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App to Schedule Exchange Sync based on Time/Location?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by B1gJ4k3, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. B1gJ4k3

    B1gJ4k3 New Member
    Thread Starter

    Mar 23, 2010
    Hi all,
    I'm new around here, but I thought I'd appeal to the knowledge-base to see if anyone knew of an app that might help me.

    Basically, it's pretty simple. I want to be able to control how frequently my Exchange email syncs based on what time of the day it is and/or my location. Does Locale have this functionality? Just reading the documentation, I don't think it does, but I'm not too anxious to spend $10 to find out. Could there be a plugin or something for Locale that would do it?

    My basic beef with my Eris is that when I'm at work, with my email running and I get an email, even if I retrieve it and mark it as read, my phone will still beep and retrieve the email when it does its sync cycle, (which I have set to every 10 minutes) so I'll basically get the email twice, even if I've read it on my computer 10 minutes before. I'd like to be able to set it so that I can control how often it syncs when I'm at work, either based on the time or location.

    Is this possible? Anybody have any suggestions? Thanks in advance!


  2. AGiLiT

    AGiLiT New Member

    Oct 24, 2009
    Houston, TX
    TouchDown will let you schedule times to sync with Exchange on a daily basis. It will sync mail, calendar, contacts and tasks. It works pretty well and there is a free trial so you can check it out before you buy.

    My only issue with it is that AFAIK you essentially have two apps that do the same thing; at least that's true in my case (HTC Hero). You still have to sync contacts via. Exchange Active Sync if you want them to appear under 'People'. In other words, TouchDown does not integrate with the basic HTC apps and Widgets.
  3. takeshi

    takeshi Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    I've never had this issue with my Exchange (via ActiveSync) account but I am using Touchdown and I don't have it set to notify me for new email except from certain senders or else I'd go nuts.

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