Follow Up Webinar Questions:
You Asked, Jeff Answered!

jefftaylorDuring one of our recent webinars, “Making The Most Of Your Android Mobile Device,” Jeff “the Droid Lawyer” Taylor, showed you how to get the most out of your Android device and use it to build and simplify your law practice.

During the webinar, there were a number of great questions asked by attendees that Jeff didn’t have sufficient time to answer. Fortunately, he was kind enough to provide his answers. You can find some of the questions and answers below and for the rest, head on over to The Droid Lawyer.

What’s the very, very best way to synchronize my desktop Outlook contacts, email, calendar, tasks with my Android? I like using Google for that very reason – skips Outlook.

You’ll want to check out Google’s own Outlook sync program. Unfortunately, Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook is only available for Google Apps for Work accounts, and won’t sync up tasks — they’re incompatible.

You can also use one of these other programs to sync your information.

Obviously, if you can ditch Outlook, I’d recommend that, especially since Google Calendar and Gmail can handle all of those Outlook tasks. I also understand that some companies and firms are staunch supporters of the Microsoft environment.

How do I get the text to speech on my phone? I know you said open up Google Doc on device, but not sure exactly how- could you go over this again please?

Text-to-speech and speech to text are two different functions. Most apps don’t use Android’s text to speech output — i.e. read a document’s or email’s contents — in a general function. You can make sure you have the latest version of the Google Text-to-Speech app installed by visiting Settings > Language & input > Text-to-speech options. Most devices include the Google Text-to-Speech engine.

Some devices will also allow you to read notification aloud — Samsung Galaxy S5 and Moto X, off the top of my head.

As for speech-to-text transcription, I suggest this one, which will give you good examples of the principles I demonstrated in my webinar.

How do you scan and save?

I use Google Drive for scanning and saving, but CamScanner HD is another non-Google app that’ll do the same thing. You should check out this post for a full explanation on using the Google Drive scanning feature.

WordPerfect for Android?

Bingo. Time to adopt Google Docs.

Best research app?

(I’m assuming legal research.) I like Fastcase, but Westlaw has an app, too. Don’t forget about Casemaker (for those states that use that) and Google Scholar (directly from

Does MyCase have a mobile app for Android?

Yes, most definitely (the post’s a little dated, but still relevant). I like the newest updates and features.

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