'Documents To Go' Adds Excel Spreadsheet Creation and Editing

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Fulfilling a promise made at the application's launch in June, DataViz has updated its iPhone productivity suite Documents To Go to offer editing and creation of Excel spreadsheet documents. The update brings compatibility with standard (.xls) and Excel 2007/2008 (.xlsx) document types, as well as improved typing speed throughout the suite.
    Documents To Go, one of the two major productivity suites for the iPhone alongside Quickoffice, is available in both a basic version [App Store, $9.99] and an enhanced version offering support for Microsoft Exchange [App Store, $14.99].

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  2. macduke macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    I should have sent this tip in when I got this a day or two ago, but I just figured that MR wouldn't think this was news. Either that or they waited to post it for a slow news day.

    I'm pretty happy with the update. Now their main concern should be allowing incoming email attachments, whether through an integrated email client or something else, and the ability to open up my iDisk to download and save files. I believe the latter would be much more convienient than using their sync software. Especially for a student on the go such as myself.
  3. DipDog3 macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2002
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    I am testing out the new features as right now.
  4. finalcut macrumors 6502

    Oct 9, 2007
    Quebec, Canada
    The only reason why I like quickoffice more is because of the mobileme sync. I don't want any other app installed on my MBP to sync files.
  5. rockosmodurnlif macrumors 65816


    Apr 21, 2007
    New York, NY
    Does Docs to Go work with OpenOffice doc files?
  6. madmaxmedia macrumors 68030

    Dec 17, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    If this could integrate with DropBox somehow...

    That would be truly awesome
  7. Doju macrumors 68000

    Jun 16, 2008
    I wish, but Dataviz won't even give us iDisk support. >_>
  8. bluechipBMW macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2008
    It would also be awesome if we could edit documents that were sent via text. I know exchange can but what about if i am using AOL????
  9. Cartoonkid macrumors 6502


    Apr 29, 2009
    Costa Mesa, CA

    Dropbox is awesome.
  10. jayducharme macrumors 68040


    Jun 22, 2006
    The thick of it
    I had been waiting to see how NeoOffice Mobile would turn out. But it has limitations and a confusing pricing structure. Plus it's not really an app. I may have to give Documents To Go another look....
  11. Mr. Gates macrumors 68020

    Mr. Gates

    Jun 17, 2009
    --Redmond --------- ----------------Washington---
    " Supports password protected Excel 97-2004 spreadsheets"

    QuickOffice Supports up to 2007, and overall a better package in my opinion
  12. iphones4evry1 macrumors 65816


    Nov 26, 2008
    California, USA
    Although most people probably don't need Excel in their pocket 24/7, for those that do need it, I'm sure this application is invaluable. Not for everyone, but totally useful for those that do need it. :cool:

    (I'm assuming the 3GS is imperative to render an excel spreadsheet)
  13. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    QuickOffice is much better. The web interface to manage files is easy to use and easy to access.

    Creating Excel spreadsheets? I thought QuickOffice already had that?
  14. Xibalba macrumors 6502


    Feb 20, 2009
    Indiana, USA
    Agree - these features are quite late for this product, and i do not find myself the need to edit spreadsheets on the fly since i primarily use Bento but these features are important to several business employees.
  15. twoodcc macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    now this is nice. could come in handy as well. i will consider purchasing this now
  16. mackiwilad macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2007
    Ask the Goverment!
    Hmm perhaps you didn't see this part:
    The update brings compatibility with standard (.xls) and Excel 2007/2008 (.xlsx) document types.

    Personally I prefer DTG as I don't like the idea of emailing all my attachments to Quickoffice before i can use them. Not too good from a data security point of view? 'sup to you I guess.
  17. Mr. Gates macrumors 68020

    Mr. Gates

    Jun 17, 2009
    --Redmond --------- ----------------Washington---
    The way I read it is that it can view to 2008 not edit. QuickOffice can edit up to 2007 but view just as far. I might be wrong, but either way you go is fine if it works for you
  18. mackiwilad macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2007
    Ask the Goverment!
    In the first line it says:
    - View, edit & create Microsoft Excel (.xls, .xlsx) spreadsheets.
    (I should have quoted that line, doh!)

    Anyways I haven't actually tried Excel myself on the phone yet, so I couldn't say with 100% certainty that it works. That being said the developer has been pretty responsive to my emails in the past so I would imagine it will be cool.
  19. Ghibli macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2005
    Trieste - Italy
    Column and row freezing?

    Anyone knows if it is possible top "freeze" some rows (or columns) in order to allow better column comparisons?

    Thanks in advance for any reply.
  20. tarkr macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2009
    To integrate Dropbox and Documents to Go, couldn't one simply use the Documents to Go Desktop Client and add the Dropbox folder to the list of folders to be synchronized with DTG on the iPhone? Or maybe rather a subfolder of the Dropbox folder containing the relevant files, to avoid overwhelming the poor iPhone completely!
  21. organerito macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2008
    That's exactly what I do and it works very well.
  22. diesel macrumors 6502a

    Aug 3, 2007
    anyone know who/how to contact docs to go with support questions/issues? there site says support is not provided for docs to go iphone version????
  23. colmaclean macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004

    I've already used it to encourage them to upgrade the PDF viewer (currently not very useful at all).

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