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November 17, 2023 1 minute to read ∙ 200 words

Product Note: Phone Link

Al Harrison

The Phone Link app (called “Link to Windows” in the iOS version) significantly enhances smartphone keyboarding by wirelessly bridging a smartphone mobile device with a desktop or laptop Windows computer, effectively relegating the use of a smartphone’s cumbersome, error-prone keyboard to situations only where a computer keyboard is unavailable. So long as a user’s smartphone is connected to a Bluetooth-activated Windows PC, the Phone Link app enables awesome functionality and convenience.

Why avail yourself of Phone Link? Instead of slowly and painstakingly typing via your smartphone’s virtual keyboard, all the while frustrated while striving to input text with minimal typos, using Phone Link enables you to type on the user-friendly, physical, real keyboard of your Windows computer. Similarly, your compact smartphone screen will be transformed into an easily viewable, full-size image on your Windows desktop or laptop screen. Interestingly, the Phone Link app can wirelessly connect your smartphone to your PC even without removing your smartphone from your pocket or briefcase.

Establishing this link between your iOS or Android mobile device and your Windows PC affords you convenient access to apps, enabling receiving and sending voice calls, reading and replying to text messages, viewing photos, and invoking every other app installed on your mobile device.

The Phone Link app can be downloaded via the Google Play Store or the Samsung Galaxy Store; the Link to Windows app can be downloaded via the Apple App Store.

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Al Harrison

Houston, Texas

Al Harrison ([email protected]) is a patent attorney concentrating on oil and gas law, intellectual property law, and practice technology in Houston, Texas. He is a board member of each of the GPSolo Division’s GPSolo magazine, GPSolo e-Report, and Book Publishing Boards. He is a past chair of the Computer and Technology Section of the State Bar of Texas, serves as chair of its Advertising Review Committee, and is chair-elect of the Texas Bar College.

Published in GPSolo eReport, Volume 13, Number 4, November 2023. © 2023 by the American Bar Association. Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved. This information or any portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of the American Bar Association. The views expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the positions or policies of the American Bar Association or the Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division.

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