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  1. shoust

    shoust Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi Guy's and Gals! Well I am expecting an Android Incredible any day now and need you all's help in pointing me in the right direction on what apps will replace my windows Mobil apps. As you may expect I was a heavy user of Office, One note in particular and I always used push email and vpn into our server to access my building automation controls. This function is absolutely critical for my use. Can anyone assist on what would be the best way to go here to get started? And of course I sure would love to see all the other good stuff that Android has to offer and also be steered away from the bad.
    Thanks in advance!
    R
     

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  2. El Blacksheep

    El Blacksheep Well-Known Member

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    Office: Your phone should come with QuickOffice preinstalled for viewing doc, xls and ppt. You can also purchase Documents To Go from the market if you need to be able to create such document types, or just a better app for viewing them. I'm not sure about any One Note apps for Android, but I haven't looked either.

    You'll get your e-mail pushed to you via the stock e-mail app. There's also a gmail app, if you like to keep your inboxes separate.

    VPN... someone else with more experience with it will have to answer this one for you. I haven't used it.

    Now, "the good stuff Android has to offer" would take a very long time to get through the list. I've got over 200 great apps on my phone (and I get rid of ones I don't use often!)

    Instead, let the phone meet your needs as they arise. Don't go download hundreds of apps all at once, just get what you need for the moment and when you're sitting there thinking "hmm, I wonder if my phone can _________" that's when you go to the market and find out your phone can.

    One last bit of advice; you MAY want to consider returning your Incredible and picking up the Droid X mid-July. It's basically an Incredible on steroids. Whatever you choose to do, enjoy your new phone!
     
  3. Robfactory

    Robfactory Well-Known Member

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    EMAIL: GMail is pretty good. If you don't like it or it doesn't have enough features use k-9

    VPN: There has been a lot of discussion about this. Do a forum search.

    Production Suites:
    Documents to Go is the best app for this. They are about to update the whole suite too. Does it have OneNote? Not that I'm aware of.

    I have an EVO 4G so some of these might not be good/useful for you.
    But this is my default list.
    robfactory's EVO 4G

    Phone: PC36100
    14 total, 14 free (100%), 0 paid (0%), 14MB total size, $0 total price





    View this app list on AppBrain
     
  4. shoust

    shoust Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks Guy's! So just how good is the security on this phone or should I say this OS? Should I think about getting some sort of virus protection? With all those apps aboard are you not afraid of a crash? Man my Touch Pro crashes each time I put one to many apps aboard (POS)....Seriously is this phone what I have been hoping it is?? Or should I have waited for more....I am hook boy's! I can't wait to make the change!
    Thanks
    R
     
  5. pavirotten

    pavirotten Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't worry too much about viruses. The OS, while open, is pretty hard to crack and practically virus-proof. If you're really worried about an app, just see how many people have downloaded it and check out the rating it has received as well as the user reviews.

    As an IT-professional, I would have to give a nod to Docs To Go as well. Just be aware that DTC cannot create a MS2007 document at this time. (It can only change them.) In order to create a MS2007 document, you have to transfer a pre-existing blank MS2007 document to your phone, change it when needed, and then save the document with a new name. I hope when DTG is updated, there will be a way to create new MS2007 documents directly from the phone.
     
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  6. shoust

    shoust Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Appriciate the tip Paverottin! Honestly the biggest issue I have is one note and I think that if I look around enough there has to be a similer deal out there that I can use to copy my data in the field onto my phone and then synce back to my Pc. This is what I am after. Also can you shed some light on the vpn capabilities of the Android Os?? I will be using the Incredable....
    Thanks
     

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