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    Supporting Franklin Covey PlanPlus products

    I am a long time (10+ years) user of the Franklin Planner series of planners, and specially liked it when I had a simple USB sync to PalmOS devices. With the PalmOS ending, I tried moving to various platforms like WinMobile, and considered Blackberry, iPhone, but have concluded that my best luck for longevity may be Android. DejaOffice seems to be the first solution that address the sync issues with Android, but do you intend on supporting synchronizing FC-style tasks? On your roadmap I see that you intend on supporting the task priorities, but will CompanionLink actually sync those priorities between DejaOffice and PlanPlus?
    Q2 - Will you be supporting PlanPlus for Outlook or also PlanPlus for Windows? I use the Windows version, it would be great if I don't have to transfer all my info to MS-Outlook just to sync with the phone.
    Q3 - Will you support the additional PlanPlus apps like Daily Notes, Notes, Journal, etc....

    I guess if any of the answers are No then they become my feature requests...

    Thanks!

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    Welcome to the forums!

    I too, cut my teeth on Franklin Planners. I talk to my developers and their eyes roll. But I'm passionate. This is important stuff.

    We definitely plan to support Task Categories A2, B1, C3 very soon, before August, on both iPhone and Android. Also supported will be direct sync of Task Priority to PlanPlus for Outlook. PlanPlus for Outlook (PPO) is an Outlook Plugin, so we can support it using the Outlook API. To the extent that Outlook is extended, this is our best avenue and I'll look into Daily Notes etc., through Outlook. I'll make a feature request to be sure we assess all the available compatibility to align our product.

    Thank you for your interest in DejaOffice.

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    Thank you, this is great news. FranklinCovey has not kept up with new innovations, and I think your solution really address a significant user base looking for a solution. I look forward to your upcoming updates!

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    Any Status Update?

    Quote Originally Posted by CLCTO View Post
    We definitely plan to support Task Categories A2, B1, C3 very soon, before August, on both iPhone and Android. Also supported will be direct sync of Task Priority to PlanPlus for Outlook. PlanPlus for Outlook (PPO), ...
    I am completely frustrated with Franklin Covey's lack of technological awarness. I have used there systems for decades and was one of their original users of their old Ascend system. Finding a system for the android market that allows each task to be categorized with an "A", "B" or "C" and a numerical subcategory [1,2,3 etc.] that denotes its importance has been impossible.

    Do you have any update as to when your program will be available with these features and will it automatically transder the tasks to the next day should they not be completed?

    Thank you!

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    Still at least a month away prevail. We've got sidetracked into some sync issues with the native Contacts and Calendar. But it's definitely in the plan.

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    I just came across this thread and am eager to see the android integration. Aside from Exchange Syncing, I had two other apps holding me back from the Android phones which I really want to use.

    Audible and PlanPlus software the rest for me is fluff. Audible has a working version published though not official yet.

    This stuff affects my day to day work productivity. The rest of the software out there is wonderful but not something keeping me from this awesome platform.

    William...

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    WAudett, welcome to the forums.

    Can you clarify what PlanPlus software you are using? I was not aware of any that worked through Exchange.

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    Planner/Smartphone Solution?

    I'm new here, and quite an old timer trying to keep up with the latest new tech. I've been in the same business for 20 years. Don't laugh too hard, but we are still using Palm 515s with Franklin Covey 4.1 Planner software easily synced with our desktop network. It is an indispensable tool for running my business, and we would be lost without it. I've been a FC advocate since 1987, and have been scouring E-bay for used Palm 515s to keep our data file alive rather than go through all the nightmares I read about in these forums. However, these relics are getting harder to find.
    Lately, I've had some glitches when we sync with the desktops (nothing serious) but would eventually like to have this planner software on our cell phones (mine is a three year old relic without a contract, and does not need an internet data plan.) Is there even a remote possibility that this dream world can still exist? You know - the good old days - when you used these tools to run our companies, and not distract ourselves with the gadgetry.
    We are looking for a phone/software solution in one device. Kind of like the Palm Treo, but looking that direction was not encouraging. Willing to switch platforms, but really stuck on FC's ABC123, and forwarding tasks/notes without retyping, global search, and all the other really nice things FC used to do.
    Wake-up call was when someone said, "Can you imagine anyone looking up a phone number in a PDA, and punching it into their phone? While driving??? Who still does that?"

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    I also am desperately looking for an app that will sync my FC planner software with my android. Deja office seems like it might be my best bet. Like viajero9, I am using Plan Plus for windows, not the Outlook version, and would really like to be able to sync to it directly. Truth be told, I am still using Franklin Planner 8.1, because I didn't like a whole bunch of their changes in Plan Plus (e.x. totally wiping out the original records of old tasks when forwarding them). I'd *really* love it if I could sync directly from *that*, but I realize that I may be one of the only people left in the world using it.

    I've been following this thread for a few months and am wondering what your status is. Any updates?
    CLCTO?

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    Elie, welcome to the forums. Unfortunately at this time we have no plans to support PlanPlus for Windows or Franklin Planner 8.1. I believe both products were discontinued several years ago and as I recall they are not compatible with Windows Vista or Windows 7. Our sole support plan currently is for PlanPlus for Outlook, which itself is not yet compatible with Outlook 2010, only Outlook 2007.

    Are there any features we can implement only on the phone side that would suit your needs? We could accommodate by synchronizing to normal Outlook 2010, Palm Desktop 6.2 or even Pimlical.

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