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Features and benefits of Communicator 4



With Communicator 4 you have a number of new functions at your disposal. In this article we would like to give you an overview of these new functions. The functions of a Basic Account are automatically added for every email address, for your benefit. The Basic Account can be upgraded to a Premium Account at any time after paying a fee, where you would have further access to useful features.

  Basic Premium
Starting Site
Individual layout

Integrated widgets (e.g. weather)

Preview function

E-mail
Multiple email addresses

Advanced filter rules

Calender and tasks
Create and manage personal appointments and tasks

Notifications

Import external calenders (e.g. Google)

Team calender

Secretary function

Manager function

Contacts
Create, import, and manage contacts

Private, open, and shared contact folders

Synchronise and save contacts(XING, Facebook, LinkedIn)

InfoStore    
Save files/attachments, send, and publish

Versioning

WebDAV

Synchronisation (Active Sync)
Synchronisation with Outlook

Synchronisation with mobile devices

Social OX

Retrieve feeds (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and MSN)

Social Messaging



Start Page
You can now customize the start page of Communicator 4. It is now possible to choose which panels you are shown, which widgets are installed, and have a preview function from which you may obtain previews of desired areas. A detailed description of how to customize your start page is here.


E-mail
Alongside your email address from STRATO, you can link and administer external email addresses from other services. This gives you the possibility of linking more of your accounts and therefore work with all of your email addresses in one overview. We have assembled a guide for how to link more accounts here.

Through the advanced filter rules you can organize your incoming mail easier as well as automate assignments. An overview over the possibilities with these filter rules can be found in our article:
Beachte auch Specify and change filter rules


Calender and tasks
In the Basic Version you already have the possibility to use the calender, task, and notification functions, as well as to import data from other calenders (e.g. Google Calender). Instructions for how to use the import function for appointments and tasks have been outlined for you here.

With an upgrade to a Premium Account, you have further group functions such as a team calender, alongside the secretary and manager functions. The group functions include email, document exchange, and the management of calenders, contacts, and tasks. It also provides further functions to support team collaboration. This includes the management of resources and groups, and the automated flow of information such as notification of new appointments or tasks.


Contacts
Naturally, Communicator 4 offer the ability to import, manage, and create new contacts. Additionally, with a Premium Account you can synchronise, save, and make available to others your contacts from XING, Facebook, and LinkedIn. For further instructions, please look under Chapter 4 in the help file.
Beachte auch Public contacts in the Pro Account of Communicator 4
Beachte auch Data import in Communicator 4



InfoStore
With the InfoStore, you can save, send, and make available to others data and attachments. Here you have the opportunity to make available multiple versions of your documents. You may also access your data via WebDAV. You have a total of 1GB available in your InfoStore. We have put together further documentation on InfoStore in the Communicator Help Files.


Synchronisation
Using the Connector for Microsoft Outlook allows you to easily synchronise your Outlook with Communicator 4. This Connector for Microsoft Outlook enables offline access to e-mail, calendar, task and contact folders. Changes made in Microsoft Outlook while offline will be automatically synchronised when you go back online.
Beachte auch This is how you use the synchronisation of Communicator 4



Social OX
The new Social OX function makes it possible to link and retrieve the feeds from your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and MSN account. You can read, answer, and send new messages from your Facebook and Twitter accounts through Communicator.
Beachte auch Communicator 4: The use of the Social OX Modules

 

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