What You Need to Know to Get Outlook Data on Windows Phone 10
No matter how well Windows Phone 10 does or doesn’t do, one thing’s for sure: it gives you the most unified Microsoft Windows 10 experience. If you love using Microsoft Outlook, Word, and other Microsoft products, using them will be a breeze if you upgrade everything to Windows 10.
One of its biggest differentiators is the ability to work across all platforms, from your Windows PC to your tablet and smartphone. Unlike past operating systems, Windows 10 Mobile is not a stand-alone operating system. It runs the same core operating system as Windows 10 for desktops and laptops.
Developers can build universal apps that run on all Windows 10 platforms without having to create a separate app for mobile and desktop. Developers can use the bulk of the code for all platforms and create tailored experiences for the different types of platforms, if they wish.
To take unification a step further, Windows 10 has introduced Continuum. This feature automatically adjusts Universal Apps based on the size of the display they appear on. If you hook your Windows Phone 10 to a monitor, keyboard, and mouse, your phone instantly becomes a desktop. What you see on the monitor’s screen will be different than what you see on your phone.
This video shows how Windows 10 transforms from a laptop to a tablet.
And get this. Even with all this unification and continuation, your Microsoft Outlook Calendar, Contacts, Notes, and Tasks data still doesn’t sync across devices. Not. Kidding.
It’s a job for third party software.
The problem with most third party software
Obviously, we’re biased. But we wouldn’t be in this business if we had found high quality software that can automatically, privately, and wirelessly sync Outlook with Windows Mobile 10. George Tatar, our CEO and founder, had his entire life in Outlook PC. He simply wanted to sync Outlook contacts and calendar with his Windows Phone.
The solutions he looked at had all or some of the following problems:
- Synced information with the cloud.
- Failed to sync everything.
- Cut off notes.
- Added calendar and contacts apps to Windows Phone.
- Didn’t work with phone’s own contacts and calendar apps.
- Had missing information.
- Needed USB cable to sync.
- Required user to manually sync.
Some third party apps say they can sync everything: photos, videos, text messages, Outlook data, etc. These tend to flounder because they’re trying to do everything. As a result, the apps don’t work or cause a lot of problems. Search the forums to get an idea. (Try “itunes outlook sync,” “iphone outlook sync” or “Samsung Smart Switch not working .”
This prompted George to develop AkrutoSync. While working on it, he learned other users had the same problem and they were interested in his software.
And that’s how Akruto, Inc. came to be.
A better way to sync Windows Phone 10 with Outlook
Akruto can sync Outlook Calendar, Contacts, Notes, and Tasks with Windows Phone 10. It does not, however, sync emails because all phones come with this capability.
Because Akruto syncs Outlook data and nothing else, it works very well. To try to sync other things would mean making sacrifices. Your contacts, appointments, notes, and to dos are too important to sacrifice.
Here’s what happens when you use Akruto:
- You forget about Outlook sync because it happens automagically: automatically and wirelessly.
- Your information stays private because it stays off the cloud.
- You stop spending time searching for solutions to Outlook sync not working.
- Your Outlook data is up-to-date on all the devices connected to Akruto.
- You keep using your devices’ own Calendar, Contacts, Notes, and Tasks apps.
- Your phone stays clean because you don’t add any new apps to sync Outlook.
Stop re-entering data or dealing with sync that doesn’t work. Get more things done with Akruto. Just install and let Akruto do the rest.
Once you add Akruto to your team, you completely unify your Windows 10 Mobile experience. You can work the way you want to not because you have to.