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MacRumors
Jul 10, 2009, 04:49 PM
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iPhone Alley points out (http://www.iphonealley.com/news/documents-to-go-gets-cut-copy-amp-paste-pinch-to-zoom-word-files-iwork-09-support) that Dataviz has recently updated its Documents to Go office suite for the iPhone to add several new features, the most important of which is the inclusion of support for Apple's systemwide cut, copy, and paste tools. The suite comes in two flavors: a basic version [App Store (http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=317117961&mt=8), $4.99] and an enhanced version [App Store (http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=317107309&mt=8), $9.99] offering support for Microsoft Exchange attachments.

New features include:- Cut/copy/paste across all supported OS 3.0 apps (OS 3.0 req'd)
- Send files via e-mail (OS 3.0 req'd)
- Full screen view (Ability to hide title bar and toolbar)
- Pinch zoomingUnfortunately, the ability to edit Excel spreadsheet documents is still not included in the Documents to Go suite. At Documents to Go's initial launch (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2009/06/15/documents-to-go-appears-in-app-store/) last month, the spreadsheeting editing functionality was promised to be included in a future free upgrade which is apparently still under development.

Article Link: 'Documents to Go' Updated With Cut, Copy and Paste, Pinch to Zoom, and More (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2009/07/10/documents-to-go-updated-with-cut-copy-and-paste-pinch-to-zoom-and-more/)



iphones4evry1
Jul 10, 2009, 06:05 PM
Does this allow you to format (change font, font size, bold, etc) MS Word documents, or only type
and cut/copy/paste to edit MS Word documents?

(I would assume having the addtional RAM of the 3GS makes a huge difference)

macduke
Jul 10, 2009, 07:22 PM
Does this allow you to format (change font, font size, bold, etc) MS Word documents, or only type
and cut/copy/paste to edit MS Word documents?

(I would assume having the addtional RAM of the 3GS makes a huge difference)

Yeah, it has those. Runs like butter on my 3GS.

For some reason it doesn't include the ability to change the font type or size.

The ability to email the file is really nice though. It uses the built in mail and doesn't even exit the app! I didn't realize 3.0 supported this attachment functionality. Also sliding your finger on the toolbar for more formatting is very nice, along with the ability to edit full screen with a tap of the finger, which is also supported in landscape mode. You can also toggle the toolbar on or off with a single tap. This interface is very effective and polished. Now it only needs a few more features.

By the way, you can't copy and paste images into the document, which is unfortunate

SnowLeopard2008
Jul 10, 2009, 08:15 PM
Hmm, would anyone who has both QuickOffice and Docs to Go say it's better than QuickOffice? I need an office suite on my iPod touch and I'm unsure on which one to choose. Money is not a huge deciding factor, but I need basic functionality.

rburly
Jul 10, 2009, 08:47 PM
Hmm, would anyone who has both QuickOffice and Docs to Go say it's better than QuickOffice? I need an office suite on my iPod touch and I'm unsure on which one to choose. Money is not a huge deciding factor, but I need basic functionality.

I have both and Docs To Go has Word, Excel, PowerPoint and a PDF viewer. Docs to go has much more functionality (formatting of Word Docs) along with the other advertised functions. At this point, Docs to Go is the better app, imo.

srl7741
Jul 10, 2009, 09:14 PM
I'm like you SnowLeopard2008. I've been going back and forth on which one to buy. I'm leaning toward QO (http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=310723177&mt=8) for a few reasons. I don't like the idea of a desktop client and WiFi transfer is nice. Email attachments is also something that is important to me. I would be nice to receive an email and be able to work from the attachment.
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iMrNiceGuy0023
Jul 10, 2009, 09:18 PM
im trying to decide between QuickOffice and this too

what does one have over the other??

fuziwuzi
Jul 10, 2009, 11:49 PM
why don't many programs allow the use of iwork09 word docs. it's ****ing annoying

BuddyTronic
Jul 11, 2009, 12:57 AM
Hey guys,

Tell me what you do with documents to go on the iPhone, if you don't mind. I'd like to hear about what it can do.... To me it sounds like a good user interface thingy, but to do what kind of things is my question.

Full of Win
Jul 11, 2009, 02:07 AM
no spell check = no sale

jayducharme
Jul 11, 2009, 05:43 AM
im trying to decide between QuickOffice and this too

NeoOffice is working on an iPhone version. I think I'll wait for that. Now that Notes can synch and work in landscape mode, I'll get by with that until a "real" office suite emerges.

organerito
Jul 11, 2009, 06:07 AM
I have both of them. I like DTG much better. It syncs both ways. Any change I make in my ipod touch, syncs it to my document in my desktop. Most of the changes on DTG work very well in my desktop. Justifying in QO doesn't work very well. It works all of the time in DTG. I also like a lot the new zoom feature. It noly zooms the font and not the whole page. As I am using Office 2007, DTG closes the deal for me.

organerito
Jul 11, 2009, 06:09 AM
no spell check = no sale

SpellChecker (http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=317198365&mt=8)

It is a very good good app.

rburly
Jul 11, 2009, 07:16 AM
SpellChecker (http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=317198365&mt=8)

It is a very good good app.

Bought it as soon as I checked it out! :)

iMrNiceGuy0023
Jul 11, 2009, 10:19 AM
why isnt there a spell checker?? lol

anyway to open up a document from your email into Docs to go??

Marzzz
Jul 11, 2009, 10:29 AM
Does either app allow you to work on documents received as email attachments? This one little feature and I will never have to travel with a laptop again....!

graybeard
Jul 11, 2009, 02:47 PM
Just bought it today. A very great tool so I can show clients what my company does. I can even e-mail them Brochures, quotes, App. notes and procedures. Makes both my original iPhone & iPhone 3GS that much better. Great Job!

ThanatosId
Jul 11, 2009, 04:44 PM
I bought the version with Exchange support to be covered for the future. Unfortunately they didn't add the ability to use gmail, yahoo etc. for this more expensive one....arrgghhh! Is there any word on future versions adding this?

iphones4evry1
Jul 11, 2009, 05:29 PM
I'm like you SnowLeopard2008. I've been going back and forth on which one to buy. I'm leaning toward QO (http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=310723177&mt=8) for a few reasons. I don't like the idea of a desktop client and WiFi transfer is nice. Email attachments is also something that is important to me. I would be nice to receive an email and be able to work from the attachment.
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Your avatar image animation is awesome :D

I wish Apple would release an official Apple Docs App and they can even charge for it if they want. I just wish Apple would make one themselves. As the iPhone has become more and more mainstream, and Microsoft has even accepted it (evidenced by Microsoft Exchange support), I am very surprised that Microsoft (which sells Office for Macs) has not made an official Microsoft Office App for the iPhone and sold it for $$. I would think Microsoft would have already jumped on this opportunity and assert their dominance on the iPhone (for Office, anyway) early on in the game. Just as they have dominated computers with Office, I would think they would be trying to sell a copy of Office to everyone that buys an iPhone.

Full of Win
Jul 11, 2009, 06:26 PM
SpellChecker (http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=317198365&mt=8)

It is a very good good app.

Thanks for the tip, just installed it. This is now on my page 1 screen.

SnowLeopard2008
Jul 11, 2009, 10:05 PM
Hmm... I'm probably going with QuickOffice because of the easy WiFi transfer. Interface isn't that bad either and I can deal with no PowerPoint support for now.

organerito
Jul 12, 2009, 05:21 AM
I just used an encrypted document with a password with DTG and it works. If you want to open in you iphone or ipod, it is going to ask you for your password. It can also see commentaries to a word document.

For those who need to be able to see and edit attached documents. There is of course copy and paste. I downloaded the document in the email app. Then, I just copied and pasted into DTG.

organerito
Jul 12, 2009, 05:24 AM
Thanks for the tip, just installed it. This is now on my page 1 screen.

You cannot imagine how much I use it. As I write messages in three languages, that's my most useful app.

andrewsd
Jul 12, 2009, 06:51 AM
i like it. It works well.

JayLenochiniMac
Jul 13, 2009, 12:59 PM
I bought the version with Exchange support to be covered for the future. Unfortunately they didn't add the ability to use gmail, yahoo etc. for this more expensive one....arrgghhh! Is there any word on future versions adding this?

They're working on it and will add it in a future update. It's obviously more difficult to implement because they need to find a way to switch between Exchange to gmail, etc.

WestonHarvey1
Jul 13, 2009, 01:09 PM
SpellChecker (http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=317198365&mt=8)

It is a very good good app.

It's 1980 all over again. We're buying separate spell checking software applications, quitting out of our word processor, and switching over just to check spelling...

It's like having an Apple II in my pocket.

ThanatosId
Jul 13, 2009, 10:35 PM
They're working on it and will add it in a future update. It's obviously more difficult to implement because they need to find a way to switch between Exchange to gmail, etc.

Thanks for the update. I will be anxiously awaiting that update. However, in retrospect now, I should have saved the $5.

madmaxmedia
Jul 14, 2009, 04:06 PM
The keyboard response is a bit laggy on my iPhone 3G w/ 3.0, but then again so are a lot of things with 3.0. Hopefully future updates will smooth things out.

iMrNiceGuy0023
Jul 15, 2009, 11:57 PM
how is that Spell Checker app there?? does it show the errors in red as you type??

organerito
Jul 17, 2009, 05:43 AM
how is that Spell Checker app there?? does it show the errors in red as you type??

Yes, then you just click and hold the word in red and it'll give many options. It can also learn new words.