The Best Microsoft Exchange Activesync Clients for Androids

By Steve McFarlane

Finding a good Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync solution for Android devices can be challenging, to say the least. If, like most users of the stock Android mail app, you are frustrated with the Exchange PIN requirement, or you simply need a more robust solution, we feel that the follow Android Exchange Activesync apps are the best that is available at this time.

TouchDown

This version of TouchDown was specifically developed for devices that are running Android 2.0 and above. TouchDown is one of the best Exchange ActiveSync clients you will find, and it should be because the developer has been working on various versions of TouchDown since 2008.  The Android 2.x version of this app supports Email, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, Notes and SMS syncing with Exchange 2010 servers. It also supports a number of Enterprise Mobile Device Management (MDM) Systems such as: Sybase Afaria, AirSync, FiberLink, NotifyMDM,  SOTI, Zenprise.

On the security side of things, TouchDown supports Remote Wipe, data encryption and storage card encryption Activesync policies. These are all features that are a must especially if security is highly valued by your organization and yourself. Speaking of security, this Activesync client also supports data separation. This means that the IT Department of your organization can remote wipe, or delete, your account without that action affecting your personal emails and contacts.

Need to see your emails, calendar entries and tasks at a glance? TouchDown has widgets to make that possible. In addition, it supports third party widgets that will do the same.  Install/QR Code

Enhanced Email

With this one app you will have support for multiple POP, IMAP and Exchange accounts. As the developer claims, Enhance Email can very well replace all the other email applications you have installed on your phone or simply be integrated with your native contact and calendar applications. Other notable features include:

  • Full email and SMS search
  • No Exchange Server PIN-lock requirement
  • Aggregates all mail accounts into one inbox
  • International Yahoo Plus! provider support
  • HTML inbound/outbound support for Exchange/IMAP/POP3
  • PUSH for Exchange content (Mail/Contacts/Calendar)
  • Sync “ALL” E-mail option (Exchange)
  • Unread E-Mail widget
  • Allow client certificate selection (Exchange)
  • Save any attachment to SD card
  • “Select All” messages menu option in mailbox menu
  • Ability to hide/unhide folders from view (Exchange)
  • Ability to toggle sync for individual folders/sub-folders (Exchange)
  • Ability to select/copy text!

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Finding a good Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync solution for Android devices can be challenging, to say the least. If, like most users of the stock Android mail app, you are frustrated with the Exchange PIN requirement, or you simply need a more robust solution, we feel that the follow Android Exchange Activesync apps are the best that is available at this time.

RoadSync

Like the other exchange server solutions for Android, RoadSync provides a secure PUSH synchronization of email, contacts, tasks, calendar entries and attachment between an Android device and Microsoft Exchange. In general the app works, but since the developers (DataViz Inc) was purchased by RIM technical support seems to have fallen off. We advise that you take the companies advice and try the 14-day trial version before purchasing to the full version. Install/QR Code

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4 Responses to “The Best Microsoft Exchange Activesync Clients for Androids”

Narendra Limbani

This is a very good information on Android bases Active Sync clients.
Is there any Active Sync application or library available for linux platform?

Narendra Limbani

This is a very good information on Android based Active Sync clients.
Is there any Active Sync application or library available for linux platform?

Curtiss

what’s an “exchange PIN requirement?”

Sean Savoury

Hi,

You do not mention if any of the above clients can “push” on folders besides inbox. Can either of them do it?

thanks,

Sean

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