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Top 5 Android Office Suite Apps

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Nearly every Android phone comes with a pre-installed bloatware or crapware handy office file viewer apps these days. With the right set of apps, your android tablet can become an indispensable part of your mobile work arsenal Your device might come with Documents To Go or Polaris Office, or maybe you got lucky and your manufacturer included the Officesuite or Quickoffice viewer app. While there are others that may come pre-installed, almost all have one thing in common; they only let you view documents.


Here are the tools you need:

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1. Quickoffice Pro

Iâve had a love/hate relationship with Quickoffice for some time. It stands out from the competition because of the long list of the cloud storage service it supports. Saying that this app has the best user interface is very subjective, but I prefer it over the other apps that Iâve used, especially on my tablets.

Quickoffice has the text formatting tools that I wish were available in the Google Drive app (formerly Google Docs app), and it integrates with Google Drive very well. QuickOffice Pro feels like an office suite, crammed into a tiny display, and that's actually a good thing. Tools and options are where they feel like they should be for a productivity suite, even if you're using them on a phone's screen or a tablet display have the fewest compatibility issues with files created or edited on my tablet and then opened in Microsoft Office. Quickoffice has some issues with opening some Office 2010 files, though Iâve never personally had any issues with tables and other special formatting not opening properly.

(Google Play:- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.qo.android.am3&hl=en)

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2. OfficeSuite Pro

OfficeSuite Pro is another option for for Android users that boasts a really sharp looking UI, and big toolbars and buttons to make editing and document management easy. Youâll again find loads of text formatting tools that arenât available in Google Drive and youâll also find the best Excel compatibility. Where others fail, OfficeSuite includes over 240 Excel functions. My big rub with OfficeSuite is that, even in the paid version of the app the bottom most item in the navigation area is always some type of self serving placement by the developer. At times the bottom item says âVote for OfficeSuiteâ while at other times they prompt you to buy one of their very expensive dictionaries. Turning off the check for promotions option doesnât stop this.

(Google Play:- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobisystems.editor.office_with_reg )

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3. Kingsoft Office

Kingsoft was a paid app that went free, then went paid and is now back to free again. Again itâs a little bares bone when it comes to features- support is restricted to office, rich text and text documents only. Youâll notice that it has a unique interface that may not be made for tablets, but scales well none the less. I found all of the formatting options that I needed in Kingsoft, but some of the UI elements werenât to my liking. The toolbar at the top of Word files is huge, and while it can be hidden you canât just make it smaller. The other big issue that I had with it was the number of clicks that it takes to get to the file browser from the home screen.

(Play Store:- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cn.wps.moffice_eng)

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4. Google Drive (Google Docs)

You wonât find anything better in $5 than Google Docs. Google Drive gives you 20GB of storage if you were a Google Storage customer before the Drive update, but the Google Drive app for Android leaves a lot to be desired. The app supports live collaboration that means you can edit a document simultaneously with other users. It does have a clean interface but the text formatting tools are a real let down and the spreadsheet editor is less than desirable.

(Play Store:- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.docs)
Top 5 Android Office Suite Apps - Image 5

An old favorite from my Palm Treo and Blackberry days, Documents to Go may be one of the biggest names in mobile document management, but when it comes to Android tablets, it's also one of the biggest disappointments. The app's interface has not been optimized for tablets or even updated to meet Google's basic Android 4.0 design standards. The interface is by far the worst of my top 5 and editing options are easier to use in the top 2 apps. Though documents to Go's word processor does offer a decent set of editing tools, including options for table insertion, comment management, and word count. It has optional Google Docs integration, too. But At $14.99 for the full version, your money is better spent somewhere else.

(Play Store:- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dataviz.docstogo )

All these office suits allow you to access your documents even when you are away from your computer or laptop. Though you might find limited functionalities in comparison to the original PC office suite but the basic features of editing are found in nearly every office suite. So chose your Android app depending on your platform and requirements.


(Images credit:- https://play.google.com/)




Nearly every Android phone comes with a pre-installed bloatware or crapware handy office file viewer apps these days. With the right set of apps, your android tablet can become an indispensable part of your mobile work arsenal Your device might come with Documents To Go or Polaris Office, or maybe you got lucky and your manufacturer included the Officesuite or Quickoffice viewer app. While there are others that may come pre-installed, almost all have one thing in common; they only let you view documents.

Here are the tools you need:

Top 5 Android Office Suite Apps - Image 1

1. Quickoffice Pro

Iâve had a love/hate relationship with Quickoffice for some time. It stands out from the competition because of the long list of the cloud storage service it supports. Saying that this app has the best user interface is very subjective, but I prefer it over the other apps that Iâve used, especially on my tablets.

Quickoffice has the text formatting tools that I wish were available in the Google Drive app (formerly Google Docs app), and it integrates with Google Drive very well. QuickOffice Pro feels like an office suite, crammed into a tiny display, and that's actually a good thing. Tools and options are where they feel like they should be for a productivity suite, even if you're using them on a phone's screen or a tablet display have the fewest compatibility issues with files created or edited on my tablet and then opened in Microsoft Office. Quickoffice has some issues with opening some Office 2010 files, though Iâve never personally had any issues with tables and other special formatting not opening properly.

(Google Play:- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.qo.android.am3&hl=en)

Top 5 Android Office Suite Apps - Image 2

2. OfficeSuite Pro

OfficeSuite Pro is another option for for Android users that boasts a really sharp looking UI, and big toolbars and buttons to make editing and document management easy. Youâll again find loads of text formatting tools that arenât available in Google Drive and youâll also find the best Excel compatibility. Where others fail, OfficeSuite includes over 240 Excel functions. My big rub with OfficeSuite is that, even in the paid version of the app the bottom most item in the navigation area is always some type of self serving placement by the developer. At times the bottom item says âVote for OfficeSuiteâ while at other times they prompt you to buy one of their very expensive dictionaries. Turning off the check for promotions option doesnât stop this.

(Google Play:- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobisystems.editor.office_with_reg )

Top 5 Android Office Suite Apps - Image 3

3. Kingsoft Office

Kingsoft was a paid app that went free, then went paid and is now back to free again. Again itâs a little bares bone when it comes to features- support is restricted to office, rich text and text documents only. Youâll notice that it has a unique interface that may not be made for tablets, but scales well none the less. I found all of the formatting options that I needed in Kingsoft, but some of the UI elements werenât to my liking. The toolbar at the top of Word files is huge, and while it can be hidden you canât just make it smaller. The other big issue that I had with it was the number of clicks that it takes to get to the file browser from the home screen.

(Play Store:- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cn.wps.moffice_eng)

Top 5 Android Office Suite Apps - Image 4

4. Google Drive (Google Docs)

You wonât find anything better in $5 than Google Docs. Google Drive gives you 20GB of storage if you were a Google Storage customer before the Drive update, but the Google Drive app for Android leaves a lot to be desired. The app supports live collaboration that means you can edit a document simultaneously with other users. It does have a clean interface but the text formatting tools are a real let down and the spreadsheet editor is less than desirable.

(Play Store:- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.docs)

Top 5 Android Office Suite Apps - Image 5

An old favorite from my Palm Treo and Blackberry days, Documents to Go may be one of the biggest names in mobile document management, but when it comes to Android tablets, it's also one of the biggest disappointments. The app's interface has not been optimized for tablets or even updated to meet Google's basic Android 4.0 design standards. The interface is by far the worst of my top 5 and editing options are easier to use in the top 2 apps. Though documents to Go's word processor does offer a decent set of editing tools, including options for table insertion, comment management, and word count. It has optional Google Docs integration, too. But At $14.99 for the full version, your money is better spent somewhere else.

(Play Store:- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dataviz.docstogo )

All these office suits allow you to access your documents even when you are away from your computer or laptop. Though you might find limited functionalities in comparison to the original PC office suite but the basic features of editing are found in nearly every office suite. So chose your Android app depending on your platform and requirements.

(Images credit:- https://play.google.com/)

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