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Samsung’s Focus to compete with BlackBerry Hub

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published : Jan 2, 2017, 5:06 pm IST
Updated : Jan 2, 2017, 5:06 pm IST

Samsung’s new app hopes to bring users to Galaxy devices while also fulfilling their professional needs.

Described by the company as being an ‘all-in-one productivity app,’ the Samsung Focus seeks to be the one-stop-shop for emails, calendars, contacts and many more information.
 Described by the company as being an ‘all-in-one productivity app,’ the Samsung Focus seeks to be the one-stop-shop for emails, calendars, contacts and many more information.

One can find many utility apps on Google Play that are supposedly aimed towards making their professional lives more efficient. Take for instance, the BlackBerry Hub which collates emails, messages, calls, notifications and more such important information in one place at one time, thereby simplifying user’s experience with the same. With a similar set of functions comes the Samsung Focus app.

Described by the company as being an ‘all-in-one productivity app,’ the Samsung Focus seeks to be the one-stop-shop for emails, calendars, contacts and many more information. The app offers individual tabs that allow users to create, organise and even complete tasks efficiently.

Users can access the app’s communication tools that are designed to help them find exactly what they want. The app offers a summary of major notifications via the easy-to-read UX that is further customisable according to the user’s preference.

The app features a streamlined interface that contains a notification bar, a floating action button and even offers users to switch back and forth between devices. Following given are a detailed set of features that users can avail with Samsung’s Focus app:

Keyword set-up

With simple set-up for keywords in Focus Tab, Samsung Focus displays notifications of emails or schedule contains a previously registered word, such a “conference” or “business trip.” This feature ensures that users never miss out on essential information.

Priority sender

An alert notifies users of emails from preset priority senders to flag importance.

Conference calls

Making conferences calls has become simple with Samsung Focus. Users can now make a meeting request via email directly through the app, and can also instantly dial in with a single tap.

History

The app automatically sorts emails and schedule events so users can manage previous messages and appointments with ease.

The latest version of Samsung Focus is available for download on Google Play and is supported on Samsung smartphones running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow or later.

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