I use stand-alone MS Outlook 2010 on my Windows 8 (previously, Windows 7) PC. I use the functions I list above, and manage them on my DROID 4 with DejaOffice, which handles all of those functions, AND manages notes/memos within user-defined categories. I have hundreds of notes, so the categories are essential.
I sync the two platforms using CompanionLink, which many people use with great success; it does keep my notes within their categories. BUT, I keep losing records, in all functions. DejaOffice and CompanionLink tech support have labored hard and long to correct this, but it still keeps happening.
I fear I am going to have to abandon Outlook, which never lost anything before I started syncing with DejaOffice. So, I need apps that will let me maintain the same data and sync reliably between PC and DROID. I keep a LOT of data in the Contacts, not just addresses and numbers (e.g., birth dates, child/spouse names). Ditto for Calendar events (driving directions, what to bring, etc.). I don't use many tasks, and could move them into recurring events if necessary. My biggest challenge is in Notes. No app other than DejaOffice seems to use categories; many apps don't even include Notes (where do users keep all the userids and passwords, tech support info, etc.?)
So, all I'm asking is for is everything I am very open to suggestions.