RoadSync v2.0 provides another Exchange client for Google Android

Exchange is getting better on the Google Android platform, but there is still room for 3rd party applications. RoadSync was updated with some new features and is on sale for half off for a short period to celebrate this latest update.
Written by Matthew Miller, Contributing Writer on

A few weeks ago I talked about the latest beta of TouchDown for Google Android devices. As I mentioned, TouchDown solved the missing server search and private appointment creation issues seen on the Incredible and EVO 4G. There is another updated solution for Exchange on Android that you may also want to look at from the folks at DataViz who make the Documents To Go application. RoadSync for Android moves on to version 2.0. As you can see in my image gallery they do include support for privacy settings when you create appointments, but the program is missing server search.

Image Gallery: The available Exchange clients for Android keep expanding with apps like DataViz RoadSync available now.
Image Gallery: Privacy settings
Image Gallery: RoadSync in landscape

What's new in version 2.0

I briefly tried RoadSync on my T-Mobile G1 in the past, but never purchased the full version and stuck with TouchDown. Some of the new features you will find in this latest version include the following:

  • New main app screen
  • New calendar and task widgets and shortcuts
  • New tasks sync and module
  • GAL
  • New meeting creation
  • Contacts integrated with system contacts
  • Quick contacts toolbar
  • Memory card support

These are all great improvements that take RoadSync to the next level for Exchange syncing on Android. I particularly like the ability to store email on your external memory card since that part of the program can grow rapidly if you choose to sync lots of email via Exchange and most of these Android devices have limited memory.

What else would I like to see?

I want to see server search functionality since I am often looking for email from people that cannot be found in just the ones I have downloaded over the past week. I also want to see better server folder support. RoadSync shows four folders while TouchDown shows me the 20 or so I have setup.

There is a free 14-day trial and right now the application is on sale for 50% off at just $9.99 (regularly $19.99). I bought it to test it out some more and see if they improve it further over time. They have a couple of home screen widgets too that may appeal to you, but I still think TouchDown sets the bar for Exchange on Android.

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