Month: January 2011

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

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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 […]

Setup Android for Business Users

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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. Allow the installation of non-Android Market apps Swype keyboard Install Quick Profiles, a simple profile manager Install Tasker, an Android automation app Install Barcode Scanner […]

Install Tasker (by Crafty Apps)

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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 […]

Install Quick Profiles (by SoftXPerience)

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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. […]

Install Barcode Scanner

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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 […]

Install the WordPress blogging app

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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: Please […]

Swype Keyboard

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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 […]