Best office program?

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  1. Francisco Cevallos

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    Well I just bought a new iPad and I specially want it for work, I know that Microsoft office doesn't exist for iPad so which program is the best to create word, powerpoint and excel files? Thanks! :)
     
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  3. MuddyPaws

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    The Apple products do the job real good. Keynote, Numbers, Pages.
     
  4. Target

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    I use Docs To Go. Works great. I do use a PC and have full Office Suite on it, and DTG keeps them in sync. While I like the Apple products, not having them on my PC makes the difference. I also have DRG on my iPhone and use daily.


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  5. Francisco Cevallos

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    Thanks! This really helped!
     
  6. DarkRaven

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    I find none of the compatible office program's available in the app store really do the job - my work around is to simply use RealVNC to remotely connect to my home PC which is running Office 2007 ;)

    I must admit it's so much better actually using Office as opposed to a 3rd party app that 'tries' to be Office.

    As an addition to the above there is an app (who's name escapes me at the moment) which provides a remote connection to a PC running Office for those who are on the move.
     
  7. Target

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    I ran across this service called Onlive Desktop. It's a cloud Microsoft Office 2010 in a Windows 7 environment.

    You can create, store and upload docs, excell sheets and presentations. It works, but you cannot upload from an iOS device.

    I'm still playing around with it to see how it could be useful. It's free until you want store more than 5 gigs.


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  8. DarkRaven

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    Yup that's the one :) Still a bit flakey apparently but it's getting there.
     
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    You can also try CloudOn which is the official Microsoft product. It's a cloud based app and runs pretty good. Right now it's free, though it does have a timer. The timer does nothing right now, but it's safe to assume that eventually you'll have to pay for something.

    I heard that Microsoft was eventually going to make it where there was still a free portion of the app with content that you pay to unlock. Considering there is a timer, I assume that when they change it up the free portion will be timed.

    It's not a bad solution right now.
     
  10. DarkRaven

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    All these cloud based apps are great but why not just release Office for iPad since its already out for mac and pc... How hard can it be lol

    I have heard in a few forums that it's actually in the pipeline but if it's mega expensive I prob won't bother buying it; in fact it might be an idea for those that have already shelled out and purchased a licensed copy to allow free installation or at the very least a heavy discount.
     
  11. imutter

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    They do have office for the ipad FREE OnLive Desktop like Target says
    http://desktop.onlive.com/
    And you can switch between your PC and iPad
    with the FileManager
    I also use these Keynote, Numbers, Pages

    Love Pages
     
  12. DarkRaven

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    That's NOT Office for iPad, that's a remote connection to a PC running Office 2010...
     
  13. imutter

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    no no program but you need no Pc to run it on the iPad so it's a streamed office if you will
     
  14. Target

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    If they ever integrate Dropbox to onlive it may really be useful.


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  15. DarkRaven

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    Agreed, it needs Dropbox! Still a little slow over 3G but while on wifi its not bad at all :)

    I've been using RealVNC to skip around the lack of Dropbox and connecting to my own installation of office which incidentally also has Dropbox installed ;)
     
  16. DarkRaven

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    Isn't that EXACTLY what I said...


    No trees were killed in the posting of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.
     
  17. GAO

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    Onlive does use dropbox.
     
  18. Target

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    How? I can't find it. I don't have that option. It does have an online service, but not Dropbox that I can see.


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  19. imutter

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    I guess you said it
    What I tried to say you need no own PC to run it or to be connected to yours
     

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