Docs To Go Review. Office Suite In Your Hand
This smartphone and tablet app allows you to work from anywhere by viewing, editing and creating files such as Adobe PDF and Microsoft Office DOCX on your tablet or smartphone. Here’s the full review of this office tool.
For: Android, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
Find it on: Google Play, itunes
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The app provides reliable viewing and editing of documents offered at no cost, and it includes both smartphone and tablet versions in one file. With it on your device, you can create, view and edit MS Office files (from 1997 to 2016), and view PDF files.
This iOS and Android app also lets you send or receive supported email attachments through Gmail or any of your preferred email platforms. You can also sort your list of files according to size, date modified, name, etc. Notably, it is localized in a variety of languages, so users from different parts of the world can enjoy the convenience offered.
The app is available for iOS and Android. The Android requirement varies with the device, while the iOS app works on gadgets beyond version 9.0 and is compatible with the iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad.
Ease of Use
The app works seamlessly without any lags or crashes, but it’s quite tricky to use. For instance, the default slideshows view is an ‘overview’ mode that is entirely text-based, and it’s the only view which allows you to change the presentation in any way. Additionally, tapping to change anything will simply take you back to the overview section.
The latest version comes with several significant bug fixes such as corruption of files that were edited in some Excel 2016 versions. The update also fixes the menu bar for iPhone X as well as iPad alignment.
Among the parts that require an overhaul in the app are the design and user interface. In fact, this tool has great potential but has been covered with its unintuitive and outdated UI. Notably, it has a myriad of difficult-to-find nested menus that frequently divorce from context.
You can get this Google Android and iOS app for free. However, it has in-app purchases offering various options which let you connect to several cloud storage accounts, open password-protected files, and enable desktop file sync. The most expensive of these is the Premium Pack that goes for $16.99, and the rest go for $6.99 each.
- Syncs with a number of cloud-based services;
- The format compatibility is excellent;
- Several PC syncing options;
- You can install it for free.
- The ads are irritating;
- Lacks access to enterprise network drive;
- Doesn’t support Dropbox.
Compared to others in the same category, it’s disappointing that it has no provision for the Dropbox feature. While the iOS and Google Play app may offer several editing tools that are unique among most mobile office suites, it does so at the expense of an intuitive user interface and robust support for the cloud. I liked the features, but it’s not a must-have as there are others with better functionality.