RoadSync Brings More Exchange Capabilities to Android


Some corporate users have shied away from Android due to its lack of support for many features found in Microsoft Exchange. Android 2.1 and below can connect to Exchange and get push notifications of new messages, but that’s about it. Android 2.2 (codenamed Froyo) should bring calendar syncing to Android devices, based on leaked preview releases of 2.2 ROMs.

To help fill this gap is RoadSync, based on Exchange ActiveSync technology (licensed from Microsoft), it provides secure, wireless and direct push synchronization of corporate e-mail, calendar, contacts, tasks and attachments.

RoadSync is compatible with “all Android devices” and has the following features:

– “Direct Push” e-mail with peak and off-peak sync settings

– Richly view HTML formatted messages with enhanced zoom

– Instantly access message alerts and calendar reminders via the Android notification bar

– Effortlessly scroll through your inbox with ability to quickly delete and flag multiple messages

– Sync Exchange Contacts to the built-in application while keeping them separate from Google and other contacts

– View Contact photos in RoadSync messages as well as Caller-ID

– Quickly search your local contacts or Global Address List to dial, text, e-mail and even locate contacts using Google Maps

– Sync your Exchange appointments to the new RoadSync Calendar app and stay on top of your agenda with the RoadSync Calendar Widget

– Conveniently accept and decline meeting requests as well as create new meetings and invite attendees right from your device

Quickly jot down important action items and cross them off as you go using the new RoadSync Tasks app and widget

– Download attachments of all types – view, edit and send Microsoft Word and Excel files using Documents To Go

– Remotely wipe your device in the event that it is lost or stolen

RoadSync supports Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, 2007, and 2010. It is available in the Android Market for US$10 for a limited time, regularly US$20.

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Joe Levi
Joe graduated from Weber State University with two degrees in Information Systems and Technologies. He has carried mobile devices with him for more than a decade, including Apple's Newton, Microsoft's Handheld and Palm Sized PCs, and is Pocketnow's "Android Guy". By day you'll find Joe coding web pages, tweaking for SEO, and leveraging social media to spread the word. By night you'll probably find him writing technology and "prepping" articles, as well as shooting video. Read more about Joe Levi here.