Hello all, this might have been discussed before, but as I only recently purchased my private iPad2 I am now considering to buy some apps (rather than using only free and lite versions). Can you recommend an app that works a long the lines of MS Office programmes? I am after word processing and spreadsheets mainly.
For basic word processing I would ditch Microsoft Office, use Chrome on the iPad and give Google a go.
I read somewhere that Microsoft are working on Office for iPad but who knows!
Otherwise for Word Processing I use Pages cos it works so well with the rest of the iPad.
And the same files can be emailed to my laptop and I can continue working on them if I need to.
I agree with Allanah 8-}
Pages is designed to work on the iPad and has many WP features not present in GDs. It has a good 'internal' file structure, will read, edit and export (email) Word documents as well as Pages. Can also export as PDFs is that is important. I use Box, open a file and click Read in Pages and all is go.
It's been a while and I've worked lots on iPad and iPad mini since the initial question. I am using Google Drive now, also OneNote which works brilliantly for sharing notes between the iPad mini (which nowadays lives in my handbag lol) and the laptop via SkyDrive, and I have finally just downloaded CloudOn (linked with Dropbox so far, but could also link with Google Drive, SkyDrive etc.).
However, yesterday one of my teachers asked me for an app - not Pages, she didn't like the reviews on it - which would allow her to create word docs (incl. tables) to prepare for the next term's work while she travels overseas in the July holidays. Only problem: She expects to be offline most of the time.
Is there any thing else she could look at, or is it Pages after all?
I have been in the States for five weeks with only my iPad! A few little challenges but have used Pages to open Word attachments, edit them and then email as Word or PDF or Pages - no problem. I carry a range of masters and just duplicate and rename.
Works off line and then I go crazy when i get to a motel wifi. Easy file structurE.
i use GD occasionally when online howver most of what I do is with discrete documents so will stick with Pages in the main.
looking forward to getting home to a bit more screen real estate but very little that could not be done 8-)
Ive been ising DocsToGo.
Its great as you can open and edit all key microsoft docs..
its a bit like Evernote/Google drive /dropbox in that you can also setup a sync feature.
Likewise I've used DocstoGo Pro since Palm Pilot days - now with iPhone & iPad. It links well with Dropbox which is my goto cloud storage for non sensitive documents. Also useful to have powerpoints on a device whilst presenting. However Pages and Numbers seem a lot easier to use and my understanding is it will link well with MS Office.