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  1. itsallgood

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    Hi All, I tried doing a search, but didn't really see a thread regading this. Right now I have both Documents to go (Free version) and Quickoffice on my Backflip. (I will be upgrading to the Atrix later this month.) I would like to be able to create, edit and view PDF's, Word and Excel documents on the atrix phone. Right now, I would have to buy the full version of Documents to go, which cost $15.

    Can you create, edit and view PDF's, Word and Excel documents using quickoffice on the atrix? (not using any of the docks). I was going to purchase the full version of Documents to Go and transfer it to the Atrix, after purchase.

    Which one is better between the two? Thanks
     

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    Documents to go.
     
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    Both!! (im keeping it tied up)
     
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    What's the difference between the two? lol
    The Quick Office on the Atrix is the full/paid vresion right?
     
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    I'm not sure the difference either, perhaps because I haven't used Docs to Go, lolz.

    But I did buy the paid version of QO for my iPad awhile back and like it, and it does all the tasks you mentioned.

    I don't think the full version is on the Atrix bc I don't see the option to edit or create pdf's/powerpoints (only a viewer) - If you only need word & excel, it seems to be able to create those with the preinstalled version. (But I may be wrong.)
     
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    I looked at quickoffice, office suite pro and docs to go. My primary use is for excel spreadsheets some of which contain advanced formulas.

    I went with docs to go because it had the best formula support in excel out of the three, as I recall office suite was a close second in that department. None of the three support all the functions I needed but both Docs to go and office suite would still allow you to open the document read-only if it encountered a function it didn't support. As I recall quickoffice wouldn't even open a document if it contained a function it didn't support. Keep in mind this was three months ago so this might have changed since the time I checked them out.

    I can't speak to the pdf functionality as I don't use/need that.

    I believe most of these can be purchased directly from the software shop and they give you a 30 day money back guarantee (since the android market 15 minute refund time period is nowhere near enough time to evaluate something like this).
     
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    Description from the Market on both apps:

    Docs to go [on the market for 14.99 from 29.99]
    QuickOfficePro [on the market for 8.99 from 19.99]
     
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    I have both and I use both, but for different reasons.

    I use Docs to Go for all PDF, word, excel, power point usage.

    I use Quickoffice as a basic file manager to easily copy, move, delete PDF, word, excel, and power point files in my Google Docs account.

    Neither of these programs create PDFs though, only viewing is available.
     
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    You can do that with QO. How is D2G better than QO at this?

    Doesn't D2G do these stuff too?
     
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    I went with Quickoffice Pro for $7.99. It works well.
     
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    I've not seen any specifics on it, but is the QuickOffice that comes installed on the Atrix crippleware? I've created a new document, pasted text, but am unable to edit it. I can click on an area to fix, but am unable to move the cursor to another location. When I do move it and start editing, it goes back to where it started. I'm not sure if this was because it's crippleware and I need to buy the retail package or this is just a 'feature', in which I'll just avoid using it.
     
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    I use both mainly because D2G affords me the ability to work with password-protected files. (Though QO tells me they are working on this capability, I have not seen it happen in over a year of waiting to for it.) However, I find QO Pro to be much smoother in transitioning between portrait & landscape views. D2G has a progress bar pop up in front of the document you are trying to read, and I find that a bother, whereas QO changes views smoothly.
     
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    I don't use D2G enough to notice that. Thanks for the review. Anything else that you notice that's different between the two?
     
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    Which of the two has better support? I see the latest Quick Office update from July 26, 2011. and Docs. to Go updated on Oct. 21, 2010.:eek:

    Also, what about OfficeSuite Pro 5, anyone try that application?
     
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    ....but I've only tested it for their Excel capacities, so no idea how their Word/PP/etc abilities stack up (and sorry, no experience yet on their support). All of them interfaced adequately with Dropbox (where I used it). Testing was done with the full/paid/pro versions, although I returned two of them for a refund after trying them out.

    QO (since it came on the device)

    Pros:
    *Best looking/intelligent interface (access to functions on screen without tying up valuable screen real estate)
    *Easiest to use basic Excel functions and operate quickly/efficiently.

    Cons:
    *Horrible screen redraw time, even within a relatively uncomplicated document, and even only a few (~20-30) cells down, not even pages or significant cell distances away.
    *Changed the colors of cell formats on the original document to a totally different color scheme on the computer when reopened there.
    *After saving changes with it, it chewed up the document to a totally unopenable status on the computer (and no, the xls/xlsx format didn't change) that computer Excel couldn't recover. (It was still possible to read the doc on the Infuse, but it took a lengthy recovery process involving the QO, GoogleDocs, and saving from there to an old version of Excel format to get the doc back to something the computer could open.)

    DTG (an old favorite that always worked well before on my iDevice)
    Pros:
    *No screen redraw problems like QO. Moving about the document was the fastest and most fluid of the three programs.
    *Unlike QO, saved the document without problems and in a format true to the original document's when reopened in MS Excel

    Cons:
    *Most unwieldy interface. All the functions necessary were there, but they were buried deep in menus (and without keystroke/shortcuts on the device like on the computer, slowed doing basic things down pretty far.) Even with the 4.5" screen, DTG felt cramped and bulky to use.
    *(If you don't use different worksheets within excel files, ignore this) Doesn't display sheets without going into menus to switch (no problem for most excel users maybe, but difficult for us multisheet users.)

    OS: (because the above two weren't quite right)
    Pros:
    *Decent interface. Almost as good as QO, and it uses screen real estate in a functional manner.
    *Decent screen redraw time. Not as smooth as DTG (no lag), but not with particularly noticeable, difficult lags like QO.

    Cons:
    *(if you don't use color in your sheets, ignore) Difficult to remove cell coloring. (I know, it's nitpicky, but this particular sheet relied heavily on cell colors, and while it was easy to set a color, it was hard to undo it if you just wanted a plain one.)
    *I don't know anything about this program or publisher (in contrast to DTG which I've used for years, or QO, which I'd at least heard of before today), so don't know what kind of support they have compared to something more established like DTG.
    *Again, maybe nitpicky, but I don't like haptic response on my android and disable it in the device settings, but OS uses it by default and I don't see any way to get rid of it in a Settings or Preferences menu of any sort.

    For now I'm sticking with OS's full version 30 day trial, but holding off on buying it until seeing how it holds up with time. Does anyone have comparative experience between these with Word? I always liked DTG's rendering of Word docs in the past, but would rather not go through all this field testing again, especially if anyone out there has already compared the Word analogues... (I don't edit PP, so am guessing all three can probably read/display a PP without too much difficulty)

    Thanks. Hope this was helpful (it was the kind of review I was looking for but couldn't find.)
     

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