Sync Android tasks with Outlook
Hi all! I've seen a number of threads here on GTD apps for Android phones, but I'm looking for software that is solid on syncing to/from Outlook 2010 to Android. Specifically around tasks. I have a good GTD setup on Outlook, and web-based solutions are not allowed at work.
Bottom line: Has anyone seen a decent sync application between Outlook 2010 and Android phones (v2.2) that supports Tasks with the Outlook content (categories, etc.)?
Please note that I have *NOT* tried the following software, but I have spent some time doing research, as I plan to get an Android smart-phone soon and want to sync it to Outlook on my laptop (as opposed to "the cloud").
Take a look at CompanionLink. I'm not sure that providing a link is allowed here, so just Google it; you can't miss it. It works with a free Android app called DejaOffice.
Syncing Android to Outlook
Thanks for the feedback. That is a name that I've seen a few times in looking at reviews. I am also looking at getting a first-time Android phone, after years of MSFT and Blackberry OS based smartphones.
please keep us informed how it goes
I still use my Palm phone and have similar set up as yours but I will soon be faced with choosing a new phone. Android + Companion link looks good in theory, I'd love to hear your real life experience should you choose this route.
I am curious -- why not stay with Blackberry?
thank you and good luck --
I was just researching this for my wife recently. One popular 3rd party application to sync an Android phone to Google Tasks is gTasks. A Google search led me to a site that had a good comparison chart of features. Unfortunately, I couldn't find anything that stands out as a clear winner for task synchronization. Until there is a reliable synchronization mechanism for tasks to either Outlook or Google Tasks, Android is not an option for a GTD system for me.
I did hear some scuttlebutt on Google that Google Task sync is a priority for Google's development team this year. So, if we just wait, there might be a native solution.
There is a Google Calendar application that syncs Outlook and Google Calendar. I'm in the process of evaluating it and so far it seems reliable. Unfortunately, it doesn't do Tasks.
I have used companionlink successfully with dejaoffice
There are a few details to make sure are set up correctly, or else you might duplicate your task list (like I did).
So you have to download dejaoffice from android market and then buy companionlink for $40.
it's well worth it.
I never used a blackberry, even if I dreamed it before my Android device. So my thought is one side view.
Originally Posted by BenvenutoCellini
However I think with a Android smartphone you have more for less and in a free system. With Android you have a qwerty keyboard, you can send, read see emails, with dolphin browser you can see attached files like the excel one, and you have all the other apps and benefits you can find