1. polar135's Avatar
    Hey guys, coming from a BB with push mail, i was wondering how outlook looked/worked with the upcoming Droid phone. Thanks!
    10-28-2009 09:08 PM
  2. kkwan77#AC's Avatar
    Yes, i second this and would like to know how this functions on the Droid.
    10-29-2009 02:04 PM
  3. kev83202's Avatar
    To use outlook with android you will have to download a google calander/outlook sync addon for outlook. You then have the options to sync manualy or when you make changes.

    I don't think that works for contacts though, but i'm not sure on that. You will most likely have to export your contacts and load them into your google account.

    The cool thing about this is you will never have to plug your phone into the computer, you will just get the updates pushed from your gmail account.
    10-29-2009 04:16 PM
  4. SoCal65's Avatar
    10-29-2009 04:21 PM
  5. kev83202's Avatar
    Sweet, the more I look the more options I find
    10-29-2009 04:22 PM
  6. polar135's Avatar
    good news. look forward to a test drive for work.
    10-29-2009 09:03 PM
  7. Taz's Avatar
    It is easy to import contacts from outlook to gmail. this link will give a step by step instructions..Merge your Outlook and Gmail contacts | Workers' Edge - CNET News
    10-29-2009 11:18 PM
  8. leathernuts#WP's Avatar
    What about tasks? Im a heavy calender and task, memo user. Love Pocket informant. Was using it with my Touch Pro 2 and also used it with my bb storm.
    10-30-2009 10:20 AM
  9. Taz's Avatar
    Google calender will sync with outlooks.You can find that info under office help.For tasks Google.com/tasks from your android phone.Not sure about memo pad, Google has notebook not sure if it will work on mobile phone yet. Waiting to see what Android 2.0 has.
    10-30-2009 01:14 PM
  10. Headshrink's Avatar
    It is easy to import contacts from outlook to gmail. this link will give a step by step instructions..Merge your Outlook and Gmail contacts | Workers' Edge - CNET News
    Thank for sharing with soon to be newbie's to Android.
    11-01-2009 10:27 PM
  11. mclarryjr's Avatar
    Sorry to change the subject but will the Droid be able to open word, excel, and PDF files? I don't need to edit them but I have to be able to open and read them.
    11-02-2009 12:34 PM
  12. WinstonSmith#AC's Avatar
    The answer? Not very well.

    I'll post more as I figure it out... I hope.
    11-06-2009 10:38 PM
  13. mds3140090's Avatar
    Yes it will you can download a free version of Doc to go and it will do what you need. If you get the paid version for only 14.99 for a limted time and it works just like office. This is a great buy. I paid tripple the amount for it on BB. You can find it in the market.
    11-07-2009 11:45 AM
  14. rjdriver's Avatar
    I just tried VCorganizer this morning and it works great for under $5.00 coming from a BB this was just the ticket for what I was looking for I keep a ton of stuff on Outlook notes and the good part about this program is it is encrypted and no third party people have to see it like on gnotes
    10-29-2010 01:26 PM
  15. bojowaggie's Avatar
    I just recently switched from Exchange and just pointed all email addresses that I have from my domain to my gmail account.
    I didn't like the fact that I managed 2 calendars.
    So I just migrated everything to gmail. Not to mention gmail supports push.
    the native email app for the Droid does not support push. Exchange however did, but I also understand that k-9 supports the push feature.

    I am totally happy with the calendar and the tasks and the way that gmail handles everything.
    The google docs is another cool feature as well. I have a lot of excel docs and word docs saved there and I can fully open them and edit them right from my phone.
    10-31-2010 08:55 PM
  16. lssanjose#AC's Avatar
    I wonder if my Docs to Go license is transferable. I did pay a discounted rate for the BB version, but am afraid I'll have to pay again when the droid I bought from ebay comes in.
    11-01-2010 12:00 AM
  17. takeshi's Avatar
    the native email app for the Droid does not support push.
    That's incorrect. It does support push but it can't turn a non-push account into push. Your email account has to support push.
    11-01-2010 07:38 AM
  18. lssanjose#AC's Avatar
    found out: I gotta buy the Android version, but it's $14.99, which isn't too bad.
    11-01-2010 10:59 AM
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