particular one is on top or possibly ignored in the Monthly view?

ie. One date with a Birthday (all day) and a Business (all day), make it so the day of the month displays the Business color. The Business appointment is more important than the Birthday so I'd like to show a blue day (Business) rather than a green day (Birthday).

If this isn't possible, how are the categories layered? FIFO? or by time of day? etc?

Thanks in advance for your assistance,

Melisa

PS. I'm aware of Outlook's category limitations, so my hopes aren't too high that this is an easy thing to accomplish... I just have my fingers crossed that this is a training issue (me) rather than an app limitation. :)

Thomas
03-17-2011, 10:32 AM
***Moved this question to its own thread****

Hi there -

I am using DejaOffice for Android for the Sprint Edge. I am still under the trial period, but diligently trying to make this work for me, since the default installed calendar option doesn't meet my needs. I am specifically using this for the Outlook categories and Outlook to Android sync.

Anyhoo, when I use the Monthly view, I can see that if there are multiple categorized events, it displays one color, rather than multiple colors (makes sense).

Is there a way to either 1) turn off or prioritize categories so that a particular one is on top or possibly ignored in the Monthly view?

ie. One date with a Birthday (all day) and a Business (all day), make it so the day of the month displays the Business color. The Business appointment is more important than the Birthday so I'd like to show a blue day (Business) rather than a green day (Birthday).

If this isn't possible, how are the categories layered? FIFO? or by time of day? etc?

Thanks in advance for your assistance,

Melisa

PS. I'm aware of Outlook's category limitations, so my hopes aren't too high that this is an easy thing to accomplish... I just have my fingers crossed that this is a training issue (me) rather than an app limitation. :)

See my reply on the new thread :)

ski98033
03-18-2011, 11:14 AM
Hi,

I just started using DejaOffice and really like it. My top enhancement request is instead of having me enter the IP address in the PC software, could you just have it scan the local class C net for the phone and connect (perhaps on a special port). I work in several locations during the day and it is a pain to get the IP off the phone and enter it into the PC. The Chapura software on the Pre did this by going to a common website to find the address, perhaps you could do the same? If this is impossible, could you at least add in a drop down on the PC software where it keeps the last 5 addresses so I can just pick one and sync.

sciurius
12-04-2011, 04:43 AM
CompanionLink is combining forces with Pimlical now.
Very interesting.

Now, I have an Android tablet, it has a USB host port so technically I can connect my Palm directly to the tablet. Will it ever be possible to synch the Palm directly to the tablet?

Android tablets will be the new desktop for most purposes...

Thomas
12-05-2011, 10:39 AM
Very interesting.

Now, I have an Android tablet, it has a USB host port so technically I can connect my Palm directly to the tablet. Will it ever be possible to synch the Palm directly to the tablet?

Android tablets will be the new desktop for most purposes...

sciurius,

Great question. My initial answer is no. However I promise to put this on my list to present to dev team. DejaOffice does not support any form of Device to Device Syncing.
We looking at some cloud based options for users with multiple mobile devices. However an older Palm device is going to have difficulty dealing with cloud sync.
If there is any news to share on this I will post back here.

Number6
03-20-2012, 06:20 PM
I've been using CompanionLink and DejaOffice for 3 weeks now and am very happy with its performance and convenience.

Is there any chance, as long as you have this very effective link with Outlook for everything else, that you'll at some point also add an email sync, even if that requires a separate app? My Android Galaxy Nexus is the first phone or PDA I've ever had that does not keep a local copy of my Outlook emails. Google's "solutions" aren't sometimes I just need to review a message that Outlook filed, sent or otherwise processed.

Thanks for the consideration!

Thomas
03-21-2012, 08:05 AM
I've been using CompanionLink and DejaOffice for 3 weeks now and am very happy with its performance and convenience.

Is there any chance, as long as you have this very effective link with Outlook for everything else, that you'll at some point also add an email sync, even if that requires a separate app? My Android Galaxy Nexus is the first phone or PDA I've ever had that does not keep a local copy of my Outlook emails. Google's "solutions" aren't sometimes I just need to review a message that Outlook filed, sent or otherwise processed.

Thanks for the consideration!

Number 6,

Email Sync is well beyond our scope and specialty. I would not count on this being added. The Android and iPhone platforms have scores of email client applications to choose from.

Number6
03-25-2012, 06:17 AM
Number 6,

Email Sync is well beyond our scope and specialty. I would not count on this being added. The Android and iPhone platforms have scores of email client applications to choose from.

Sorry to hear that email is unlikely to be addded to the DejaOffice line. I've been quite happy with the other Outlook synchronization features and miss terribly the same synchronization of my email. If you've found scores of other email client applications for Android, I'd love to hear about them. I haven't found any that do not require Microsoft Exchange (which is vast overkill for a single user) and which synchronize a subset of my Outlook email folders in my Android device (a feature that every cell phone and PDA I've owned has enjoyed for 15 years). Ah, well. I'll keep looking. Thanks for your reply.

DJOCTO
03-25-2012, 04:14 PM
subset of my Outlook email folders in my Android device (a feature that every cell phone and PDA I've owned has enjoyed for 15 years). Ah, well. I'll keep looking. Thanks for your reply.

Number6, Welcome to the forum.

I'd be interested in knowing what cell phone you had, that synchronized a subset of Outlook Email folders to it? I know of none.

Email folders are easy to handle via IMAP. There's simply no need for a synchronization tool to handle it. Just set up IMAP at your Email host, set your phone to use IMAP and voila; your folders are right there for reference. Very easy.

Number6
03-28-2012, 08:39 PM
Number6, Welcome to the forum.

I'd be interested in knowing what cell phone you had, that synchronized a subset of Outlook Email folders to it? I know of none.

Email folders are easy to handle via IMAP. There's simply no need for a synchronization tool to handle it. Just set up IMAP at your Email host, set your phone to use IMAP and voila; your folders are right there for reference. Very easy.

Most recently I had an HTC TyTN II Windows Mobile 6 phone, but prior to that my Nokia 6682 and Nokia 9290 Communicator supported full folder sync with Outlook email. Just running the phone's sync software (Windows ActiveSync, Nokia PC Suite) would synchronize a messages within a selectable time period (usually 2 weeks) and from all Outlook email folders (or a user-selected subset).

IMAP works to a certain degree but I use several email accounts and it's awkward to have the folders distributed, particularly when searching for old emails. Hotmail would provide a consolidation feature and I may end up doing that through Outlook Connector and the Hotmail Android app, but then I have to hand over email account passwords to a Microsoft server (doable, but alternatives are preferable). Plus, the standard email app Google provides on my Galaxy Nexus cannot respond to meeting requests: I need to be on Outlook to do that. Having all my email locally on Outlook allows me to keep a long history and manage large attachments -- something that uses all my alloted space on servers accessed via IMAP (or POP3).

Switching from Windows Mobile to Android should have been a slam dunk win, but this lack of connectivity with Outlook instead makes it a close call. Pity, really. I'd have thought email sync was just obvious.

Thomas
07-18-2012, 08:56 AM
Most recently I had an HTC TyTN II Windows Mobile 6 phone, but prior to that my Nokia 6682 and Nokia 9290 Communicator supported full folder sync with Outlook email. Just running the phone's sync software (Windows ActiveSync, Nokia PC Suite) would synchronize a messages within a selectable time period (usually 2 weeks) and from all Outlook email folders (or a user-selected subset).

IMAP works to a certain degree but I use several email accounts and it's awkward to have the folders distributed, particularly when searching for old emails. Hotmail would provide a consolidation feature and I may end up doing that through Outlook Connector and the Hotmail Android app, but then I have to hand over email account passwords to a Microsoft server (doable, but alternatives are preferable). Plus, the standard email app Google provides on my Galaxy Nexus cannot respond to meeting requests: I need to be on Outlook to do that. Having all my email locally on Outlook allows me to keep a long history and manage large attachments -- something that uses all my alloted space on servers accessed via IMAP (or POP3).

Switching from Windows Mobile to Android should have been a slam dunk win, but this lack of connectivity with Outlook instead makes it a close call. Pity, really. I'd have thought email sync was just obvious.

OK This is and Android Device forum, my head was in that platform. Thanks.