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Old 04-25-2006, 12:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am curious as to what the general conscensous is regarding Dynoplex's eOffice apps. I ran a search and found these two threads:

Dynoplex "Eword" for the 8700c

eWord Problems on 8700c?

From those I gather that without the subscription the only way you can get docs on and off the Blackberry is through the a PC connection, correct?

Could anyone tell me how much how much free memory is needed to run eWord, eCell, and eFile? This will help me know how much stuff to clear off my 7780 before I attempt to install the demos. If I go with these I don't plan to run them on a 7780, but rather on whatever Blackberry I end up upgrading too, that is if I stay with a RIM device and don't go with BB Connect.

If anyone is running these on a 8700 or 7130 I would be especially interested to hear how things are going.
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Your better of with BB 8700. It needs 7mg. Its only productivity suite available. Nothing beats feel and touch. Unfortunatly you need to have BES and EServer to get all benefits of software.




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From those I gather that without the subscription the only way you can get docs on and off the Blackberry is through the a PC connection, correct?

Could anyone tell me how much how much free memory is needed to run eWord, eCell, and eFile? This will help me know how much stuff to clear off my 7780 before I attempt to install the demos. If I go with these I don't plan to run them on a 7780, but rather on whatever Blackberry I end up upgrading too, that is if I stay with a RIM device and don't go with BB Connect.

If anyone is running these on a 8700 or 7130 I would be especially interested to hear how things are going.[/quote]
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I love eOffice. I just sold my laptop to a co-worker because I can now send attachments and do everything from my blackberry. My opinion, why carry a laptop when I can have everything on my blackberry.

I will be doing a review soon, so stay tuned!
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Your better of with BB 8700. It needs 7mg. Its only productivity suite available. Nothing beats feel and touch. Unfortunatly you need to have BES and EServer to get all benefits of software.




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From those I gather that without the subscription the only way you can get docs on and off the Blackberry is through the a PC connection, correct?

Could anyone tell me how much how much free memory is needed to run eWord, eCell, and eFile? This will help me know how much stuff to clear off my 7780 before I attempt to install the demos. If I go with these I don't plan to run them on a 7780, but rather on whatever Blackberry I end up upgrading too, that is if I stay with a RIM device and don't go with BB Connect.

If anyone is running these on a 8700 or 7130 I would be especially interested to hear how things are going.
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Your better of with BB 8700. It needs 7mg. Its only productivity suite available. Nothing beats feel and touch. Unfortunatly you need to have BES and EServer to get all benefits of software.
Thanks. Yes, I saw the value in having an 8700 if I plan to buy this. It didn't work all that well on my 7780. Half the time I tried to sync the eFile add-in my BB would crash and need to be fully reset. When it did work, it seemed quite nice.
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I love eOffice. I just sold my laptop to a co-worker because I can now send attachments and do everything from my blackberry. My opinion, why carry a laptop when I can have everything on my blackberry.

I will be doing a review soon, so stay tuned!
I shall so stay. I'm very interested to see what you come up with if you've found it that good. I'm especially interested is seeing how WDH works out.

I know what you mean about replacing the laptop. At this point a BB cannot replace a laptop for me, but the combination of a good BB and a Dell X51v looks like it will.

I am curious about one thing though. What is the purpose of eWorks? It seems rather redundant. Maybe it's just my experience with trying to use it on a 7780, but I don't see the point of it. I know that the Dynoplex site says that they are trying to replicate MS Outlook on a BB, but it seems to me that a lot gets lost in translation. Whereas Outlook's UI works just dandy on a PC with a mouse, it doesn't seem to carry over to scroll & click interface well at all. That and it seems they are trying to cram way too much onto one screen. Using the seperate BB apps and switching between them via Alt-Esc is more efficient. Even Microsoft never tried to replicate the "Outlook" experience on a handheld when they designed the PocketPC.
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Well, I've installed eOffice on the 7100g I'm using now and it works much better. Amazing what a few extra megs of RAM will do. I've been able to transfer a bunch of files over via eFile and it seems to work quite well so far.

I noticed that when I queued up Word docs in eFile I noticed that it appears to open Word as part of the process to convert the document. I guess that means that I would need Word installed on the PC. Does anyone happen to know if eFile would work with OpenOffice? I could not find any system requirements on Dynoplex's site to answer this.
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I love eOffice. I just sold my laptop to a co-worker because I can now send attachments and do everything from my blackberry. My opinion, why carry a laptop when I can have everything on my blackberry.

I will be doing a review soon, so stay tuned!

Wow, full commitment to the BB...that is pretty neat! Will be very interested in your report on eOffice.
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Could anyone tell me how much how much free memory is needed to run eWord, eCell, and eFile? This will help me know how much stuff to clear off my 7780 before I attempt to install the demos.
Agreed with previous posters. I'd be scared to blow up my 7730 with just a demo as I heard from a different site that these models don't have the memory.
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Agreed with previous posters. I'd be scared to blow up my 7730 with just a demo as I heard from a different site that these models don't have the memory.
Well, before installing eOffice on my 7780 I stripped it's software and data load way down. Deleted any unnecessary apps, deleted all the emails and contacts, etc. There still wasn't enough free memory on it as it would still crash half the time I tried to sync eFile.

Unless you have at least 32MB to play with I wouldn't bother.
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We do support OpenOffice docs, but only with e-mail attachments. At this point the OpenOffice converters are not included with the eFile Desktop. Do you see a requirement for this?
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We do support OpenOffice docs, but only with e-mail attachments. At this point the OpenOffice converters are not included with the eFile Desktop. Do you see a requirement for this?
Yes, I could see this as becoming a good thing to have. Especially in light of the Open Document Format initiative by the state of Massachusetts. ODF has the potential to become The Next Big Thing in the public sector and OpenOffice is right smack at the front of this. The last time I checked, the public sector buys a lot of Blackberries.

And it would be very nice to have as while my office PC runs MS Office my home PC runs OpenOffice.
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I keep getting errors in DynoPlex's eOffice and eFile. I can't even get them to stay open long enough to see how they work on my 7105t.
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