Review: Laplink Provides Networking For Small Business And Home

Laplink provides a suite of products that transfer settings between PCs, link up PCs via a variety of connection types, defend against attacks, and more. How well do they work?

In an increasingly mobile world, synchronizing between multiple handhelds and cell phones can be very complicated. PDAsync provides a simple, one-click synchronization of your contacts, calendar, tasks, emails, and notes between your mobile devices and popular applications on your computer.

PDAsync goes Microsoft's ActiveSync one (or two) better by supporting more applications and synchronizing faster. While ActiveSync only supports Microsoft applications, PDAsync also supports Lotus Notes, Lotus Organizer, and ACT!. It also connects to Palm OS devices, Sony Ericsson IRMC, and Sierra Wireless Voq phones. One drawback for users of the latest Windows based phones is that while PDAsync does support the Pocket PC platform, it won't run on Windows Mobile v5. No word from Laplink as to when their code might be updated to fix that shortcoming.

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Each of these applications is worth a look if you are in the market for the particular function. Be sure to take advantage of the Laplink's trial period just to be sure the application you want is compatible with your devices, and does what you expect it to do.