Best Smartphone Companion for Surface Devices

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  1. nnthemperor

    nnthemperor Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    And it's got PDF conversion tools and OCR tools too. Pretty useful.

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  2. Kumabjorn

    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    They have to know that Outlook is the key app for accepting Microsoft's presence on an Android, right? These are people from the top universities, right?
     
  3. desertlap

    desertlap Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Because of the Duo, we've heard that there will be a 100% equivalent to IOS version of outlook in early 2020. With the rest of the office apps having parity with the IOS versions by mid year.

    That still is a half full type statement since even the IOS versions are significantly feature stripped compared to the desktop versions.
     
  4. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Nevertheless, the IOS versions are far superior to the Android versions. Good news.
     
  5. lovelaptops

    lovelaptops My friends call me Jeff Senior Member

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    It was just meant to say "ditto" but my cat must have decided to weigh in - except that I don't have a cat :confused:
     
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  6. desertlap

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    So one other possible benefit to the new unified office app on android is that it's fully containerized which the previous apps aren't.

    Bodes well for performance and reliability (especially being less susceptible to issues with an Android update). The downside potentially is that if say if even just word gets an update, they have to update the whole app.
     
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    I have a question that is a bit off-topic here. I have a housemate who just was admitted to practice here in Idaho.

    I'm going to give him my SGo, as the screen has gotten smaller as I have aged; he already uses an Android phone.

    I know you use a Go and Android. Do you have a preferred practice software? I have a "roll your own" software setup I have used for way too long, and I am trying to help him get started.

    Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
     
  8. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    I use Windows on my Go and Android on my Galaxy Note 10 Phone.

    My software setup:

    The Go:

    Practice Billing: Timeslips
    Practice Accounting: QuickBooks Pro (Business Account - Office Account - Trust Account)
    Note Taking: OneNote
    Word Processing: WordPerfect for Pleadings. Word for transactional documents due to compatibility issues and ease of mark up.
    Document Production: Adobe Acrobat Pro
    Document Annotation: Drawboard
    EMail and Calendar: Outlook
    Presentation: PowerPoint, Whiteboard
    Spread Sheets: Excel
    Research: LEXIS Advance
    Cloud Storage: OneDrive
    File Handling: Dropbox

    Phone:
    Outlook (Email and Calendar)
    OneNote (notes and annotation)
    Dropbox
    Samsung Contacts (phonebook)
    Office Lens
     
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  9. Cuhulin

    Cuhulin Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Thank you!
     
  10. Tams

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    So, urrr, how are you supposed to have multiple instances of the app open? Say you want a Word document and an Excel spreadsheet open... are you going to have to use an integrated task switcher? If so, then add in using another app and you'd be dealing with two task switchers.
     
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