Best Office Apps for Android 2012 - 2013
Some of you may wonder: why will you bother about the best office apps for Android whien Android is just for fun? But boy, you need to stop "Temple Run" for some time to do some work on your shiny new Android Smartphones. Believe me, with these office pack apps, your work will be fun too.
There are many such apps on the Android’s official market place, Google Play Store. There are many useful apps too for the serious guys. If you search, you can also see many office apps too. Here is a list of some of the best of them collected for you.
These Office apps will help you to view important MS Office files on your phone or tablet. You can also edit your documents there. I know it would be difficult to write some words on a phone’s touch keypad but you can use these apps for jotting up a few notes. It would be handy if you can create a document in haste. Then, you can check the document on the go and make corrections as necessary.
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Kingsoft Office 5.2.1
The Kingsoft office is, according to some, the best free android office app. This office suit has all the features for free. It supports 23 office file formats including doc, docx, ppt, pptx, pdf, xls, xlst, txt etc. There is also a built in file manager to organize your office files. It has a tight integration with the mail app of your android phone or tablet. It supports cloud storages like Google Drive, Dropbox, Box.net etc. Kingsoft Office supports viewing and editing word documents, Excel or other spreadsheet files and Powerpoint presentations. There are many rich formatting features built in on it. You can also insert picture and do many things with it.
The Pro version of Quickoffice is a great tool to view, edit and share MS Office files on your android device. It has a spell checker. You can view pdfs too. You can also access Google Docs or Dropbox like cloud services via Quickoffice Pro. It has 11 languages support. The price of the Pro version is $4.99. Quickoffice has also special HD version for tablets: Quickoffice Pro HD priced $ 9.99.
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OfficeSuit is the masterpiece of Mobisystems. It makes your mobile a pocket office where you can view, edit, print or share your documents on the go. It has its own file browser and also a PDF reader. Like any good office apps it integrates well with popular cloud and sharing services. This office suit is chosen as phones default office suits by big players like Sony Ericsson. It supports many formats including outlook mail formats (EML) and ZIPs. It also has multi-lingual supports. The MS Office users will feel at home while using this app.
There is a free version of it but if you want to enjoy all the features of it, you have to sell out $14.99. The price is rather stiff in my opinion.
DocumentsToGo is free to download. But free version has only the ability to view office files. To edit you shall have to purchase the full version key for $14.99. This android office app has been downloaded over 25 million times. The key has been purchased by 750k users. DocumentsToGo supports all office files and make it easy for you to edit. There is also a PC app for syncing office files via USB cable. It has rich formatting supports. The spreadsheet part of the app is powerful and supports all excel formulas.
Picsel Smart Office
Picsel is a new guy in the town. The Smart office of them is getting very popular. Do you know their secret? It is their app design. The Smart Office looks cool. The user interface of it is a joy to work. It has also 3D viewing options! It can convert your documents to view in stereoscopic vision using goggles! The text reflowing of this app is simply great. It supports all old and new MS office formats. There is also a unique zoom system in it. Picsel Smart Office has a free and a paid version ($ 4.99).
ThinkFree Office Mobile
ThinkFree Office Mobile has not a very satisfied custom pool. This office app does not properly support all devices and thus has produced a lot of unsatisfied customers. Now, the developers are trying hard to solve these issues. ThinkFree Office has a free version and a paid version for $ 4.99. There is a tablet version for $ 9.99. Besides doing other office app like functions, this app is good for having a small foot-mark.
Olive Office Premium
Olive Office Premium is a free office app for Android phones and tablets. The app has five parts Olive Doc, Olive XLS, Olive PPT, Olive PDF, Olive CHM and Olive PDF. You can view and edit word, excel and PowerPoint files quiet easily. Though it is a free office app, it is not totally bug free. There are issues of app crashing and not supporting big files. The app has gotten an average user’s rating of 3.9 out of 5.
Google Drive is not just an office package app, it’s much more. Google Drive is the cloud storage place where you can use Google Docs too. You can create and edit office files online. With your Google account you can access those files from anywhere and with any internet connected computing device. It is very useful. You must have this one in your Android device and well, it’s free.
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Office 2012 | A New Player
"Office 2012" is not a complete office package. It is available as separate apps. There is the word processor named "Office 2012: TextMaker Mobile". The name of the spreadsheet (i.e. MS Excel) app is "PlanMaker Mobile" and the presentation (like MS PowerPoint) app is named as "Presentations".
The "TextMaker" app has 12 languages support. It has seamless support of every version of doc and docx files. The app has gotten good praise from the users. The price of it is $6.99.
The full version of "Plainmaker" is also priced same. It supports high quality charts and graphs. The "Presentations" app is great for viewing and editing ppf files. However, many users complain that this app is very slow while playing complex files.
"Android Office" is not a very much known name to the most Android users. However, this app has gotten decent reviews and a lot of sales. Users who have stumbled upon on it has praised it very much. You can open, view and edit MS Word and Excel files on it. There is a PDF viewer but no editor. The price of it is $2.99.
This app is not a typical "Office Suit". What it does is converting MS Word documents to text files. In this way, you can open any MS Word file on your phone. It will save space and make the documents much faster to open and read. It can open zipped documents too.
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