Edit a master spreadsheet remotely with a Droid over Bluetooth?
January 13, 2011 6:54 AM Subscribe
What's the best way to edit a spreadsheet on my PC from across the room, using a Droid over Bluetooth (not WiFi)?
posted by Alabaster to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I am a teacher and I would like to circulate around the room and grade student work on my Android phone--and have the grades automatically update my gradebook spreadsheet. Complications:
1.) The computer is on a wired network that I cannot access with my phone, but I can access it through Bluetooth.
2.) My gradebook spreadsheet is very large and has a lot of customized formulas and macros which I am afraid will not be retained if I edit/save the spreadhseet directly on my Droid.
Ideas I'm batting around:
- Is there a VNC / Remote desktop app that will work over Bluetooth? This would probably be the simplest way but I haven't had much luck finding something. (I have found mouse/keyboard and media remotes, but nothing that allows me to see my desktop's screen remotely)
- Use a simplified spreadsheet for data entry on the droid and sync it through dropbox / FTP / Google Docs / something. Then use this spreadsheet as a data source for the appropriate cells in my master gradebook. If this is the best option, I could use some suggestions on the logistics to make the it as seamless and automated as possible.
(Ideally I'd like the master spreadsheet and the smaller 'data entry' spreadsheet to sync both ways -- so that student names and assignments are automatically updated on the android, and remotely entered grades are automatically updated in the master spreadsheet)
- Other ideas?