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Old Jan 16, 2013, 11:27 AM   #1
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App to edit Word and Excel docs on iPad

I'm looking for a app that could sync up to Dropbox and Box.net that would allow me to view and edit Word and Excel files I created on my iMac. I was thinking about Polaris office, can anyone vouch for this?

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Old Jan 16, 2013, 12:03 PM   #2
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I'm looking for a app that could sync up to Dropbox and Box.net that would allow me to view and edit Word and Excel files I created on my iMac. I was thinking about Polaris office, can anyone vouch for this?

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I use Goodreader. Not sure if its exactly what your looking for though.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 12:25 PM   #3
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DocsToGo. Best .doc .xls compatibility out of the lot. Nothing else comes close. Quick Office, Polaris et al might have a slightly better interface but the compatibility just isn't there.

If compatibility is absolutely critical (I.e 99% compatibility from docstogo doesn't cut it), you're looking at CloudOn or your own Remote Desktop setup
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 12:28 PM   #4
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I have used CloudOn. Its not great, but it works.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 12:49 PM   #5
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Pages and Numbers are available as well, even though they are separte apps. Don't know if you're looking for just one.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 02:01 PM   #6
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Pages and Numbers are available as well, even though they are separte apps. Don't know if you're looking for just one.
thats what i use. and i've never been let down by them in college or personally.
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Pages and Numbers are available as well, even though they are separte apps. Don't know if you're looking for just one.
thats what i use. it syncs through icloud over all my devices. i can then convert and send the documents out via email or dropbox as needed. it will also automatically convert doc/xls files upon importing.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 07:58 PM   #8
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App to edit Word and Excel docs on iPad

Might want to check out this application called Documents by Readdle. Its free in the app store for the iPad. Syncs with many cloud services as well. Heres a link for download and also an article that was posted about it as well.

http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/16/38...cloud-services


https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/docu...364901807?mt=8
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 08:33 PM   #9
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Smart office 2 is quite nice. You can only sync with Dropbox and Google docs though.
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I use DocsToGo.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 02:40 PM   #11
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Cloudon works but lags ALOT for me
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I just used DocsToGo, hands down the best one I've used. It supported all the bullets and fonts. I'm impressed with it. I also have it linked to my DropBox, so every time I edit a file, it'll automatically upload to it.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 10:46 AM   #14
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Thanks for the responses. I've looked at some of these progrms and have narrowed it down to Smart Office 2 and Docs to Go. I'm on the fence about which one I want to purchase. Smart Office 2 only syncs with Dropbox and Google docs and it's 9.99. Docs to Go will sync with Dropbox and box.net, but it appears I can only do this with the 16.99 version. I'm leaning towards Smart Office 2. Can anyone throw anything out here that would push me one way or the other?
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I'm looking for a app that could sync up to Dropbox and Box.net that would allow me to view and edit Word and Excel files I created on my iMac. I was thinking about Polaris office, can anyone vouch for this?

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Google Drive. It's free and syncs across devices. It's what I use on my Macbook Air, and it syncs perfectly with my iPhone5 and iPad4.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 12:31 PM   #16
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I think the native (albeit) paid Numbers and Pages are a sensible option.
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Smart Office 2 has some ... odd ... choices in the interface. And it semi-regularly becomes free or very cheap - and it doesn't have retina display.

I haven't tried Pages, but I'd say if you're willing to spend money then I'd think its a better option. If you can wait then hold out for the next Smart Office 2 sale.
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I think the native (albeit) paid Numbers and Pages are a sensible option.
Do Pages and Numbers sync with any services besides iCloud? I don't use iWork at home, so I don't know how helpful the iOS apps will be if I can't sync them through another service.

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Smart Office 2 has some ... odd ... choices in the interface. And it semi-regularly becomes free or very cheap - and it doesn't have retina display.

I haven't tried Pages, but I'd say if you're willing to spend money then I'd think its a better option. If you can wait then hold out for the next Smart Office 2 sale.
How often does Quick Office go on sale or is it at random?
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Do Pages and Numbers sync with any services besides iCloud? I don't use iWork at home, so I don't know how helpful the iOS apps will be if I can't sync them through another service.
Nope. The only other destination you can sync your Pages and Numbers iDevice data is to your Mac provided you are running OS X Mountain Lion.
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How often does Quick Office go on sale or is it at random?
Use AppShopper.com, create an account and it will notify you when apps that you mark as "want" go on sale. You can also look at the history to see what the prices are and have been. Very often you can see patterns from developers, has this app ever been free? Yes, it is free once a year around holiday, or they drop it to $0.99 every quarter for a few days. Etc... very, very helpful.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 09:17 AM   #21
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Any opinions on the app Office2? I just read an (older) article on Maclife.com that mentioned this and saw it was $6 in the app store.
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