MS Office Docs

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by DSimmer, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. DSimmer macrumors newbie

    DSimmer

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    #1
    Does anyone know if there is or soon will be an application that will permit MS Office doc's to be transferred to the Touch? FileMagnet would be a good start but it doesn't have PC support. I've been a user of QuickOffice on the Palm platform for years and that kind of capability would be ideal.

    I want to retire my Palm m500 and once I have this capability it can happen.
     
  2. timbo-baggins macrumors newbie

    timbo-baggins

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2008
    #2
    Eleven seconds in Google gave me:

    http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/iPod_touch_Features_Guide.pdf - Page 57

    http://itouchtips.wordpress.com/2007/12/18/ipod-touch-document-viewers/

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20071122124847AAAwjPL&show=7

    Knock yourself out :D:cool:

    Tim
     
  3. DSimmer thread starter macrumors newbie

    DSimmer

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    #3
    Thanks for the reply but you're not telling me anything I don't already know. Readdle provides off-line capability but using Safari to browse the doc's is a kludge and you need to upload your doc's to their server first.

    I was hoping for something similar to what FileMagnet does but with a PC and preferably with the capability to edit doc's.
     
  4. Siriosys macrumors regular

    Siriosys

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2007
    Location:
    New Zealand
    #4
    I don't know about editing them but have you had a look at Datacase?

    http://www.veiosoft.com/

    Gives you the ability to view MS Office, but better still, it turns your iPod Touch into a wireless storage device....NICE!
     
  5. muldul macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2008
    Location:
    West Sussex, England, UK
    #5
    I'm not sure it will be for a while. I have noticed not many apps on the store supporting Microsoft at all. For example no msn support (that i have found) in any instant messaging apps. I don't think their will be any official one with out jail-breaking it
     
  6. mooreman macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2008
    #6
    I'm also waiting for this. Check out Mariner Calc, they're allegedly working on the Excel/spreadsheet end of things for offline editing, etc which was supposed to be ready for release around the same time 2.0 was released, but so far I haven't seen any recent mention of it. OpenOffice is also allegedly working on a release too, but there's no recent word out of them either. Guess we all have no choice but to be patient, until I see something I can use, I'm not going to update to 2.0. I have zero use for webapps, and to be honest, the concept escapes me if you're a Touch owner.
     
  7. SuperMacMan macrumors regular

    SuperMacMan

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2008
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    #7
    Word processor: Notes for now, Being developed by many devs... (I hope)
    Excel: Being developed by many devs right now... (I hope)
    PPT: Being developed by many devs right now... (I hope)

    I think we will see it, just in time. Retire that Palm now & get an iPod Touch, or an iPhone 3G if you want to replace your cell phone too & just have 1 device in your pocket (ie, a sexy, beautiful, kissable device by the name of iPhone 3G!)
    You will find that notes will do you for the small time that there is no real word, PPT & excel apps, but file magnet, etc are in-the-mean-time apps that you could also get.

    Good luck!


    SuperMacMan
     
  8. seeny macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2008
    #8
  9. DSimmer thread starter macrumors newbie

    DSimmer

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    #9
    Thanks to all that responded. I've had a Touch for ~4 months now and I'm waiting for MS Office support before I can retire my Palm. I was using Notes for a while but I lost everything after a restore, so I'm patiently waiting for something that sync's with my PC's files.

    Datacase looks like it's the most promising solution in the short term since they have published a release date at the end of this month. I'd still like to see a QuickOffice solution - they've been supporting Palm, Handspring and all the other major smart phones for years. I've been a long time user of their spreadsheet app on my Palm and it's superb. They recently started supporting Crackberry, so I'm expecting they will announce something for the Touch/iPhone soon.

    If anyone sees any announcements, please post to this thread.
     

Share This Page