Recently, we released three reviews where reviewed 11 office applications. One purpose of the program, allowing you to edit text documents, spreadsheets, and even presentation. But other sharpened by certain file types, such as doc or xls.
Actually now there is quite a logical question: Which program is suitable for general purposes and that used for specific files such as docx, xlsx and pptx?
In the final review, we briefly describe all the above applications. And dot the «i», telling what program and what fits best.
As the test equipment used tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (CM11 based OC Android 4.4.4, the runtime ART, TI OMAP 4430 processor, 2 x 1200 MHz, PowerVR videosoprotsessor 540 384 MHz, 1 GB RAM) and smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note (Miui V6 on OC Android 4.4.2, the runtime Dalvik, processor MediaTek MT6592, 8 x 1700 MHz videosoprotsessor Mali-450MP4 700 MHz, 2 GB of RAM).
Here is a list of applications in alphabetical order:
- Google: Docs, Spreadsheets, and Presentations;
- Microsoft: Word, Ecxel and PowerPoint;
- Microsoft Office Mobile;
- OfficeSuite 8;
- Polaris Office;
- Smart Office 2;
- WPS Office.
Traditionally, all the participants will divide into two categories: “All in One” and separate office suites.
The category “All in one»
If you want all at once, and even more, this is WPS Office. This is one of the few applications that did not cause me any problems in terms of appearance, the use and features.
Of course, the application is made in the newfangled Material Design. This is not surprising, because the wow effect takes on the window with the windows open. Due to this we can edit multiple documents simultaneously and switch between them by pressing. This function creates the effect of a full-fledged office suite and an office environment when you have multiple documents open at the same time, both are using.
From the use of WPS Office on the Tablet PC experience maximum pleasure. Menu items reminiscent of Office 2016: all nice and friendly. On all smartphones quite well, at least it is better to nowhere.
As for the functions, and then WPS Office never ceases to amaze. In addition to all that you need to edit documents, e-mail. spreadsheets and presentations we have several attractive lotions. The first synchronization of fonts from your home computer. Experienced Gameday suggested that this function is essential for the creation of any more or less serious document. Secondly, the edit mode, which allows you to simply write, draw text. This is the way The beaten notes, and then edit the file. Further there are various functions of trimming the text to the screen, the application password protection, and so on. By the way, the program is also able to open PDF files.
So WPS Office becomes the best office applications for mobile devices! Other no comment.
For the full document editing should be a good application and good application worth good money. Are you willing to pay? If so, take a look at the mobile office called OfficeSuite 8.
In appearance OfficeSuite 8 is understated middling, which, though to follow the fashion, but sticks to the classics. And he very much likes to keep an eye on the older brothers and copy them completely view. If the tablet version of the application, I can understand kopipast for Office, you smartphone is not only unacceptable, but also uncomfortable.
With the functions of the situation is very interesting. OfficeSuite 8 can more – do not argue. The list of supported formats, RTF, TXT, CSV, EML, ZIP; and Open Office – ODT, ODS and ODP. Among the features include support for encryption and protected files, convert files to PDF, spell checking, and so on and so forth. But all of the above features or purchased separately or available by subscription. So, in the free version, we have almost “naked” text editor.
OfficeSuite 8 – a great office suite, but for those who are willing to pay.
If there is a paid version of the application, it has certain advantages or features that are not available in the free version. And what are you willing to sacrifice in the free version of the office editor? Developers Polaris Office pressured the living – the free version of their office suite, you can not save documents on the device only in the cloud. It also is the main complaints about the application.
In fact, with the appearance of the application has more than good. Not bad decorated menus are separate interfaces for smartphones and tablet versions. I especially liked the layout of the items on a mobile device with a large screen: convenient, and most importantly to the Office does not like. All additional menu will open in separate windows, on the background we still have an open document, so we can see the changes instantly.
From a functional point of view Polaris Office also pleases us, except one of the above disadvantages. Applications can be trusted with a deep intervention in the structured document, presentation and database.
About standard and common functions we will not say, as “find / replace” is any self-respecting editor. And from the special features I mention the cooperative document editing, similar to Google Docs. Instant wireless exchange of documents with your computer, thanks to the cloud service Polaris Office.
Polaris Office – beautiful office editor, which significantly limits the “free” users. It would seem – buy the paid version and grief do not know. But not all so simple. Distributed application of very expensive subscription – $ 3.99 / month if you pay the program for a year, we can expect a discount.