best MS Office App?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by twisted-pixel, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. twisted-pixel, Jan 4, 2013
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    twisted-pixel

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    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
     
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    maflynn

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    What about iWork (pages/numbers)?
     
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    Menel

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    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.
     
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    ChristianJapan

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    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.
     
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    I found cloudon to fit my needs and it is free!
     
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    twisted-pixel

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    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
     
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    Smart Office 2 probably isn't the best - but it does go free from time to time if you're patient enough.
     
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    Documents To Go for best MS office compatibility out the lot (expect for CloudOn, though this is a cloud solution).
     
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    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
     
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    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?
     

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