- 12-21-2009, 12:45 PM #76
- 12-21-2009, 02:55 PM #77
Syncing with Outlook
The one feature I really miss from my Blackberry is the ability to synchronize with outlook completely. I want to be able to add a contact to my outlook and/or my phone and have them syncronize regularly. I have found a temporary workaround with varying degrees of success:
To Sync Calendar, download free, Google Calendar Sync. This sync outlook with your Google Calendar and this will also port into your phone. Setup your calendar to sync daily an hour before your phone is set to sync.
To Sync Contacts, the best method I have found is a free beta software called GO (google outlook) Sync. This works similarly to the above. It is a bit slow...I have about 3000 contacts and it takes over an hour. Also, I think there is a bug that prevents me from syncing too many contacts, but it works well for smaller sizes.
Also, is anyone else having odd problems with their contacts? For example, if Contact A has email 1, email 2, phone 1, sometimes phone 1 and email 2 disappear from the phone. When I check GMAIL, the contact only has email 2 (and phone 1 and email 1 disappear). Other contacts just sporadically disappear and I dont know why.
Last edited by ayejay0601; 12-21-2009 at 02:56 PM. Reason: forgot something
- 12-26-2009, 11:06 PM #78
I have a Microsoft Exchange account with work and my Droid syncs everything. If you're on Exchange, contact your IT department and make sure everything is set up properly.
Also, I'm pretty sure you can export your contacts, etc. into a .csv file (or whatever format you prefer) and can then import it to Google to keep things synced from there if you aren't on MS Exchange.
P.S. I love this thread, I didn't know I could longpress search to activate voice search.
Last edited by thisismyname; 12-26-2009 at 11:07 PM. Reason: P.S.
- 12-29-2009, 12:47 PM #79
- 12-29-2009, 09:31 PM #80
- 12-30-2009, 11:40 AM #81
another way to do this, is bookmark the page that you want to launch.then go to your desktop find an open space, press and hold that space and select shortcuts. if you use oem browser, select the red bookmark tab and select your launch bookmark.if you use dolphin, scroll down further until you see m. geek bookmark, select that and your launch bookmark...Droid---[ROM] Bugless Beast V1.0, Nextheme, Bekit 800mhz kernel!
Proper Prior Planning Prevents **** Poor Performance!
- 01-02-2010, 02:33 AM #82
- 16 Posts
Want speed dials?
Go to blank space on home screen / hold down / select shortcut / select direct dial / select contact
If you have a picture for the contact their smiling face is on your homescreen. Touch it and your dialing.
Note: also works for one-touch text messaging. Select direct message rather than direct dial. The icon will have a little phone picture in the corner for the dial shortcut and a little talk bubble for the message.
Another note: the icon will have a large letter in the corner to indicate which phone number you selected as the shortcut (M for mobile, H for home, etc.)
If you have a home replacement app like dxtop or pandahome, dedicate an entire screen for speed dials. With the picture and the name and the option for text message shortcuts its pretty sweet. Also, some homescreen replacements have "sidedocks" that slide out. They're pretty handy for having all of your phone speed dials on one side and all of your text message shortcuts on another sidedock.
- 01-11-2010, 09:46 PM #83
- 90 Posts
Sorry if this was posted earlier. If you have an annoying contact that keeps calling you (like a bill collector), you can go into that contact, select menu, and then options (not edit contact). In this sub menu is an option called "Incoming calls", checking this box will send this call to voicemail everytime. The phone won't even ring.
- 01-12-2010, 03:23 PM #84
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- 01-16-2010, 07:18 PM #87
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- 01-17-2010, 04:12 PM #89
Great post. Just got my droid a few days ago, and these tips have helped me out big time!Since 2008:HTC Wing>Sidekick 3>Sidekick Slide>Sidekick LX 2009>Palm Pre>Blackberry Curve 8330>Motorola Droid>HTC Thunderbolt>Razr Maxx>Samsumg Galaxy Note 2. Have I finally found MY perfect phone?????
- 01-21-2010, 10:30 AM #90
- 01-29-2010, 03:22 AM #91
- 1 Posts
Maps app is great, but it's easy to make it even better...Open up Maps, then click on the menu button, then select "More". In the popup menu click on Labs to access a list of enhancements, where you can select any of several additional features for the maps app, like a distance scale bar on-screen. There's several other cool additions for enhancing Maps, so turn them on and off to find what you like.
- 01-30-2010, 10:00 PM #92
- 01-31-2010, 07:19 PM #93
Handcent-Am I the first??
Ok, there have been some posts about making specific ringtones for specific contacts for text messages. I did some searching and haven't found this posted so I'm hoping I actually came up with something that I could repay all the great advice everyone has given me. If you are using Handcent, you can assign specific ringtones for specific contacts. This is the only way I know to do this...
In Handcent, when you receive a text message there will be a little icon in the upper right hand corner of the screen with a silhouette and a gear. If you press that it will take you to a settings screen. I have played around with this and if you change any of the settings in this screen it is for that specific contact only. If this is already known, I apologize for the re-post and I will bow my head in shame and curl up in the fetal position.
- 02-14-2010, 01:19 PM #94
- 03-15-2010, 09:56 PM #95
- 7 Posts
General consensus is that you can't use the Droid hands-free. I just set mine up using the bluetooth handsfree built into my Nissan Frontier and it works perfectly. You do have to set up the phone book numbers in the vehicles system settings, but I can just push the button on steering wheel, say who to call, and my Droid places the call. My Motorola H500 earpiece works fine also. Don't buy all the 'expert' opinions you see on forums - just go ahead & try something before you blindly accept that it can't work. I tried it and it works beautifully both making & receiving calls.
- 03-20-2010, 09:40 PM #96
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