Saturday, February 26, 2011

Fliq Bookmarks Public Beta for Android


Joining Fliq Tasks, we have also just placed a public beta of Fliq Bookmarks in the Android market.

While the primary reason we are developing this app is to support desktop sync of bookmarks with Safari (Mac) and IE (PC), we also set out to create a bookmarks utility that would be useful all by itself.

Some of the nice features you will find in this version are


  • Tabbed interface to both desktop bookmarks, and system (handheld) bookmarks
  • Support for nested folders of bookmarks from the desktop
  • Ability to long-press a desktop bookmark and copy it to your handheld bookmarks

Bookmarks from the desktop support folders for nesting and organization


Manage System Bookmarks Too!

Fliq Tasks Now In Public Beta for Android


Long time customers will know that we have done handheld productivity applications for a number of platforms, including iOS, webOS and Android. Sometimes this is because a platform does not have an included application that supports a data type that we want to sync -- for example, Android does not include a note pad or a tasks/to-do list application. Other times this is because the device includes an application, but there is no way for a 3rd party developer to get at the data -- this was the case for notes and iOS (no API for us to get at the data).

For us, we look at this as a great opportunity to provide two things at once -- both the handheld application to handle the data, as well as the functionality to sync that data with your Mac or PC desktop.

To date we have done Android apps to handle notes (Fliq Notes) and calendar data (Fliq Calendar).

As part of the roadmap for Missing Sync for Android, and since we did the first 1.0 release of that product, we have always identified that we would add support for tasks, and today we get closer to that step with the first public beta release of Fliq Tasks in the Android Market.


Like our versions of Fliq Tasks for iOS and webOS, we include a number of features:
  • Sort by name, due date, priority, and category
  • Categorize your tasks, and even assign a custom color to each task category
  • Select font and size of text for the task list
  • Optionally require a password to access tasks
and once we release Missing Sync for Android 1.6:
  • Sync with Outlook (PC) and iCal (Mac)

We encourage you to try this public beta version of Fliq Tasks for Android. This version is being posted in the Android market ahead of the upcoming Mac and PC 1.6 update of The Missing Sync for Android so that we can collect feedback on the Android application itself.

Please send us your comments, questions, and feature requests via email to android-market @ markspace.com