New to tablets, some questions... n00b I know

JacobMiW

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Hi guys, I'm returning to school this fall for my Master's degree, and for the longest time, I was deciding between a laptop and a tablet. Obviously, I chose the tablet otherwise I wouldn't be here. Loved the idea of the longer battery life (especially with the keyboard dock), the keyboard dock itself, and the portability of it. So yeah, I just got some quick questions for all of you.

1) Browser. What's your preferred browser for the TF300?
2) Files. What's the best way to transfer files between computer and tablet? My point is - I plan on using this tablet to write papers (using MS Office & Polaris Office) when I'm not at home due to my full time job, and I see it doesn't have a flash drive. So it seems like some kind of Cloud service would be the way to go?
3) Handwriting to Text. I experimented with the stock note-taking app, and it seems to keep my handwriting. Is there an app where I can write notes, and it converts to true text that I could load up onto Office?
4) Text Messages. Is there a way to view my texts from my phone on this app? This way, I don't need to have two things on me when I'm doing papers.

That's it for now... I'm just waiting for my case to come in with the free stylus pen, I'm pretty excited for that.

Thanks, all.
 

jtowndawg

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I have been using Chrome beta for the browser but it doesn't have flash so I also have dolphin hd if I need flash.
Dropbox or Google drive works great for file sharing or you could use a flash drive with your usb on the dock. One more option is to use the proprietary plug that came with your tablet and unplug the wall charger of the usb end and plug the usb into your computer. It will let you transfer files that way. :) It is what ever is the best way to you.

I have never tried handwriting to text.

Would love to know how to do that as well.
 

JacobMiW

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Durrr, I didn't open the keyboard thing yet... I should've checked first :p Thanks, though, I'm sure that will be the method I use!
 

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1) I prefer the stock browser, but I'd recommend clearing the cache on a regular basis to keep it running as smooth as possible.

2) What jtowndawg said.

3) What jtowndawg said.

4) There's an app in the Play Store called "My SMS: Remote SMS for Tablets" that should work, allowing you to sync texts between your phone, tablet, and pc.
 

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I have been using Chrome beta for the browser but it doesn't have flash so I also have dolphin hd if I need flash.
Dropbox or Google drive works great for file sharing or you could use a flash drive with your usb on the dock. One more option is to use the proprietary plug that came with your tablet and unplug the wall charger of the usb end and plug the usb into your computer. It will let you transfer files that way. :) It is what ever is the best way to you.

I have never tried handwriting to text.

Would love to know how to do that as well.


Drop box is the best thing that happened to me.
I have a Mac at home, use a PC in my office, and work on the road with my Tablet of smartphone. DB keeps my work updated anywhere I open a file. The desktop clients make forget about sync and you can put away that flash drive.

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1. Chrome browser is hands down faster than stock but if you need Flash, you will need to use the stock browser.

2. I like Wifi File Explorer Pro for file management. SugarSync and DropBox are also nice.

3. I have never come across anything like this before but I would bet/hope it does exist.

4. I use the above mentioned MySMS and it works well enough. Its not worthy of a 5/5 rating but its 4.5/5 for the delay in messages moving to and from my tablet not being as fast as I would like but its not unbearable. I would compare it to when the speed limit gets raised on a road, although the new higher speed limit is nice, you always wish it was a little higher...

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1) I use stock. It's faster than I am :)
2) I love Quick Office Pro with GDrive
3) idk
4) I don't use the way you want, but Google Voice should do what you want. I use it when I travel international so I can text w/o roaming charges. But you can have it be your texting app default and then load it on other devices. Even iStuff.

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