Monday, June 15, 2009

Docs to Go for the iPhone arrives

Documents to Go is now available for the iPhone! However there are some caveats, and they might be pretty big depending on what your expecting and what you want to do.

Firstly, you can currently only edit Word documents - there's no support for editing Excel or Powerpoint files, although a free update is promised when the Excel editing function arrives.

You can however view Word, Excel, Powerpoint and PDF files. It all looks very good, and I've already downloaded the app - at £2.99 (limited time offer) this is an absolute steal. OK, functionality may be a bit limited, but when Excel edit arrives and you've paid less than 3 quid, you can't complain. It's a darn sight cheaper than Quick Office.

Cut and paste is here, and it works! Again, it's not the same implementation as we're going to find in OS 3.0 on Wednesday, but it's there and I've tested it.

Once you've downloaded and configured you have to download a desktop app and set the app to sync via wireless - a bit like the eWallet app if you've used that. Again, set up was easy and it works very well. You can store doc on the device you've created as "local files" or you can use the "Desktop files" option to have files that sync between your phone and your desktop.

I have to say it all looks very slick, and I'm glad I held on. I hope Excel editing arrives soon - not sure why, I don't know ow much I'll iuse it, but it's hand to have there.

Once again, think of the price. For less than 3 beer vouchers you get a polished app that offers way more even now than some of the crud you get on the iPhone that costs a bit more. Any half serious iPhone user would be nuts not to download this at £2.99.

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