QuickOffice for iPad now available

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by caubeck, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. caubeck macrumors 6502

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    QuickOffice Connect looks much nicer than Docs 2 Go on the iPad and scrolls smoothly.

    As usual, they slice off all footnotes/endnotes in Word docs (students and businesses should use Docs 2 Go for that important feature). And as with Docs 2 Go, the arrow keys on the BT keyboard don't work (though they do work in a dozen other notepad apps in the appstore).

    Still, the suite seems to perform well and it looks a lot prettier than its main 3rd party competitors.
     
  2. CristobalHuet macrumors 65816

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    Can't wait to test this out. The Dropbox integration I have been waiting for, now if iWork jumps on board and allows syncing to 3rd party servers, I'll have no problem switching back, unless, of course, this blows Pages/Numbers/Keynote out of the water.

    I only plan on using for Word.
     
  3. caubeck thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've just realized: there's NO SEARCH FUNCTION. I can't search in a text.

    WTF?
     
  4. samcraig macrumors P6

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    I don't suppose quickoffice has track changes?
     
  5. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    Unlike Docs to Go of the iPad, QuickOffice is requiring existing iPhone users to buy it again for the iPad. Docs to Go took the universal app route, which means it is a free update for previous customers. I like that, although I can understand the business reason for charging again for a different device.
     
  6. caubeck thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It has the document editing features than you'll find in most notepad apps already on sale, and little more. They must have rushed it out as soon as D2G became available:

    Bold, italics, underline, highlight, align paragraphs, change text color and font.
     
  7. samcraig macrumors P6

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    Those are editing tools. I'm assuming based on your answer that it does nto track changes. IE - if I work on a document that someone else wrote and make changes, it will indicate the changes like WORD does.
     
  8. caubeck thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, it only has these basic features. There is no more.

    I can't comment on Excel because I never use it.
     
  9. CristobalHuet macrumors 65816

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    I feel cheated, such rubbish :mad:

    I posted a lengthy review on iTunes, they better keep working on it...it feels very rushed.

    Pages to dropbox convoluted method it is...until they get it together
     
  10. caubeck thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think some of the glowing reviews in the American app store are fake.
     
  11. sracer macrumors 603

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    Some? I'm sure that there are many.
     
  12. Brammy macrumors 65816

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    The one thing about DTG that drives me nuts is how it's flush to the margins of each side.

    One thing about QuickOffice I like is drag-n-drop to cloud services.

    I'm also noticing that QuickOffice only does bulleted lists?
     
  13. caubeck thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've just noticed I can't paste images into it, either! Images become file names, or roots if from the internet. The same thing happens in Docs to Go.
     
  14. SubSolar macrumors newbie

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    Can someone who has it tell me if you can create .txt files and create new folders in SugarSync or Dropbox? Thanks.
     
  15. Phil Lee macrumors 6502

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    I have just created a text file and also created a new folder in my Dropbox account using Quickoffice.
     

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