Install FlexT9 Voice, Trace, Write and Tap Keyboard (by Nuance Communications)

How does the FlexT9 keyboard help me?

FlexT9 is a multi-input keyboard that allows you to enter text by talking, tracing a word on the keyboard, writing letters on screen, and tapping the keyboard.

Improved digital input is a long term goal of mine which has lead me to try early styluses, Wacum, voice recognition, and just about every other type of input mechanism. I have yet to use FlexT9, but am hopeful that it proves useful.

Setup Steps

  • Touch Market.
  • Press Search.
  • Enter FlexT9 in the search box, then touch the search icon.
  • Touch FlexT9 Speak-Trace-Write-Tap.
  • Touch Buy $4.99.
  • Touch OK.
  • Select your payment option, then touch OK.
  • Touch Buy now: US $4.99.
  • Wait while FlexT9 is downloaded.
  • Touch FlexT9.
  • Touch Purchased.
  • Touch OK.
  • Wait during another download (not sure why this is necessary, but its how I installed the software)
  • Touch Open.
  • Touch Settings.
  • Touch Language & keyboard.
  • Check FlexT9 Text Input.
  • Touch OK.
  • Congrats, you can now use the FlexT9 keyboard on Android.

Learn More

You can learn more about FlexT9 in the Tutorial by touching Settings, then touch Language & keyboard, then touch FlexT9 Text Input (FlexT9 Text Input Settings), and touch Tutorial.

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How to copy music from Windows to your Android phone

I found a very good article on how to copy music from Windows to your Android phone, which you can view at:

http://www.simplehelp.net/2009/07/29/how-to-copy-music-to-your-android-phone-from-windows/

 

Notes:

  • I have not tried the following app, but you may also want to give doubleTwist (on the Android Market) a shot if  you want to sync with iTunes.

Setup Android for Business Users

While there are numerous web sites with a “Top 10 Android Apps” list, my goal is to document the complete setup of an Android phone (Nexus S with Android 2.3) for business use. Some pages include installation instructions. As time progresses information will be added on app configuration and usage.

Install Tasker (by Crafty Apps)

How does the Tasker help me?
Tasker allows you to automate Android. Essentially, you use Tasker to automate a series of tasks based on some event such as turning on GPS when you plus your phone into your car’s docking station. It helps you by removing the need to remember to change how Android is configured as you move throughout your day.
Setup Steps
  • Touch Market.
  • Press Search.
  • Enter Tasker in the search box, then touch the search icon.
  • Touch Tasker.
  • Touch Buy.
  • Touch OK.
  • Select your payment option, then touch Buy now: UK 3.99.
  • Wait while Tasker is downloaded.
  • Touch Tasker to open the app.
  • Touch OK.
  • Congrats, you can now create new actions using Tasker on Android.

Learn More

You can learn more about Tasker on the apps home page at http://tasker.dinglisch.net.

Install Quick Profiles (by SoftXPerience)

How does the Quick Profiles help me?
Profiles are nothing more than a collection of settings, such screen brightness, WiFi on, GPS off, ringer off, and so on. Quick Profiles allows you to create profiles and easily switch between them. When you walk into a meeting you can quickly set the phone to silent mode with GPS off (to save battery) by selecting a Meeting profile using Quick Profiles.
Setup Steps
  • Touch Market.
  • Press Search.
  • Enter quick profiles in the search box, then touch the search icon.
  • Touch Quick Profiles.
  • Touch Install.
  • Touch OK.
  • Wait while Quick Profiles is downloaded.
  • Touch Quick Profiles to open the app.
  • Touch Close.
  • Congrats, you can now create new profiles using Quick Profiles on Android.

 

Quick Profiles allows you to manually set and change simple profiles.  Later, I’ll show you how to setup advanced profiles based on triggers, timers, locations and other automated updates using Tasker.

Install Barcode Scanner

How does the Barcode Scanner help me?
Links to Android apps are often displayed as QR codes, which are really just bar codes. Often, the quickest way to download an Android app is to scan it’s QR code. These QR codes are often displayed on a web page that can be scanned using your Android phone.
Other than scanning QR codes, Barcode Scanner can be used to scan bar codes at a store to quickly bring up product reviews and prices.
Setup Steps
  • Touch Market.
  • Press Search.
  • Enter barcode scanner in the search box, then touch the search icon.
  • Touch Barcode Scanner.
  • Touch Install.
  • Wait while Barcode Scanner is downloaded.
  • Touch Barcode Scanner to open the app.
  • Touch Done.
  • Congrats, you can now scan bar codes using Barcode Scanner on Android.

Install the WordPress blogging app

Setup Steps

    • Touch Market.
    • Press Search.
    • Enter wordpress in the search box, then touch the search icon.
    • Touch WordPress.
    • Touch Install.
    • Touch OK.
    • Wait while WordPress is downloaded.
    • Touch WordPress to open the app.
    • Touch Accept.
    • Assuming that you already have a WordPress blog, touch Add blog hosted at WordPress.com.
    • Enter your WordPress username and password.
    • Touch Save.
    • Touch your blog.
    • Congrats, you can now view and edit your WordPress blog using Android.

      Notes:

      Swype Keyboard

      How does the Swype keyboard help me?
      Swype is a new keyboard technology that allows you to save time when typing emails, entering contact information or while  you’re performing any other task on your Android phone that requires you to type text.
      In brief, Swype Inc. has created a new keyboard technology that allows you to drag your finger across the keyboard instead of pressing one key at a time.
      You should spend 5 minutes taking the Swype tutorial as soon as the software is installed. The investment up front is well worth the time.
      Prerequisites
      The following are setup steps that you must complete prior to
      • Follow the instructions to Allow the installation of non-Android Market apps.
      Setup Steps
      • On your desktop/laptop computer, open a web browser to http://www.swypeinc.com/
      • Follow the links to join the Swype Beta for Android.
      • Click Register (https://beta.swype.com/android/create/).
      • Fill-in the registration form, then click Submit.
      • Next, check your email for a link to activate your account.
      • Finally, open your email on your Android phone and look for an email from Swype Inc. that contains a link to download the Swype Keyboard. The download will start in the background.
      • Once the download has completed, press the Menu button, touch More, touch Downloads, touch Swype-Installer.apk.
      • Touch Install.
      • Touch Open.
      • Touch Login.
      • Enter your beta username and password, then touch Login.
      • Touch Swype Beta Full (10M).
      • Touch Download Swype.
      • Wait while the application downloads.
      • Touch Install.
      • Touch Done.
      • Touch Enable Swype.
      • Touch Swype to check the checkbox.
      • Touch OK.
      • Touch Swype settings.
      • Touch Word Prediction to check the checkbox.
      • Touch Audio feedback to uncheck the checkbox.
      • Touch Vibrate on keypress to uncheck the checkbox.
      • Press Back. Press Back again.
      • Touch Select Swype.
      • Touch Swype.
      • Touch Start Tutorial and process to take the entire tutorial (It is strongly recommended that you take the tutorial. Swype is extremely easy to use, but it works differently from a standard keyboard. As such, you need to learn how to use Swype technology correctly before you’ll see the speed benefits.

       

      Notes:

      • There are additional tutorials and shortcuts on http://www.SwypeInc.com. Text entry is a frequent activity on a phone, so the faster you become with Swype the less time you’ll you’ll waste touching individual keys.