I have no experience with Chapura, but their recent press release about Windows Mobile 5.0 support for PocketMirror intrigued me. The full release follows, but here’s an interesting tidbit that makes this mobile device synchronization software sound appealing:
- Chapura’s exclusive AnyFolder™ technology lets Windows Mobile-based device owners pick and choose which Outlook Contacts, Calendar and Tasks folders to synchronize with their handheld, including any public and subfolders on a Microsoft Exchange Server.
- Going beyond the category synchronization provided by the built-in ActiveSync software, this AnyFolder technology maintains the integrity of these Outlook folders by creating a folder-like category, denoted with an asterisk, on the handheld for each desktop folder selected. This technique not only keeps categories in tact but also keeps folder contents together and easily accessible on the mobile device.
(via Pocket PC Thoughts)
CHAPURA® UPDATES ADVANCED MICROSOFT OUTLOOK SYNCHRONIZATION SOFTWARE FOR WINDOWS MOBILE 5.0 DEVICES
Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006
PocketMirror® Professional 2.0 for Windows Mobile Offers an Easy Way to Organize Multiple Outlook Folders on a Windows Mobile Device
MOBILE, Ala. (April 25, 2005) – Chapura®, Inc., an innovator of synchronization technology for mobile personal information managers (PIMs), today announced that its popular Outlook synchronization software, PocketMirror® Professional for Microsoft Windows Mobile, now supports the Pocket PC and Pocket PC Phone Editions of Windows Mobile 5.0. This updated version of PocketMirror Professional offers owners of Windows Mobile 5.0-based devices, such as the Palm® Treo™ 700w smartphone, a way to transfer more information between Outlook on the desktop and Outlook Mobile on the handheld than allowed with ActiveSync alone. PocketMirror Professional for Windows Mobile also offers owners of these mobile devices a near desktop-like toolset for organizing personal information on the go.
Especially for enterprise customers who are dedicated to using Microsoft products for their office productivity and insist on platform consistency, PocketMirror Professional for Windows Mobile is the only solution that lets employees not only synchronize more data between Outlook and Outlook Mobile but also organize the data on the Windows Mobile device the same way as on the desktop—in multiple, separate groupings, not all mixed up together.
· Chapura’s exclusive AnyFolder™ technology lets Windows Mobile-based device owners pick and choose which Outlook Contacts, Calendar and Tasks folders to synchronize with their handheld, including any public and subfolders on a Microsoft Exchange Server.
· Going beyond the category synchronization provided by the built-in ActiveSync software, this AnyFolder technology maintains the integrity of these Outlook folders by creating a folder-like category, denoted with an asterisk, on the handheld for each desktop folder selected. This technique not only keeps categories in tact but also keeps folder contents together and easily accessible on the mobile device.
Migrating Data from Palm OS® to Windows Mobile Device
As consumers and enterprise customers continue to migrate between platforms, the swift and accurate transfer of personal information between devices is vital. Using PocketMirror Professional for Window Mobile in concert with PocketCopy software from Chapura, customers can easily transfer their data from the Palm® Desktop to the new device via Microsoft Outlook. At the touch of a button, PocketCopy copies Palm Desktop Address Book, Date Book, To Do List and Memo Pad or Contacts, Calendar, Tasks and Memos information into Microsoft Outlook Contacts, Calendar, Tasks and Notes. From there, customers may use the Active Sync software on their Windows Mobile device and PocketMirror Professional for Windows Mobile to synchronize the data between Outlook and the mobile device.
“Chapura is taking something that is complicated—synchronizing data between two different applications and user environments—and making it a seamless experience,” said Adam Moise, partner alliance manager, Developer Relations, Palm, Inc. “With this update to PocketMirror Professional for Windows Mobile, Chapura is adding flexibility and productivity to the mobile experience of Palm Treo 700w smartphone customers.”
“PocketMirror Professional 2.0 for Windows Mobile meets the demands of a new generation of handheld users,” said Keith Ellenberg, president of Chapura. “Mobile productivity is their life, and what differentiates Chapura is that we understand the ways in which customers want to organize their information. So, we adapt the software to handle their needs. We don’t force customers to adapt the way they organize data to fit the software’s functionality.”
Pricing and Availability
PocketMirror Professional for Windows Mobile is available for $49.95 from the Chapura Web site at http://www.chapura.com and from leading online resellers including Handango at http://www.handango.com, and PocketGear at http://www.pocketgear.com.
Customer Service and Support
Chapura customers receive free access to the company’s ActuallySM Technical Support for friendly, knowledgeable assistance with product setup and troubleshooting, available via FAQs on the company’s Web site, e-mail and telephone.
About Chapura, Inc.
Founded in 1996, Chapura, Inc., works passionately to simplify its customers’ lives with excellent service, support and software products. Chapura offers products including: PocketMirror Professional for Windows Mobile, Call Log+™, TurboPasswords™, KeySuite™, PocketMirror Professional, PocketMirror Professional XT, PocketMirror Standard, PocketMirror Standard XT, Pocket Favorites™, and PocketCopy™. For more information, visit the Chapura Web site at http://www.chapura.com or call 1-800-CHAPURA.
Members of the press wanting an evaluation copy of PocketMirror Professional for Windows Mobile or any other Chapura software product should contact Lisa Burnett via phone at (251) 544-7282 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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PocketMirror and Chapura are registered trademarks, and Call Log+, KeySuite, TurboPasswords, PocketCopy, and Pocket Favorites are trademarks of Chapura, Inc. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2006 Chapura, Inc. All rights reserved.
Palm and Treo are among the trademarks or registered trademarks owned by or licensed to Palm, Inc.