IT at my company found an awesome app for MS Outlook. TouchDown (www.nitrodesk.com) .
It syncs e-mail, calendar, contacts (I have over 5,000 contacts), task lists, etc. Effortlessly.
Cost - only $9.
Granted I can't speak to experience as of yet until my Droid arrives on tuesday. Sorry for the minor thread necroing
I don't think csouleles necessarily could use Exchange, if he's sole proprietor of a very small business. But he does have a company domain, so maybe it's set up like that, with Exchange? So, maybe someone should mention Google Calendar Sync? It'll sync contacts and calendar, and you can import your other email addresses into it, and then automatically receive that mail on your Droid without any effort. I do think Droids take a bit more hands-on for configuring than getting a Windows Mobile phone, with all of its packaged apps. And I'm not happy that there's no easy, free, way to sync Outlook Notes with the Droid. gSyncIt will do Notes (and other stuff I didn't need due to the Google Sync setup) but it costs $$. Maybe $40. So I've been hoping to find a free alternative. I've tried the free trial (only 20 Notes max), and it works great. So I may use it. But the Outlook Calendar & Contacts work fine with Google Calendar Sync. Check out their help site:
Sync with Microsoft Outlook - Google Calendar Help
If I add an appointment during the day to my calender it is already on my laptop in both Google canender and Outlook when I get home.
I am a small business sole proprietor and only employee.
The only thing I miss right now is the voice announcement of appointments through Bluetooth from the phone but that is minor and I'm sure it will come sooner or later either from Google or a third party app.
The Touchdown e-mail client ROCKS! Frig, why Motorola didn't pre-load this as their default mail client is unknown. This does more than I ever expected and the interface is slick.
It is up to $19.99 -- buy it before it goes up, it is worth it.
thanks for all the info
but...why simply cant i manually connect with usb and sync.
how do you all feel about personnal info on the "net"
i keep social numbers of family, passwords and other info i would like not to be "out there".
am i paranoid?