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Topic # 97189 13-Feb-2012 14:07
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Hi Guys ,
             ok Im keen to use a cloud based system for my work here are the divices I have and there operating plateforms ...

Desktop : Win 7 64bit { Chrome/Firefox browser} 
HTC Desire : Android 2.2.2
Samsung 10.1 Tablet : Android 3.2  

ok Im running Thunderbird with Lighting plug in and have 5 calendars all Synced to all devices which is working fine , I use to run firefox as my browser but have just switched to Chrome ...

problem number one I can not get my chrome browser to sync book marks with my tablet browser Im aware that the browser on the tablet isnt google .

2nd problem : I have office 2003 on my desktop with google cloud connect installed so I can upload docs to google to view on the go using my tablet problem is tablet has polaris office which seems to be fine but it wont sync to google { the only option seems to be to open an account with ".box.net" which I dont want to do } or I can pay around $20 to get office pro on my tablet but I figure if the tablet has an office app preloaded then I should be able to use this .

Im wanting to maintain some sort of continuity between my desktop/Tablet and Phone google seems to be the best option otherwise its a miss match of apps and browsers to make it all work .

Im aware that google has announced a chrome for tablets but it will only be useful if your running ice cream sandwich { crazy that is }

so I would love to hear anyone else using a cloud based system .... my calendars are working fine and am not too keen to mess with those { they are the most important part of my business } 

Thank all for your time .
Cheers
Andrew w

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  Reply # 580919 13-Feb-2012 15:40
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I too am interested in how you will resolve this.

FYI - I run windows 7 PC with Office 2010 at home, a android 2.2 phone and a standard XP Pc at work.

Until I can find a smarter way - I use DropBox to share my files between locations.
FYI DropBox has app for android phone as well which is really good at viewing docs.
Only issue is I save my office files in older version to alllow the older office software at work to be able to open and modify them.

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  Reply # 580943 13-Feb-2012 16:35
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Why not use Google Docs or Windows Live Skydrive and use their browser-based office tools instead of client apps? If you are going to live in the clouds, might as well go full monty.




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  Reply # 581034 13-Feb-2012 19:36
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For multiple PC's use Insync with google docs it is magical and free combination, tying the tablet in is not so seamless but as mentioned using G Docs through a browser effectively gives you the freedom you require and requires no additional software. Also, docs stored in google format dont count toward your storage allocation



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  Reply # 581046 13-Feb-2012 19:54
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Thanks guys for the posts some interesting reading i guess im wanting a push system with the ability to store to a cloud i have been able to upload my docs to google via a sync plug in for ms office that seems to work well problem is getting polaris office to sync many posts on the net say you can do it but it seems a software update has now interfered with polaris ability or googles ability to sync. I would like to stay using ms office and the google plug in is great. I dont mind if i have to spend $20 on the office app for my tablet but i hate having other apps on the device that arnt used and i cant remove them unless i root the tablet which im not ofay with.

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