By William Lynass
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With iMExchange 2 you need never be without your vital outlook notes, tasks, or out-of-office status again.
Add a task on your device, sync and watch as it pops up in Outlook within seconds. Better still - iMExchange connects directly to your Exchange server, no other software is required.
Please note - Full functionality is free for a trial period only. Purchase the continual sync in-app upgrade to re-enable the save/add buttons and continue two-way syncing indefinitely. After the initial in-app purchase you can reapply the upgrade multiple times and on multiple devices - for free! (Providing you use the same iTunes account).
· Tasks View: Allows you to keep on track of all your tasks and manage your objectives on the road.
· Notes View: Gives you access to your Outlook notes in real-time.
· Out Of Office: Set your Out-Of-Office status and message remotely.
Setup is simple. Hit the "Add Account" button and enter your Outlook Web Access settings into the application. iMExchange supports standard installations of Exchange with Outlook Web Access enabled. Typical account settings are similar to your Push Email settings.
What's New in Version 1.0.3
Fix for Exchange 2003 and latest version of iOS sync issues.
I've been using this app for about 8 months and on my few attempts to contact support, I've been ignored completely. I don't believe support exits or if they do, they don't care so long as the money keeps coming. Here are the issues I've noticed. I can't work on this app offline. If I attempt to, the app errors. Even if I try to use the app afterwards when I am connected to the Internet, it won't work. My only option is to uninstall and re-install. So long as I only use it when I'm connected to the Internet, no problems. That's why I've been using it so long, because I figured out what not to do. I don't like this but based on other apps available, this one more suits my needs. Also, since I updated to 5.1 on the iPad, I noticed something else; if I try to edit an existing task from a prior day, and I want to add a reminder other than the original reminder date, the reminder window is messed up. It won't let me select the day I want the reminder to be for and also the hour and minutes are flipped in their display. The minutes are on the left and the hours are on the right. It's weird. I can still live with the flip flop but if I can't select another day besides the original set reminder day, it makes setting reminders almost useless. I hope that the 'hidden' support team is reading this because they obviously have some talent for creating a great app. But if they don't even acknowledge customers concerns, folks won't stick around for long.
I have made it work with Exchange 2010
iMExchange 2 doesn’t appear to use Outlook Web Access or ActiveSync under Exchange 2010 (and I would suspect the same is true with Exchange 2007). It actually uses Exchange Web Services, which would normally be set up as a component of Outlook Anywhere. Unfortunately, we don’t use Outlook Anywhere in this environment due to erroneous InfoSec concerns, so I needed to enable some of the functions while still restricting Outlook Anywhere.
So, in order to support it or any apps like it, you need to configure your environment with some of the same things that are used for Outlook Anywhere, but you don’t have to go all the way with it.
On Forefront Threat Management Gateway, you’ll need to use the Exchange Publishing Wizard to publish Outlook Anywhere (note: enable the option for Outlook 2007 extra folders when you come to it) just as you would have for ActiveSync & Outlook Web Access. You can use the same Listener you set up for the other services as well… no need for a unique IP or certificate.
In addition, you’ll likely need to enable Basic Authentication for the /EWS and /OAB folders in IIS Manager on each of the Client Access Servers.
At this point, iMExchange 2 should work great and all you have changed is that you are now publishing the /EWS and /OAB folders. They still require authentication, they are still protected via SSL, and Outlook Anywhere still will not work… leaving your end users’ and InfoSec needs satisfied.
It DOES work for Exchange 2010
I've been using the original IMExchange since I got my iPhone and it was the only app that did a good job of handling Exchange/Outlook tasks. I just happened to see that IMExchange2 was available last week, and I almost didn't try it due to the negative reviews saying it wouldn't work with Exchange 2010. Since the app is free though, with an in-app purchase to enable constant syncing, I figured I'd give it a try. For me, it worked fine, and I think it is a decent upgrade from the original app.
I really like the new Auto Sync feature, so now I don't have to remember to sync before exiting app.
There was a bug in the original app having to do with rotating to landscape, and that's fixed in this version
It is now a universal app, so it looks like the old app pretty much on the iPhone, but has a new side-by-side view on the iPad
During setup, I did catch one bug. Our domain has a dash in it, as AAA-AA and the keyboard did not seem to had a dash anywhere. To get around it, I switched to email, typed in our domain, copied it, then switched back to IMExchange2 and pasted it in. Problem solved. By the way, I am connecting via OWA, and maybe that is the hint your Exchange admin needs to help you get it working.
I think the app could be a little better, maybe having a "Tomorrow" button in the task date picker, but because it does work with Exchange 2010 and it does it very well, I'm giving it 5 stars.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Jun 20, 2011
- Version: 1.0.3
- Size: 4.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: William Lynass
- © 2010 RERLSoft
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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