What is On-Schedule?
A. On-Schedule is more than just a contact manager or a PIM. It is a contact
manager with powerful PIM features. It is a universal product that can be put
to work by the home user as well as by major corporations. Its uniqueness is
in the simplicity of design, ease of use and exceptional flexibility.
Does the driving directions utility
built into On-Schedule provide detailed instructions
from point A to point B?
A. The On-Schedule Get Driving Directions utilizes
expediamaps.com and provides maps and detailed directions
you need. You can also store multiple starting points
to suit your needs. You could create starting points
for Home, Office, and Airports for example.
What database format does Desktop On-Schedule use?
A. On-Schedule is designed to utilize Microsoft Access and/or SQL Server databases
equally well. It can also use SQL Server Database Engine, which is available
free of charge from the Microsoft web site. Both databases offer the same features
with SQL Server more geared toward corporate and/or network use.
What database format does Pocket
A. Pocket On-Schedule supports Pocket Access and/or
SQL Server Windows CE edition databases. Pocket Access
databases have fewer memory requirements. SQL Server
databases require an additional 3MB of storage memory and 2MB of application
memory, but it also supports more features such as advanced functions in filtering.
How can Pocket On-Schedule help mobile professionals?
A. The following is a typical scenario for a mobile professional
who has to travel
to meet with clients or customers:
- While on the road, use Pocket On-Schedule to check
plane and hotel reservations, appointments, directions
to meetings, etc. Integrate with ExpediaMaps
directions to meeting locations.
- Enter expenses related to the
client as an ad-hoc link.
- Before an appointment with a
client, check the contact history to see notes of
and correspondence with the client to prepare
for meeting. Record notes of the meeting in
tasks for the client.
- Schedule appointment for next
meeting with client.
- Send e-mail back to the office.
- Upon returning to the office,
any new information gathered can be synchronized
with the desktop
PC and shared with co-workers if
Systems are supported for the Desktop Version?
A. Desktop On-Schedule is compatible with Window 98,
SE, ME, 2000 and XP. Desktop On-Schedule also runs
under Windows NT 4.0 Workstation but you will first
to install Microsoft IE 5.0 or higher.
What are the System Requirements
for Pocket On-Schedule?
- 4MB of Storage Memory
- MB of Storage Memory
- 6MB of Application Memory
- Any Handheld PC Pro device running Windows CE v2.11
- Any HPC 2000 device running Windows CE v3.0 or higher
- Any Pocket PC device running Windows CE v3.0 or
On-Schedule replace my current Outlook Application
on the device?
A. No, Pocket On-Schedule is its own application and
it does not replace the existing Outlook application
on the device.
What will the pricing of the products be and will existing
users be able to upgrade?
A. The official price for On-Schedule
v6 (H/PC, Pocket PC, and desktop) will be $69.00 per
setup. For existing
users, the upgrade price will be $29.00 to upgrade from
the previous version. You can also “Bundle” your
purchase and get two different setups (i.e. Pocket, Desktop)
for $99.00 or three different setups (i.e. Desktop, Pocket,
HPC) for $109.00.
Will there be a trial version available?
A. The trial version is now available from this website.
How long does the trial period last?
A. The trial period lasts 60 days.
How does On-Schedule compare to other contact managers?
A. Most Contact Managers or PIMS can be classified in
one of 3 categories: Contact-centric, Info-centric
or Schedule-centric. Most Contact Managers are contact-centric
which means that the activities center or revolve around
a specific contact record. For example, every appointment
or to-do must be tied to a specific contact record.
These contact managers are usually designed for the
sales professional and are extremely rigid in the way
information can be entered into the program and does
not allow for ad-hoc linking of information or scheduling
Most PIMs are Info-centric which
means that the organization of information is more
unstructured. For example, scheduling
of activities doesn’t have to revolve around a
specific contact record. These Info-centric PIMs are
usually designed for the individual user in mind who
is interested in keeping track of phone numbers and addresses
and does not need to maintain a good record of phone
calls or activities relating to a contact.
On-Schedule is basically a contact manager with powerful
information management features. These features make
On-Schedule equally contact-centric and info-centric.
Users can choose to utilize On-Schedule for its contact
management features and are also not constraint by the
rigidity of how other contact managers have to be used.
Are ink and voice notes supported?
A. Ink and voice are not supported in the current version.
What Pocket On-Schedule Calendar features are not available
in Pocket Outlook?
- Shows Appointments, Tasks, Birthdays, Call
Backs, and Anniversaries
- User can create/view different appointment databases
- Additional Calendar views: Month and 6-8 Month Views
(in addition to Day, Week, and List views)
- Tasks are displayed only for the days they are scheduled
- Tasks are displayed in Month and Week views
- Full day activities are displayed in Month and Week views
- Better support for multi-day activities
- Zoom In/Out support in all views
- Multiple visual cues (time displayed as clocks, icons,
- Many more navigational keyboard and toolbar icons
- Many more options (i.e. Show/Hide tasks, completed tasks,
end time, etc.)
- Calendar is integrated with Contacts view
Does Pocket On-Schedule synchronize
its data with Desktop On-Schedule?
A. Yes, On-Schedule offers full bi-directional synchronization
(with conflict resolution) of multiple contacts, calendars,
task lists, journal, notes and phone log with Desktop
On-Schedule. On-Schedule Sync is provided with Pocket
Does On-Schedule support multiple
A. Yes. All folders and sub-folders can be synchronized
with Desktop On-Schedule. All folders and sub-folders
(except Info Center and phone Log folders) can be synchronized
with Desktop Outlook.
Pocket On-Schedule integrate with Outlook 2000/2002?
A. Yes. On-Schedule Outlook Sync directly synchronizes
multiple contacts, calendars, task lists, journal, and
notes with Microsoft Outlook. On-Schedule Outlook Sync
is provided with Pocket On-Schedule.
Can Pocket On-Schedule use Pocket
A. No. Pocket On-Schedule utilizes its own database
formats to overcome Pocket Outlook limitations. Pocket
database formats support more fields, and additional
database tables. This allows you to store additional
information such as filters, hierarchical folder tree
structure, and templates. Pocket On-Schedule supports
multiple Contacts, Calendars, and Tasks folders. Pocket
On-Schedule also supports more views such as Notes, Journal,
Phone Log, and Info Center.
Is Pocket On-Schedule fully compatible with Pocket
A. Yes! Even though Pocket On-Schedule uses its own
databases you can synchronizes bi-directionally with
Desktop Outlook, which in turn can synchronize back
to Pocket Outlook.
Can Pocket On-Schedule synchronize to other contact
managers and PIMs?
A. On-Schedule Sync provides bi-directionally synchronizing
with Desktop Outlook, which you can synchronize with
other contact managers and PIMs using third party software
products such as Puma Technology IntelliSync.
Does Pocket On-Schedule integrate with other Windows
A. Yes! Pocket On-Schedule integrates with the following
Windows CE applications:
- MS Pocket Word - Pocket On-Schedule can create personalized
letters for any
- MS Pocket Internet Explorer - Pocket On-Schedule
can use MS Pocket Internet
Explorer to browse a contact's web site.
- MS Pocket Inbox - Pocket On-Schedule also uses MS
Pocket Inbox to send e-mail.
- bFAX- Faxes can be sent directly from Pocket On-Schedule
using bFAX software.
- www.expediamaps.com - Pocket On-Schedule displays
the location of a contact on
a map for directions using the Internet, and provides customizable starting
turn by turn driving directions from your Office, Home, Airports wherever you
Can Desktop On-Schedule synchronize
A. No. Desktop On-Schedule cannot directly synchronize