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Old 07-24-2006, 06:30 PM
Darius Wey
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Default WebIS Announces Public Beta of Pocket Informant 2007 and FlexMail 2007

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.pocketinformant.com/Forums/index.php?showforum=38' target='_blank'>http://www.pocketinformant.com/Foru...hp?showforum=38</a><br /><br /></div><img src="http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/images/web/2003/wey-20060725-pi2007.jpg" /><br /><br />Two powerful applications: Pocket Informant 2007 and FlexMail 2007. Now is your chance to try them out. Grab the beta versions from the <a href="http://www.pocketinformant.com/Forums/index.php?showforum=38">WebIS Public Beta forum</a>, and then continue after the break for a list of the new features you can expect in both of these applications. <!><br /><br /><b>New Features in Pocket Informant 2007:</b><br /> WebIS and Franklin Covey have teamed together to provide a full syncing solution with the upcoming Plan Plus for Outlook<br />The new features that this sync solution (provided in the box with PPO4.0) include PPO Projects, Percentage Complete, PPO Status, ABCD/0-99 priorities, task regeneration and Daily Notes. PPO is not required for the features to work within PI.<br /> New Franklin Covey Project Task list<br /> New Franklin Covey Daily Task List<br /> New Franklin Covey Master Task List<br /> Ability to set and see visually the percentage completed of a task<br /> Ability to set and see visually the In progress, Delegate status<br /> Daily Notes<br /> TimeZone picker for new appointment creation<br /> Appointments can have multiple alarms including PPC only alarms, Outlook 0-duration appts, and Travel Time (Before and After)<br /> Overhauled settings application<br /> Redesigned Journal with rich text support<br /> Preview windows (half screen) are now clickable<br /> Redesigned Date Picker with one handed use design<br /> Redesigned Summary screens for easier one handed use (especially Contacts)<br /> Visual Macro Editor<br /> Reworked interface for streamlined use, simpler access to features<br /> Fully soft key enabled and one-hand use designed<br /> Even with all this, PI actually uses about the same amount of memory and disk space as PI 2005 did<br /><br /><b>New Features in FlexMail 2007:</b><br /> Now uses the same database engine as the built in Inbox app for greatly increased speed in all aspects of operation<br /> Mail Rules - you can now set rules on incoming POP3/IMAP emails or execute preset rules for ActiveSync accounts manually<br /> Support for Flags, Answered/Replied status on email<br /> Folder Searching lets you find any email within your folder structure<br /> Contacts Lookahead added to message editor<br /> LEMONADE IMAP extensions support<br /> IMAP IDLE support<br /> Meeting Request processing (IMAP/POP3 for now)<br /> Much expanded per folder download settings<br /> Ability to refresh list of IMAP folders without synchronization<br /> Font settings<br /> Improved SMS integration<br /> Refined user interface
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Old 07-24-2006, 06:35 PM
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One thing to clarify on my own statements:

The Franklin Covey features only require Plan Plus for Outlook 4.0 (not released yet) to SYNC the FC specific features. All FC features can still be used on the PPC without PPO. In fact, several features are useful to anyone who uses tasks no matter if you use the FC methodology or fields.
 
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Old 07-24-2006, 07:16 PM
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I've been using the FlexMail beta for a little while now. I have to say that if you've tried FlexMail previously, but didn't like it because of the memory requirements, and general slowness, give this one a try. The mail DB now opens and operates as fast as the built-in Inbox.

I'd say it's about 200% more usuable, at least for my needs.
 
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Old 07-24-2006, 08:35 PM
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Good to hear, but doesnt that imply that the new version cant save mail to an external memory anymore? I mean, the internal databse is probably stored in ROM, right?
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Old 07-24-2006, 09:01 PM
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Good to hear, but doesnt that imply that the new version cant save mail to an external memory anymore? I mean, the internal databse is probably stored in ROM, right?
No, I'm not sure of all the logistics, but you can still elect to save your mail to a storage card when you setup your accounts. I currently have a 5 MB mail storage file on my SD card. There appears to be about a 1 MB file in the WebIS "Data" directory on my system ROM. It is last updated the last time I used FlexMail, but I don't know if it's actual storage or some kind of index or what it is. So it appears that there is some need for space in your main memory, but nowhere near the previous requirement.
 
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Old 07-25-2006, 07:04 AM
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Default Informant & Flexmail

I like Flexmail 2006 very much, great improvement over previous softwares. I use it on HP4700 works fine.

In the otherhand Informant is terrible, heavy, slow, and sync problems with my PC; I don't know why, hope this release will be better.

 
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Old 07-25-2006, 12:01 PM
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Default Re: WebIS Announces Public Beta of Pocket Informant 2007 and FlexMail 2007

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Originally Posted by Darius Wey
TimeZone picker for new appointment creation
I put in a feature request for this paricular one. Just the other day I was thinking what a shame it was that it probably wouldn't be there for this release given that there were so many other things customers asked for.

I don't know if its due to my request or not but I'm glad that its there.
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