02-28-2008 09:41 AM
02-29-2008 08:30 AM
PaulM wrote:After making the decision to go it alone and set up my own business amongst the many decisions i made was to purchase a database/contact management software & subsequently purchased Act 6 (£199 ...........After spending several hours (& I am being generous here) importing data, becoming familiar with its operations etc then discovered that I needed to purchase an additional piece of Software called ACT Link for Pocket PC (another £49)_ as this was not included although ACT Link for Palm OS was included ( a now familiar tacticby the people at ACT .... I should have heeded the warnings then.
Pretty sure the ACT!Link of PPC was also included with ACT! 6.0 as per http://tinyurl.com/29dzq3Initially i had no complaints I was able to sync with my PDA send multiple faxes to groups etc via WinFax Pro...... Then as a result of upgraidng my Office Software to Office 2003 I was informed by ACT of the need to upgrade To ACT 7(£99) as a result I lost the ability to sync with my PDA now running WM5 and was advised by ACT of the need to purchase Companion LInk (£45) in order to use this facility in addition I also lost the fax facility with WinFax Pro....... & again was advised to purchase the ASDS (£49) fax compatability software.
ACT! 6.0 would alos work with Office 2003 - http://tinyurl.com/28sawn
To be fair i had no compatability issues although several occurences of corrupt data i.e phone numbers changing to US format instead of UK & Templates disapearing etc.This sounds like a database setup issueEarlier this year needing a new Office PC & now aquiring a laptop for my now employed Wifes use all supplied with Vista I was again advised of the need to upgrade to ACT 10(£99) only to find that you can not sync with WM6 devices (try buying a PDA with WM5 now)and the fax facility has gone completely ....... in addition want to use ACT 10 across a wireless network .....Forget it
Well, this time you're correct. My personal preference is Handheld Contact. which works well with WM5 and WM6.... CompanionLink (which you've used before) would also work.