MyPhoneExplorer was built to allow users to explore and control their phones and will perform Outlook calendar, contact, note and task sync with Androids through USB cable, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connections.
The MyPhoneExplorer program is installed on the computer and the MyPhoneExplorer Client app (along with separate task and note apps) is installed on the Android to facilitate syncing. When the free MPE program is installed on your computer and you are using a USB sync, the app is automatically installed on your Android. If you are syncing through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, you must manually install the app, which is available through the Android Market.
Outlook 2000 through 2010 are supported, but there are sometimes issues with Outlook 2010 that can be resolved in most cases. MPE will perform an autosync when a connection to the Wi-Fi network or Bluetooth is detected. Since there are different ways that Bluetooth works on different Android devices, MPE does not work with Bluetooth on all Android devices.
I asked the authors if MPE will sync Outlook with Google calendar and contacts, because their documentation indicates the ability. They said it would work, but is not the intended purpose of MyPhoneExplorer and it is not recommended.
Syncdroid visitors using MyPhoneExplorer have positive things to say about this product, especially its ease of implementation. For the last few years, MPE has sometimes shown up as a FALSE positive for trojans in antivirus scanners. This false accusation has been adequately addressed at the vendor's forum here as well as McAfee's forum here. I have tested this software and in my experience MyPhoneExplorer itself is safe and easy to use. However, there is a warning to heed later in this review.
While I found the product easy to install and use, they do offer a forum where you may find help if needed. They have always been prompt to answer my questions about their product on the forum and have been polite as well as helpful.
As of May 2013, MPE does not support Outlook 2013 in the officially released version. You must download the beta test version of MPE to sync with Outlook 2013. Feedback from users indicates that the current beta version is safe and works without any issues.
I will leave you with a HUGE warning when installing MPE. As a computer technician, I often find computers infected with malware and other unwanted software that is unwittingly installed by the owners. The following review was posted at CNET in reference to MPE and gives a HUGE warning to heed when installing MPE.
While MyPhoneExplorer itself is safe to use, the installation program can install software that in my opinion is dangerous and foul. You must be very careful when installing MPE and deselect the boxes that will otherwise cause the installer to put possibly dangerous extra software on your system. As the reviewer said, it is like playing with a hand grenade. Understand why such a nice program can be offered for free - you pay in the end by allowing others to invade your privacy and redirect your searches. That is why I prefer programs like CompanionLink which you pay for, but do not install dangerous software on your system.
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