iWork vs. Documents to Go

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by butterfly0fdoom, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. butterfly0fdoom macrumors 6502a

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    Just wondering if anyone's used both. I used to have Documents to Go on my old Palm-based PDAs, but I've heard of some issues with the iPad version? Its price versus all three iWork programs is really compelling, though.
     
  2. caubeck macrumors 6502

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    I use both for writing documents. I am waiting for full BT keyboard support in D2G before I transfer my current writing projects to it and until then will still be using Pages for simple writing tasks. However, if I need to do any kind of Word-related work at the office I prefer to use D2G even now. There's nothing better in functionality and reliability, IMHO. Pages was a disappointment.
     
  3. spectre51 macrumors 6502

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    Is there any docs suite on the iPad that supports Open Office file formats as well as word/excel?
     
  4. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

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    Docs To Go got my money. The best feature for me is the ability to view/edit files from my Dropbox and Sugarsync accounts. Because of this one feature alone, my iPad nearly functions as a full notebook replacement. I now have all of my most critical files with me at all times and I can edit them on the fly if I have to. Works great.
     
  5. redman042 macrumors 68030

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    I'm waiting on QuickOffice for iPad, which is due "very soon" according to the developer and is specifically customized to the iPad with new features, not just a "scale-up" like Docs to Go. Though QO is not a universal app, but I'm willing to pay again if it's good enough.
     
  6. caubeck macrumors 6502

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    If they add footnotes, I may buy it too. I've always had D2G and QO on the iPhone, but rarely used either because of the small screen.
     
  7. peapody macrumors 68040

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    What is lacking in the BT support? I am able to use my BT keyboard just fine with Docs2go

    I am really enjoying D2G. It can sync with my dropbox, google docs AND desktop files over wifi. That in and of itself is amazing.
     
  8. caubeck macrumors 6502

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    Arrow keys don't work. They know about it already.
     
  9. txa1265 macrumors 6502a

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    ... and it is amazing just how much of a PITA that is in day-to-day use.
     
  10. peapody macrumors 68040

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    Ohhh that is a problem. Didn't even realize it when I was testing out the app. That is too bad.

    Oh well I use mine mostly for viewing, not editing. If D2G is aware of the issue and is working to fix it, then that is very good.
     
  11. Sfdoddsy macrumors newbie

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    I'm using D2Go to edit Word documents in my Dropbox. However, it won't save them back to dropbox. Instead, it insists on my doing a Save As and it still won't store the file back in Dropbox.

    Any ideas here?
     

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