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Alternative to Microsoft Office for Tablets

View & Edit Office Documents On Your Tablet: Tablets that feature a full version of Windows 8, such as the Microsoft Surface Pro, are capable of running the complete editions of the Microsoft Office productivity suite. But what if you own a tablet that runs Android or iOS? Fortunately, there are several tabletbased productivity apps that allow you to edit and create content in Office formats. Here, we’ll take a look at some of the most popular Office alternatives.

Documents To Go

Norton 360 has been around since the days of Palm, Windows Mobile, and Symbian OS, and Documents To Go always provided a way for you to open and edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files on mobile devices. The app is currently available for Android and iOS tablets.

InTact Technology is one of the app’s key features, as it ensures that formatting and layout (e.g., headers and footers) of the original documents and spreadsheets are maintained on the version saved on your tablet, even if you can’t see them on your mobile device. Changes are also merged with the data on the original file, so the formatting will show up when viewed on a PC. The Android version of Documents To Go supports .DOC, .DOCX, .XLS, .XLSV, .PPT, .PPTX, and .PDF file formats.

The app supports Office files downloaded as attachments, password-protected files, and also those stored on a memory card. You’ll also enjoy support for Google Docs, so you can download and edit files from your Google Docs account. The iOS version of Documents To Go provides support for the same Office formats as the Android version, except that Microsoft PowerPoint editing is supported only on Documents To Go Premium. Documents To Go for iOS supports iTunes File Sharing, so you can quickly move files between your iPad and computer. The built-in Mail app also lets you add attachments in Documents To Go.

Both the Android and iOS versions come with a desktop application that features file synchronization, so any file changes will automatically be merged between devices.

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Office2 HD

This iOS app from Byte2 (www. bytesquared.com) integrates with Google Docs, Dropbox, Box.net, and Microsoft SkyDrive, so you’ll be able to retrieve and save your Office files from and to the cloud service of your choice. Office2 HD supports Word (.DOC and .DOCX), Excel (.XLS and .XLSX), and PowerPoint (.PPT and .PPTX) files, and you can save all files in PDF format. You can revert to any of the last 10 file versions, thanks to file versioning built into the application. Word processor features support character formatting (e.g., bold, italic, and underline) as well as paragraph formatting. Those who work with editors will like support for Word’s Track Changes feature.

With the spreadsheet tool, you’ll enjoy support for numeric, date, time, currency, percentage, and text cell types. You can merge cells, wrap text, and freeze panes. Functions are provided for math, statistics, trigonometry, and string calculations. For presentations, you’ll be able to insert images and common shapes, as well as format text and paragraphs. There’s a slide show mode with a simulated laser pointer


Office2 HD supports a variety of cloud storage services to make it easy for you to back up documents and spreadsheets from your iPad.


Kingsoft Free Office lets you both create and edit documents in Microsoft Office formats. and you can view the slide show on an external monitor.

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Kingsoft Free Office

Kingsoft Free Office works on Android devices, and it runs on tablets running Android 2.1 or later. You can create, view, and edit documents in Microsoft Office’s .DOC, .DOCX, .TXT, .XLS, .XLSX, .PPT, and .PPTX formats. You’ll find five apps in the Kingsoft Free Office suite: Writer For Android, Spreadsheets For Android, Presentation For Android, File Manager, and Desktop Widget. Files can be shared as email attachments or uploaded to Box.net, Google Drive, and Dropbox.

The File Manager tool can automatically organize your `documents to make it easy to locate and access Office files stored on your tablet. The Writer For Android tool supports such Microsoft formatting features as bold, italics, underline, and alignment, as well as Word’s Word-Count, Find, and Replace features. The Spreadsheets app lets you insert charts, and Kingsoft builds in a custom input keyboard that support editing formulas. Kingsoft’s presentation utility allows for sharing via Wi-Fi, and you can also insert shapes, text boxes, pictures, and notes. For convenient entry, the app works with external Bluetooth and USB keyboards, and it supports common keyboard shortcuts.

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