TouchDown adds Private appt creation in Google Android

Summary:One reason I keep a Windows Mobile device around is because of the outstanding Exchange support. I recently mentioned my experiences with Exchange and other operating systems as most of them integrate Exchange support. I understand the new HTC Hero Android device may have some kind of integrated Exchange support, but I also wanted to remind current T-Mobile G1 and future myPhone 3G that there is an outstanding client from NitroDesk called TouchDown. I found out that one of my desired functions, private appointment creation, is now integrated into the latest beta of TouchDown.

One reason I keep a Windows Mobile device around is because of the outstanding Exchange support. I recently mentioned my experiences with Exchange and other operating systems as most of them integrate Exchange support. I understand the new HTC Hero Android device may have some kind of integrated Exchange support, but I also wanted to remind current T-Mobile G1 and future myPhone 3G that there is an outstanding client from NitroDesk called TouchDown. I found out that one of my desired functions, private appointment creation, is now integrated into the latest beta of TouchDown.

The NitroDesk folks are some of the most responsive developers I have seen as they release updates just about weekly and they aren't just minor updates either as you can see below from the latest list of fixes:

  • Sensitivity settings (including Private)
  • Ability to select Menu/Search to search your contacts.
  • Ability to select Menu/More/Search in email view to display a search bar.
  • Ability to select Show Addresses in an email to see the list of addresses and add to contacts.

If you are interested in testing out the latest beta of TouchDown on your Android device, visit the NitroDesk Google Groups site for more details and instructions.

As TouchDown gets more and more powerful, I have to say I am leaning more and more towards moving away from Windows Mobile and onto Google Android.

Then again, I just watched a video of Exchange 2010 and Outlook Mobile running a WM 6.5 device and think Windows Mobile is probably going to still be the go to operating system for heavy Exchange users.

Topics: Hardware, Android, Google, Mobile OS, Mobility, Operating Systems, Software, Wi-Fi, Windows

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Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 d... Full Bio

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