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Something to replace Word Docs or make them functional on Droid?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by CatB, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. CatB

    CatB Well-Known Member
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    I am now using a Droid Incredible after getting rid of a Windows Mobile devcie and I LOVE IT but the only thing I miss is

    1) Being able to transfer Word Docs from my desktop onto my phone and use, read and edit them from my phone

    2) Being able to create Documents in general, that I would normally use Word for

    Any thoughts on what I might use instead, something that will work seamlessly between my desktop and my Droid?

    Thanks!
    Cat
     

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  2. charlyee

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    I use Documents to Go Full Version at $14.99. I belive it has a 30 day free trial version. I used it on my BB as well.
     
  3. itisjustme

    itisjustme Well-Known Member
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    Same here, Doc's to Go is well worth it.
     
  4. CatB

    CatB Well-Known Member
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    $15 is pretty steep for an app. Is it just for reading Word docs or does it have other functions as well?

    Ideally, what I am looking for is an app that will allow me to create a document on my desktop and put it on my Droid, and then open it, view it, edit it on my Droid if need be and then be able to "sync" those changes on my desktop later.
     
  5. JasonRK

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    Documents to Go is worth it. It also has a great editor for Word, Excel, and PPoint, and a decent PDF viewer.

    You're looking for DropBox. I've only had DropBox an hour and I'm in love. It's not just for Word -- you can sync anything as long as you keep it under 2GB.
     
  6. CatB

    CatB Well-Known Member
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    So do I need both Drop Box and Documents to go to view Word?

    Also, I am not a fan of having to log onto a website to access docs, esp. ones that I use several times a day. Is Drop Box a log in type app? Plus, with Verizon, you can't be on the phone and access the internet, which would mean i can't view my Docs while on the phone.
     
  7. charlyee

    charlyee Well-Known Member
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    Dropbox is for synching your files with your desktop or be able to access them from other computers. To view and edit you only need Docs to Go. If you just want to view there are many free programs including the free version of docs to go.
     

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