I have been very happy with Documents To Go on my Google Android devices for editing, viewing, and creating Office documents over this past year. I have noticed that some of the newer Android devices I tried or owned came with a Quickoffice viewer application, but I selected DTG for the default editor. I have been writing about the Dataviz and Quickoffice competitive updates and offerings on the iPhone and iPad over the past couple of years that has pushed both programs to be excellent choices on iPhone OS devices. We are now seeing that healthy competition come to the Google Android platform with Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite. The MAJOR functionality found in Quickoffice compared to Documents To Go at this time is the support for cloud storage solutions from Google Docs, Dropbox, Box. Take a look at my video, image gallery, and initial thoughts on using the application below.
|Image Gallery: You can check out some screenshots of Quickoffice on the Sprint HTC EVO 4G.|
QuickwordQuickword appears to open up Word documents quite quickly and lets you jump between page view and reflow view as you try to view and edit your documents. You will find that you need to tap the Menu button quite often in the application to access functions like the keyboard, format options, search, save, and more. As I mentioned, there are limited formatting options in the current version of the application and these include bold, italic, underline, strikethrough, font type, font size, font color, and highlight color.
That is about all there is to the word processor module in Quickoffice.
QuicksheetExcel spreadsheets look pretty fantastic on the large EVO display, especially slightly zoomed out in landscape orientation. Like the word processor module, you need to use the Menu button quite a bit to use the module. Pressing Menu lets you toggle between worksheets, toggle the keyboard, access the number format for the cell, manage cell font formats, search , and jump to cells.
Tapping and holding on a cell lets you access the font and number formats too. Double tapping on the spreadsheet enables the cell selection mode and then you simply tap elsewhere to select large blocks of text. There is a large formula/cell entry text box up top with a fx adjacent to it. I was hoping there would be a Quick selector in the function area so you could select formulas from a drop down list. You can view charts in existing spreadsheets, but you cannot create them on your Android device.