I’ve been on holiday in Tasmania for the last 2 weeks, and determined I was going to just use my iPad, so Ididn’t take my laptop. Before I left I downloaded Dropbox onto both my laptop and my iPad, and this was an incredibly easy way to transfer files to my iPad, which I could then open using Quickoffice. However, there were some files attached to email messages which I forgot to save into Dropbox, and as I didn’t always have internet access, I wasn’t sure for a while how I would be able to read them offline.
I had been using Quickoffice to read and edit Word, Excel and Powerpoint files (se my previous post) and when I had internet access, I opened a couple of email attachments. I was most impressed to see that there is a link at the top right of each document as you open it, asking if you want to open it in Quickoffice. All I had to do was click on the link and the document was saved to my inbox in Quickoffice – a very useful way to transfer documents to my iPad if I’m not using Dropbox or Google Docs.
Quickoffice and Dropbox were the only file sharing apps I used while I was away, and I was very happy with both of them.
According to a press release in December 2010:
Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite for iPad delivers three powerful editors within a single application and provides mobile cloud access to Box.net, Dropbox, Google Docs, Huddle, MobileMe and SugarSync. In addition to supporting the editing of Word and Excel 2003 and 2007 files, the suite supports the viewing and presenting of PowerPoint 2007 files, and now, the extensive text formatting and graphical editing of PowerPoint 2003 files. Users are able to manipulate font type, color, size and style, along with adding, deleting and reordering slides in a presentation. Graphical editing allows users to insert and rotate common shapes, change object layering and insert and edit text boxes. Quickoffice’s PowerPoint editor also enables the insertion of images, which have been saved within the app and from the iPad’s built-in Photos app. Professionals can view presentations in slideshow mode on-device and on an external monitor.
To learn more, visit http://www.quickoffice.com/ipad