Tuesday, 21 October 2014

How to protect your contacts data with VCOrganizer?

VCOrganizer Contacts

If you want to sync your Contacts data from Outlook to your phone, but you don’t want to sync these contacts information to your Google account on the cloud.

  1. In VCOrganizer -> Contacts -> Menu -> Settings, “Export Contacts to Mobile”, you can select “Phone-Only”.  The contacts sync from Outlook will be stored in VCOrganizer Contacts App and Android Contacts App, but not gmail account on Google cloud.
  2. Also, in option “Import contacts From Mobile”, you can also select “Phone-Only”. This is to avoid any possible duplicates. The default value is “All Accounts”, which import all contacts from all contacts accounts.  If you have the same contact on different Android Contacts Account, you may end up import more than one entries for the same contact.

If you have some very sensitive information in your contact note, you can consider not to sync these information to your Android Contacts App.

  1. In VCOrganizer -> Contacts -> Menu -> Settings, there is an option called “Do Not Sync Contacts Note to Mobile App”, please make sure you have checked this option before sync with Outlook. If this option is checked, the contact note will be kept in VCOrganizer Contacts App only, the other contacts information such as phones, email …will be synced to Android Contacts App. The contact notes will be stored in VCOrganizer only and they will be encrypted in VCOrganizer if encryption is enabled.
  2. In VCOrganizer Settings -> make sure the “Encryption” is enabled. By default, it’s disabled.
  3. You also need to enable the Pattern Lock in VCOrganizer Settings to protect your app from being accessed by other users.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Did you know that you could change the categories default colors in VCOrganizer?

There are 25 system colors you can choose for the categories. By default, they are the same as the default colors in Outlook. 

If you don’t like the default categories’ colors, you can change it in VCO Categories -> Settings.

For example, if you don’t like the default Purple, you can change it to a darker Purple.

Tap on the purple color in the grid.

Select the color from the Color Picker and tap on the new color on the right.

It will display the new color.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

VCOrganizer Build 370 has been released.

New Features


You can select multiple items when linking items. SmartLinks data can be synced to Outlook. You can sync the SmartLinks information from one device to the other devices.

Tasks/Events Icon

Item icon is synced to Outlook. You can sync the tasks/events icon from one device to the other devices.

VCOrganizer Outlook Add-in

This is an optional program. With the new VCOrganizer Outlook Add-in installed:
  1. You can use the SmartLinks feature to link items from Outlook (add, delete or modify) and the SmartLinks information will be synced back to VCO. 
  2. You can change item icon from Outlook (e.g. add an icon to your task or event)

Real-time sync

Real-time sync in vcChat is now integrated with AutoSync. If AutoSync feature enabled and the new Outlook Add-in installed on your PC, when you create/update/delete items in Outlook or VCO, they will be synced automatically in real-time. There is no need to schedule the sync interval anymore.


  • In Calendar -> List view, it supports multi-select mode.
  • You can import more than one Android Calendar to VCO Calendar (e.g. the Public Holidays Calendar). In VCO Calendar -> Menu -> Import, you can select which Calendar you would like to import. This is a one-time import. It won't import any items if you update the events in Android Calendar after the import. But you can always rerun the import anytime you want. If you update the imported events in VCO, they will be synced to you Android Calendar. If you want to keep the events in sync with your Android Calendar, in VCO Calendar -> Menu -> Settings: "Sync with Mobile Calendar", you can select with Android Calendar you want to sync with.
  • Set tasks/events icon in multi-select mode.
  • The UI is fine-tune for high resolution screen and tablet devices such as the Samsung Tab S.

Bug Fixes

  • If the new item is synced to Outlook using vcChat but VCO doesn't receive any ACK from Outlook, it may cause duplicate.
  • After disabling the item alert or deleting the item, VCO still fires off the alerts.
  • Pattern login is slow