For many people, any conversation about productivity on the iPad has to touch on Microsoft Office documents and the ability to work with them on Apple’s tablet. There have been persistent rumors that Microsoft will be bringing Office to the iPad, perhaps as soon as this year, but so far nothing official has been announced.
In the meantime, there are a number of good options for working with MS Office documents on the iPad. In addition to a number of good remote access apps that allow you to connect to a company Office setup, there are a number of good iPad apps for working with Office docs. Here are some of the best apps for this purpose:
Quick Office Pro HD, Documents To Go Premium
Both of these apps have been leaders in this area for many years on just about every major mobile platform. Both offer support for managing and syncing your files via leading cloud services Dropbox, Google Docs, Box.net and more.
Documents To Go Premium also has a free desktop companion app for Windows and Mac. Quickoffice Pro also offers support for opening, editing, and saving SharePoint files.
Each of these apps has a strong feature set and you’ll want to look at these to see which may be the best match for your needs.
Quickoffice Pro HD is priced at $19.99.
Documents To Go is priced at $16,99 and is a universal app designed for both iPad and iPhone.
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