New MobileFiles Pro app lets you edit Excel files

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Mikey B, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. Mikey B macrumors 65816

    Mikey B

    Jan 4, 2008
    the island
    MobileFiles has been around for awhile, but they have just released the pro version which allows you to edit existing Excel files as well as create new ones.

    From their website

    EDIT! native Microsoft Excel 2003 documents just as you would on your desktop. Save the edited Excel file on your iPhone, send to your iDisk account remotely, or upload to your desktop using WiFi - all while maintaining perfect data integrity.

    The app costs $9.99 and is the first that I know of that allows you to edit and create any M$ Office documents.

    You can view Excel 2003 & 2007 files, create and edit Excel 2003 files, switch between different sheets, change inputs and recalculate, and use over 125 Excel functions. You can also change fonts and colors.

    The new version can view many more formats than its predecessor:
    Images: .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .tif, .tiff, .gif and .svg
    Microsoft Word: .doc and .docx
    Microsoft Excel: .xls and .xlsx
    Microsoft PowerPoint: .ppt and .pptx
    iWorks: Pages, Numbers and Keynote
    Adobe Acrobat: .pdf
    Web Pages: .htm and .html
    Web Archive: .mht
    RTF: .rtf
    Audio: .mp3
    Movies: standard iPhone format

    Hopefully, they will be providing updates to allow editing of other Office suite apps and iWork in the near future.

    I, for one, am stoked about this. I've been dying for a way to edit spreadsheets on the go.
  2. Aurial macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2008
    Without the ability to send/receive attachments in emails the iPhone's use as a decent business phone is severely limited. It's a step in the right direction from Quickoffice who's Symbian office software was always really good, but until Apple does something about the OS there's not much scope for this actually being all that useful.
  3. MikePA macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2008
    Apple needs to implement many things to be a business phone, e.g., be able to define at the server side what people can do with attachments. Many businesses don't want people to be able to store attachments because of security concerns. If they do allow it, it's only when the device is encrypted and secured with a password.

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