May 7, 2011 12:00 PM –
CallTrack logs your phone activity to your Google Calendar. You can select the type of calls to log (incoming, outgoing, and missed) and the calendar to log them in. You can also dump your current call log to your calendar.
Pros & Cons:
- Extremely easy to set up and use!
- Allows you to see your entire call history incorporated in to your calendar!
- Allows you to only see what parts of your call history are most important to you!
- Works retroactively with your existing call log!
- Application will not sync with Google Calendar online.
- Cannot make new calendars from within application specifically for Call Log. Instead have to do this online through Google.
- Cannot sync missed calls, outgoing calls, and incoming calls to different calendars.
CallTrack is an application designed to allow you to track all of your calls through your Google Calendar. CallTrack places a record of each of your phone calls in the Google Calendar of your choosing with information on the time of call, call recipient, and call end time.
CallTrack allows you to track calls three separate ways: Incoming Calls, Outgoing Calls, and Missed Calls. This allows you to see only the information that you wish to see on your Google Calendar. I think that the Incoming and Missed Calls fields are both extremely important for those who are self employed. These two fields allow you to see when your clientele is trying to contact you the most, and it also shows you what times you need to increase your availability for your clients.
CallTrack allows you to choose which calendar all of your information is synced to. This feature is particularly useful if you create a brand new Google Calendar just to track your call history. This application is also retroactive. Once it is installed on your device it will take the copy of your current call history and place that in to your Google Calendar as well.
CallTrack Call History 1
CallTrack Call History 2
CallTrack Call History 3
CallTrack Call History 4
CallTrack Tracking Options
CallTrack is extremely useful for keeping a detailed record of your call history without cluttering up your phone. I love the way it incorporates with your existing Google Calendar so that you can visually see your incoming, outgoing, and missed calls. The downside of this application is that it did not allow me to sync my call history to Google’s cloud on either of the devices I tested it on.
Ease of Use:
CallTrack is extremely easy to use. All you need to do is run the application, check the boxes for the call logs you want placed on your calendar, and you are good to go!
CallTrack is useful for a business person who wants to know when their busy times will be, but it is also useful to anyone else who would like to track their call history. This application would be great to reflect on who you spend your time talking with. It is also good to prove to your significant other than you are talking to them on the phone and not anyone else. I think this is an application that I will hold on to as long as they fix the issues with the Google Calendar sync. The application does not take up significant system resources and does it’s job entirely in the background, without interfering with your work.
CallTrack’s interface is easy to use and the application itself is easy to configure. The application allows you to choose which calendar you would like to sync your call log with, and also allows you to force an immediate sync instead of waiting on the normal sync cycle.
However, there are a few negatives to the interface. All of of your calls appear the same way on the calendar. It would be nice to have missed calls given a specific color, outgoing calls another, and etc. Given the current configuration of the application you need to read the details of each event in your calendar in order to determine what type of call was made.
Also CallTrack will not sync with Google’s Calendar in the cloud. I tried syncing my call log on both my HTC Thunderbolt and Samsung Fascinate and with both phones it said that a sync was complete. Yet when I checked my calendar on another device it did not show any of my call history within the calendar. I am not sure why this is, but I was unable to get it to work on either of my devices.
It might also be a good idea for the developer to add an option within CallTracker to create a separate calendar for call history, or three separate calendars for each type of logged call. If there were separate calendars for incoming, outgoing, and missed calls then you could easily switch between viewing all types of calls within your call log to viewing only one type. This would make it easier for someone who wanted to see at a glance the amount of missed calls they had in a month. Hopefully these will be incorporated in later versions of the application.