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twisted-pixel
Jan 4, 2013, 02:54 AM
Hi,

been looking around for an app that I can use to edit/create MS Office files and would like to ask if anyone has any recommendations before I take the plunge and spend cash on something that turns out to be rubbish!!

I'd like to be able to sync with dropbox so I can share documents between devices but other than that I don't need any special functionality that I can think of

a couple of ones I've found

Quick office Pro (13.99)
Documents to Go (11.99)
Documents 2 Unlimited (2.99)
Smart Office 2 (6.99)
Office 2 HD (5.49)

thanks for your help



maflynn
Jan 4, 2013, 06:01 AM
What about iWork (pages/numbers)?

Menel
Jan 4, 2013, 06:07 AM
Pages/Numbers

Seems to work the easiest. Can open documents out of Dropbox into it, and send them right back after editing.

Of the third party ones, I would look hard at QuickOffice. Google bought them, and seems to be pushing it for better Google Drive integration. Even though Google Drive itself has document and spreadsheet editing already.

ChristianJapan
Jan 4, 2013, 06:15 AM
Polaris Office is doing a good job; it also run in limits with complex files in EXCEL or PPT but did well in our internal company comparison.

I hardly ever need to convert PPT into PDF for reading on iPad. Also sheets with many formular get done well.

psychotropic
Jan 4, 2013, 09:26 AM
I found cloudon to fit my needs and it is free!

twisted-pixel
Jan 4, 2013, 10:32 AM
thanks all, I know 'best' is a subjective thing as we all have our favourites, but I have some ideas for things to look at. They are generally a lot of cash though and I don't want to regret spending the money and then having to spend more to get an alternative that actually works

dancj
Jan 4, 2013, 03:31 PM
thanks all, I know 'best' is a subjective thing as we all have our favourites, but I have some ideas for things to look at. They are generally a lot of cash though and I don't want to regret spending the money and then having to spend more to get an alternative that actually works

Smart Office 2 probably isn't the best - but it does go free from time to time if you're patient enough.

syd430
Jan 5, 2013, 06:39 AM
Documents To Go for best MS office compatibility out the lot (expect for CloudOn, though this is a cloud solution).

twisted-pixel
Jan 7, 2013, 07:09 AM
cloud on is excellent...apart from needing to be online...why can't you simply just create a document locally????

however, the solution I've found is to open an email I sent myself with a blank spreadsheet in it and then edit it...don't need to be connected then

Big Byte
Jan 7, 2013, 11:31 AM
I just purchased an iPad, and would like to purchase an MS Office compatible app for it. Is there one the will allow me to import and use templates I have created in Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac?